Coffee in Nature

Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy
that gets to the          of it


I'm Sharlene Townes,
Holistic Counsellor & Psychotherapist. 
Therapy meets you where you are right now and provides the support and resources to get you where you want to be. 
The focus of this very unique relationship is you! 
Join me for holistic counselling either in-person in Wahroonga, Sydney - or get comfy in your own home and join me via zoom or phone.
There are no longer barriers to
accessing the support you need.
I'm available Wednesday through Saturday.
Book online anytime.  

Try a 25-minute intro session (phone or zoom) and see if I'm the right person for you.

Sharlene has been guiding me through the most difficult part of my life - the death of my mother. Anxiety and grief had me bedridden and in hospital. She went out of her way to speak to me when I really needed support and we've been working with each other since. I know healing is a long road and I'm learning to walk it with gentle footsteps and self-love because of the Barefoot Therapist. I can't recommend Sharlene enough if you need help on your healing journey.

Mrs C, Adelaide

I specialise in:

Individual Therapy 

Whether you feel anxiety, depression, loss of identity, low self-worth, stressed, lost, sad or any other messy human emotion - learning to tune into your body will change your present experience, depth of understanding and ultimately, your growth through these challenges.

I weave psychotherapy, body awareness and movement, evidenced-based and creative approaches together in a very down-to-earth style to equip you with a whole new way of being in your mind, body and emotions. I teach you how to find the answers within so you feel empowered today and in future.

If you haven't been taught to tune into your body's wisdom - you're in for a real treat!

Couples Therapy

Whatever has caused your relationship to feel stuck, tired, distant or disconnected, I work together with you to help you uncover the well-rehearsed dance that keeps you there. 

If you're concerned things may never change - invest in your relationship - wonderful things are possible with awareness, understanding and compassion. 

I am a Gottman Relationship Checkup Approved Member. 

Even though I knew I had emotional pain stored in my body, I had been totally unable to access it until my time with Sharlene. The relief in my lower abdomen has been nothing short of miraculous.

Ms J, Sydney

If you're looking for meaningful, lasting change that empowers you through deeper self-awareness and understanding; equips you with new coping skills that work; allows you to feel free to create the life you really want for yourself - book some time with me today. 

0482 502 394

“Fear not the unexpected, 
for you have an innate and
wondrous capacity to transform.
In fears place, 
shine a light of curiosity, 
at sameness, predictability
and comfort,
for it is often there,
where you encounter, that,
which holds you in chains.

Step gently into your canoe,
leave the oars on the banks,
allow the river to gently take you.

Whatever it is that awaits you,
know you are already beautifully,
masterfully made, to withstand it,
to integrate it and to thrive”
– Sharlene, 2020

We felt completely relaxed in Sharlene's presence. She is warm and inviting. We both felt very supported, equally heard and understood without judgement. We had developed unhealthy habits and were stuck. We now have a healthy framework to talk about difficult things. The investment of sessions with Sharlene has been so impactful to our relationship. We understand each other's wounds and have healthier coping mechanisms. Sharlene has made a huge difference in a short period of time for us. She is compassionate and kind and helped us get back on track. 

Mr & Mrs, Sydney

Contact Info

bookings by appointment

Suite 4,

31 Redleaf Avenue,

Wahroonga, NSW, 2076.

Sydney, Australia.


0482 502 394 

Opening hours

Phone & Online (Tues - Sat) - 10am - 5pm

In-person (Wed & Sat only) - 11am - 3pm

PACFA Member: 26636