Couples Therapy

Time to reconnect

Whatever has caused your relationship to feel stuck, distant, disconnected or lacking vitality, meaningful reconnection is possible.

I am privileged to bear witness to this in my time with couples. 

In holistic couples counselling, we work together to uncover patterns of relating and historical sources of tension and disconnection that led you to this moment.

I work from a belief that by increasing body awareness (how you experience, store and manage emotions), you become more attuned to yourself and your partner. This increases self-awareness and compassion and enhances your capacity to regulate difficult emotions during times of stress or conflict. You become more able to communicate your needs calmly and clearly, transforming negative patterns of relating and re-establishing meaningful, fulfilling connection.  

I offer 1-2 optional individual sessions in my work with you as a couple, so that I can gain a deeper understanding of your individual history. These individual sessions are conducted with your relationship as the central focus.


I provide couples sessions than run for a little over the hour to ensure we have enough time to connect without feeling rushed. At the end of your first appointment, if you both feel comfortable working with me, I ask that you pre-book your next 5 sessions as a minimum, to secure a regular place in my calendar. 

I work via zoom, or in-person in St Ives, upper north shore, Sydney. 

If you have any questions or concerns prior to booking with me, contact me via phone or email here

We felt completely relaxed in Sharlene's presence. She is warm and welcoming. 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. These sessions have been so impactful to our relationship. We understand each other's wounds and have healthier coping mechanisms. Sharlene has made a huge difference for us, in a relatively short time. 

Mr & Mrs, Sydney

* all testimonials provided with express permission of clients of The Barefoot Therapist

“Love one another, but make not a bond of love; ... Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone; Even as the strings of a lute are alone, though they quiver with the same music”

 ― Kahlil Gibran

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Contact Info

bookings by appointment

Suite 5b

15-17 Stanley Street

St Ives, NSW, 2075.

Sydney, Australia.


0482 502 394 

Opening hours

Phone & Online (Wed - Sat)


Provisional PACFA Member: 26636