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Ms Sarah Bays

Ms Sarah Bays

Mobile 0414 616 449
Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Motivated Minds

Mobile 0414 616 449

My mission is to provide therapy tailored to you! If you're ready for change, together we can work out the best fit method for you to reach your goals. I offer sessions inside my counselling room or outside. You've got the choice to work on your mental health and get your daily steps in if you'd prefer to walk and talk as we solve your problems. I'm a certified DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) practitioner and offer DBT Skills groups in-person in Crows Nest, Sydney as well as online.


  • Suite 2, 35 Hume St, Crows Nest, Sydney NSW 2065 0414 616 449 PHONE 0414 616 449


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Walk and Talk Therapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • Counselling available in my comfy room in Crows Nest or if you'd prefer a Walk and Talk session we can meet at a local park, or do your usual walking route or a favourite walking track in the Lower North Shore area!

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Alcohol / Drug Dependency, Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Bipolar Mood Disorder, Borderline Personality, Burnout, Career Counselling, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Issues, Decision Making, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce / Separation, Eating Disorders, Emotional Overwhelm, Family / Parenting, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, High Sensitivity, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse, Social Skills, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Trauma Recovery, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Attachment Theory, CBT, DBT, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented, Systems Theory, Trauma-Informed

    I see therapy as a collaborative process where I meet clients where they’re at and work at their pace. The therapy space I create is relaxed, non-judgemental and compassionate.

    I support clients to work towards their goals in a strengths based and solution focused manner. For those who looking for deeper understanding of self, I work in a psychodynamic manner where clients are supported to explore and increase their awareness of their emotions, patterns and behaviours.

    It’s so important for you to feel like your counsellor gets you, and choosing a therapist can be daunting! Why don’t you just book in for a trial session and see how you go?


    • Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) - 2016 - Jansen Newman Institute
    • Certificate IV in Fitness - 2020 - Fitness Institute Australia

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    I'm a clinical member of PACFA and a member of Fitness Australia. I adhere to all ethics and codes of conduct, and ensure that I engage in ongoing professional development and regular supervision for best practice.
    All of my consultations are strictly confidential and I provide an inclusive service, I welcome those from all walks of life.


    I've been working in the mental health sector in a variety of client facing roles over the last eight years. I've worked in large NGO’s, with multi-disciplinary teams, in small grass roots organisations and in private organisations providing therapeutic support to clients with complex mental health, addictions, family conflict and trauma.

    Over the years, I noticed that many clients preferred to have sessions outside in the sun. Those who walked while they chatted said they found it to be a more laid back way of having therapy. Others were keen to get fit too but felt uncomfortable about joining a gym or getting a personal trainer. So I created Motivated Minds as a safe space where you can get your physical and mental health needs met.

    Transport and Parking

    There's 2 hour free council parking, 2 hour paid street parking and some time limited free street parking in the surrounding streets.


    - Counselling & Psychotherapy (1 hr): $140
    - Couples Counselling (1hr): $180
    - Walk & Talk Therapy (1 hr): $140
    - DBT Skills Group (10 weeks): $750
    If you want more value I offer packages! Go to my website for details; www.motivatedminds.com.au

    Payment Options

    Direct transfer preferred. Credit card or exact cash options available if needed.

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    Ms Sarah Bays

    Sarah Bays

    Psychotherapist, Counsellor

    My focus is empowering clients to create the life they want. I'm an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and uniquely I'm also a qualified personal trainer. Mental & physical health are connected, so I provide a holistic option for those keen to improve their health inside and out! I work in a trauma-informed and client-led manner, I'm down to earth and kind, but direct when needed. I love to laugh, and enjoy the sense of achievement that comes with making progress and reaching goals!...

    • Crows Nest
    • Attachment Theory, CBT, DBT, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented, Systems Theory, Trauma-Informed