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Mrs Sarah Harwood

Mrs Sarah Harwood

Mobile 0490 232773
Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Blooming Heart Therapy

Mobile 0490 232773

I empower people to discover their own voice and strength to lead a fulfilling life. I provide person-centered therapy. I respect whom my clients are today and work with them and their strengths to create lasting positive change. I do not tell people what they should be doing. I provide services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 3/296 Wynnum Road, Norman Park, Brisbane QLD 4170 0490 232773 PHONE 0490 232773

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Workshops / Courses, Professional Training 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Adolescent Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Childhood Issues, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Family / Parenting, Gender and Sexuality, Guilt Feelings, Postnatal Depression, Pre-marital Counselling, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Suicidal Feelings, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Art Therapy, CBT, Creative Arts Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Systems Theory

    I love the work that I do. I believe in providing a safe and non-judgemental environment to all my clients. Building a relationship is my fundamental counselling approach and I enjoy forming trusting and genuine relationships with my clients. I enjoy listening to my client's story and the journey that they have experienced. My counselling style is warm, accepting, and playful. I strongly believe that everyone can make significant progress in the counselling process.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Master of Arts in Counselling - 2017 - City University of Seattle

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Counselling Association

    Background

    My therapeutic orientation is an humanistic approach where it uses a non-authoritative approach that allows you to discover your own solutions. I will act as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgement and acknowledging the experience without ‘advice giving’, and no quick fixes techniques.
    Sarah received a Bachelor of Music Degree from London College of Music. She was a teacher for 12 years and has experience with working children and teens. Sarah received a Master of Arts(MA) degree in Marriage, Child and Family Therapy from City University of Seattle, USA. She worked in the community mental health setting with severely socially, emotionally and behaviourally disturbed children, teens and adults.

    Appointments

    Please contact to schedule an appointment.

    Transport and Parking

    There is parking at the rear of the building

    Fees

    Play Therapy Session 45 mins $75
    Individual Session 60 mins $80
    Couples 60mins $85
    Family Therapy $85

    Payment Options

    Bank Transfer
    Cash



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    10 Questions with Sarah Harwood

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • Since I was a little girl I have always been the person that people would confide in. When I started teaching music at the age of 16 my students would often talk to me about difficulties at home or school. This inspired me years later to complete a Master of Arts in Counselling, specialising in marriage, children, and families. Since then I have enjoyed helping people discover their strengths to lead contented and fulfilling lives.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Person centred Counselling, and Child Centred Play Therapy. Trusting the therapeutic process, and empowering people in their own journey of growth.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I love the "working phase" of therapy, where clients are doing the work, and they are starting to make sense of their story.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • Provide a safe unconditional non-judgement space. I enjoy using art and sand to help people process their unconscious feelings.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • Perhaps after the working phase, and they start the mastery stage, where they start implementing strategies into their everyday life and relationships.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • Having my own personal therapy has helped me with my own patterns of relationship. Being a therapist helps me to be a better mother, as I have learnt to be stronger, wiser and kind. Providing psycho education about dysregulation to people helps me understand my own dys-regulation patterns.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Listening to the stories, and helping clients make sense of their own story.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Absolutely! i am not a perfect therapist, and I am human too!
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Secure attachments, and difficulties in relationships, as people are more distracted these days by TV and mobile phones. There is a lack of connection within the family home.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • The movie "Christopher Robin"
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    Mrs Sarah Harwood

    Sarah Harwood

    Psychotherapist, Counsellor


    I believe therapy to be a place in which someone journeys with you through the hard places in life and reflects back to you what they see and experience. I act as witness to your stories as we search for themes, harmful interactions, forms of relating, and places of strength with the hopes of creating a life of deeper healing, connection, and love.
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    • Norman Park
    • Art Therapy, CBT, Creative Arts Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Systems Theory