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Mrs Sarah Kane Lawson

Mrs Sarah Kane Lawson

Mobile 0432 815 300
Counsellor, Process Oriented Therapist

Mobile 0432 815 300

My desire is for you to feel safe to come ‘as you are’ and for us to journey together to find a way forward in your life with whatever is troubling you. Perhaps you feel stuck, lonely or anxious? Or your relationship with your partner, family, friends or colleagues leaves you feeling upset or devalued? Maybe you struggle with decisions? We all need help at times with such issues and everyone deserves that deep sense of inner peace that comes from working through these.

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Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Coaching / Mentoring, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • I am a Provisional Member of the Australian Counselling Association, No. 17839.
    What does this mean? I am qualified to practice professionally. As a graduate Counselor I need to complete a period of professional practice before I am registered as a full member. I am professionally insured.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Burnout, Chronic Fatigue, Decision Making, Dreams, Emotional Overwhelm, Life Transitions, Self Development, Spirituality / Religion, Stress Management, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Compassion-Focused Therapy, Person Centred, Process Oriented

    I primarily use Process Oriented Psychotherapy otherwise known as Processwork.

    A central underpinning of Processwork is that the challenges we face and the experiences that disturb us carry valuable information about ourselves and are an invitation to more wholeness if we can be curious enough to explore them.

    Processwork explores our dreams, body symptoms, feelings and thoughts and looks for meaning that may not otherwise be obvious to us. This in turn can free us from self doubts, fears or whatever is holding us back in our lives - work, relationships, a sense of completeness, and more.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Diploma of Counselling - 2020 - Pathways Psychology Institute
    • Master of Water Engineering Science - 1996 - University of NSW
    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering - 1990 - University of London
    • Provisional Member (Membership No. 17839)

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Counselling Association

    Appointments

    Online via Zoom with face-to-face meetings possible once a rapport is established. Based near Mordialloc 3195, Melbourne.

    Availability:
    Wed. 10 am to 7 pm (last appointment)
    Thu. 6 pm to 7 pm
    Fri. 10 am to 5 pm
    Sat. 1 pm to 4 pm

    Fees

    Sessions are free whilst I gain more experience.

    Payment Options

    NA



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    10 Questions with Sarah Kane Lawson

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

    • I have always reached out to those around me in need of help. In my 20s I realized I myself needed help and this was the start of a wonderful journey of self-discovery and healing. I now look back on this with deep gratitude and feel called to help you as I have been.

      I believe that exploring and uncovering what is really going on for someone and helping them discovering the true wonder of themselves is precious. I feel blessed to work with people in this way.

      Everyone deserves to feel inner peace and a sense of completeness and cost, background or age should not be a barrier.

      ‘‘One does not become enlightened by imaging figures of light,but by making the darkness conscious’ Carl Jung
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • I am a Christian and believe in Jesus's simple message that we should love others as we love ourselves and that we should look after those who are lonely or in need.

      I am a practicing Yogi and have found that the Yoga teachings and philosophy resonate deeply at my core. I hope to study yoga philosophy more formally at some stage.

      As a young person I read the teachings of the Lao Tzu and the concept of the Tao or the 'way' always felt natural and right to me. I find it interesting that it is an underpinning of Processwork.

      In later life I have been exposed to Ignatian spirituality and am very drawn to the practice of discernment. I love that Processwork enables discernment by exploring our inner world.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • Sometimes it is hard to know if we need career coaching, life coaching or counselling, as our issues can get very intertwined with many aspects of our lives- our relationships, our family, past events, work, our dreams and goals, and our thoughts and feelings.

      I see that career coaching, life coaching and counselling can overlap quite naturally and I like to seamlessly move between the various approaches so that we can unravel what is really going on and find a way forward in all aspects of our lives. Seldom are they isolated.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • I like to leave my client seeing that they have made progress at every session, however big or small. The rate of progress will depend on the issue(s) the client has and where they are at within themselves. What is important is that my client is making progress and are headed in the right direction. This gives them hope and empowerment, which is very important. It is also important not to move faster than one is ready to do. That can reignite trauma and can be damaging. We all make the changes that we need when we are ready.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • I love working with a person exploring and unraveling what is disturbing them. The moment they truly discover the freedom within themselves to move forward is precious moment and wonderful to witness.

      It is the difference between intellectually knowing something versus knowing it in our inner being. When this happens I find clients tend to look and feel very energized, relieved or peaceful. Such a precious gift!
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Undeniably climate change. To think that our way of living and that of all living things is increasingly being impacted and may cease to exist, is both distressing and alarming.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • There are many.

      My Brother and I were hypnotized by a movie called Escape to Witch Mountain as children. I loved the wonder of outer space and special powers being used for good.

      I love Under a Tuscan Sun because it is a story about hope, healing and joy, but the surprise of how this can occur. It shows that sharing love and care brings joy not just to ourselves, but to those around us.

      I have read several of Paulo Coelho's books and loved the Alchemist as it shows that what we seek is where we started. I also loved Veronica Decides to Die. It was the first book that I read about mental health and I loved its tender understanding and honoring of Veronica and her feelings.
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    Mrs Sarah Kane Lawson

    Sarah Kane Lawson

    Counsellor, Process Oriented Therapist

    My desire is for you to feel safe to come ‘as you are’ and for us to journey together to find a way forward in your life with whatever is troubling you. Perhaps you feel stuck, lonely or anxious? Or your relationship with your partner, family, friends or colleagues leaves you feeling upset or devalued? Maybe you struggle with decisions?

    We all need help at times with such issues and everyone deserves that deep sense of inner peace that comes from working through these.

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    • Compassion-Focused Therapy, Person Centred, Process Oriented