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Mrs Sarah Short

Mrs Sarah Short

Mobile 0439 001 330
Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Thrive Within Counselling

Mobile 0439 001 330

Sarah is a Integrative Psychotherapist who has been working in this industry for over 8 years. Sarah uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused (SF) and Narrative Therapy (NT) as her main modalities. She takes a holistic approach when working with clients and possess a warm and non-judgmental disposition.


  • 6 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide, SA 5015 0439 001 330 PHONE 0439 001 330


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Assessment, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • Thrive within counselling offers face to face and online options to therapy

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Adolescent Issues, Alcohol / Drug Dependency, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Borderline Personality, Bullying, Burnout, Career Counselling, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Dual diagnosis, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, Self Harm, Suicidal Feelings, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Solution Oriented, Transpersonal

    Sarah uses the following approaches
    - Cognitive Behaviour ‘Therapy (CBT)
    - Motivational Interviewing (MI)
    - Solution Focus (SF)
    - Narrative Therapy (NT)


    • Bachelor social science in counselling - 2015 - ACAP
    • Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychother - 2019 - Tabor

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Counselling Association
    • International Institute for Complementary Therapists

    Quality Provision

    Service is open Saturday’s from 9:00am to 2:00pm

    Appointment can also be made for video session durning week nights.


    Sarah has the following experience
    - Alcohol and other Drug Counselling
    - LGBTIQ Counselling
    - Trans Health Counselling
    - Grief and Loss Counselling
    - Borderline Personality Counslling

    Transport and Parking

    There is ample off streets parking made available .


    Face to Face Appointments - $120 for 50 minutes
    Video and Phone Appointments - $80 for 50 Minutes
    Mental Health Care Plans - $50 for 50 Minutes

    Payment Options

    Square online payment link is sent 24 hours prior to appointment.

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    10 Questions with Sarah Short

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

    • I love that I have the privilege to help other people when they have lost their way in life. I have seen many counsellors in the past and they have assisted me greatly and i am honored that i get to return the favor.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Cognitive Behavior Therapy - I am a firm believer that if you can change the way your look and feel about a problem then this will assist with altering any negative consequences from our actions.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • Mental Health and spirituality
    • What method/s do you use?

    • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
      Solution Focus Therapy (SF)
      Mindfullness Therapy (MT)
      Motivational Interviewing (MI)
      Person Centred Therapy (PC)
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • When they are able to realize their full potential in understanding they are the expert in their own life.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • It made me feel fulfilled and alive
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Being able to to sit next to a client along their varied journeys throughout life. I really appreciate the ability to be there at that pivotal moment the client realizes they have had a break through.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Absolutely! I am human :)

      I often have to remind myself to stay focused, to remember to breathe and stay grounded.

    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • I believe that we focus too much on media influences and how this play a role in the way we function in the community.

      I feel that bullying is very prevalent in our community and that as a community we need to brand together to voice that it is not ok.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • Serendipity is my favorite movie as sometimes in life all you need is a little bit of faith.
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    Mrs Sarah Short

    Sarah Short

    Psychotherapist, Counsellor

    I am looking forward to learning your story. I will support and listen to all that has been going on in your life. Everyone has their own sorrows, pain and stories to tell. I will be honored to support you along your journey and offer guidance and encouragement. ...

    • Port Adelaide
    • CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Solution Oriented, Transpersonal