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Ms Sarah Tuckett

Ms Sarah Tuckett

Mobile 0450 220 059
Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Sarah Tuckett Psychotherapy and Counselling

Mobile 0450 220 059

I am a compassionate supportive psychotherapist in North Brisbane offering counselling and body (somatic) psychotherapy to adults, workshops and movement therapy classes to help you get back on track. I have a special interest in anxiety, pain and psychosomatic illness.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 28 Bevington St, Shorncliffe, Brisbane QLD 4017 0450 220 059 PHONE 0450 220 059

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Workshops / Courses 
  • I offer 1:1 therapy for adults using counselling and body psychotherapy techniques, workshops and weekly movement therapy classes that are inspired by yoga, dance and Bioenergetic techniques.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Burnout, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Crisis, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Pain / Rehabilitation, Psychosomatic, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Emotional Release, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy

    When you feel anxious or depressed you don't just feel it in your head, you also feel symptoms in your body. So I offer a technique that works with both.

    Body psychotherapy integrates talk therapy with movement, breathing and mindfulness to help restore your mental and emotional wellbeing.

    When we track sensations in your body, your body gives you clues as to how you’re feeling, even when your mind tries to deny it. It will bring awareness to unconscious feelings and stored memories – helping you understand unconscious self-sabotage patterns and limiting beliefs.

    It’s not just putting on a band-aid, it’s helping you learn about yourself so that you don’t repeat the same mistakes. It’s about personal development.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Diploma of Integrated Somatic Psychotherapy - 2016 - Institute of Body Psychotherapy
    • Masters of Mental Health (Psychotherapy) - ongoing - University of Queensland

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

      Quality Provision

      I am a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and I abide by their standards for ethical conduct.

      When you book in to see me, what you will find is that I am interested in your emotional wellbeing - your feelings - not just your thoughts and behaviour. I am not just a face behind a clipboard, I’m connecting with you as human being so I can walk side by side with you.

      Background

      In 2006 I spiraled down into depression and anxiety due to chronic stress at work. This started me on an exploration of mainstream and complimentary techniques for managing my depression. I was introduced to the Institute of Body Psychotherapy in 2012 as a client. I learned first-hand how the body holds emotions and that you can release this tension through movement.

      I started practitioner training in 2013 and started practicing as a body psychotherapist in late 2014 whilst I was still a student. I completed my psychotherapy studies at the end of 2015 and I’m now a teaching assistant at the Institute. I’m currently studying a Master of Mental Health through UQ so that I can offer additional psychotherapy techniques to clients.

      Appointments

      I offer a free 20 minute discovery session to new clients. Standard appointments are 1 hour long.
      You can book appointments via my online diary - see my website below for live link.

      Transport and Parking

      Parking is available on the street directly outside.

      Fees

      My standard fee is $95 per hour. I offer a sliding scale for people who are retired or in financial difficulties. I am able to offer rebates for members of Medibank Private health fund.

      Payment Options

      I accept cash, and major debit or credit cards with a chip. (I am unable to accept American Express, Diners or eftpos cards without a chip).

      Languages

    • English
    • French
    • Italian


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      10 Questions with Sarah Tuckett

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

      • Back in 2006 I spiraled down into depression and anxiety due to chronic stress at work. Thankfully I saw an Integrative GP who took into account my lifestyle, nutrition and underlying health issues instead of just prescribing me antidepressants. This started me on an exploration of mainstream and complimentary techniques for managing my depression.

        I found that massage had a wonderfully calming effect on my nervous system and my mood. So I studied remedial massage and started my own part-time remedial massage practice.

        I noticed that people would relax deeply during their massage treatments and I would be able to release the tension in their body. However, the next time I saw them the tension would be back – they would be bracing their body in the same way. Why was this happening? I realised that the solution must be as much in their mind as in their body. I later learned that this is a concept we call “armouring” – where the muscles brace against potential emotional or mental danger.

        I was introduced to Andrea Alexander at the Institute of Body Psychotherapy in 2012 and became a regular client of hers. Through my sessions with her, I learned first-hand how the body holds emotions and that you can release this tension through movement. Combining talking therapy and body movement was the answer I had been looking for.
      • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

      • Taking a holistic approach to mental health - looking at underlying medical conditions, health, nutrition. sleep, hydration, and lifestyle factors. I particularly like body psychotherapy because you don't just feel anxiety or depression in your mind, you feel it in your entire being. So I work with your whole being.
      • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

      • I'm really interested in soothing the nervous system (for anxiety) or getting more energy into it (depression). I'm interested in the psychosomatic illnesses and also in the emotional component of pain.
      • What method/s do you use?

      • I use counselling and body psychotherapy (which is talk therapy combined with breathing, movement, poses and mindfulness).
      • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

      • Whilst the initial session is mainly about getting to know you, and what it's like to be you, I always try to give the client some techniques and poses to help with their anxiety or depression, so that they can help manage their symptoms even when they're not with me. I always think of how if you see a therapist 1 hour a fortnight that is just 0.5% of the time you are awake (assuming you're awake for about 16 hours a day). So I like to focus on giving people self-care tips and techniques on top of the important work we do in session. I find that by session 6 people's symptoms are usually gone but most people choose to stay on for personal development.
      • How has therapy made you a better person?

      • My own therapy journey has made me more 'open' emotionally and more tolerant. It has also forced me to grow up and accept ownership/responsibility for my feelings and my reactions. I think it has really helped me see and understand my family of origin as the people that they are, not just my brother/mother/father.
      • What do you like most about being a therapist?

      • I love helping people to feel better. I'm really curious about people so I love finding out what it's like to be them. And I feel really honoured when they trust me with their innermost secrets.
      • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

      • I frequently have literal bad hair days - curly hair and humidity do not make it easy! But
      • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

      • Fear of different cultures and religions. Ignorance of climate related issues.
      • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

      • My favorite film ever is the romantic Italian film "Il nuovo cinema paradiso". I literally balled my eyes out when I first saw it in the cinema.
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      Ms Sarah Tuckett

      Sarah Tuckett

      Psychotherapist, Counsellor

      I am a caring, supportive counsellor based in North Brisbane. The technique I use is Somatic or Body psychotherapy, which works with the whole person, not just the mind. Body psychotherapy integrates talk therapy with breathing, mindfulness and movement for the body. You feel anxiety and depression in your whole being, so try a holistic approach to your recovery....

      • Shorncliffe
      • Emotional Release, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy