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Ms Sophie Swart

Ms Sophie Swart

Mobile 0407 583 837

Sophie Swart Counselling

Mobile 0407 583 837

Hi, I’m Sophie. My doors are always open to new clients seeking a safe and warm space to begin a positive journey towards change. I am a trusted and professional Counsellor with a Masters in Counselling (Monash University) and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Australian College of Applied Psychology) . I am trained in Mental Health First Aid (Mental Health First Aid Australia) and also work part time as a School Counsellor.


  • 588 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick, Melbourne VIC 3185 0407 583 837 PHONE 0407 583 837


  • Counselling, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Adolescent Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Behavioural Issues, Bullying, Burnout, Career Counselling, Carer Support, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Depression, Eating Disorders, Emotional Overwhelm, Existential Issues, Family / Parenting, Fertility / Pregnancy, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Men's Issues, Postnatal Depression, Pre-marital Counselling, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Self Harm, Social Skills, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, Attachment Theory, CBT, Ericksonian, Existential, Experiential, Gestalt, Integrative, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Solution Oriented, Trauma-Informed


    • Graduate Diploma Counselling - 2021 - Australian College of Applied Psychology
    • Master of Counselling - 2022 - Monash University

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Counselling Association


    Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Transport and Parking

    Free 2hr parking out front.


    $120+ concessions available

    Payment Options

    Card, Direct Deposit, Cash

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    10 Questions with Sophie Swart

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

    • I chose a counselling as a career due to a desire to help others overcome personal challenges and improve their mental health and well-being. Additionally, I have always had a strong interest in the human mind and emotions, and want to use my skills and knowledge to make a positive difference in people's lives.
      Actually, it was my therapist during a time of transition who suggested I study counselling. I never looked back. I moved from a high pressure advertising career into counselling. Being able to help people, listen and support them adds so much meaning into my life.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • I am heavily influenced by and integrative approach to counselling. This means, my therapeutic work combines aspects of multiple approaches to meet the unique needs of clients. I lean towards instilling positivity, recognising and breaking cycles of thinking, self-compassion and personal growth. I mostly pull from Solutions Focused Therapy, CBT and humanistic work.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • I aim to ask questions that increased self-awareness. I believe that therapy helps individuals understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, leading to a better understanding of themselves.

      I ask circular questions that encourage better relationships. By broadening perspective, I see my clients improve communication and conflict resolution skills, leading to stronger relationships with family, friends, and partners.

      I also seek to identify patterns or gaps in what is being shared to help foster growth and personal development.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • Some of my clients start to feel progress within a few sessions, while others may take several weeks or months of consistent therapy. It is important to remember that therapy is a personal process and progress will look different for each client. My job is to make myself redundant, and I am to get you feeling better and needing me less and less.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • I get asked this a lot, and my answer is simple: watching people feel better with their place in the world.
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    Ms Sophie Swart

    Sophie Swart


    My top priority is to establish respectful relationships with my clients. With this open-minded approach I create a personalised path to resolve various issues for adolescents and adults.
    This includes helping people with problematic behaviours, habits, beliefs, feelings and relationships. I also provide professional support for people experiencing anxiety, grief and adapting to change. I have experience in working with: depression, anxiety, school refusal, trauma and attachment issues....

    • Elsternwick
    • ACT, Attachment Theory, CBT, Ericksonian, Existential, Experiential, Gestalt, Integrative, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Solution Oriented, Trauma-Informed