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Nurturing people to restoring emotional balance and close connections

About Sarah

Sarah Skellern is a Counselling Psychologist and an ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist.

Based in Brisbane, Sarah works with individuals and couples in person and online.

 

Her therapeutic style is warm, collaborative and empathetic. Sarah works with clients to understand their fundamental needs and develop appropriate action to see these met through proven evidence-based approaches.

Our Services

"The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react." George Bernard Shaw

For Clients

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Sarah works with couples, as well as individual adults requiring treatment for a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, relational distress, grief & loss, self-development and self-actualisation. 

For Supervision

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As an ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Supervisor-In-Training, Sarah provides supervision under the training of Dr Leanne Campbell (Canada) and Dr Jenny Fitzgerald (Australia). Sarah is also a Board Approved Counselling Psychology Supervisor having completed the Supervisor Training & Approval Program (STAP) and offers AHPRA supervision.

For Referrers

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Holding Hearts Psychology accepts clients who self-refer, as well as Medicare Mental Health Treatment Plan referrals and Private referrals. Allied health professionals are welcome to contact Sarah via email if you would like to discuss your client's presentation prior to arranging a referral.

Contact Us

New Enquiries

New clients can confidentially get in touch using this form to see how we may be able to assist you.

 

Sarah will review your information to determine her suitability to provide services to you. This decision is based upon Sarah’s availability at the time, her strengths and experience. Sarah will respond as soon as possible on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

From April 2024, Sarah will be offering face-to-face appointments in Silverton Place, Spring Hill. Appointments are currently offered online.

Contact Us

PO Box 1052
Mount Ommaney QLD 4074.

Opening Hours

Tuesdays 9am - 3pm
Wednesdays 9am - 3pm
Thursdays 9am - 3pm

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Emergencies and Crisis Support

 

We cannot respond to a crisis or emergency message sent by email or phone in a timely manner.

If you or someone else is in crisis where there is a safety risk or immediate support is required, please contact:

  • Emergency Services: 000 or attend your nearest hospital

  • Queensland Mental Health Access Line (24hr): 1300 64 22 55

If you are not at risk, but would like support, call one of these phone support lines:

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14

  • Suicide Call-Back Service: 1300 659 467

  • Men’s Line: 1300 78 99 78

  • Red Nose Grief & Loss Support Line 1300 308 307

  • Reach Out for under 25s: 1800 55 18 00

  • QLife for LGBTQIA+ individuals: 1800 18 45 27

  • Open Arms for veterans and families: 1800 01 10 46

  • 13 YARN for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: 13 92 76

  • 1800 Respect for domestic violence support: 1800 737 732

  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

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