Individual and Relationship Counsellor

My name is Sharlene Townes and I am a registered and qualified Holistic Counsellor. I provide counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples from a holistic foundation. I tailor my work to the individuals and couples I am with, weaving an eclectic range of philosophies, techniques and evidence-based practices into my work. I draw from developmental and attachment psychology; somatic psychotherapy; yoga philosophy and psychotherapy; narrative storytelling; movement; meditation; interpersonal neurobiology; acceptance and commitment therapy; emotional freedom technique; family constellations and much more. I work very creatively to support the personal growth and transformation of every individual I am privileged to work with.

Outside of my work, I am a passionate traveller, art lover, interior designer, nature lover, reader, dancer, yogi, meditator and obsessed tea drinker. I cherish time with my family and close friends – there’s never enough time.

What inspired me to become a Counsellor?

My desire to become a therapist was born very young. I experienced extreme anxiety as a child and continued to battle with the effects of anxiety into adulthood. Through a significant personal loss in my youth, I sought psychotherapy and counselling support to cope with overwhelming grief. Through this very special relationship I experienced enormous personal growth, self-knowledge and a deeper sense of personal confidence and resilience. This solidified my dream to pursue counselling and psychotherapy as a profession.

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney. I have additional training in narrative therapy; yoga psychology and psychotherapy; somatic psychotherapy; emotional freedom technique; family constellations; youth mentoring and more. I am tirelessly curious and  am committed to ongoing learning and personal and professional development. This includes regular clinical supervision.

My Approach

Therapy meets you where you are right now in your life. This unique relationship can provide the support you need to understand all that is holding you or your relationships back. I tailor our work together based on your individual needs and this ensures you build self-awareness and coping skills that support you towards the change you seek.

It is such an honour to facilitate positive change for people and I am consistently inspired by the honesty and courage my clients bring to our work together.

Sharleen Individual Relationship Counsellor

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Bachelor of Counselling (B.Couns)

Australian College of Applied Psychology, Sydney.

Professional Memberships

PACFA -­ Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
Australia – Member. Reg. 26636


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