Individual Counselling

A strengths-based, creative and grounded approach to emotionally supporting and holistically assisting you during times of change, difficulty and struggle.

Areas of support include:
*Self-acceptance & Self-worth *Stress & Burn-out *Inner Critic *Relationship conflict & Communication *Grief and Loss *Depression & Anxiety *A Desire for a Deeper & Richer experience of Life


An opportunity for you to creatively, experientially and lovingly learn, explore and grow within a supported group. All Workshops offered are guided by the principles of trauma-informed practice.

Sarah’s Circles

An ever-expanding collection of written, visual and audio creations from my Heart. 

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About Sarah Mayes

Sarah Anne Therapy is my vocation. It brings me joy to connect with and support people in loving, creative and empowering ways. I also think that attending to our deeper well-being really matters: it has ripple effects that can touch and enrich the whole.

I am a Registered Counsellor; Group Facilitator; and qualified (though non-practising) Lawyer and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. I’ve worked in such areas as: crisis support; dispute resolution for separated families; community law; public policy; microfinance; disability services; and aged and dementia care. Formalities aside, it is through my own felt intimacy with life that I am able to professionally support you – with all of my Heart.

Education & Training

  • Training in Emotion-Focused Counselling – The Annandale Institute
  • Advanced Facilitation Masterclass Series (Process-oriented Psychology) – ANZPOP
  • Treating Trauma Master Series – NICABM
  • Trauma-informed Facilitation (one day training seminar) – Melbourne Process Work Centre
  • Diploma of Counselling – AIPC
  • Lifeline National Crisis Support Accredited Training, including ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) – Lifeline 
  • Vocational Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution – Family Mediation Centre
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice – Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) –  La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Arts, English major –  La Trobe University

***I have also undertaken courses, workshops and retreats in a range of modalities and have a particular interest in: expressive writing; journalling; Qigong; meditation; self-inquiry; breathwork; shadow work; Reiki; and intuitive movement and sound.


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I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the beautiful land upon which I live and work. I pay my respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. I also honour the resilience, wisdom and courage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the face of the ongoing physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual impact of colonisation across Australia.