Hello my name is Sarah Harwood. When I started teaching music at the age of 16 my students would often talk to me about difficulties at home or school. This inspired me years later to complete a Master of Arts in Counselling, specialising in marriage, children, and families. Since then I have enjoyed helping people discover their strengths to lead contented and fulfilling lives.
I love the work that I do. I believe in providing a safe and non-judgemental environment to all my clients. Building a relationship is my fundamental counselling approach and I enjoy forming trusting and genuine relationships with my clients. My counselling style is warm, accepting, and playful. I strongly believe that everyone can make significant progress in the counselling process. I am President of the Australian Play Therapists Association. I am also the founder of the Queensland Institute of Play Therapy, an organisation dedicated to teaching Play Therapy.
I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I understand parenting and relationship challenges. You will often find me outside with my children or my head in a good book (when I have time!).
My practice is backed by extensive training in expressive therapy such as sand play, art, and music. I have provided mental health therapy to young children, adolescents, adults and families.