Sarah Brooke

I am a Mental Health Social Worker. I provide counselling for adolescents and young adults who are experiencing mental health difficulties, or those seeking to better understand themselves and to make more conscious choices.

I have been working with individuals and families for over 10 years. I have worked as a lead clinician at CAMHS (a specialist child and adolescent mental health service) and currently work as a counsellor at headspace (a national youth mental health service). My approach is strongly influenced by attachment and trauma theories, and therefore relationship is seen as key in the therapeutic process.

Taking a client centred approach, I draw on training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness based therapies, Art Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Who I work with

“Where you stumble, there you will find your treasure” – Joseph Cambell

 I offer counselling to adolescents and young adults, supporting people with the difficult stumbling blocks of this age:       

  • Anxiety – including perfectionism, social anxiety and panic attacks.

  • Depression – including not being able to get enthusiastic about things any more, negative view of yourself, feeling tearful, hopeless and suicidal thoughts.

  • Loss – including death of a loved one, family separation, significant change (all change includes loss as well as gain).

  • Trauma – including feeling numb, intrusive thoughts, nightmares and flashbacks, anxiety and difficulty concentrating.

  • Suicidal ideation and self harm – including safety planning, managing overwhelming feelings and ‘stuckness’

  • Sexuality – including questioning identity and communicating with family members.

  • Low self-esteem and self-doubt.

  • Romantic and friendship difficulties.

  • Difficulties regulating emotions – including anger and distress.

  • Making big life decisions.

  • Conflict in important relationships.

Rates and further information

Standard rate $130   Concession rate:  $110

A medicare rebate of $75 per session is available for up to 10 sessions per year with a Mental Health Care Plan from the GP.

For an appointment or further information contact me via the Hartington Centre 9482 1888 or direct on 0450 349 542  or email contact@sarahbrookecounselling.com or visit www.sarahbrookecounselling.com.

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