Who We Help

Mental Awakening supports adults, looking for a premium counselling service to better assist them with overcoming and managing life, work and relationship challenges that contribute towards anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, insomnia, trauma recovery, job loss, grief and loss, eating disorders, relationship breakdown, men’s issues, women’s issues, self-esteem issues, adjustment issues, addiction, PTSD and chronic pain. We also support our clients with work rehabilitation and Workcover related claims. We specialise in Tension Myositis Syndrome – TMS and our approach is based on Dr. John Sarno and Dr. Howard Schubiner’s research.

Do any of these statements apply to you?

  • I have been suffering with chronic pain and doctors have not been helpful.
  • I learned about TMS and Dr Sarno through word of mouth.
  • I am reading or have  read Dr Sarno’s book. I agree with what it says but I can’t figure out how to make it work for me.
  • I read Dr Sarno’s book and got a little better but not enough.
  • I have tried journaling, but it doesn’t seem to work for me.
  • I don’t like to journal. 
  • I’m looking for someone to help me connect the dots to heal my deep seated wounds.
  • I want to make the mind-body connection work for me.
  • I want to become pain free like others have done.

If any of these statements applies to you, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you have back pain, neck pain, migraines, digestive problems, tinnitus or rheumatoid arthritis, we can help you heal your pain. Start now. Book an appointment today.

We also offer accredited Social Work approved, professional supervision for current practitioners using the AASW practice frameworks. Social Workers, Accredited Mental Health Social Workers, Human Service Workers and students welcomed. Individual sessions are $195 per hour (subject to GST). Group Supervision (subject to GST) $130 per person per hour.

Organisations or professionals may seek consultation in the form of clinical (formulation or therapeutic) advice, reports or letters of opinion, training or workshops (on a variety of mental health or workplace wellbeing topics tailored to suit) on a case by case basis. Assessment and report writing (subject to GST) $240 per hour (may require sliding scale dependent on number of pages rather than time). Consultancy (subject to GST) $280 per hour. Training (subject to GST) $1555 per day.

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Throughout our individually tailored counselling sessions, you will be offered a private and confidential space where you can take time out, open up and gain powerful insight that can help you in making positive long-lasting changes in your personal and professional life. Our sessions help you develop life-long skills to assist you with overcoming your mental health and chronic pain challenges, increasing your confidence and boosting your wellbeing and overall satisfaction with life.

Testimonials

"Sarah is a truly beautiful soul whose knowledge and own life experience makes her the perfect partner for any healing journey. Not only has she helped me with my chronic back pain but is guiding me down a path that is improving all aspects of my life. I cannot thank her enough and thoroughly recommend her to anyone suffering through chronic pain and or mental health struggles.

Daryl

Brisbane

"I started seeing Sarah in 2017 and it has honestly been the best thing that I have done for my mental health. I was dealing with depression and anxiety for many years. I was struggling to understand why I was going through that. Sarah gave me the right tools to de clutter my mind and really understand myself because we tend to ignore our problems and feelings hoping they will naturally get resolved and ago away but its important to be self-aware and mind mindful of your feelings and not ignore them, but to understand them. I don't know where my life wold be right now if I hadn't met Sarah. From the moment I walked into her clinic, she made me feel comfortable, safe and that I am not alone. Thank you Sarah. I am forever grateful to you."

Clara

Brisbane

"I was really relieved to discover a Counsellor who is specialised in treating TMS and also has personal experience with the complexities and challenges that are involved in the healing process. Thanks to my sessions with Sarah I have learned techniques that go beyond managing chronic pain."

David

Brisbane

"My sessions with Sarah not only cured me of my anxiety, depression and physical aches and pains, but they also assisted me with being able to move forward with my life. I feel very lucky to have found a Therapist as good as Sarah."

Annette

Gold Coast

"I had been on a search to find a local Psychotherapist that truly understood the Mind Body approach to healing, and am fortunate that I managed to find Mental Awakening. Sarah's compassionate, humble and intuitive approach is at the forefront of her field and helped me realise just after a few sessions, that my chronic pain and symptoms are really an opportunity to go deep inside myself and discover who I truly am. I have already felt significant overall improvements which is a testament to her practice. I give her my warmest recommendation and thank the Universe that she is present to help our world become a better place."

Mark

Brisbane

"Sarah has been very supportive and assisted me with making substantial changes to my thoughts, body and life which in turn has substantially improved my chronic pain. I highly recommend Sarah, she excels in her professionalism, knowledge which is continuously shared through each interaction. Sarah is someone who I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for support and making positive changes in their lives."

Debby

Brisbane

"All I want to say is that I no longer see myself as broken thanks to my sessions with Sarah. Healing is definitely possible."

Emma

Brisbane

"Dear Sarah, please accept this note as a small token of appreciation and thank you for all the effort, hard work, and care you have given me. The reason I am continuing to thrive today are all because of your gifts of understanding, nurture and care. As we spoke about this over the phone, I have seen tremendous growth in my mental health state. This is priceless to me and I know a simple thank you is not enough. I don’t know whether having you as my Counsellor was out of pure luck or destiny, but I am really thankful for it. Thank you for understanding me, making me feel comfortable, and showing me love and sympathy through my darkest days. I would have not been able to survive those days alone. The positive talks, advice and resources you have introduced me to made a substantial positive change to my life. Today I am at a more stable state of mind and am continuing to evolve and improve, all thanks to you. Your presence has been really momentous in my life and I cannot wait for the future sessions."

Zahra

Brisbane

"I am so grateful for finding Sarah. She has been such a wonderful support in helping me unlock my healing."

Dan

Brisbane