Therapists get therapy too ...

Today I was held

Held in the embrace of another

Not in their arms

But in their willingness to be with me

In the depth of my unidentified pain

Deep grief

Poured out



Stung my cheeks

Just like I had so desperately wanted to be held

I was holding so many around me

Letting go

Gave me permission

To allow them 

To have their experience

And for me to have mine

A wave of sweet relief

Followed by fear and of the unknown

A grown woman

A child

In the foreign territory of completely collapsing into another

This is my experience of therapy ... what is yours?

(Based at her practice in the bayside suburb of St Kilda East - Melbourne Australia, Sarah Sacks is an experienced counsellor, trained as a whole-body focussing oriented therapist. )

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Sarah Sacks

Sarah is a qualified and experienced counsellor, meditation teacher and group facilitator. Sarah's years of body based based practices, in meditation and yoga, have led Sarah to believe in the inherent wisdom of the body. In line with this belief, Sarah has trained and qualified as a Whole Body Focusing Orientated Therapist, Transpersonal Counsellor, Holistic Counsellor, Meditation Teacher and Group Psychotherapy Facilitation. Over the last 5 years Sarah has worked in the not-for-profit sector, the community health sector and privately, as a generalist counsellor and group facilitator. Sarah has experience working with children, families and adults around issues of; isolation, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, anger, separation, addiction and general mental health. Sarah's warm and intuitive counselling style, along with her extensive life experience, enables Sarah to gently support her clients towards their own path of change. Qualifications - Bachelor of Holistic Counselling, Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling, Bachelor of Business (International Marketing & Trade), Diploma of Arts (Japanese), ACA (level 2), qualifying member for CAPAV