About Sara




Sara Beresford Terry is a compassionate, highly skilled and qualified counsellor and mental health social worker with more than 30 years experience.

Sara Beresford Terry – Principal Counsellor, Mental Health Social Worker & Clinical Supervisor

Sara’s passions in life include her family, her horse Tred and two beautiful dogs, Flynn and Darci, as well as drumming, art, bushwalking, and spending times with friends. Sara has raised a family herself and has over thirty years of experience working therapeutically with children, families and adults. She has worked within government, not-for-profit services and private practice, in both UK and Australia and has taught Social Work and Counselling at University. Over the last 14 years Sara has also enjoyed providing clinical supervision to other social workers and counsellors. Sara feels proud to be a Social Worker and enjoys the privelidge she has had to help ‘make a difference’ in the lives of so many others.

Professional qualifications: BA in Applied Social Studies; Cert. of Qualification in Social Work (UK) & Masters Degree in Counselling (with Distinction).

Sara is committed to reflective practice, clinical supervision and on-going professional training to remain up-to-date on both advances in counselling knowledge and evidence based practice.

Training and counselling approaches:
Sara has been trained in clinical supervision and a wide range of therapeutic approaches. Sara will use her experience to select the best approach to fit your individual needs and circumstances.

Attachment and Mindfulness informed approaches, Narrative Therapy, Art, Play and Creative/Expressive therapies as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, may form the basis for your work together.Sara has also trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.

Sara also has extensive training in Trauma Therapy with both children and adults. Sara offers a Trauma informed and Resiliency based practice and works within a family centred and child protection framework.

Sara is also trained in, and enjoys facilitating the following Group Programs:

Therapeutic Drumming and Mindfulnessimages (13)
R2R, Rhythm 2 Recovery Therapeutic Drumming Programs



‘Bringing Up Great Kids’ Parenting Programimages (37)
‘Tuning Into Kids’ Parenting Program




‘Peaceful Kids’ Mindfulness Program for Children with Anxietyimages (35)
Kids Yoga



Professional Registrations & Memberships:

  • Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
    Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & Clinical Supervisor (Medicare Mental Health Provider).
    Reg No. 204027
  • Psychotherapists And Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA)
    Clinical Member, Registered Mental Health Practitioner and Registered Clinical Supervisor.
    Reg No. 21300

Sara can provide Medicare Better Access Mental Health Services, with a GP referral and Mental Health Care Plan.
Sara is an Approved Counsellor with NSW Victims of Crime
Sara is registered provider with Central & Eastern PHN for Pyschological Support Services (PSS, previously ATAPS)

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