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 & Clinical Supervisor

Sara has over thirty years of experience working therapeutically with children, families and adults within government, not-for-profit services and private practice, in both UK and Australia. Sara has also taught Social Work and Counselling at University and has been providing clinical supervision to other social workers and counsellors over the last 15 years.

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.

In 2017 Sara also became a trained facilitator for Therapeutic Drumming and Mindfulness group programs.

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