Sarah is a marriage therapist trained in the internationally recognised Gottman Couples Institute Method, which offers the world’s best evidence-based approach to couples therapy with 40+ years of ongoing research and proven practice.
• Marriage Therapy (Gottman Couples Institute)
• Relationship & Couples Counselling
• Marriage Preparation & Enrichment
• Life & Love & Relationship Coaching

Couples who enter into Gottman Method Couples Therapy begin with an assessment process that then informs the therapeutic framework and intervention.

A conjoint session, followed by individual interviews with each partner are conducted. Couples complete questionnaires and then receive detailed feedback on their relationship.

Created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, Affective Software, Inc., and The Gottman Institute, this online couples assessment tool automatically scores a relationship’s strengths and challenges and provides specific recommendations for intervention.

Therapeutic Framework
The couple and therapist decide on the frequency and duration of the sessions.

Therapeutic Interventions
Interventions are designed to help couples strengthen their relationships in three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning. Couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts. Interventions designed to increase closeness and intimacy are used to improve friendship, deepen emotional connection, and create changes which enhances the couples shared goals. Relapse prevention is also addressed.

Sarah offers Therapy/Mentoring/Coaching for individuals, couples, families & groups both in person at her office in Gosford and online (Zoom). After an initial introductory session (discounted), there are ‘one-off’ sesssion rate fees or blocks of sessions can be discounted when paid in full in advance, and Therapy & Coaching Programs that offer a structured program with some in-built discounts. Click below for full outline of:

Packages & Programs
Therapy Session Fees
Group/Family & Corporate Rates

Sarah offers an holistic approach to caretaking individuals, couples and families through life & love and loss. Sarah is also a trained Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and Hypnotherapist as well as being a grief educator and trauma-informed practitioner with clinical training in pastoral care.

• Life & Love & Relationship Coaching
• Emotional Wellbeing Coaching
• Grief, Loss & Bereavement Therapy

She has qualifications as a grief educator and clinical pastoral care practitioner (including 4 years as a non-religious hospital ward chaplain). Sarah therapeutically cares for loss, trauma, bereavement and grief.

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Sarah Tolmie – Community Funerals offer a complete and full suite of funeral choices – cremations, burials, direct cremations, memorials, funeral planning and pre-paid funerals. Sarah works with a network of independent funeral directors partnering with Picaluna Funerals throughout Australia.

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Sarah guides and supports families as they navigate the practical, emotional, ceremonial and spiritual journey of illness, dying, death and grief. Her end-of-life consulting offers end-of-life planning, prepaid funerals, home vigils, death doula support and grief & bereavement preparation and care.

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For a quote for funeral, memorial and/or funeral plan you can call or email Sarah to discuss your individual needs on 0418 640 901 and or

You can also visit the website of her funeral partner – Picaluna Funerals – to understand more about the costs and range of death and end-of-life care services at or

Sarah specialises in authentic, beautiful and individually crafted ceremonies of celebration, honouring and remembrance. Her promise is to bring love, compassion, integrity, authenticity and empathy to her funeral care practice.
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She has qualifications as a grief educator and clinical pastoral care practitioner (CPE) – including 4 years as a non-religious hospital ward chaplain at Gosford Hospital and training with the internationally renowned, David Kessler. Sarah therapeutically cares for loss, trauma, bereavement and grief.

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Ceremonies and celebrations

As a boutique and holistic celebrant, Sarah specialises in bespoke ceremonies, custom created for every individual, family and couple. Sarah’s ceremonies capture the unique story, values, emotion and intention for each occasion and she brings passion, fun, creativity, joy, care, authenticity, warmth and love to every celebration.

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• Marriages, Commitments & Reaffirmations
• Funerals, Memorials and End-of-Life Rituals
• Namings & Motherhood Blessingways
• Sister Circles and “Holistic Hens” Ceremonies
• Bespoke Rites of Passages
• Event MC & Consulting
• Writing Services
• Marriage Preparation Mentoring and Workshops

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Sarah is an authorised/registered civil marriage celebrant with 17 years experience.

A ceremony or ritual is not something we often purchase. In many ways it is an ‘intangible’ – an ‘experience’ – you are investing in. Sarah delivers over and above best practice and offers the most fabulous, beautiful and meaningful of ceremonies.…memorable ceremonies…special experience ceremonies….heart and soul ceremonies of significant meaning and craft.She is fully insured and happy to travel local or destination.

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Sarah knows how to expertly ‘hold space’ and is invested in the meaning, the ritual and the process to make your ceremony experience truly special and transformative. Sarah can act as a resource, mentor and guide supporting you through the journey of life & love.

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Prior to her unique practice bringing magic, miracles
and meaning to all things Life & Love, Sarah’s first
career was in corporate communications, PR, media,
events and adult education.

Sarah now combines her complete experience and
unique expertise to create a range of educational,
engaging and enjoyable experiences and events that
aim to continue to enrich, enhance and evolve people
through Life & Love.

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Sarah is available for workshops, speaker opportunities, corporate trainings and festivals.

Some currents offerings include
• The 5 Languages of Love
• Mindfully Wed
• Manifesting Love & Your Next Right Relationship
• Dying to Know Day
• Death Soiree
• How to plan for an Authentic Funeral
• Living, Loving and Laughing through Loss
• Laughter Yoga
• Self-Care & Compassion for Clinical Practitioners

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FREE WORKSHOP – “Sunsetting – planning for end-of-life and funeral wishes”.

#1 – Sunday March 31st 3-5pm

#2 – Sunday May 26th 3-5pm

#3 – Sunday July 28th 3-5pm

# – Sunday December 1st 3-5pm

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Creating a Miracle Marriage is and online course enables couples to bypass the time, expense and logistical challenges of attending relationship coaching or marriage therapy.  It is also included as part of Sarah’s Marriage Breakthrough Program.

The course offers a unique and comprehensive relationship coaching  that goes both deep and practical with all video tutorials delivered personally by Sarah.

These teachings are based on Sarah’s lived, loved and proven Miracle Marriage method, outlined in her eBook, Miracle Marriage Manifesto, and underpinned by her training in Gottman Institute Couples Therapy.

Sarah has created a FREE 4 x video series for families facing dying, death and grief called “Landscapes of Life & Love and Loss”. – Traversing the pathways of dying, death and grief. Sarah discusses how to begin the conversation about death – why we need to think about death; how to prepare for death; how to manage the shock of death; how to caretake the grieving; and how to integrate death into life & love.

FREE downloadable handbook is also provided to help you.

“How do you feel? Using the intelligence of our emotions to heal and be whole in Life & Love”, is a holistic and practical resource to help people and practitioners keep balanced and whole and well throughout all of life and love’s challenges. Over 20 videos, Sarah outlines the nature and movement of our feelings and how we can understand and work with our emotions.

Sarah covers the foundations of developing our capacity to bring skill and understanding to our emotional experiences and offers her Emotions Essentials Toolkit of skills and practices that help to build both emotional resilience and emotional wellbeing. Sarah also explores indepth 12 Primary Emotions and what their ‘jobs’ areand how to work with them with skill and fluency.