Sarah’s Life & Love Practice
Sarah assists individuals, couples and families to celebrate, create, navigate, learn, heal and grow through all life & love milestones, transitions, changes, challenges and losses.
Her practice focuses on love, marriage & family relationships; success, lifestyle & wellness; and grief & loss, including coping with illness, dying and death.
Sarah is a highly skilled and trained Marriage Therapist.
Her ‘Miracle Marriage’ principles and teachings offer a contemporary, real and sustainable approach for couples to repair conflict and expand and enrich their experience of life, love and intimacy in committed relationships and marriage.
Her clinical training is in the Gottman Couple Therapy Method – a scientific and evidenced based framework with more than 40years of proven research and success.
As a Life & Love Holistic Celebrant, Sarah creates profound and meaningful rituals and ceremonies for all life & love events – weddings, commitments, motherhood ceremonies, namings, funerals and memorials.
For her wedding couples, Sarah offers additional support with Pre-Marriage Coaching Workshops that are educational, fun and enlightening.
Sarah is also a Bespoke Funeral Director, offering holistic end of life services and a unique set of professional skills and services to support individuals and their families as they navigate through the practical, emotional and spiritual journey of illness, dying and death.
This includes 12 years as an independent funeral arranger and holistic celebrant; qualifications in grief & bereavement counselling and clinical pastoral care (including 4 years as a non-religious hospital ward chaplain).
Sarah also has training in death doula and after death body care rituals and skills.
Sarah’s Professional History, Therapeutic & Academic Qualifications – BA. MA. CMC
Sarah has more than a decade of experience in media and corporate communications, working both in a consultancy and in-house capacity for the corporate sector. Sarah is a fully qualified marriage/funeral and general Celebrant. Appointed in Sept 2005.
Sarah is a fully trained Marriage Therapist and Life Coach. She has also trained as a NLP Master Practitioner and Coach, Master Hypnotherapist and Master in Time Line Therapy®, Theta Healer. Other therapeutic modalities included in Sarah’s repertoire of care include Spiritual Counselling & Prayer, P.E.A.C.E Process, Energy Practices and Quantum Linguistics.
Sarah is a certified pastoral care practitioner, with formal training in Clinical Pastoral Education. In May 2013 she undertook an initial 40hours of foundation study with Gosford CPE and then from July – December 2013 she completed her Basic Unit of CPE at Gosford Hospital under the supervision of Reverend Ken Shakespeare. This included 80 hours of group supervision, 10 hours of individual supervision, 100 hours of training/didactics and most importantly 200 hours of ward visitation. Sarah chose and was accepted for her training onto Medical 2 Ward (Oncology) and Medical 3 Ward (Cardiac Care). Between 2014 – March 2017 Sarah volunteered 1-day a week on M4 (Respiratory & Palliative Ward) as the Ward Chaplain, providing non-religious, spiritual and emotional care to patients, staff & families
- Trained Marital Therapist, completing Levels 1 & 2 in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
- Bachelor Arts (Social Anthropology, Psychology & Linguistics)
- Masters in Communication Management
- Diploma in Marriage & Funeral Celebrancy
- Pastoral Care (College of Clinical Pastoral Education)
- NLP Master Practitioner & Coach; Master Specialist Coaching & Counseling (ABNLP)
- Certified Master Practitioner of Hypnosis (ABH)
- Certified Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy®
- Laughter Yoga Leader
- Primary Ethics Volunteer Teacher (Primary Ethics NSW