Sarah Beetam Psychotherapist

9/355 Barrenjoey Road, Newport, New South Wales, 2106, Australia

Clients come to counselling stuck and immobilized, unable to create something new in their lives. Their repetition of stuck and unsatisfactory behaviours, thoughts and feelings is what leads most clients through my door. My task, as their therapist is to provide an environment that disrupts clients’ current levels of functioning, to move them toward change and renewed progression.

Practitioners at this location

Sarah Beetham


Sarah has 12 years experience as a clinical psychotherapist. She utilises theoretical and practical interventions, through the observation of the client’s discrepancies, mixed messages, conflict, and incongruity in the client’s statements and behaviours. These inconsistencies are an important part of the client’s difficulties and concerns. The resolution of these discrepancies is central to the counselling process. As a therapist Sarah provides an environment that disrupts clients’ current levels of functioning, to move the client toward change and renewed progression. The focus of Sarah’s counselling style is on the client-therapist relationship, which research has indicated to be the most important factor in successful therapy. Collaboration occurs to develop a warm, genuine, empathetic and professional therapeutic alliance. This ensures a safe and nurturing environment to communicate and explore issues. Sarah uses evidence-based techniques shown to improve psychological well-being and empower each client to cope more effectively with their lives. Sarah selects psychological technique that research and experience has shown to be most effective for each client. Techniques are derived from cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, existential therapy and solution focused therapy.