Brisbane Psychotherapist for Families | Blooming Heart Therapy

Blooming Heart Therapy psychotherpist Sarah Harwood

Blooming Heart Therapy is a Brisbane based psychotherapist who strives to create a stronger, authentic, healthier identity for children, teens, and families.

Blooming Heart Therapy supports children and families who would like to better understand their challenges as well as focusing on strengths. Every child and family is unique. Blooming Heart Therapy will create individualised treatment plans based upon the values, beliefs, culture, and the needs of the family.

Blooming Heart Therapy nurtures children and families to complete contentment.

Blooming Heart Therapy psychotherpist Sarah Harwood

Play Therapy

Play Therapy involves the use of play to communicate with children. Communicating through the medium of play helps children learn to solve problems and change their negative behaviors. The therapeutic play room is a safe and secure space where the child is able to process their emotions and experiences process their emotions and experiences without fear of judgement.

Play Therapy is recommended for children experiencing a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Life transitions such as divorce and blended families
  • Self control and impulsivity
  • Aggressive behaviors
  • Sadness and depression
  • Trauma
  • Medical trauma
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Adoption support
  • Bullying and struggling peer relationships
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Social skills/boundaries
  • Grief/bereavement
  • Attachment concerns
  • Nightmares or bed-wetting
  • Strengthening family relationships
  • Challenges with academic motivation success
  • Focus
  • Sensory Disorders
  • Low self-esteem

Teen Counselling

Blooming Heart Therapy works with teens to offer a safe space to help them develop self-understanding, self-advocacy, and lead happier contented lives.

They work with teens on a variety of challenges as they transition into adulthood including self-esteem, trauma, school life and sexuality.

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Family Therapy and Parent Support

Blooming Heart Therapy provides a space where families can express and work through painful emotions and have difficult conversations. Part of healthy communication is being able to express yourself and be heard and appreciated when speaking.

Blooming Heart Therapy offers parent coaching and support. Working together, you can discover and create new pathways that allow you to release old patterns and beliefs that no longer serve you and are holding you back from experiencing the beauty of parenthood.

AutPlay® Therapy

AutPlay® Therapy is a play and behavioural therapy approach, which is specifically tailored to help children and their families who are living with autism and other forms of developmental disability.

Blooming Heart Therapy is the only qualified Brisbane-based private practice providing this specialised treatment approach.

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“Sarah has so much faith and understanding in people and in her practice. She is one of a kind. Helping and guiding others to their path of healing, acceptance, and self-discovery.”

“Experienced, kind and real.”

“Sarah has been a healing presence in my life. She has called me to more: more care, more truth, more play. Her ability to care for the whole person paired with her skills as a play therapist invite one to be seen and known on a deep level. I also appreciate her love of learning. She is a constant learner who is constantly training her mind and honing her skills.”

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To find out more about Blooming Heart Therapy and the services they offer, please head to the website at

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