Director Senta Sharp
Counselling & Consulting
With a Graduate Diploma of Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, Senta combines over 17 years’ experience as a strategic communication specialist with professional training as a counsellor to work therapeutically with clients.
Senta established Senta Sharp Counselling services in 2019, expanding her work with business clients to a therapeutic framework, having seen that many clients’ professional and business issues are often greatly intertwined with and influenced by personal and private challenges.
As a professional Counsellor, Senta is a Member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
She participates regularly in professional development activities to expand her knowledge on current research and clinical practice in counselling and psychotherapy, and undertakes professional supervision to ensure she maintains ethical practice and best practice guidelines for the benefit of clients.
Bachelor of Business Communication (with Distinction), QUT
Graduate Diploma Counselling, ACAP
PACFA Reg. Clinical 25456
Yellow Card Holder:
Disability Services Positive Notice 2018-27258-1
Private Health Provider for
BUPA, Medibank Private, ahm, Australian REgional Health Group - including Police Health, St Luke's Health, Phoenix Health Fund, Emergency Services Health
Senta Sharp Counselling
Business Address: Suite 13, 1b/47 Park Rd, Milton, QLD 4064 Australia
Practice Address: Latrobe Allied Health, Paddington Central, Level 5, 107 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington 4064, QLD, Australia
On being a Counsellor
A connection and investment in you as a person
"I really enjoy the natural flow of the counselling process. Before counselling even starts, there has to be a connection. It comes from within – reaching out to a person on a very human level, the willingness to really see and invest in them, connect and tap into thoughts and feelings, hear what is said and not said, and search for what is just below the surface, hidden but wanting to emerge and be acknowledged.
Trusting someone with your story
It’s a really big step to trust another person with your own unique experiences, your view of the world, and hope that your counsellor will respect, value, empathise, understand, and support you as you explore your challenges and barriers, your hurts and disappointments, your fears, concerns and sorrow; as you share your story, perhaps for the first time, and try to heal or seek change.
It is the journey that anyone who goes to see a counsellor is seeking.
A real relationship that values you
For me, the strength and realness of a therapeutic relationship is the absolute key to successful counselling and to healing. That’s why I bring all of myself to counselling relationships, drawing on my own lived experience of wanting to be heard, understood, regarded and valued for all that is in me, to be seen as I am, and good enough just to be.
Being vulnerable and healing
As your counsellor, I respect the position of trust and privilege I am being given to walk with you as you share what is most important and meaningful to you. I will give you an opportunity to be vulnerable, with dignity and safety, and to be heard and understood, without it compromising the rest of your world, and I will hold you through the process of change and healing."