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Sunshine Coast based Counsellor

Specialising in Relationships

Empatherapies aims to provide expert, confidential and affordable counselling and consultancy services to individuals, couples, families, groups and organisations via face to face, phone and internet.

Our deepest purpose is to enrich lives by improving mental well-being and relationships within the community

About Me

Sabine Schroeder

I am a Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and Director of Empatherapies. My therapeutic style draws on my studies in Psychology, various Psychotherapy Training and Eastern Wellness traditions such as Buddhism and Yoga. I believe this path has chosen me and being a Psychotherapist is my life’s work. It is an honour to assist clients in their healing journeys.

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Our Services

Individual Counselling

Supporting individuals via face to face, phone or internet in managing stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, relationship difficulties and trauma. Range of evidence based therapies offered to assist in developing strategies to release unhelpful habit patterns, improve coping styles and increase emotional and mental well-being.

Individual Counselling

Supporting individuals via face to face, phone or internet in managing stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, relationship difficulties and trauma. Range of evidence based therapies offered to assist in developing strategies to release unhelpful habit patterns, improve coping styles and increase emotional and mental well-being.

Couples Counselling

Supporting couples in developing greater awareness of each other’s needs, improve communication, conflict resolution as well as strengthen trust, safety and connectedness in their relationship. Utilising Gottman Method, Stan Tatkin’s PACT approach, as well as Imago techniques.

Couples Counselling

Supporting couples in developing greater awareness of each other’s needs, improve communication, conflict resolution as well as strengthen trust, safety and connectedness in their relationship. Utilising Gottman Method, Stan Tatkin’s PACT approach, as well as Imago techniques.

Parenting Counselling

Parenting counselling for couples to facilitate a shared understanding for handling their child(rens)’s difficult behaviours and improve alignment in their parenting. Bringing greater harmony and peaceful interactions to family systems. Based on Circle of Security and Bringing Up Great Kids Parenting Courses.

Parenting Counselling

Parenting counselling for couples to facilitate a shared understanding for handling their child(rens)’s difficult behaviours and improve alignment in their parenting. Bringing greater harmony and peaceful interactions to family systems. Based on Circle of Security and Bringing Up Great Kids Parenting Courses.

Group Work

Range of group work offered upon request for private groups or organisations
Areas of Speciality – Mindfulness Managing mental health conditions – chronic stress, anxiety, burnout, depression & trauma, Parenting – trained parenting group facilitator of Circle of Security, Bringing Up Great Kids Managing challenging child behaviours

Group Work

Range of group work offered upon request for private groups or organisations
Areas of Speciality – Mindfulness Managing mental health conditions – chronic stress, anxiety, burnout, depression & trauma, Parenting – trained parenting group facilitator of Circle of Security, Bringing Up Great Kids Managing challenging child behaviours – home, day care & School settings, Managing Family Conflict and Separation, Managing Carer Stress, Bereavement

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING

Supporting individuals via face to face, phone or internet in managing stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, relationship difficulties and trauma. Range of evidence based therapies offered to assist in developing strategies to release unhelpful habit patterns, improve coping styles and increase emotional and mental well-being.

COUPLES COUNSELLING

Supporting couples in developing greater awareness of each other’s needs, improve communication, conflict resolution as well as strengthen trust, safety and connectedness in their relationship. Utilising Gottman Method, Stan Tatkin’s PACT approach, as well as Imago techniques.

PARENT COUNSELLING

Parenting counselling for couples to facilitate a shared understanding for handling their child(rens)’s difficult behaviours and improve alignment in their parenting. Bringing greater harmony and peaceful interactions to family systems. Based on Circle of Security and Bringing Up Great Kids Parenting Courses.

GROUP WORK

Range of group work offered upon request for private groups or organisations
Areas of Speciality – Mindfulness Managing mental health conditions – chronic stress, anxiety, burnout, depression & trauma, Parenting – trained parenting group facilitator of Circle of Security, Bringing Up Great Kids Managing challenging child behaviours

ORGANISATIONAL CONSULTANCY

Delivering tailored workshops, training forums, speaking engagements and psycho education for community and private organisation

Areas of Speciality:

  • Workplace wellness – management of stress, anxiety and reduce burnout
  • Mindfulness – improvement of staff mental health and resilience
  • Grief & Loss – managing wellness in workplace following bereavement
  • Trauma in the workplace – effective trauma response management
  • Staff resilience – resourcing professionals in managing challenging in workplace

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Recent Posts

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Testimonials

Sabine recently facilitated a workshop for parents of children commencing Prep next year. Although this is always an anxious time for parents, Sabine’s extensive knowledge and experience from supporting and strengthening parent-child bonds shone through. The hour was not long enough to delve deeply into all Sabine has to offer with feedback affirming that her insights, particularly about how to facilitate smoother transitions for our children and especially for those experiencing distress, was invaluable. It’s a high recommendation when people ask for more! Thank you Sabine!
Marg Pont (Principal St Josephs Primary School)
I want to share my appreciation for the workshop Sabine delivered.  The clear graphics and explanations covered so many key areas that are fundamental to the development of a healthy, well-adjusted child.  Sabine inspires trust with her genuine and kind disposition and gives you the feeling you are in safe hands.  
Matt Moran
My husband and I have seen Sabine on and off for over two years while we were going through a very difficult patch in our lives. I honestly don’t know where we would be now without Sabine’s expert guidance and support. She is a gifted practitioner with a wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend her. 
Nat and Glen
I feel blessed to have received Sabine’s expert and your intuitive support that is also empathetic, compassionate, and heartfelt. 
Jess
Sabine is the first person I think of to send family members to if they are needing support, guidance and a safe harbour when in the stormy seas of life. She is sensitive, kind, wise, intuitive, incredibly knowledgeable and experienced. Sabine has helped me through some of the toughest times of my life - she accepts the parts of me I find unacceptable until the time comes when I can embrace them myself. I thank Sabine for coming into my life and wholeheartedly recommend her as a counsellor.
Nicci Turschwell
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being you and for the support and guidance and awareness you have offered to me.
Joanne
I strongly recommend Sabine as a thoughtful, sensitive and compassionate therapist. She has been contemplating and studying and working with issues related to mental health for many years and refreshingly thinks outside the box so you don’t get the run-of-mill text book response that can leave you feeling uninspired and slightly empty. Sabine can take you to deeper places of exploration and reflection that can lead to genuine change and healing on a deeper level.
Stephanie McGrane