Meet the Team

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Mr Jamie Sharp

I’m a 46 year old family man with an amazing wife of 17 years and 3 children aged 21, 16 and 13. I’ve discovered through these years the value of investing in my marriage and being actively engaged in my

Children’s lives. On this side of the journey, those investments are paying off. 


While I believe I am very blessed, I’m not immune to trials. At the age of 40 I was diagnosed with cancer and while going through chemotherapy, I developed a cancer induced clot which blocked my heart, then passed into my lung, causing substantial damage. Through this season I discovered the strength and peace from my faith,  and the benefits of relying on other supports to help navigate my journey of anxiety and fatigue to wellness. 


I’m described by others as being down to earth, caring and wise, (I agree with this mostly, however sometimes I have my doubts about the wise part, that’s why I’m keen for you to make your own decisions). 


I believe Counselling is best as relationship built on confidentiality, mutual respect and open communication, with the intention of helping people clarify and identify their problems and to find their own solutions. I am passionate about helping others.


As long as I can remember it’s been a natural pattern that people would open up to me discussing things from their lives and often finished with the words ‘I’m not sure why I just told you all that, but I’ve never spoken about it with anyone before . Thanks for listening’. 


I consider it a great honour to build a connection with people where they feel safe to openly express their experiences and emotions in confidence and then be invited into their lives in the space where they find hope. 


I really value love. I think love is an undervalued currency and commodity that often lacks in the world around us. I really hope for you to experience the caring, comfort, confidence, connection and sometimes correction that love brings. 


As part of this journey, if you laugh, I’ll laugh, and if you cry, which usually happens, I’ll usually cry too. That’s because I engage with your journey intensely  and listen to the emotion and feeling you express with empathy while seeking to understand what you’re really going through. 


Over the years, journeying with families through youth work, pastoral care  and school chaplaincy I believe the skills I’ve developed help me to understand each individuals’ unique experience.   This enhances the counselling services I offer. I really enjoy journeying with all people through their trials and testing to a place of success and health. 


One of my professional strengths which lines up with my ethical responsibility and value of integrity, is the ability to recognise when another service provider will be a better support than I will. But it doesn’t mean I don’t care or the journey with me has finished, often I’ll journey with you to your next support and beyond if it’s best for you. 


So why A Sharp Mindset? No you don’t have to think like me. The motivation came from my core belief In the importance of leaving a legacy for generations to come and I hope that’s what this business will be. The play on words uses my surname to achieve this while, like the logo, demonstrates my playful personality.  All while reflecting my true belief that A Sharp Mindset is a Great Asset. When we are Sharp in mind it leads to better decisions and  motivated actions. 


By reading this I believe you are taking the first step toward changing your situation and this can often be the hardest step and one where you might feel anxious or uncertain. 


As a client of A Sharp Mindset you can expect the best service I can offer every single session. I’m looking forward to meeting you and journeying with you to health, wholeness, wellness, confidence and success. 


Sincerely,

Jamie 

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Mrs Natasha Parker

Welcome, my name is Natasha Parker, but I'm happy to be called Tash.

The quote  "You were given this life, because you are strong enough to live it" really resonates with me. I am a true believer that it's often helpful to have someone to check in with, and journey alongside.

As a registered Guidance Officer, I enjoy working with children, often supporting them to better understand themselves, build self-esteem, confidence and thrive in multiple settings. I have a proven track record for providing safe and achievable options for students and their families. I have received recognition in both counselling, and education; including being a recipient of various awards and having journal articles published. I am positive, with a can-do attitude.

In my personal life I have experienced many of life's ups and downs. I believe these experiences have not only helped me to see life from different perspectives, but also given me the desire to help others along their journey of life. This inspired me to also become a counsellor, knowing that I can help others with empathy while they overcome life’s challenges.


I am a person-centred, values based counsellor who feels that building trust is the most important part of the counselling journey. I have been described as naturally intuitive, positive, professional, non-judgemental, open-minded, and a great listener. If this sounds like it might be helpful or healing for you to experience, I would like to invite you to come encounter the space I take pride in creating. A place of safety, where you can be heard.

I have learnt the importance of a healthy work / life balance. I enjoy spending quality times with my husband and our dog, camping, 4 wheel driving and hiking.  Why am I a Counsellor, I simply love knowing that I can help others,  by holding the upmost empathy towards people going through life’s ups and downs.

As a client of A Sharp Mindset you can expect the best service I can offer every single session. I’m looking forward to meeting you and journeying with you to health, wholeness, wellness, confidence and success. 


Sincerely,

Tash


*Please note, as I am a Guidance Officer at Jimboomba State School, I am not allowed to see families who attend this school.