Shazzy Tharby


Shazzy is an approachable therapist with over 20 years experience. Shazzy is able to help with a wide range of presenting issues. 

Shazzy works with IndividualsCouples, Families, Teenagers, Children, and NDIS clients.

Shazzy has experience working with a range of presenting issues including:

  • Workplace issues and processes.
  • Communication Skills to reduce conflict and develop healthier relationships.
  • Depression, and how to build resources to create a greater sense of wellbeing.
  • Mania, and how to prevent and manage those states in a harm minimisation way.
  • Anxiety, and how to build coping strategies and acceptance.
  • Stress, and how to build coping strategies while prioritising and minimising tasks.
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence issues, and how to gradually increase comfort zones/ confidence.
  • Trauma, including single incident trauma and complex trauma, particularly childhood trauma.
  • Autism/ ADHD, other Disability Challenges, and working towards client-centred goals.
  • Medical Challenges including Chronic Pain and working to improve quality of life.
  • Emotional and Sensory Dysregulation, and how to build self-regulation strategies.
  • Behavioural Issues, with a focus on exploring why behaviours are occurring.
  • Family Dysfunction, and how to work towards a family vision with consistency & connection.
  • Shazzy is an LGBTQIA+ ally and works in a person centred and trauma informed way.

Shazzy is a UK trained and credentialed Counselling Psychotherapist and Mental Health Nurse with over 20 years’ experience working with a range of clients, including children, teens, parents, and young adults. Shazzy is autistic and ADHD herself and has autistic and ADHD children and therefore understands the neurodivergent (ND) experience from both a personal and professional point of view from many angles. Shazzy works from a neurodivergent affirming perspective. 

Shazzy is multi-cultural, multilingual and has qualifications in Teaching English as a Second Language.
Having experienced living in many different countries herself and speaking
languages that aren’t her first language Shazzy is very patient with those whose first language isn’t English.

Shazzy enjoys working with clients with a range of mental health issues, disabilities and/ or complex family factors, as well as neurotypical (NT) individuals who prefer to see her for various reasons.

Shazzy is familiar with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-Processing (EMDR), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, (SFBT) Collaborative Problem Solving, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Schema Therapy, Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Non-Directive Pregnancy Counselling, group work and telephone counselling.


  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional
  • Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional
  • Certified Autism Informed Professional
  • Certified ADHD Clinical Services Provider
  • Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist
  • Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
  • Professional Diploma in Mindfulness Practice
  • Accredited Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Accredited Holistic Medicine Practitioner
  • Accredited Relationship Counsellor
  • Professional Diploma in Teaching
  • CertIV in Training and Assessment
  • Undertaking her Masters In Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Gottman Trained Couples Therapist – Level 1 and Level 2

Shazzy has the capacity to regularly communicate with other support people in the individual’s life, conduct behavioural observations, make referrals, and attend meetings with third parties.
To book an appointment with Shazzy Tharby contact us today.
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