Performing Arts Counselling

Performing Arts Counselling works with performing artists and corporate presenters to give peak performances under pressure. Helping  clients to achieve their potential when others are watching.

What we do

Using evidence based strategies and industry experience, PAC works with clients to assist them to overcome performance anxiety and gain strong physical presentation skills so they are able to perform at their peak when others are watching.

Performance Anxiety Workshops

Suitable for secondary and tertiary students these workshops teach cognitive skills to master performance anxiety, delivered as a series or as a stand-alone session.

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Workshops teach and develop students’ cognitive skills which are necessary to manage performance anxiety and perform at their best when it counts.

Available as Face-to-Face or via Zoom, for further information click on the link below or to book a session call Sarah on +61425308035 or via the link.

Performing Arts Educator Workshops

Educator Workshops provide a toolkit of strategies to assist educators to manage students’ performance anxiety and create strong performances.

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Designed specifically for the performing arts, the workshops work with educators to develop environments that reduce anxiety and promote resilient peak performance behaviours.

Available as Face-to-Face or via Zoom, for further information click on the link below or to book a session call Sarah on +61425308035 or via the link.

Individual Performance Coaching for Artists and Speakers

Individual coaching sessions are available to anyone seeking to overcome performance anxiety and improve presentation skills.

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Whether under pressure or in more neutral settings. Sessions are tailored to the needs of the client whatever their age, vocation or level of ability.

Available as Face-to-Face or via Zoom, for further information click on the link below or to book a session call Sarah on +61425308035 or via the link.

Corporate Presenters Workshops

Workplaces seeking to develop peak presentation skills amongst their employees can book this practical program works to develop polished presentation skills under pressure.

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In a half-day format participants are armed with cognitive skills to master anxiety and physical delivery techniques to foster confidence and strong presentation delivery.

Bookings for Corporate Presenters Workshop are made via On The Run Learning and can be made via the link below.

Online Performing Arts Professional Development

PAC has a side arm providing online professional development for performing arts educators and artists.

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All courses are industry specific and written by those with both industry experience working in the performing arts and grounded on a solid evidence base.


To view these courses click the link below.

Online Peak Corporate Presenter Course

PAC in collaboration with On the Run Learning have developed an online masterclass for Corporate Presenters to master anxiety and deliver with confidence.

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Peak Presentations is delivered in 4 modules and covers cognitive skills to master anxiety, strong physical delivery, how to change your self-talk to deliver with impact and finally strategies developed by elite athletes to perform at their peak, whatever the circumstances.

This course can be found by accessing the link below. 


Performing Arts Counselling is founded by Sarah Marshall who uses her performing arts industry experience coupled with tertiary study in Psychology, Counselling and Music Performance to provide clients with strong, evidence-based tools to assist them to perform their best, whatever the circumstances.

Snapshot of OUr clients


      • Sydney University – Conservatorium of Music
      • Griffith University  – Conservatorium of Music
      • New England Conservatorium
      • Orange Regional Conservatorium
      • Young Regional Conservatorium
      • Kambala
      • Sydney Grammar
      • Pymble Ladies College
      • Abbotsleigh
      • SCEGGS Darlinghurst
      • Mount St Benedicts
      • Brigidine College
      • Ascham
      • The Kings School
      • Barker College
      • Radfield College
      • Santa Sabina
      • Northholm
      • Arden
      • Eastwood Musical Society


      • Real estate broker
      • Corporate Negotiator
      • Conductor
      • Violinist
      • CEO
      • Pianist
      • Music Theatre Performer
      • Clarinetist
      • Actor
      • Oboeist
      • Cellist
      • Dancer
      • Opera Singer




Helpful to have an actual specialist in performance and psychology to talk to us about the things we see daily.

Thank you! 

From Our Clients

“Sarah gave me insights and strategies to be authentically me – to be comfortable, calm and to feel good about myself speaking to an audience. Sarah was amazing in helping me to find my voice, be confident and to appreciate my own style.”

Adam Blatch

CEO, Feel the Magic

“Well structured and informative, giving the students an understanding of where their performance anxiety came from and many helpful ideas to keep their anxiety in perspective. Kambala intends to continue its association with Sarah having already noticed an improvement.”
Peter Sagar

Co-ordinator of Performance Studies, Kambala School for Girls

“Sarah has given many workshops on peak performance at Abbotsleigh. She presents research-based information in an engaging way and helps to equip students with tools to overcome performance anxiety, building confidence on the stage.

It is of note that each workshop is created in a customised way with strategies tailored to the individual students attending the workshop.

Both students and Music staff value Sarah’s expertise and the supportive and encouraging way in which material is delivered in her workshops.”

Lynette Clarke

Acting Director of Music, Abbotsleigh

IT’s time to develop peak performance

Say Hello!

Contact Sarah now by calling +61425308035 or reach out by using the contact form below.