Performing Arts Counselling

Helping Performers and Presenters achieve their potential

Employing evidence based strategies we assist clients to manage anxiety, overcome onstage trauma and develop or regain performance confidence so they can perform their best when it counts.

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

Thank you!

What we do

1-on-1 Counselling & Performance Coaching

Are you a performer or presenter looking to grow or regain performance confidence? Book an individual session either in person or online. Sarah works with clients to help them manage anxiety, overcome onstage trauma and develop skills to perform confidently, whatever the circumstances. 

Performance Anxiety Workshops

Secondary and tertiary students learn how to manage performance anxiety using evidence based strategies. Delivered as a series or as a stand-alone session, face to face or online.

Presentation Skills Workshops

Looking to have your team deliver your message clearly and succinctly with confidence? This practical program works to develop polished presentation skills and develop performance confidence, whatever the circumstances.

Teacher Workshops

Come away with an understanding of how to to manage performance anxiety in students, identify triggers and create a performance culture that fosters strong performance outcomes and receptivity to critical appraisal.

Online Professional Development

For Dance, Drama and Music Teachers, Performing Arts PD is an online portal delivering best-practice professional development specific to the performing arts context. Written by experienced performing arts educators these courses are full of practical pedagogy to improve performance outcomes. 

Online Presentation Skills Course - Coming Soon

An online masterclass for Corporate Presenters to master anxiety and deliver with confidence.

What our clients say

“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

Director of Music, Abbotsleigh


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




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