Nina Sawyer

MSW, BAppSocSc (couns)


Welcome to Hope and Grow

I help people to make a difference in their lives and build their self-esteem, by focusing on their values and strengths; so they can have a meaningful life, with lasting relationships and fulfilling life.


I believe in educating people about the impact mental health has on peoples lives. With a strong belief in the importance of early intervention.

Take charge of your life today and attain emotional and mental wellbeing.

Have you hit a crossroad in your life?


Life transitions can bring lots of different feelings and emotions, some may be very joyful while others may be very painful and challenging. Adjusting to change can be a difficult time, even positive life transitions tend to cause us Stress, Anxiety, Grief, and Sense of Loss.

Like many people, you might find that you overthink things or become overwhelmed with the situation or you find that your mind does not STOP!


I can help you learn to navigate these changes and obstacles in your life, so you can move forward and learn the skills and strategies needed to calm your mind and feel at ease with yourself and build your self-esteem.

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Building Stronger Relationships

Does your heart leap at the thought of more time with your partner or does it begin to sink into doubt and despair? COVID-19 has put the spotlight on many relationships with having to spend more time together.  Has this time brought you closer together or driven you apart or making you feel more vulnerable? Research studies show that bonding conversations resolve relationship distress,

and the secure bond they create increases partner’s resilience to stress and trauma.

Are you struggling to know who you are in your relationship, and find yourself worrying all the time?  Do you need help with better communication skills in your relationship? 

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Anxiety Disorder 

Do you find your thinking goes into overdrive, you catastrophes the situations leaving you feeling like something awful may happen or anticipating the worst-case scenario in any given situation.


Do you feel like your Anxiety seriously interfere with your day-to-day function, and takes a heavy toll on your personal relationships, career, and ability to enjoy life.


Untreated Anxiety symptoms may also co-occur with depression.

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Mental health First Aid Training 

Mental health problems are common - 1 in 4 people will experience an anxiety disorder and 1 in 6 people will experience depression at some stage of their lives. Throughout the course of a person’s life, it is highly likely that an individual will either develop a mental health problem or have close contact with someone who does.

I am passionate about mental health and empowering everyday Australians with the first aid skills to support people who may be developing a mental health problem, worsening illness or in who are in crisis.


Just like physical first aid, mental health first aid will teach how you to communicate and assist someone in  need. You could be the one who makes the difference.       

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Anger Management 

Are you struggling with managing your strong negative emotions, is it impacting on your mental health, physical health, career, and your relationships? 

Do you need to learn strategies, self-awareness skills to express anger in a healthy way? I tailor strategies around your unique personality and circumstance. To help you Identify your unique anger triggers, learn to anticipate your anger episodes, Master methods to stay present and make healthy choices and Develop communication skills to express anger positively. 


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My goal is to help people where they are at

  • To build Stronger Relationships so you feel closer both emotionally and physically.

  • Turn long-standing conflicts into an opportunity for connections. 

  • Learn Healthy Boundaries and have the confidence to say NO and understand your emotional needs. 

  • To teach you how to bring acceptance and compassion to your life situation. 

  • Changing your response to triggers that make you feel Anxious Sad or Angry

  • Break patterns that may cause you to Self-Sabotage your relationships. 

  • Create fresh ways to nourish your emotional needs and your partners. 

  • To get your life on track and help you to discover your values and achieve your personal goals. 




For an Appointment


Location: Suite 5 - 242 Princes Highway, Corrimal, NSW

              (upstairs through the black door, next door to CPAP shop )


Individuals: $90

Couples: $120- $180



Monday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm


Tuesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am till 4:00 pm


Thursday: 9:00 am till 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Professional Mental Health Counsellor 


Relationship Specialist