About Me

Sarah Morley Counselling


Sarah Morley

I know how big things can feel when you struggle with something by yourself. Counselling is about offering a helping, non-judgemental relationship. It can give you time and space where you feel able to speak freely, feel accepted and understood. I invite you to bring yourself to our sessions just as you are and I will offer you warmth, understanding and honesty. I can support you in finding solutions and ways of being that bring you greater fulfilment.

I am trained in person centred counselling and psychodrama psychotherapy. I work with groups as well as 1:1. I can work with you for a short period or longer term depending on what your concern is.

I have worked as a counsellor since 2010 but began training and gaining experience in 2001. I currently work in private practice and also for other counselling organisations in Sheffield. No matter which context I work in, I always aim to bring my authentic self and that's what I will bring to my work with you.
A first session is about you telling me whatever feels relevant to why you are seeking help. It also gives us an opportunity to see if we think we would work well together and for you to ask questions if you have them.

Why come to Counselling?

Make the first steps towards change

The reasons why people come to counselling are many and varied. Some of the issues I have had experience of working with are:

  • Bereavement
  • Anger
  • Loneliness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Recovering from sexual abuse or rape
  • Sexuality
  • Gender transition
  • Work related stress
  • Relationship problems
  • Fear
  • DID
  • Emotional abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Low self esteem
  • Self harm
  • Addiction

Whatever reason (s) you bring, I will be happy to meet with you.

Training, Qualifications and Experience

Continued professional development


I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and a member of the British Psychodrama Association. I have a diploma in Psychodrama and also in Person Centred Counselling.

I have worked with a rich variety of people and have experienced working in NHS settings as well as in the voluntary sector. I currently work at Sheffield Rape Crisis and SWCTs as well as in private practice.

I work with organisations, offering tasters in using psychodrama in different settings and with a variety of client groups.

I am also a trained teacher and worked with young people in educational settings from 1995 – 2015.

Fees

A service tailored to your needs


£45 for a one hour session.

Supervision is £45 per hour.

I can offer some concessionary places, so please ask me if this is something you'd like to consider.

What is Person-Centred?

It's about you


Everything I do is guided by person-centred principles. I believe that if people are heard in a climate of understanding, acceptance and authenticity they have a good chance of being able to find a way of being in the world that serves them.

Person centred therapy can look like many different things as it is tailored to suit the person seeking help. Therefore, sometimes it is short term and may be about getting to grips with a specific problem. At other times it may be longer term work that's needed. It can be an exploration of your past and/or focussed on the present day. Some people may need a very gentle experience whilst others may prefer lots of challenge. I will use my sense of you (and what you tell me) to offer you my knowledge and experience in a way that I think you'll find most helpful. In person-centred work you are invited to say as much as you can about what feels right (or not) and this is always helpful to me.

What is Psychodrama?

Try a different perspective


Psychodrama is a form of therapy where people are encouraged to ‘show’ rather than ‘tell’. There are many ways to use psychodrama but sometimes people choose to:

  • Re- run past experiences, perhaps to do things differently or find some healing/closure. Or we may wish to go back to times that we cherish and experience them again
  • Explore the roles that we habitually play
  • Try out new roles
  • Explore future scenarios, those we might actually live or those we just imagine
  • Talk to significant others, perhaps say what we can’t in ‘real life’

Psychodrama is often practised in a group but it can also be used in 1:1 work. I may suggest ideas if I think they'll be useful to you or you can ask me about it if it's a way of working you'd like to know more about.

Supervision

My ethos


I am person-centred in the Supervision I offer which means I will aim to create with you a place where you are able to attend to what you wish with a sense of freedom and without the fear of being judged. Please be warmly invited to be an active participant in the ‘shape and flavour’ that our sessions take. I invite you to be open about what is not helpful to you as well as what is.

Psychodrama

I am a qualified psychodrama practitioner as well as a person-centred counsellor & Supervisor. If you would like to hear more about how psychodrama can be used in supervision then please ask me.

What can be explored in Supervision?

We may look at:

  • Anything at all that helps you reflect upon and learn from your experiences in your work.
  • Any interventions or strategies you use.
  • Content of your sessions.
  • The relationships, as you perceive them, you have with your clients.
  • The impact your work has on you personally.
  • The impact you personally have on your work.
  • The ethical framework of any professional body you belong to. (Mine is UKCP.)
  • Relevant legislation as and when that arises.
  • How our supervisory relationship may mirror relationships with your clients.
  • The context(s) in which you work.

At the beginning of our work we can edit the contract for how we will work together according to what you need and I invite us both to revisit it regularly to make sure it still works for us.

Contact Me

Please get in touch


I can be contacted via email

Email

Alternatively call or text me on 07985 564 570.