Sarah Pelling

Sarah Pelling

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - STOKE-ON-TRENT

Sessions from £40.00


  • Concessionary rates


Available anywhere in England and Wales via internet and telephone

Daytime Evening 9 am to 7pm

Monday - Friday.

Concessions for trainee students£25 per hour.

About me and my therapy practice


I deeply listen beyond your words is the feedback I recieve from clients like you who feel able to trust me with their inner most concerns and feelings in the safe space I offer within this confidential setting. 

I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor, who specialises in stress, anger managment, numbness, low self-worth, flashbacks, poor sleep, all gender abuse survivors (domestic, childhood, Institutional) and bereavement for adults 20+ (she/her). All my clients have given feedback of 'very satisfied.'

Your experience in Sessions 

Trust and a safe emotional space are created quickly between us, where you can openly explore all aspects of your reactions and feelings that create your stress. I enourage you to express yourself within safe time boundaries for you, but outside many societal good manners that can make us suppress our stronger stressors. My focus is for you as a unqiue person, to have the freedom to explore who you are, what is bothering you and how you want to change that, to 'bloom free' into being more settled you. I do not fix, tell but will direct you when appropriate to re-focus on being open to change and self-awareness. 

 Contact me via or 07402530730 (leave a message) and I will return your call. 

Practice description

All sessions are via telephone or Zoom. I call you via telephone. These are 50 minute sessions, once a week at the same time each week.

My trained skills are as a Person-Centred, Relational Integrative, trauma-informed counsellor. 

In practice, this creates empathic connection with you with respect for you as a unique individual who is their own expert about themselves. In addition Integrative training includes transference, patterns of relationship, transpersonal understanding and concepts of Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Inner Child, Transactional Analysis and Psychoeducation of the impact of and release from traumatic events.

In practice, the above may reflect back to you where you are reacting to me as you do in relationships, showing you a pattern ot roles in various relationships you describe, encouraging you to recognise existing or new core beliefs or sense of purpose, how you blocking self-awareness or relationship in various ways, unlocking strong emotions that hold you back about yourself or others that you want to release and noticing how childhood events or self-impact on you as an adult today. 

My first session

In the first session or at the first contact with you if possible,  I request you give me an emergency contact and some personal details so I can support you if you require emergency help during a session. This allows me to work ethically in your best interests. 

After you feel comfortable to start sessions, I will send you a contract before the first session and payment methods, so that you can pay before the session.

At the first session we will review the main ways of working together, we will get to know one another with a discussion about what you want from counselling, how I work fits with your needs and I will ask general questions so I can understand you more and what is concerning you at the moment. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited