Sarah Grey

Hi, I’m Sarah (she/her). I’m an accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). I’ve worked in mental health and counselling for about ten years, and I highly value the humanistic approach which is grounded in the values of authenticity, non-judgement, and “unconditional positive regard” (which is a fancy way of saying “love and compassion for all people”).

I believe that all people are the experts in their own experiences, and I see my role as something like a GPS: you’re in the driver’s seat, and you set the pace and determine the direction, but I can tell you about roadworks ahead, or routes that have worked for others. I do my best to offer people my professional knowledge and resources, while at the same time trying really hard not to rescue them, because I’d rather they gain the strength and experience to rescue themselves. And for the problems that apparently have no solutions, in a world that is largely out of our control? Well maybe from a new perspective we might discover ways forward that weren’t visible before. And if not, sometimes it helps to just have someone to talk to.

As well as working at Warwick Psychological Services, I have another role as a bereavement counsellor, exploring grief and loss with people whose loved ones have died by suicide. I also co-facilitate groups for trans folx who have experienced suicidal thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Outside of work I’m a human being too. I’m a polyamorous trans woman, and I’m neurodivergent. I love exercise, video games, and dabbling in the Zen art of Japanese tea ceremony.

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