Sarah Saatzer

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Sheffield S5 & S1
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Supervision details

Greetings and welcome to  my profile:)

"Sarah is brilliant. I have been a counsellor since 2003, and in 2020 I started working with Sarah, she is the best supervisor I have ever had. Sarah is a warm, sensitive and perceptive listener. I feel very safe with Sarah, that safety becomes a wonderful stable platform for our work together. Sarah is a quietly outstanding practitioner, I can highly recommend her." Helen

I am a qualified Supervisor working in the South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire area and also offering Online Supervision so I can work with anyone in the United Kingdom:).

I qualified with Jenny Biancardi in Creative Supervision informed by the Person Centred Approach

I am an accredited member of the NCS and have many years experience of working as a supervisor and counsellor and with supervisors in which I have developed a sense of what has worked well for me and what has not worked well. I have a wealth of experience in both and of course I have grounded my practice in what I find works well.

I have been lucky enough to train for both counselling and supervision in atmospheres and methods which are truly person centred, in offering freedom, safety and holding; inspiring creativity and personal development which reflects in my work.

First of all: Let me look into my relationship with Rogers' core conditions as an intro to my approach:

Congruence: In being aware of what is going on for me in any given moment, in my ability to express in an appropriate way and own it; I hope to provide openness, permission and a sense of safety to supervisees. This helps both of us in being able to be in touch with ourselves in the moment, assisting openness and honesty with ourselves, ultimately helping you in making connections in your work with clients

Empathic understanding: The main thing is that I stay with my empathy for you as the supervisee so you can feel safe and connect with your own empathy for yourself and for the client and find out any obstacles to that. We can then explore together what is going on and what will help.

Unconditional positive regard: I would like you to feel my unconditional positive regard for the client as well as for you. In slowing down and being honest with ourselves in the moment we can get a sense of any obstacles to either of us feeling UPR for the client or each other; then this can be explored with ever the honest perusal of Unconditional Positive Regard all round:)

Secondly: I have found that, to access information about what is going on in the complexity of relationships, primarily for the supevisee, but also for the client; it is good to use other means than just the analytical processes of the right brain. 

These means include:

Being in the moment

Listening very deeply in the moment

Reflecting back understanding of what I have heard on many levels.

Being aware of and sharing my impressions of; the feelings involved, the patterns at play, what may be going on for you and being expressed by the you at any moment.

Using creative methods such as stones, art, chair work (only used if you choose to)

Expressing what is going on, on a body level in the moment

Either supervisor or supervisee expressing what is coming up for her as the other is speaking(though not interrupting) at the same time as being close to the supervisee's frame of reference.

Please feel free to contact me for an initial meeting to see if you would like to work with me.

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5

Sheffield, S1 2QA

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I qualified with Jenny Biancardi in Creative Supervision informed by the Person Centred Approach. At the moment I work exclusively online.


Sarah Saatzer
Sarah Saatzer