Shannon Morley

Educational and Developmental Psychologist

BSocSci, PostGradDipPsych, MPsych (Ed&Dev)


I am an experienced psychologist and am passionate about my work. I really enjoy the collaborative strength-based process of working alongside child, adolescent and adult clients, parents and families for their best possible outcomes. 

Throughout my career, I have worked across community health, non-government organisations, hospitals, Catholic and independent primary and secondary schools, crisis intervention, along with providing sessional teaching to Undergraduate Counselling Psychology students. I have engaged with clients from diverse backgrounds and tailor my approach to the needs of each client.  I draw on approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Play Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, bibliotherapy and motivational interviewing.  I have training in child focussed parent work and am experienced in supporting clients from preschool age through to adulthood, including those on the autism spectrum. I am qualified in restorative practice and draw on this experience in my work. 

In addition to my work at Aurora Psychology, I currently work in a very large independent school and am experienced in undertaking a range of psychological and educational assessments to best understand the learning needs of students and provide consultancy to teachers with recommendations for the classroom. I am experienced in assessments and recommendations around school readiness.

I Work with:

  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Adults

Areas of Interest:

  • Child therapy

  • Play therapy

  • Anxiety and stress

  • Depression

  • Autism spectrum disorder

  • Grief and bereavement

  • Life transitions

  • Cognitive and educational assessments

  • Relationships

  • Self -esteem

  • Understanding and managing strong emotions

Available Times:

  • Saturdays 10am to 5pm