I am a Clinical Psychologist, and have worked in the NHS for more than ten years. I now work exclusively in independent practice, and am delighted to be one of a group of experienced therapists working at the Heart Centre.
The purpose of Clinical Psychology is to reduce psychological distress and to promote psychological wellbeing. Clinical Psychologists are trained in a range of different therapies, which enables us to choose the right approach for each client we work with. We meet with clients to develop a good understanding of what they are currently struggling with and tailor the therapeutic approach offered according to each individual’s needs. I strongly believe that it is essential to develop a good therapeutic relationship with clients, so that we can create a safe space from which to explore difficulties.
I see young adults and adults with a range of psychological difficulties including low mood, anxiety (including OCD and phobias), disordered eating, difficulties with adjusting to major life transitions such as becoming a parent, and those with a history of trauma. I also work with people encountering relationship problems, having difficulty managing work stress, problematic drinking and problems sleeping.
I know that finding the right person to see for therapy may seem difficult. If you’d like any further information about me or engaging in therapy, please contact me by either telephone or e-mail. There is also a lot of information about me and frequently asked questions about therapy on my website. In terms of my qualifications, I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I am a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
What to expect when you contact me? I aim to respond to voicemails and e-mails within 24 hours. We will have an initial free telephone consultation, where I will ask you about what you are looking for help with and arrange an initial assessment appointment. During this appointment (which lasts for between 60 and 90 minutes), we will talk about your current situation, and aspects of your history, to develop a plan for therapy. If you decide that you would like to work with me, we will arrange a series of appointments.
Services on offer from Sarah: Chartered Clinical Psychologist