Qualifications and CV
Sarah is a highly qualified and experienced therapist with over fifteen years in clinical practice. She has extensive experience in delivering a range of effective therapeutic interventions that address mild and moderate mental and emotional health issues. She offers a compassionate, empathetic and client centred approach to therapy, but one that is grounded in a multidisciplinary understanding of psychology. Sarah is passionately committed to offering her clients the tools, support and insights that they need to most effectively help themselves.
One size does not fit all and Sarah has undertaken unique postgraduate research on the most effective treatments for a wide range of emotional conditions. Research that she followed up with further training to allow her to offer a wide range of therapeutic interventions tuned to specific individual needs. This gives Sarah the ability to respond in an agile and effective manner to the emotional needs of her clients.
Sarah began her career with a dual focus on caring and education; this dual focus remains at the heart of her practice, Her first degree, psychology with sociology, inspired her to become a therapist and she initially trained in psychotherapy, registering with the NRHP. She then undertook further training as a counsellor and registered with the UKCP. Pursuing an interest in comparing the effectiveness of a range of therapeutic interventions, including CBT and hypnotherapy, she undertook an MSc that helped her to combine several therapeutic approaches and begin to develop the seamless integrated approach that is now her speciality.
Her developing practice led to a renewed interest in the causes of stress and, after a further period of training, she registered with the ISMA and began offering a stress management service to industry. Returning to education, she undertook a further advanced post graduate diploma in psychotherapy allowing her to reflect on a decade of practice within a structured environment. She also began supervising other therapists.
More recently, Sarah started a family and relocated to Kent. While sharing childcare with her husband, she maintains her London and industrial practice for her current clients but is slowly relocating her practice to Kent. During this process, she discovered that some of her clients actually found telephone or VOIP consultations preferable to face to face meetings, while others preferred home visits. As a result she now offers telephone, internet and a visiting services for those who are unable or unwilling to visit a clinic.
Qualifications and membership of professional bodies
2007 Advanced Diploma, Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.
2006 Registration, UK Council for Psychotherapy
2006 Registration, International Stress Management Association
2005 – MSc (by research) Peoples’ Perceptions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy when Undergoing Treatment from an Emotional Condition – Manchester Metropolitan University
2005 – Certificate in counselling skills National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.
2004 – Registration, National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists
2002 – Certificate, Stress and its Management. National College of Hypnosis and
2001 – Certificate, Stress Management in the Workplace. Stonebridge College
2000 – Diploma, Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
2000 – Certificate, Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy
1997 – Certificate, Hypnotherapy. National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
1996 – BA (Hons) Psychology with Sociology and Education. University of East London
A caring, empathic and reflective practitioner
A clear and effective communicator
Maintaining a respected private practice in line with professional and ethical guidelines
Building productive and supportive therapeutic and professional relationships
Effectively identifying and assessing a client’s needs and referring onwards as necessary
Recognising the strengths and limits of a range of interventions
Committed to effective professional development
Experienced in action research and evidence based practice, development and evaluation
Keeping clear, accurate and confidential records
2007 onward – delivering a range of health care onsite at BAE systems
1999 onward – private practice: Hypnotherapist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist,
2003 – 2006 – Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. The Crescent Clinic, Brighton.
1999 onwards Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. The Aston Clinic, New Malden, Surrey.
1998 – 2003 – Weight Loss Counsellor. Jan De Vries Healthcare Marylebone London
References available upon request
Sarah is the mother of two young children who runs and organises a weekly playgroup.
She is a Grade Seven pianist who composes for pleasure
Sarah is also working towards her Black Belt in Kick Boxing
Aston Clinic: www.astonclinic.co.uk