Sarah is a warm and empathic Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience of supporting people with complex difficulties in a wide range of settings. Sarah works at Beacon House alongside her community mental health NHS role, supporting people who have experienced psychosis and other complex difficulties.

Sarah has a wealth of experience in working with adults and young people with interpersonal difficulties, anxiety and mood disorders, she has a special interest in working with psychosis and complex trauma.  Sarah has also worked with individuals who may have been given a Personality Disorder diagnosis from services.

Sarah is keen to advocate for promoting a narrative understanding of someone’s difficulties and advocates for this approach throughout her clinical work. Sarah has offered training to staff within the NHS focusing on challenging diagnostic stigma and enabling staff to better understand someone difficulties from developmental trauma perspective and has been an advocate for promoting trauma informed care within services. Sarah also has a special interest in autism and works hard to incorporate a neurodevelopmental lens into her formulation and interventions.

Sarah’s first priority is to create a safe therapeutic space for the people she works with and she sees this relationship as the most important ‘ingredient’ within the therapeutic work. Sarah works collaboratively with her clients to create person centred, trauma-informed formulations that aim to create a meaningful understanding of someone’s difficulties and strengths. Formulations are developed whilst holding in mind both the individual and their wider systemic context. Thoughtful and person-centred intervention plans are developed from and grounded within the formulation.

Sarah draws on a wide range of therapeutic modalities when working with clients and families, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion focused therapy and Attachment theory.

Sarah is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the UK Health and Care Professions Council -registration number PYL35039.

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) (Parts 1-3)
    Paterson EMDR training (Part 1) and Richmond EMDR Training (Part 2 and 3), 2018- 2019
  • Doctorate In Clinical Psychology (DClin)
    Canterbury Christ Church University, 2014-2017
  • Foundations Of Clinical Psychology & Mental Health (Msc)
    University of Sussex, 2012
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)
    University of Sussex, 2008-2011
  • Family Interventions For Adults Foundation In Systemic & Family Therapy
    University of Surrey & Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, September 2020- September 2021
  • CBT For Psychosis Workshop
    Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 1 day, October 2019
  • CBT For Complex PTSD
    Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 1 day, October 2019
  • Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy
    Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 2 days, November 2019
  • EMDR & Grief, The Flash Technique & Dissociation
    Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 3 hours, December 2019