Dr Sarah Toft, Clinical Psychologist
Flourish Psychological Services Ltd
52 Stodman Street
As a clinical psychologist, I have worked for over 14 years in the NHS and also offer a private sector clinic. I have extensive experience working with adults and their psychological needs; including those with what might best be described as common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, as well as more complex difficulties such as a history of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), difficult childhood experiences etc.
Issues which can be addressed include, but are not limited to; anxiety, insomnia, depression, work-related stress, PTSD, traumatic histories (including childhood abuse and domestic violence), bereavement and loss, and relationship difficulties.
It is important to feel at ease in therapy in order to gain the most benefit and I therefore aim to enable you to reach your goals by working together, combining psychological thinking and approaches with a warm, empathic approach. Therapy often involves considering your life experiences and how these have shaped your view of the world, exploring new ways of thinking and responding in order to work towards your goals and values.
I work with adults on a 1:1 basis and draw on training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) to assess, formulate and tailor treatments specific to your needs and goals.
I am registered with a number of health insurance companies, however as this is continually updated, please contact me to discuss your policy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for many years in adult mental health services in primary and secondary mental health services in the NHS and also offer a private sector clinic. Through my clinical experience I have gained expertise in working with adult patients across a broad spectrum of psychological issues and difficulties.
- BA joint honours psychology, sociology and social anthropology (2i) - University of Keele
- MA community care (learning disabilities) - pass, University of Keele
- Doctorate of clinical psychology - pass, University of Leicester
Additional clinical training
- Interpersonal psychotherapy accreditation 2012
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Part 1 (2013), Part 2 (2013), Part 3 (2014)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Individual sessions (up to an hour duration) - £80 - a limited number of concessions are negotiable
Call for a free 15minute telephone consultation to see how we can help
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Availability at weekends and out of office hours
Types of client