Dr Laura Sanger

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BSc., DClinPsychol., Master of Narrative Therapy, C.Psychol
Available for new clients
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Hexham NE46 & Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with 21 years' post-qualification experience across NHS, university and independent practice. Effective professional and friendly service.  I work with individuals, couples and families to overcome challenges and move towards goals. I use a range of therapeutic approaches, methods and techniques informed by my training and the unique characteristics of the person or people I am working alongside in therapy. I use feedback and outcome measurement to fine tune therapy effectiveness.

I have significant experience supporting people to overcome challenges presented by:

  • ill health, physical limitations, pain, life-limiting diagnoses, disfigurement,
  • anxiety, phobias and stress,
  • couple relationships,
  • family relationships,
  • grief, bereavement and loss,
  • depression,
  • physical and psychological trauma,
  • unfair and unequal treatment, (including discrimination, stereotyping and harassment)
  • feelings of being an imposter, fake, not fitting in or feeling not good enough
  • difficult to change behaviours and habits
  • living overseas
  • high pressure to succeed

I work online so you can access sessions conveniently, from where you are.

I spent three years working in an international university in Japan where I set up and provided mental health and wellbeing services for students, staff and family members. This gave me both personal experience of growth and development and also professional experience of working with people from many cultures and backgrounds, navigating cultural nuances and communication issues at the same time as working to resolve psychological distress or embarking on further personal development.

Training, qualifications & experience

1992 BSc (Hons) Psychology (Stirling University)

2003 DClinPsychol (University of Newcastle)

2012 PGCert Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (University of Northumbria) Intermediate level

2017 Master of Narrative and Community Therapy (University of Melbourne, Australia)

2020 Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy (EMDR Academy)

I have worked in NHS hospital settings, including with teams working with chronic diseases and trauma, including diabetes, heart disease, weight management, burns and plastics, cancer.

I have worked in NHS child and family services, as well as paediatric health services (burns and plastics).

I have experience of setting up mental health and wellbeing services in an international university in Japan.

I engage in continuous professional development and have attended workshops including:

Compassion Focused Therapy (various workshops)

CBT (various workshops, including CBT for Insomnia)

Healing Traumatic wounds - a brief therapy model

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Post Traumatic Stress Masterclass

Suicide prevention and awareness

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

imposter feelings

shame and guilt

dealing with social and emotional challenges of disfigurement and physical differences

psychological issues related to weight and eating

insomnia and sleep problems


£110.00 - £150.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Please contact me for my rates.

South Park, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46

Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair accessibility only during normal office hours

Online platforms

Google Meet



21 years' experience. Specialist supervision Narrative and solution focused therapy. Service development, consultation and working with organisations.

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Dr Laura Sanger
Dr Laura Sanger