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About me

I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist working within the NHS and private practice. I have a warm and empathic approach and I am incredibly passionate about my work and enabling others in their recovery. I will provide you with a safe and confidential space and work with you using a collaborative and person centred approach.

The service I offer includes psychological assessment and psychological therapy to adults. I work with a range of psychological difficulties which include depression, anxiety disorders including phobias, low self-esteem, anger, PTSD, personality difficulties, body image difficulties and psychological difficulties related to physical health conditions.

I have experience and knowledge of a range of psychological models and I work in an integrative approach drawing from various psychological models including CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • BSc (First Class Hons) Psychology
  • PgD Applied Clinical Neuropsychology (merit)

I currently work as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS in addition to private practice.

I have worked in the NHS for several years and within a number of different services. I have held posts within health psychology (cancer and HIV services), neuropsychology and I have worked within mental health services for older people for a number of years.

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Health and Care Professions Council

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

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


Additional information



Further information

I am a registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a practitioner psychologist (PYL28984)

I do not work with children.

I hold fortnightly weekend clinics

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Dr Sarah Straughan

Dr Sarah Straughan