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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, DClinPsy, PgDip, BSc (Hons)

Dr Sarah Straughan, DClinPsy, PgDip, BSc (Hons)