Dr Sarah Straughan, DClinPsy, BSc (Hons)
I am a qualified and experienced 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- BSc (First Class Hons) Psychology
- PgD Clinical Neuropsychology (current study)
I currently work as a Highly Specialist 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. Since qualifying I have held posts within health psychology (cancer and HIV services), neuropsychology and I have worked within a mental health service for older people for a number of years.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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 my clinics on evenings (Tuesdays or Thursdays) but other evenings can be negotiated.