Dr Sarah Toft, Clinical Psychologist
Flourish Psychological Services Ltd
52 Stodman Street
Hi, I'm Sarah. I'm a Clinical Psychologist, a career I've worked in for over 14 years in the NHS and I also offer a private clinic.
I have extensive experience working with adults and their psychological needs to improve their well-being. In areas such as anxiety and depression, as well as more complex difficulties eg, a history of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), difficult childhood experiences etc.
What issues can be helped by therapy?
Issues which can be addressed include, but are not limited to; anxiety (worry), panic, insomnia (sleep problems), depression or low mood, work-related stress, PTSD, traumatic histories (including childhood abuse and domestic violence), low self esteem, low self confidence, bereavement and loss, and relationship difficulties.
It is important to feel at ease in therapy to gain the most benefit and I am keen to enable you to reach your goals by working together, combining psychological thinking and approaches with a warm, empathic approach, to improve your psychological well-being.
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 undertake regular reviews of the work with you, in order that the focus for therapy is maintained and the sessions meet your needs.
Can you use your health insurance?
I am registered with a number of health insurance companies, however as this is continually updated, please contact me to discuss your policy and to check registration details.
Where am I based?
My clinic room is a quiet upstairs room, based in the centre of Newark in a multi-use building.
The building is close to the bus and both Newark train stations and there is ample parking nearby.
Newark is ideally located for patients wishing to access the service from across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Easy access from the A1 and A46 makes Newark easily commutable from Grantham, Lincoln, Mansfield, etc.
Training, qualifications & experience
What's my training and qualifications?
I have worked for many years in adult mental health services in primary and secondary mental health services in the NHS and 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
- Supervision Training and Recognition (STAR) - University of Leicester 2010
- Interpersonal psychotherapy accreditation 2012
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Part 1 (2013)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Part 2 (2013)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Part 3 (2014)
I also maintain up to date with training specific to safeguarding and receive regular supervision as required as a regulated health professional.
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)
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I offer a range of appointment types.
If you are unsure whether therapy might be helpful, why not call for a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs prior to booking an assessment?
Initial self-funded assessment including a preliminary formulation of your needs (minimum 90 minute duration) - £100
Following an assessment individual self-funded therapy sessions (up to an hour duration) - £80 each.
A limited number of concessions are negotiable - please call to discuss.
In addition, please call to discuss using funding via private medical insurance.
Also available: Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Professionals - call to discuss availability.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Availability at weekends and some weekday evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer Clinical Supervision to Clinical Psychologists and other Mental Health Professionals, either face to face in Newark on Trent, or via telephone or FaceTime.