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Dr Sarah Toft, Clinical Psychologist & Supervisor

Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1ES
07368 211325 07368 211325 07368 211325 07368 211325 Registered / Accredited
Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1ES

About me

With over 17 years experience working in the NHS and offering a private sector clinic, I have a wealth of experience working with adults to improve their Psychological well-being.

What issues can be helped by therapy?

Issues include; 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 issues.

My approach

It is important to feel comfortable in therapy to gain the most benefit and I am keen to enable you to do so with a warm, empathic approach. We work together to reach your goals; combining psychological thinking and approaches to improve your psychological or mental well-being.

Therapy often involves considering your life experiences and how these have shaped your view of the world, exploring your ways of thinking and responding, in order to work towards your goals and values.

I work 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.

We work together to better understand how the issues which you are seeking help with have developed and how they can be addressed. Sometimes a particular approach might be used such as CBT, but often a combination of approaches is combined, to tailor a treatment specifically for your needs. I undertake regular reviews of the work with you, in order that the focus for therapy is maintained and the sessions continue to meet your needs.

Online (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp) and telephone sessions are available.

Can you use your health insurance?

I am registered with a number of health insurance companies, (Bupa, Axa, Aviva, Vitality, etc) 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 upstairs in a salon in Newark.

The building is close to both train stations and there is ample parking within walking distance.

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 the NHS and offer a private sector clinic. Through my clinical experience I have expertise in working with adults across a broad spectrum of psychological issues and difficulties.

Academic qualifications

  • 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

Additional training

  • Supervision Training and Recognition (STAR) - University of Leicester 2010
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy accreditation 2012
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Part 1 (2013)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Part 2 (2013)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Part 3 (2014)
  • EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) & EMDR Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP), Early EMDR Intervention (2018)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management and Peer Support for Workplace Related Trauma (2018)
  • Rewind Technique for Trauma (2019)

I also maintain up to date with training specific to safeguarding and receive regular supervision as required as a regulated healthcare professional with the HCPC.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy

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Initial Telephone Discussion

If you are unsure if therapy might be helpful, why not call for a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs prior to an appointment?

Initial Consultation

I offer an initial appointment of a minimum 90 minutes duration, this is to gain an understanding of your circumstances and allows us to determine what issues you would like to address and how this might best be achieved. There is no obligation to continue on with therapy after the initial consultation and if it is felt that your needs would be best met through another service or approach, then this will be discussed.

Therapy sessions

Following an initial consultation, individual self-funded therapy sessions are up to an hour in duration. Therapy sessions are generally offered on a once or twice monthly basis, depending on your particular needs.


Please contact to discuss our current fee rates.

Alongside self funded sessions, we also accept private medical insurance, please contact us to discuss your provider and policy details. We are registered with Bupa, Axa, Aviva and Vitality, amongst other insurers.

A limited number of negotiable concessions are available.

Further information

Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Professionals - call or email to discuss current availability.

At Beauty & The Brow
The Clock Tower
Bar Gate
NG24 1ES

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

The clinic room is upstairs.


Available in and outside of office hours. Initial appointments are usually available within 5 days or so of email or telephone enquiry.

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme


I offer Clinical Supervision to Clinical Psychologists and other Mental Healthcare Professionals, either face to face in Newark on Trent, via telephone, Skype, Zoom or FaceTime, with availability outside of office hours where required. .

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Sarah Toft, Clinical Psychologist & Supervisor

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