Dr Sarah Woods, DClinPsychol, BSc (Hons)
Dr Sarah Woods, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Doctor of Clinical Psychology (2008)
I have practised as a Clinical Psychologist for over 11 years, both in the NHS and independently. With 6 years of core training, knowledge of psychological theory and further training in therapies, I can help with a broad range of difficulties. I offer psychological assessment and evidence based-therapy for a range of mental health problems and emotional difficulties, such as such as stress, anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, anger management, sleep problems and low mood.
Therapies include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Eye Movement and Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and mindfulness based approaches such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and compassion focused therapy (CFT). I have advanced training in ACT, which helps people learn how to handle painful thoughts and feelings whilst focusing on a sense of fulfilment in life.
Psychology sessions include a thorough assessment of presenting problems in order to develop a shared understanding of difficulties and to agree goals and focus for the work. Sessions are collaborative and the aim is always for people to leave therapy with new skills, strategies and ideas for change and coping.
I also specialise in persistent pain and support people to live as well as possible with the psychological impact of pain symptoms. This includes guidance around self-management and understanding of persistent pain and the link with psychological well-being. I also have experience of conducting psychological assessments for the courts.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and registrations
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Leeds), 2008
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Newcastle), 2003
- HCPC registered
- British Pain Society membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Persistent / chronic pain and difficulties related to living with physical health conditions.
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£90 per session for self referral. Please note fees vary depending on the referral source.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Unfortunately there is a flight of stairs which can not be adjusted due to the nature of the building.
A range of appointment times are available, including evenings.
Types of client