Dr Sarah Woods

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Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
Available for new clients
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Morpeth NE61 & Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Dr Sarah Woods, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Doctor of Clinical Psychology (2008).  HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist, member of EMDR UK Association.  I am the founder of North East Psychology, a group of experienced psychologists offering appointments face to face in Northumberland and online.

Are you looking for CBT, EMDR or acceptance and commitment therapy? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, symptoms of trauma (PTSD) or adjustment to physical health problems? Or perhaps you feel stuck and feel life has lost some meaning for you. I can help you understand why you feel this way and help you learn new coping skills to move forwards. Over the years, I have helped many people reach their goals, heal from trauma and overcome difficulties. Making changes can be hard but improving our well being and truly connecting with the important things in life can make us feel fulfilled and increase satisfaction.

I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist. I qualified in 2008 and before that worked in psychology in the NHS from 2003.  I have managed NHS psychology teams and supervise other psychologists in their work. I hold a degree in psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  Since qualifying I have achieved advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a CBT based approach and I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy, EMDR).

I draw on my training but also my experience inside and out of work to help you find the best way forward. I work with people to really understand where problems might stem from, what triggers them and what keeps them going.  I give people skills and tools to use outside of sessions, so you have skills to self manage and self soothe.  I use EMDR to heal emotional difficulties and unhook from the past.  

Sessions are available in quiet and comfortable consulting rooms in the centre of Morpeth. Sessions are also available online, which can fit around busy schedules. Please get in touch to book your free initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and registrations

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Leeds), 2008
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Newcastle), 2003
  • HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist 
  • EMDR parts 1-3, EMDR Masterclass
  • ACT advanced, Russ Harris, 2016

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Persistent / chronic pain and difficulties related to living with physical health conditions.

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£110.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Please note fees vary for insurance and medico legal work.

When I work

A range of appointment times are available, including evenings. Appointments are in person or by telephone or video call.

Further information

I am offering face to face appointments in a quiet and comfortable room in the centre of Morpeth, close to free parking.  Sessions are also available online.  

Watson House, 23 Oldgate, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1QF

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I am an experienced supervisor offering online supervision or face to face in Morpeth town centre. My models main are ACT, EMDR and CFT.

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