Dr May Sarsam

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Specialist Consultant Clinical Psychologist HCPC DClinPsych
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Liverpool L1 & Epsom KT17
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

Clinical Supervision with Dr May Sarsam:

Providing supervision for other psychological professionals is a role I enjoy immensely. I have extensive experience supporting both clinically focussed practitioners and colleagues in more senior or service level roles within the NHS and private sectors. My main aim is to support supervisees to explore, articulate and make sense of their clinical and workplace challenges through a safe, supportive, normalising space from someone who has more than likely seen and felt many of the issues you may be experiencing. I am person-centred in my approach, and therefore keen to support my supervisees to practice and model self-care, both for their own sustainable working and for the benefit of their clients and staff members.  

I have designed, built and led highly successful NHS psychological services within adult inpatient, community team and specialist team contexts so have a detailed and mature understanding of the challenges, constraints and pressures for clinicians and leaders. I very much enjoy sharing my skills in service development, clinical pathway architecture and systemic formulation. I draw on my Compassionate Leadership, workplace dynamics and Workplace Coaching skills to help support my supervisees to build and maintain healthy, thriving teams. 

From a clinical perspective, I have substantial experience of working with, and providing supervision for clinicians working with, adult clients experiencing any and all mental health or personality difficulties at most levels of severity and risk. As well as the client groups I have listed in the general section above, this includes many years of working successfully towards recovery with clients experiencing psychosis, paranoia, complex trauma and personality difficulties.

Online Working:

My most recent NHS role involved designing and leading a regional service to support health, social care and emergency services staff with their mental health during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, I began (as a novice) to explore the merits of online therapeutic approaches. What I found was that, not only was this just as effective as face to face therapy / supervision in the majority of cases, but that it had many unexpected benefits, particularly for busy clients or colleagues who sometimes struggled to find the time to prioritise travelling to attend sessions. Part of our initial telephone discussion would be to assess whether this approach would be suitable for you in terms of confidentiality, psychological safety and individual needs. 

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Liverpool, Merseyside, L1

Epsom, Surrey, KT17

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams

Type of session

Home visits

Clinical and Leadership supervision available. Integrative approach, with expertise in CBT, EMDR, CFT, CAT and ACT. Workplace coaching also available.

Dr May Sarsam
Dr May Sarsam