Sarah is a psychotherapist working with children, young people and their families. She has over 10 years’ experience of working with children & young people in clinical and/or educational settings and is a member of both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
Sarah undertook her clinical training at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust for whom she also worked as a therapist with the Tavistock Outreach in Primary Schools. Her work with adolescents has included working in a secure eating disorder unit and in two large secondary schools where she worked with many young people with a range of, often complex, emotional and mental health issues.
Sarah believes passionately that by offering young people appropriate and timely support they can begin to make more sense of their experiences and emotions in a safe and containing therapeutic relationship. Her approach recognises that young people may communicate through words or through their actions; or, particularly young children, they may express themselves through play and imaginative games and drawings. By building trust, in the therapeutic relationship, and encouraging young people to express and reflect on their concerns in the knowledge that they can be heard and thought about compassionately, they can develop greater resilience and self-esteem together with a more healthy capacity to manage their feelings and behaviour.
As well as her work with the Therapeutic Consultants, Sarah currently works as a therapist in the Wellbeing Project of a large, North London Secondary School. She is also a non-executive director of the Association of Child Psychotherapists, the professional body and accredited register for Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists practicing in the UK.
Difficulties with relationships, unhappiness & low self-esteem, anxiety or irrational fears and worries, high levels of anger and aggression, developmental problems including difficulties in learning, eating disorders, risk taking and self-harming behaviour and the lasting effects of bereavement, family breakdown and trauma.
Sarah has a Masters in Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People & Families (Tavistock/Essex), a PG Diploma in Working with children, young people and families: a psychoanalytic observational approach (Tavistock/UEL), and a PG Certificate in Emotional Factors in Learning & Teaching: Counselling Aspects in Education (Tavistock/UEL).
Professional accreditation: Sarah is an accredited member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP). She is also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).