Sarah currently works as a therapist with clients on a one-to-one basis, as well as facilitates group therapy covering wellbeing, self-awareness, addiction awareness/aftercare and mindfulness. For 18 months she managed the Addiction Treatment Programme at Priory Hospital Southampton and maintains a high interest in the facilitation of awareness and recovery possibilities for those clients and their families affected by addiction.
Sarah embarked on her therapeutic training in 1999 choosing a psychodynamic base to ground her formal training, holding the premise that our adult life can be affected by our experiences within our early life, this offered a contained base on which to add and continue development.
Having always had a particular interest in addiction, its effects and recovery, she went on and completed her Honours degree at Bath University in 2008 which incorporated a more person-centred stance, as well as the problem solving/managing aspect of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Working specifically with addiction recovery, she uses motivational interviewing, combined with the 12 Steps of recovery.
Sarah has worked in a variety of settings focusing on mental health maintenance and recovery, stress, and bereavement. She has worked at a number of leading addiction recovery centres, where she has supported family members affected by addiction, as well as the clients themselves.