Sarah has extensive experience of working with people who present as both vulnerable and also a challenge to those supporting and caring for them. Since 1990 she has worked in a variety of health and social care settings for people with mental health needs, learning disability and autism, including the NHS, the private sector and charities – ranging from community based services through to medium secure settings. Sarahs passion is to provide person centred support, helping people achieve their goals and move forwards with their lives.
Alongside being a competent clinician, Sarah also has extensive experience of training and teaching staff specifically in avoiding and managing conflict. Her teaching style is warm, engaging and responsive to her audience, always aiming to make training events be both enjoyable and informative. Sarahs motivation for teaching is to help develop confidence, skill and knowledge, ultimately improving the care which service users receive.
Sarah is a registered mental health nurse, and cognitive behaviour therapist. She has achieved the QTLLs award (Qualified to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) and is committed to her own personal development – achieving BSc (Hons) Nursing, MSc Health & Social Care, PGDip Forensic Mental Health Nursing and PGDip Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Alongside being a Team Trainer for Taye Training, Sarah works on a self-employed basis providing therapy, training and consultancy for individuals and the corporate sector, specialising in psychological wellbeing.
Sarah also works part-time in an NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist.