Meet our team

Our team of highly qualified and skilled clinicians are all experienced in working across a wide spectrum of psychological difficulties. Each one of us has worked in the NHS as well as privately, with patients of all ages and across a wide spectrum of ethnicities.

However, we know that each person is different, and each patient an individual. Each psychologist in our team has additional skills and areas of expertise that we have studied, or developed over the years. With these, we aim to try and offer you sessions with the psychologist who is best equipped to deal with your particular difficulties.

Together with our policy of flexibility, where we are able to offer appointments during the day, in the evenings, or on weekends, we take pride in offering a personalised and patient-focused service.

Dr Sarah Leighter

Dr Leighter graduated from Bristol, University of the West of England with an honours degree (BSc) in Psychology. She then went on to work both in the voluntary sector and within the NHS with individuals and families across the life span in a variety of clinical and research settings. This included brain injury and services for older adults and children and young people. As part of furthering her understanding of how good mental health can be supported, she undertook further training and graduated from the University of London with an MSc in Child Development. Dr Leighter then completed her Clinical Psychology Doctoral training at the University of Hertfordshire, which emphasised both the role of society and our lived social experiences, alongside the individual as a mini-scientist developing and testing out theories about how the world works, as impacting on our development and sense of self.

During her training she worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings, with adults of all ages, people with learning difficulties and children, young people and their families with a variety of mental health difficulties. Dr Leighter believes strongly in providing a safe therapeutic space for her patients to be able to share their often difficult life experiences, as well as support them to challenge their beliefs where appropriate and take the steps they need towards recovery.

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr Leighter has worked within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the NHS, and remains passionate about working with children, young people and their families. She is also passionate about working with people of all ages. She is an experienced therapist who works within a variety of models to best support the individuals and families she meets. In addition Dr Leighter continues to supervise both trainees and qualified clinicians, and remains involved in the teaching and selecting of future trainees on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate.

Dr Sarah Leighter