Flourish Psychological Services Limited offers services to individual adult and corporate clients using evidence-based psychological treatments and trainings; online through various platforms and face to face from our Newark clinic or your work setting. In addition, we provide clinical supervision to other mental health professionals and those in training, as well as a consultation service to clinicians looking to develop a private practice.
The therapy side of the practice is focussed on referrals for adults with mild, moderate or complex psychological issues. Drawing on training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) to assess, formulate and tailor treatments specific to your needs and goals. A broad range of psychological needs can be addressed: anxiety, insomnia, depression, work-related stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic histories including childhood abuse and domestic violence, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties.
Finding therapy beneficial will depend on a number of factors, including the quality of the working relationship with your therapist. Therapy is collaborative, working together to understand your situation and to find the best way to overcome your issue. To get the most from your sessions, you will need to feel comfortable enough to be honest with your therapist and to trust in their way of working. Sarah has treated a wide range of people from differing backgrounds, with many issues, you can feel reassured in her ability to put you at ease and that she will treat you with respect, patience and sensitivity to your needs.
People come to therapy for many different reasons. Some because they do not wish to share their concerns with a friend or relative either out of shame, or fear of being a burden. Some feel they have exhausted other avenues, or because they recognise their current ways of coping are hindering them. For others, therapy is something they have postponed for a long time, pushing the issue back into “it’s box” in the hope that the lid would remain tightly shut. When it does not, therapy can provide a place to consider and resolve the issue. Whatever your reason for considering therapy, we can discuss together how therapy could be of benefit to you.
Therapy can be a time for you to consider how past experiences have impacted you and shaped your view of the World, yourself and those around you. Often the ways in which we have coped with life for many years can start to hold us back. Therapy can create an opportunity to review your situation; to make changes; set goals and to recover from your difficulties. Your sessions will be paced to take into account your needs and the issues brought to therapy. Therapy allows you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a safe and non-judgemental space. Unfortunately, therapy is not a ‘quick-fix’. If the issues which you wish to address are long-standing, then recovery may take time and effort. Therapy can be difficult at times, especially in those situations where issues have been pushed away for a number of years. Thorough consideration of how you will cope with therapy and the internal and external resources you have at your disposal for this is an essential aspect of therapy.
It is well recognised that mental health difficulties are the leading cause of employee’s absence from work, therefore for many businesses looking after their employee’s well-being is essential. Sarah is passionate about workforce well-being and the need for employer’s to embed this within their organisation. Sarah is able to work with you to support and maintain your employee’s well-being through a suite of services; individual psychological therapy; mental health awareness training; critical incident or workplace trauma support and consideration of an organisations’ culture and impact on mental health.
Services for Mental Health Professionals
Being able to bounce ideas off someone who has been there and done it, is a great way of developing our own expertise, whether this is clinically, or moving into private practice. Sarah has a long history of providing clinical supervision to qualified and trainee mental health professionals and finds this an immensely enjoyable part of her role. Sarah also offers a consultation and mentor service to mental health professionals wanting to develop their own private practice.
Regulation and Standards
Dr Sarah Toft is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration number PYL22642. The HCPC is an independent regulator, established to protect the public. Registration with the HCPC requires health and care professionals meets their standards in areas such as proficiency, conduct, training and continuing professional development. Meeting these standards determines a registrants ‘fitness to practise’. Sarah also holds an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.