Dr Sarah Hartley – Clinical Psychologist
Psychologie Ltd was formed with the aim of continuing to provide specialist psychological assessment and treatment for adults with mental health problems. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with nineteen years experience in the NHS and have been working in private practice since 2007.
I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2002. I trained at the Salomons Centre in Kent. Prior to my training I worked in the NHS gaining experience in mental health, for example in psychiatric hospitals and in a therapeutic community for adults with personality disorder.
During my training I worked in various areas of the NHS such as with children, adults with learning disabilities, and older people. However my chosen specialty was adult mental health, and since qualifying I have remained in this area. I have worked in a psychotherapy service, a Community Mental Health Team, two secure hospitals for women and a community residential setting for women with personality disorders. In the Women’s Secure Service in Sussex I was the lead psychologist for women across the county.
In 2007 I began to provide psychological assessments for the Courts, in family, civil and criminal cases. I left the NHS in 2012 to concentrate on psychological assessment and psychotherapy. Being in the private sector has meant that I have been free to develop a way of working that is more individually-tailored to the people I see and the problems they bring.
The areas of difficulty with which I have experience include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship difficulties, personality difficulties, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, suicidal thoughts and self-harm and issues with self-esteem and confidence.