Sarah Zetler is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience of treating adults with emotional difficulties. She has worked in both in-patient and out-patient hospital settings, in community organisations and in private practice. Sarah has a strong interest in how the mind and the body function together and affect each other. This interest has been supported and developed through her work in the NHS, where she leads a specialist mental health service that treats people who are struggling with both mental health and physical health problems. Sarah has many years experience of working with issues relating to sex and sexuality, including people who may be engaging in compulsive behaviour often in the context of drug/alcohol use.
Sarah is well versed in providing both long-term therapy and brief interventions where the focus may be on stabilisation or returning to a high level of functioning following a difficult life event.
Sarah is research active and publishes in peer reviewed journals and has contributed to national guidelines. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology and is registered as a Practitioner Psychologists with the Health and Care Professions Council. Sarah’s therapeutic approach is integrative and she is proficient in applying theories that relate to both the field of psychotherapy and clinical psychology.
2013-present: Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Homerton Sexual Health Services,
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Academic / Clinical training:
2004 British Psychological Society (BPS) UK Statement of Equivalence (conversion of MA Clin Psy to equivalence of UK Doctorate of Clinical Psychology)
1999 University of Cape Town – MA Clinical Psychology
1994 University of Cape Town – BA Soc Sci – Honours
1993 University of Cape Town – BA Soc Sci
2019 EMDR Levels 1-4 (EMDR Works)
2015 MBT (Mentalization based Therapy), Anna Freud Centre
2012 IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy) Accreditation, Anna Freud Centre
BPS British Psychological Society, Chartered Psychologist, Division of Clinical Psychology, Reg 98352
HPCP Practitioner Psychologist, Reg number PYL22838
NAT National Aids Trust, Member of Clinical Advisory Group (2012- present)
2004 – 2012: Lead Clinical Psychologist, Department of Sexual Health, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
2003: Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Care for Older People, East London NHS Foundation Trust
2003: Locum Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychological Therapies, CBT Pathway, East London NHS Foundation Trust
2000 – 2002: Clinical Psychologist, Rehabilitation Services for people living with chronic and enduring mental Illness, East London NHS Foundation Trust
1998 – 1999: SWEAT (Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task Force) Indoor Project Co-ordinator and Lead Counsellor), Cape Town
1996 – 1997: Rape Crisis Senior Counsellor, Rape Crisis Cape Town
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