Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Dr Sayers is a Clinical Psychologist, Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the National Counselling Society. She is experienced in working with clients of all ages including adults and young people, and provides assessment, consultation and therapeutic interventions for a range of common psychological issues. Some of these include depression, anxiety, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and trauma. She specialises in working with adults who have emotional and interpersonal difficulties that may be linked to trauma, attachment, and childhood and is experienced in working with people struggling with personality and eating difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions (ASD), challenges associated with gender identity, and with families coping with the effects of a life-limiting physical health condition.
Dr Sayers uses a number of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Family Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Psychodynamic Therapy. She specialises in, and is trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and trauma-focused CBT approaches which are often used when working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Personality Disorders.
In addition to her independent practice, Dr Sayers works for a specialist programme providing support to young people and adults diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder who may also struggle with other complex difficulties related to mood (Bipolar, Depression and Anxiety), eating (Anorexia, Bulimia and binge eating) and Autistic Spectrum conditions. She has been working with children, families and adults in independent, NHS and third-sector mental health services since 2004 and has an extensive background in NHS clinical research.
Dr Sayers has also trained as a clinical supervisor and as an Expert Witness and appears on the BPS Expert Witness register.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), University of Leicester
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, University of London
- Bachelor of Laws with Honors (LLB), University of Wales
Professional Registrations & Memberships
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- British Psychological Society (BPS)
- National Counselling Society (NCS)