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Sarah Traill

Sarah Traill RMH, FHEA

BSc, PGDip, MSc

Sarah is a hugely experienced psychological therapist with more than twenty-five years’ experience working with clients in the NHS and private sector using Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Meta-Cognitive approaches. Alongside her clinical work, Sarah also holds a senior academic leadership position in a university setting - where she has worked for the past 19 years. Sarah is responsible for developing, delivering and quality assuring educational programmes in nursing and psychological therapies.

Sarah has specialist skills in working with people who experience depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, generalised anxiety disorder, insomnia, and long-term conditions, including long-covid. She has worked extensively with people to help them overcome problems associated with low self-esteem and perfectionism.

Sarah’s research interests have focused on CBT and REBT approaches to severe depression, group dynamics and developing CBT skills plus service user perceptions of mental health education. She is currently working toward completion of her PhD on the lived experience of assessment feedback and the implications for future learning and development. Alongside Professor Windy Dryden, Sarah co-authored the self-help book ‘Overcoming Depression’. Sarah is a regular speaker at conferences on the subject of mental health and nursing.