Dr Sara Hall
Psychotherapy, Counselling and Coaching
High quality, confidential, psychological
Serious illness eg cancer
Long-term ill-health eg heart disease
- Career changes, work-life
- Womens health / gynaecology
Specialist Areas of Interest
Pregnancy, childbirth and infancy
- Coaching for personal
- Post-viral & Chronic fatigue/ME
Dr Sara Hall is a highly qualified experienced psychologist:
Sara Hall MA (Oxon) MSc (Sussex) PhD (Cardiff) ClinPsyD (Bham) CPsychol AFBPsS
| - Elected Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) in 2002
| - More than 10 years clinical experience gained in the National Health Service
| - Chartered
Clinical Psychologist with an extensive
training in a variety of methods used in counselling
and psychotherapy, across various settings including GP surgeries
| - Chartered Health Psychologist with NHS hospital
experience supporting individuals with health-related
problems and NHS staff experiencing stress at work
| - Ph.D. in Health Psychology on behavioural effects of viral illness and chronic fatigue
- Clinical Psychology Doctorate focused on
stress in professionals as a result of career changes
- Founder Member of BPS Special Group on Perinatal
Psychology covering pregnancy, birth and child and
- Founder Member of BPS Special Group in Coaching
Psychology, encouraging people to make positive
changes to improve
health, happiness and well-being
| - Trained in Cognitive Neuropsychology at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London
- Oxford University graduate in Natural Science
- Academic publications in the areas of stress and cognitive performance
Dr Sara Hall is
a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, skilled in helping people deal with
situations in their lives which cause them concern. As a Coaching
Psychologist Sara recognises the importance of identifying an
individual's strengths to help them overcome difficulties and make
positive changes to enhance their well-being.
Support is tailored to the individual and their specific circumstances:
approach blending a number of psychological models including
Cognitive-Behavioural (exploring thoughts and feelings, and
how these are linked to
Systemic thinking (how
community may influence our well-being)
(understanding the basis of emotions by exploring underlying
motives & needs)
- Person-centred style, working in collaboration with the client.
- Focusing on individual strengths to help address causes of distress and concern
compassionate, confidential and non-judgmental.
Chartered Psychologists are registered with the British Psychological
Society (BPS). They are bound by the BPS code of ethics and
conduct which covers privacy and confidentiality, standards of
competence, professional responsibility and integrity.
Psychologists differ from psychiatrists, who are medically trained and
usually take responsibility for people with severe problems, generally
treating with drugs rather than psychotherapy.
straightforward terms the type of counselling offered aims to help you
make sense of what has happened to you and express your feelings about
these events. You may then feel ready to make plans or to think
about how you will manage the situation in the future.
The first appointment session is mainly concerned with understanding
the reasons for seeking support. The client's view of their
circumstances, history, family, social support and current emotional
state are all discussed in the first session to provide a background
for the consultation. The client also has the opportunity to
assess whether they feel the approach is suited to them.
An appointment session usually lasts one hour and is charged by the
hour. It is recommended that sessions are arranged at fortnightly
intervals. Sometimes it may help to have more frequent or less frequent
appointments and this can be discussed in the first session.
There is no fixed number of sessions recommended as each client
will have different requirements. Progress is reviewed on a continual basis and appointments are arranged based on client need. For information, some practitioners recommend a minimum of six counselling sessions to make recognisable improvements.
On occasion it may be appropriate for partners or family members
to attend the sessions together if the client wishes. These
appointments usually last for one and a half hours.
To make an appointment or for more information contact:
Dr Sara Hall Tel: 01295 670484 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Private, peaceful location with parking near Banbury,
easily accessible from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Oxford and the M40.