Please note: Sapiens is not a hotline or manned 24 hours a day. We are unable to respond to crisis calls or crisis emails.
If you need immediate help, please contact your GP or local crisis service providers.
To enquire about any forms of therapy please contact Sara on the details provided in the contact section.
Within Sapiens Sara Sanders (see meet the team) is the main provider of individual and couple psychotherapy and self-growth options although others within the team do offer this service independently-see contact section for details.
Sara works with others in the team to provide all group psychotherapy experiences.
Sara offers therapy for the following problems:
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Abuse and trauma
Shame and guilt
Limerence and love addiction Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
Sara is a qualified relational psychotherapist whose work is underpinned with a Transactional Analysis (TA) model the underlying philosophy of which is respect for the intrinsic worth and dignity of humans and their capacity to change. TA provides a model for understanding personality and how it develops and emphasis is placed on the equality between the therapist and client as colleagues working together.
Sara is fully insured and ensures her practice is monitored and supervised by an independent, highly trained clinical supervisor. She takes confidentiality extremely seriously and all email and e-therapy contacts are secure.
Sara works with individuals and couples in her home consulting room as well as providing a secure online therapy option.
Peggy the therapy dog
When working at home Sara often works with her therapy dog, Peggy. The research of working with therapy dogs details the benefits such as an increase in Oxytocin (linked with bonding) and Cortisol (an immunosuppressant associated with stress) (SCAS, 2010). This can be particularly helpful for individuals who have experienced some trauma in relationship with other humans where the trust has been violated and broken. It can often feel safer to connect initially with a dog such as Peggy rather than head straight into relationship with another human. Peggy is gentle, kind and sometimes a little ignorant which all adds to her character! For those individuals who prefer not to work with Peggy present this can be discussed and managed on initial enquiry.