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Introducing Sarah Hannah,
Optimism Clinical Associate

Sarah Hannah at Optimism Psychotherapy & Supervision Services

My Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology, The University of the West of England, Bristol

Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, Central Lancashire University

PGDip in CBT, University of Chester

EMDR Parts 1-3, EMDR Institute

Core Clinical Supervision Skills – High and Low Intensity, The University of Chester

Interpersonal therapy, IAPT Roslyn Law

Diploma in Compassion Focused Therapy, The Compassionate Mind Foundation (on-going)

Additional Clinical Training

Personality Disorder in Mind Levels 1 & 2

CBT In The Context of Long and Persistent Physical Health Conditions, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Working with persistent physical symptoms including functional neurological disorders a practical application for using EMDR, Kate Chartres

ACT for Physical health problems

CBT for complex cases, Stirling Moorey

Level 3 Safeguarding Adults and Children

My Professional Accreditations

BABCP Accredited CBT Partitioner

EMDR UK Accredited Practitioner

IPT Practitioner Accreditation

Additional Information

Enhanced DBS Adults and Child​

My Experience

I have over 19 years of experience working within NHS Talking Therapies. I am an enthusiastic practitioner with a wealth of experience, having worked with patients from a variety of backgrounds and ages and with varying symptoms.  I take pride in my clinical work, opting to participate in continuous professional development that has enhanced my practice, allowing me to treat both common and complex mental health disorders. I offer a range of therapies; including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitisation therapy (EMDR) and Interpersonal therapy (IPT). 


I have specific experience working with people living with long term health conditions. My practice has helped me in understanding the considerable impact that these conditions can have on people’s lives, which motivates me to work with this specific client group. 

I am trained and experienced in delivering clinical supervision to other practitioners both individually and in a group format, something which I enjoy.

My Commitment to You

I wish to offer a confidential space for you to feel heard and supported, whilst supporting you to develop new skills that will allow you to improve your wellbeing. I will listen to you and your needs and work with you towards long term recovery. 

Please contact Optimism if you would like a copy of my full Bio.

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