Sarah Collins, B.A (Hons), MSc, D. Clin Psych, is a Clinical Psychologist who obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from University College Dublin in 2016. Sarah obtained her BA in Psychology in 2009 from National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). Upon completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology, she took up a position as an Applied Behaviour Analysis Tutor at an ABA school in Kildare where she worked and trained for over 18-months. She then completed her MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology from University of Warwick in 2012, specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, working with the Systemic Family Therapy team at Warwickshire CAMHS. Sarah also spent one year working with the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford University where she conducted research with young people and adults suffering from Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa.
During her three years of clinical training, Sarah has worked with clients across the lifespan; including child and adult primary care, early intervention and school age team in disabilities services, paediatric psychology in acute hospital settings, children’s palliative care and psychiatry of later life. Sarah provides therapeutic intervention and psychological assessment for young people and adults experiencing a broad range of difficulties from anxiety and low mood/depression to challenging behaviour; eating; sleeping and toileting problems. Sarah provides an integrative psychotherapy approach that draws from evidence-based interventions including; Mindfulness based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Compassion-Focused therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, all depending on the needs and preferences of the individual client she is working with.