About Dr Sarah Swan

Sarah is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience in working in mental health and addiction services; leading teams of psychologists and other staff, facilitating service improvement and transformation programmes, developing new services in partnership with third sector and other statutory providers. Within in The Swan Consultancy, Sarah provides consultation and training on mental health related issues to businesses, health and social care organisations and educational establishments. As well as private individual therapy for a range of mental health problems. Utilising cognitive behavioural, schema-focused and mindfulness based approaches.

Do you have systems in place to support staff emotional wellbeing?

Business in the Community (BITC) 2019 reported 40% of employees have experienced poor mental health where work was a contributing factor in the previous year. This figure may well rise this year due to the impact of COVID-19. So, do you have systems in place to support staff emotional wellbeing? And are you doing [...]

Do you have systems in place to support staff emotional wellbeing?2020-07-22T11:30:09+01:00

From cave-dwelling to zoom calls. Coping with COVID Wellbeing Webinars

Coping with COVID Wellbeing Webinars From our cavemen ancestors, we have inherited a tendency to worry and be vigilant for signs of threat.  In modern life, this is often about non-life-threatening things such as worrying about whether we have done something wrong at work or whether we will have anything interesting to say at a [...]

From cave-dwelling to zoom calls. Coping with COVID Wellbeing Webinars2020-05-26T09:46:13+01:00

Mental health champions to create a supportive workplace culture

Creating a Culture that is supportive of mental health: developing mental health champions Why is it important to create a culture that is supportive of mental health? One in four people will experience mental health problems in their lifetime and research suggests one in every six people in the workplace is experiencing such difficulties. [...]

Mental health champions to create a supportive workplace culture2018-07-22T21:31:24+01:00

New online therapy service

Online therapy service now available Dr Sarah Swan is pleased to welcome clients to her online therapy service. Please watch her video to learn about the service and what she can offer.  Online therapy will be provided via a secure online video conferencing facility.  Dr Swan looks forward to providing psychological therapy for people from [...]

New online therapy service2018-03-24T15:51:45+00:00

Emotional wellbeing and post-natal depression during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Why do we not talk about difficult feelings like post-natal depression during pregnancy and childbirth? We are bombarded with images of content babies and happy parents, of celebrities bouncing back to normal weight, shape, mood and work, weeks after giving birth.  But the reality is that pregnancy, childbirth and the post-natal period, leads to [...]

Emotional wellbeing and post-natal depression during pregnancy and after childbirth.2018-03-24T18:01:06+00:00

Is perfectionism negatively impacting on your wellbeing?

We live in a world where we are encouraged to be the best: to achieve high standards in the spheres of work, home, relationships, even our hobbies.  But when does striving for perfectionism turn from something that is motivating and positive, to something that negatively impacts on our mental health?  Here are some cognitive [...]

Is perfectionism negatively impacting on your wellbeing?2017-11-17T11:03:31+00:00

Supporting Lawyers’ Mental Health

Research suggests that 1 in 6 employees at any one time will experience mental health issues in the UK. These account for 30-40% of absences from work and as much as 50% of all long-term sick leave cases. The legal profession is not exempt. In fact lawyers' mental health is more vulnerable. Lawyers fall [...]

Supporting Lawyers’ Mental Health2017-11-17T11:03:06+00:00

Why some people develop mental health problems

It’s great to see so much in the media at the moment about mental health and attempts to reduce the stigma that surrounds it.  Understanding what leads to mental health problems can further help to challenge the view that experiencing problems in this area means you are “weak” or “mad”.  It is helpful to [...]

Why some people develop mental health problems2017-10-10T07:34:11+01:00

Do you think you don’t have time for one-to-ones with your staff?

Increased demand, pressure on time and remote working, all have an impact on being able to meet regularly for one-to-ones with employees.  But what’s the impact of this?  Can’t you just rely on being friendly and having an open door policy?  I would argue not. Getting to know your staff One-to-ones are crucial in [...]

Do you think you don’t have time for one-to-ones with your staff?2017-11-17T11:05:22+00:00