Dr Sarah Butterworth

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

In person appointments in Leamington Spa and online on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Client ages: children, adolescents, adults, older adults.

Insurance registrations: Axa, Aviva, Cigna, WPA.

Dr Sarah Butterworth is a chartered clinical psychologist and has worked in mental health services since 2007, qualifying with a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Birmingham in 2020. She is passionate about early intervention and enjoy working with infants, children and young people. She specialises in women’s health and mental health; this includes perinatal work focusing on issues like conception, fertility journey, pregnancy, birth planning and postnatal mental health as well as parent-infant bonding. She has experience of working with a range of difficulties including mood disorders, OCD, psychosis, trauma, selective mutism, perfectionism, self-criticism, emotional regulation difficulties, certain eating disorders and neurodivergence. She works with school-aged children, adults and parents with infants.

Sarah takes a compassion-focused approach to her work and provides a safe space for people to be heard, understood and make sense of their difficulties. Building rapport and a therapeutic relationship is really important to Sarah and she will always ensure the best outcome for her clients. She uses evidence based treatments such as: EMDR, CBT, CFT, trauma-focused CBT, integrative work or counselling. For parent-infant work, Sarah may include attachment interventions such as circle of security. She also undertakes birth preparation work such as anxiety management for labour, trauma-informed birth plans and postnatal mental health.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys walking, gardening and visiting the beach.

“We were very despondent after contacting so many psychiatrists and therapists last year but you have gone a long way in restoring our faith in mental health services!”

(Feedback provided to Dr Sarah Butterworth from one of her clients, April 2024)