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Dr Beth Sanford
Dr Beth Sanford is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working within both the NHS and private practice, including working with both adults and older adults in NHS primary and secondary care mental health settings. She specialises in working with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, bereavement, grief and loss, life transitions, stress, post traumatic stress disorder, long-term physical health conditions, dementia including working with family carers of people with dementia, and other difficulties precipitated by difficult or traumatic life experiences. She has an interest in working with autistic adults and thinking about how psychological therapy can be helpful for difficulties they may be facing.
Dr Sanford has had specialist training in both Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and integrates other approaches such as Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) when this may be beneficial. In all approaches she works collaboratively with individuals to gain a shared understanding of their difficulties and goals and to think about the most helpful ways of working together.
Dr Sanford also has extensive experience in supervising other Clinical Psychologists, both qualified and in training. Alongside her work at Mollart CBT, Dr Sanford continues to work in an NHS service delivering evidence based psychological therapy to those with mental health difficulties.
Dr Sanford holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
She is accredited as a CBT therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and as an IPT practitioner and supervisor with Interpersonal Psychotherapy UK (IPTUK).
Dr Sanford is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with The Health Care Professional Council (HCPC), which monitors and regulates the practice of Clinical Psychologists.
“I had 8 sessions with Beth and overall I found every single session really beneficial to my processing and healing journey. I was grateful for Beth’s flexibility with appointments and that she took the time to really understand my problem and how it was impacting me. I was thankful that the sessions were tailored to what I needed in that moment, whilst also referring back to previous topics, and not structured to following a rigid treatment pathway etc. Beth was able to hold me accountable, challenge unhelpful thinking patterns and I would always leave sessions pondering our chats and reflecting - which ultimately was the most helpful aspect of our sessions. I still have a long way to go in managing what has happened to me and my reason for seeking therapy but with Beth’s help I am in a much much better place. I have kept a log of key aspects we discussed and go back to that from time to time when feeling overwhelmed. I have learnt so much about myself in our time together which has challenged me to try different things. Beth treated me with such compassion, kindness and a gentleness I will never forget”
“Mollart CBT is an efficient, well run, therapy service. From when the first enquiry was made, we were dealt with sensitivity, quickly and effectively.
They support their clients well and tailor each individual client to a specific therapist that best suits them and their needs. This personal touch is an excellent practice, and reflects the ethos of the company. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking into having therapy.
We think that Beth is very understanding, good at putting her clients at ease and making mum feel comfortable enough to open up and express herself freely. She was very accommodating in arranging times/ days that were most suitable for us. When mum was at her worst, Beth was happy to start-off by having telephone sessions, before progressing to online face to face sessions when mum felt ready.
Beth is good at listening and always had thoughtful answers to any of mum’s questions/worries or fears. She was also helpful enough to send us some strategy charts/tips (A4 posters) to put up around the home, so mum would be able to see them clearly at all times, when she needed them, to remind her how to cope (and to reduce her panic levels) in different situations.
Beth is kind, caring, reliable, professional, friendly and an all round really nice person”