CAREER HISTORY

JEREMY SACHS PRIVATE PRACTICE & THE TRAUMA TALKS |  TRAUMATALKS.CO.UK

Director 2018 - Current

As well as running my own private psychotherapy practice, I am the founder of The Trauma Talks, a collective of creatives, facilitators and psychotherapists working in the field of mental health, public health and trauma. We come together to develop and facilitate resources and materials about trauma and associated issues, including support work sheets, comics and podcasts.

My work as a private psychotherapist has included the role of Psychological Consultant to the film and media industries. Helping to shape script and character development from a psychological perspective. Most recently the short fiction film Kin directed by Ruby Cedar.

SURVIVORSUK |  SURVIVORSUK.ORG

Psychotherapist 2017 - Current

I facilitate and design weekly and monthly therapeutically informed support groups for men, boys, transgender and non-binary people who have survived sexual abuse or violence.

ASSOCIATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S HEALTH |  YOUNGPEOPLESHEALTH.ORG.UK

Project Manager with Healthcare Professionals 2016 – Current

The Association for Young People’s Health is the UK’s leading charity working to improve the health and wellbeing of 10-24 year olds. I design and implement methodologies for research projects, run participation with young people and create youth led reports to inform policy, service design and measure impact.

 

UNCHAINED  |  WWW.UNCHAINEDPOETRY.COM

Volunteer 2017 - Current

Help support, raise awareness and fundraise for Unchained, a collective of artists founded by Lady Unchained championing ex-offenders rights through poetry, arts and anti-prejudice education.

 

SOUTH LONDON AND MAUDSLEY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST |  SLAM.NHS.UK

Honorary Contract Psychotherapist 2019 – 2021

As an integrated psychotherapeutic counsellor, I draw on different psychological interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy, to provide short to midterm clinical interventions to patients in the South London area.

BART'S HEALTH NHS TRUST |  BARTSHEALTH.NHS.UK

Honorary Contract Participation Facilitator / Researcher 2017 - 2019

A three year study testing the viability of Group clinics for young adults with diabetes in an ethnically diverse, socioeconomically deprived setting. Led by Queen Mary University of London, University College London and Barts Health NHS. Using the King’s Trust model of co-design, I conducted research interviews and group workshops with young adults, parents and clinicians in Tower Hamlets to investigate the feasibility of group clinics for young people living with type one and type two diabetes.

BODY & SOUL  |  BODYANDSOULCHARITY.ORG

Head of Adolescent Services 2015 - 2016

I led multiple programmes for 260 young people remotely and an additional 50 young people in person whose lives have been affected by HIV and its associated challenges such as poverty, stigma, bereavement and poor mental health. These programmes were designed by me to respond to the broad and complex needs of these young people. This included psychosocial support, health literacy, sex and relationship education, specific HIV education and support with medication and wellbeing.

 

TIN HORSE THEATRE

Director & Creative facilitator 2012 – 2014

Worked with various charity and arts partners (V&A Museum, South Bank Centre, New Horizon Youth Centre, Creative Youth Network etc) to create various enrichment projects throughout the UK engaging marginalised communities such as ex-prisoners, homeless, refugee or young people facing gang-related issues.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL  |  WWW.IYAFESTIVAL.ORG.UK

Director 2013 - 2014

Managed the largest UK arts festival for young people, supervising a core team of 25 people. The festival runs for three weeks across 17 venues and involves over 7000 young people and 160 volunteers from all over the world.

 

Qualifications& Training

  • Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology. Psychosexual Studies, practice and theory

  • Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology. Developing Skills in Couple Work

  • Paediatric Mental Health Association. Eating disorders / Acute Behavioural Disturbance

  • CPD certificate. A Matter of Death and Life with Irvin Yalom. Onlinevents 

  • CPD certificate. Online Youth Mental Health First Aid. MHFA England

  • Public Health Module. Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • Dip Couns. Integrated Psychotherapy & Counselling. University of Roehampton

  • CPD certificate. Working with Self-Harm & Suicide. City Lit 

  • AQA Counselling Skills Level One to Three. Kingston College 

  • BA Hons Degree Drama. Kingston University