CAREER HISTORY

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

Director 2018 - Current

I founded and run a Psychotherapy & Counselling Private Practice. This work is predominantly online due to Covid-19 but I also see a limited number of patients in-person at my clinic in London Bridge. This work includes seeing individuals and couples. My expertise is in trauma recovery, young people, long term health conditions and within the LGBTQI+community, however I see patients from many different backgrounds with various different mental health needs. My practice is intersectional, friendly and non-judgemental. I use an integrated modality, including Person-Centred and Psychodynamic theories to achieve the best psychological interventions for patients and clients.   

As a trauma expert I present The Trauma Talks podcast, a show that explores different experiences of trauma each episode. In addition, I work as a psychological participation lead, trainer and advisor in multiple capacities. Recently this has included: 

SURVIVORSUK |  SURVIVORSUK.ORG

Psychotherapist 2017 - 2022

In 2017 SurvivorsUK, a charity that provides psychotherapy and advice for boys, men and Trans & non-binary people aged 13+ who have survived rape, sexual trauma or abuse, asked me to create and deliver a new group therapy model for their men’s service. 

 

After establishing a successful model for men’s group therapy I expanded this work by creating and delivering clinical group models for boys (13 - 19 years old) and the Trans and non-binary service. These services run as weekly group sessions as well as monthly check-in and wellbeing sessions. 

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, disease or condition specific reports. This work covers a broad range of health concerns including; mental health, long term health conditions, acute and chronic conditions as well as social determinants and health inequalities.  

 

This work informs service design, public health and policy and is often undertaken in partnership with universities, the NHS, Dept. of Health or the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

 

UNCHAINED  |  WWW.UNCHAINEDPOETRY.COM

Volunteer 2017 - Current

I 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 drew 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

  • Radical Therapists Network. Confronting the role of White Comfort in Therapy (2022)

  • Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology. Psychosexual Studies, practice and theory (2021 - 2022)

  • Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology. Developing Skills in Couple Work (2021)

  • Paediatric Mental Health Association. Eating disorders / Acute Behavioural Disturbance (2021)

  • CPD certificate. A Matter of Death and Life with Irvin Yalom. Onlinevents (2021)

  • CPD certificate. Online Youth Mental Health First Aid. MHFA England (2021)

  • Public Health Module. Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2020)

  • Dip Couns. Integrated Psychotherapy & Counselling. University of Roehampton (2020)

  • CPD certificate. Working with Self-Harm & Suicide. City Lit (2017)

  • AQA Counselling Skills Level One to Three. Kingston College (2015)

  • BA Hons Degree Drama. Kingston University  (2008)