Student and Staff Wellbeing

Staff Profiles

Sarah Patterson



Sarah Patterson                                                                                                          


Telephone: 44 (0) 191 208 3333

Address: Student Health and Wellbeing Service
King's Gate
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

Roles and responsibilities

I joined the Welfare and Counselling Services here at Newcastle University in 2011 and assess and work 1:1 as a Counsellor with students who come for help with a diverse variety of presenting issues. I tailor my approach to meet their individual needs and goals.

I work as a mediator to help University members who are in conflict resolve their problems collaboratively and facilitate a psychoeducational, experiential group called 'Butterflies and Knots, How to Cope with Anxiety (B&K)'. This is a well established group and runs, where possible each term. It incorporates third wave CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and other, integrative approaches to help students understand and better manage their stress and anxiety, as well as develop good, all-round life skills. I also run termly workshops to help students manage and overcome stress and anxiety; learn about and practice self-compassion and develop skills in assertiveness and effective communication.


MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy

BA Hons Business and Marketing

CIM diploma in marketing

Additional training

ACAS Certificate in Mediation

Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy

Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Supervision Skills

Certificate in Group Therapy

Certificate in couples counselling

Previous positions

I have been practicing as a Counsellor since 2002, including both individual and group therapy within the NHS; charitable and educational settings and run an ongoing private Psychotherapy practice.


UKCP accredited Psychotherapist, 06157884