Dr Sarah Bruce, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Chartered Psychologist

& Consultant Clinical Psychologist


I am an experienced clinical psychologist committed to providing a high quality service to my clients.

I have worked as a chartered clinical psychologist since 2005.  In my varied experience in NHS and private sector mental health services, I have developed expertise in areas of risk assessment, personality disorder, comorbid mental health difficulties and self harm behaviour.

I established elucido in 2015 so that I could apply my skills and experience to working with new clients.
I now apply this expertise in my services to legal professionals and the Courts, and in training others.

I invest in my own development as a practitioner, and I am continuing to build on my therapy skills.
I feel inspired and very satisfied working alongside my therapy clients, who have sought private therapy for various reasons.  I love to see people make such significant progress in line with their goals.


Academic qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester (2005)

MSc Forensic Psychology with Distinction, University of Kent at Canterbury (1998)

BSc (Hons) Psychology 2:1, Manchester Metropolitan University (1996)


Specialist training

Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon Family Expert Certificate

Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon Civil Expert Certificate

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Certificate in Advanced Motivational Interviewing

DBT® Intensive Training™

Schema Therapy Training

Assessment of Personality Disorder using International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE)

Assessment of Psychopathic Personality Disorder (PCL-R)

Structured Assessment of Violence Risk (HCR-20 v3)

Risk Assessment and Management of Spousal Violence and Stalking (B-SAFER; SARA; SAM)

Advanced Skills in Suicide and Self Harm Risk Assessment

Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth: SAVRY



Professional membership

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology

HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist  Verify here