Dr Sarah Bruce – Clinical Psychologist Manchester

Hello – I am Dr Sarah Bruce an experienced clinical psychologist in Manchester and an adult mental health specialist. I established Elucido Psychology in 2015 so that I could apply my skills and experience to working with new clients.

I completed my doctorate training at the University of Manchester and qualified in 2005. In my varied experience in NHS and private sector mental health services, I developed expertise in adult mental health, substance misuse, personality disorder and risk assessment.

I worked for a mental health NHS Trust for 8 years and moved around to seek new challenges in different teams in the community, inpatient services, prisons and secure forensic settings. I was then appointed as a consultant clinical psychologist and clinical lead in a private sector hospital.

My current practice is focused on providing psychological therapy and a range of specialist assessments for the Court. In addition, I offer consultation services and bespoke training to organisations.

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I pride myself on providing a personal service, getting to the crux of a problem, and treating each client as the individual they are. I love seeing people achieve their goals and amaze themselves.

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“Dr Bruce is an outstanding provider of supervision and training. In both fields of clinical practice and medicolegal reports, her name is synonymous with quality. I have no hesitation in recommending her.”

Dr Fairuz Awenat, Taylor-Awenat Ltd

Why choose me as your therapist?

  • Skilled and experienced in integrating different models of therapy to effectively treat clients’ problems
  • A strong background in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), the predominant evidence-based approach in the UK for a wide range of psychological difficulties
  • 18 years of post-qualification experience further developing my skills in clinical practice
  • Trained and skilled in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for working with anxiety and depression, PTSD and complex trauma, a range of other difficulties and for professional coaching in the workplace
  • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat PTSD and trauma symptoms.
  • EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner.

Since training in ACT in 2015, this approach has transformed how I work with people in therapy. I often integrate ACT with the effective components of traditional CBT, for example when working with eating problems, OCD, and alcohol and drug use.

Why choose me as an expert witness?

  • Extensive experience in providing specialist psychological assessment reports from 18 years in clinical practice
  • I have prepared expert witness reports for civil, family and criminal legal proceedings
  • Experienced in cases involving personal injury, clinical negligence and the impact of assault
  • Experience of joint statements and giving evidence at hearings
  • Trained and experienced in the assessment of suicide and self harm and other risk behaviours
  • Trained as an expert witness with Bond Solon. You can view my profile on the Bond Solon national register of certified expert witnesses here.

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Would you like to discuss therapy or an expert psychological assessment?

Or speak to me first on 07821 661997