TALIS Consulting Limited 

Provides comprehensive Clinical Neuropsychology assessment and treatment services. 

Dr. Sarah Rees:

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Sarah Rees
 

Who we are 

Dr. Sarah Rees is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist who trained on the South Wales Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology. Alongside her private work for Talis, Dr. Rees works in the Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (Sp.CAMHS) in Hywel Dda University Health Board (NHS). She also previously held a position within the Neurodevelopmental Service providing assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Dr. Rees has worked with a range of clinical presentations including adult mental health, older adult mental health, neurorehabilitation, neurodevelopmental difficulties and learning disabilities. Dr. Rees specialises in working with children and families with mental health and/or physical health difficulties and has always held a strong interest in neuropsychological assessment and treatment. 

Dr. Rees uses a range of psychological models and interventions and tailors her support to meet the need of the young people and families that she works with. Amongst others, Dr. Rees is experienced at offering approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Compassion-focused Therapy and Systemic Therapy. 

Dr. Rees has experience of neuropsychological assessment and intervention of adults and their families who have endured a neurological trauma and/or disability, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, meningitis, hydrocephalus, multiple sclerosis and motor neurons disease. She also has experience of working with children presenting with non-epileptic attack disorder. 

Dr. Rees has experience of teaching and training including network training to staff teams and carers, team parenting approach and positive psychology with carers. She is also experienced in providing psychological consultation to medical professionals, social workers and foster care agencies.

CPD/further training 

  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1 (DDP) delivered by Dan Hughes, The Family Place (2017)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression and Anxiety delivered by Russ Harris, Contextual Consulting (2017)

  • BRIEF Solution-Focused Therapy delivered by BRIEF (2017)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Physical Health delivered by Dr Ray Owen, Bristol (2017)

  • Solution-Focused Therapy delivered by The Association of Psychological Therapies (ATP) (2017)

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy delivered by Mary Wellfield, Cardiff University (2017)

  • Cognitive Therapy for PTSD in children and adolescents delivered by Dr Richard Meiser-Stedman, Cardiff University (2018)

  • Compassion focused Therapy for Eating Disorders delivered by Dr Ken Goss, Swansea (2018)

  • Wales Applied Research Network: clinical risk assessment and risk management training and consultancy delivered by Hywel Dda UHB (2018)

  • CBT-E for Eating Disorders, delivered by Zafra Cooper, Eating Disorder Outreach Service, Cwm Taff UHB (September 2018)

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS 2) training, Emma Woodhouse, Kings College. (2019)

  • Incredible Year Training (January 2020)

  • Integrating CBT and Third Wave Therapies: CBT +, delivered by Dr Fiona Kennedy, BABCP (March 2020)

  • Brief Interventions in ACT for Trauma delivered by Russ Harris, Contextual Consulting (May 2020)

  • Self-compassion: Building Blocks and Barriers delivered by Russ Harris, Contextual Consulting (June 2020)

  • ACT 100, Contextual Consulting (July 2020)

  • SHAPE: How to offer high quality ACT supervision, Contextual Consulting (October 2020)

  • ACT For Perfectionism, People-Pleasing And Other Forms of Rigid Rule-following with Dr Russ Harris (May 2021)

  • Anorexia and other eating disorders: how to help your child eat well and be well, Eva Musby, EDOS (October 2021)
    Maudsley Model for Eating Disorders (August 2021)

Publications

  • Rees, S., Channon, S., & Waters, C. S. (2019). The impact of maternal prenatal and postnatal anxiety on children’s emotional problems: a systematic review. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 28(2), 257–280. www.doi.org/10.1007/s00787-018-1173-5

  • Ryan-Morgan, T. & Rees, S. (2011). Community based neuropsychological rehabilitation, PI Focus, 21 (10), 21-24.

  • Rees, S. & Ryan-Morgan, T. (2012). An Exercise in Maximising Potential Capacity for Decision Making. Journal of Social Care and Neurodisability, Vol 3(2), 69-76.