Sarah Bisp

I am a registered mental health nurse. I qualified in March 2004 and since then have worked hard for the NHS; initially as a staff nurse and for the past five years as a Community Psychiatric Nurse. I have experience working with young people and their families in inpatient and community settings. I have gained experience working as part of multidisciplinary team of professionals and regularly liaise with other agencies such as schools, education psychology, Children's Services, GPs, Health Visitors and Primary Mental Health Workers.
I have experience of working with those who are experiencing problems with anxiety, low mood and depression, deliberate self-harm, family break-ups and school related stress, and other mental health related problems. I have worked alongside my colleagues doing diagnostic assessments for neurodevelopmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders. A diagnostic service is not something I can provide as an individual but I can form part of a team of suitably qualified professionals who can provide this service.
In addition to this I have gained qualifications in "Triple P", Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Systemic Practice and Family Therapy.
After a great deal of consideration I have taken the decision to offer my nursing services outside of my NHS role, by way of private practice.


Neil Chesters

Registered General Nurse
Registered Mental Health Nurse
MSc in Family Therapy

Neil has many years experience as a mental health nurse working in adult mental health. For the past 17 years he has worked with children and young people suffering from a wide range of mental health problems. Apart from his formal qualifications he has regularly attended study days and conferences on many aspects of the assessment and treatment of these difficulties. He leads the family therapy clinic at the local NHS children and young peoples service.

Family therapy is a form of talking treatment which provides families an opportunity to come together and talk through their problems with a view to developing an understanding of each others difficulties. This often leads to a resolution of conflict. There is evidence that this can be helpful in the treatment of conditions such as depression, eating disorders and helping reconstituted families negotiate their ‘coming together’.