Dr Zoe Gotts

Zoe is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.  

Zoe works in a medical setting, specialising in long-term physical health conditions. She works both individually and with couples. She has experience of working with emotional difficulties relating to physical health and life-limiting conditions; including adjustment and coping, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. She also has particular therapeutic interests in behavioural sleep medicine, medically unexplained persistent physical symptoms, chronic pain, specialist weight management, cardiovascular problems, reproductive health difficulties and infertility.  



Zoe has extensive experience of working with sleep problems and Insomnia and is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi). Zoe completed her PhD in Sleep and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 2014. Since then, she has held a number of academic and clinical posts in physical health. Zoe has published extensively in this area and disseminated her research worldwide.

As a Clinical Psychologist in physical health, Zoe integrates a range of therapeutic approaches, which are tailored to the individual; including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) and Systemic Therapy. Zoe is continuously involved in teaching, training and supervising others in psychological approaches.   

HCPC registration number: PYL37354

Dr Sarah Craven-Staines
Associate Clinical Psychologist
Sarah is qualified Clinical Psychologist with over 17 years experience of working within the NHS, having worked post qualification in Older Adult and Employee Psychology Services. Sarah is also an Accredited Cognitive Analytic Practitioner and has a wealth of experience using the model both directly with patients as well as organisationally with staff members. She is registered with both the Health Care Professions Council and the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy.
Alongside Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Sarah has an interest in utilising integrative approaches to therapy, including cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic psychotherapy. In working with individuals, Sarah aims to provide a holistic approach to their care, offering therapy that is appropriate to meet the person’s needs. Common presentations that she has worked with include: depression, anxiety, loss and grief,
personality difficulties, dementia, OCD and trauma to name a few.
In addition to working for Trust Psychology, Sarah is an Academic Tutor for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme at Teesside University, where she leads in the recruitment process for training aspiring clinical psychologists, as well as providing teaching and supervision. Sarah’s research interests particularly include:
cognitive analytic therapy, service user involvement in training, older adults and supervision. She is a published author in each of these areas and is currently writing a chapter for inclusion in The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Analytic Therapy.
HCPC Registration Number: PYL03939

Dr Hannah Barraclough

Hannah is a Clinical Psychologist with experience of working with adults across the lifespan. Common difficulties Hannah often works with include low mood, anxiety, trauma, adjustment to long term health conditions, stress, low self-esteem, sleep difficulties and loss/bereavement. Hannah’s clinical practice is underpinned by an integrative approach, drawing on a range of evidence based psychological approaches to meet the needs of each individual. She has particular therapeutic interests in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CTF) and Eye Movement,
Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has also had additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Outside of Trust Psychology, Hannah works part time in the NHS within a
Community Pain Management service.


HCPC registration number: PLY37371

Dr Lois Arkley

Lois is a Clinical Psychologist with experience of working with adults across the lifespan with a wide variety of psychological difficulties. She has also worked therapeutically with adults with physical health problems, including brain injury and neurological disorders. Common presenting issues that Lois often works with include depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, trauma/complex trauma, adjustment to long-term health problems. She has a particular interest in Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is analytically minded, with an interest in helping people to identify and change problematic interpersonal patterns. She has a particular interest in attachment based approaches, and the
use of the therapeutic relationship as fundamental in successfully providing a platform for change.


As a Clinical Psychologist, Lois can adopt a broad and integrative approach, drawing on a range of therapeutic models in order to develop a collaborative and individualised understanding of the person's
difficulties. Outside of Trust Psychology, Lois works part-time within the NHS.
HCPC registration number PYL34086."


Dr Hannah Williamson

Hannah is a Clinical Psychologist experienced in working predominantly with adults with diverse
needs. Her practice has included supporting people to understand and manage challenges such as
anxiety, OCD, depression, grief & loss, stress, trauma, and relationship difficulties. She has clinical
interests in the interplay between mental health and physical health, and also how mental health co-
exists with neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and/or ADHD). Hannah is passionate about working in
partnership with clients to co-create a shared understanding of strengths and difficulties, which gives
a good foundation to help people move toward their personal goals. Hannah works in an integrative
way, drawing from a range of approaches such as CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and
Compassion Focused Therapy. She is undergoing further training in EMDR.