Sarah Demaree is a core tutor for the TAC Diploma in Integrative Counselling. She is a UKCP and BACP registered counsellor, psychotherapist and Certified Transactional Analyst with a practice in central London. Sarah trained at The Berne Institute and has an MSc in Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy.
Sarah has extensive experience in both the public and private sector and works with individual, couples and groups. Her teaching style is motivated by her desire to engage students with her passion for the philosophy of TA: Everyone is OK, Everyone has the capacity to think, Everyone decides their own destiny and these decisions can be changed; and for the principles which underlie the practice of TA: Contracting and Open Communication. In Sarah’s teaching and practice, she combines the foundations of classical TA theory, including ego-states, life scripts, strokes, transactions, games, and autonomy, with a more body-oriented holistic TA which fully accounts for the growing evidence of the bio-psycho-social paradigm of connection and connectivity between mind and body.
Sarah has been presenting TA theory and tools since 2006 when she started working with psycho-education groups to help clients understand and change their relationship with food. She is currently developing seminars on several topics, including ‘Incorporating TA into Effective Relationship Counseling’, ‘The Application of TA to OCD including Harm & Pure OCD’, ‘Using TA with clients suffering from Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder’, and “Treating Trauma and Anxiety with a new Body-Oriented TA”.
As a Certified Transactional Analyst, Sarah’s approach is integrative, embracing the psychoanalytic, cognitive and humanist origins of TA. She has experience with a wide variety of issues, including: relationships, addiction, bereavement, depression, anger, anxiety including obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, and survivors of childhood abuse. Sarah has specialist training in working with eating disorders, particularly overeating and binge eating, and is keenly interested in new research looking at the role of nutrition and inflammation in psychological disorders.