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Sarah Maris-Shaw, Senior Lecturer

Sarah Maris-Shaw

Senior Lecturer - Occupational Therapy

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    020 7815 8065
  • School/Division:
    Health and Social Care / Allied Health Sciences

Sarah completed her Masters in Psychoanalytical Studies at the Tavistock and is a qualified psychodynamic counsellor, having completed her training at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation. Her clinical background has ranged from in-patient to community services, and she currently works with families in Southwark, with parental mental health issues and children under five years old. Her interests lie in group work, psychodynamic theory and application, therapeutic use of self and family work.

MSc PGDip Occupational Therapy

  • Level 7 (MA)

BSc Occupational Therapy

  • Levels 5/6 (Years 1/2) Part/Full-time

CPPD Post Regulation modules

  • Advanced Group Work for Occupational therapists (module leader)
  • Counselling Skills (module leader)

Interests in perinatal mental health, family work and group skills.

View my publications at
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapy
  • Royal College of Occupational therapy - special interest group - mental health – Communication Representative
  • Member of LSBU's Women's Health Research Group
  • Occupational Therapist Practitioner in parental mental health team
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation