Sarah has been a Rutland resident for over fifteen years. She has an interest in meeting the needs of some of the most vulnerable people locally. As the lay member of the Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Board, she operates alongside health, social care and criminal justice specialists. The role involves developing engagement activities to promote Safeguarding Board initiatives. As a psychotherapist and counsellor, Sarah has worked extensively with people of all ages from children to the elderly. She has an interest in the role of therapy in education at all levels, from pre-school to university, in state and private sectors. She has particular experience in therapy with young people with special educational needs, workplace stress and supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse. In the volunteer sector, Sarah has been involved with a number of special interest groups. She understands the need to develop creative ways of involving people and responding to limited budgets. Sarah has degrees from the University of Kent at Canterbury and the University of Leicester and has studied at the Tavistock and Portman NHS University. Prior to becoming a therapist she had a career in marketing communications.