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UKCP is excited to announce the appointment of a bold new Chief Executive

Publication date: September 11, 2017

Sarah Niblock has had three decades of experience as a journalist, broadcaster and has a doctorate in psychoanalytic theory. She was most recently professor and associate dean at University of Westminster’s School of Media, Arts and Design and she has published research on media, trauma and ethics.

Sarah is passionate about mental health and psychotherapy. She was born and raised in Merseyside to a single mum, and has seen the importance and effects of therapy and positive social change.

Sarah also has a strong background in regulation and ethics, having been on the quality assurance and standards committee of the National Council for the Training of Journalists for nearly a decade. She will use this experience to firmly guide UKCP to support members and inform the public.

She said:

“You only have to read the news to see that the need for psychotherapy has never been stronger. We live in a high pressured world, where work and relationships are often extremely demanding. Most people will need support at some point in their lives – we want to be there for them when they do.

She added. “I can’t wait to get started. I’m looking forward to getting to know the thousands of volunteers, members and professionals who make UKCP what it is: working day in day out to improve lives through high quality psychotherapies.”

Chair of UKCP Martin Pollecoff said he was delighted at the new appointment. “I am delighted we have found Sarah; her strong media background and expertise means UKCP will go from strength to strength, making UKCP a household name.”

Sarah started her new role at UKCP on 8 September 2017.


For more information, or to arrange an interview with Sarah, please contact: Sandra Scott, Communications Manager, on 020 7014 9973 or email