Helping you think about your work in new ways

Head of Mulberry Bush Consulting

Sarah Paget

I’m a passionate Organisational and Leadership Consultant with extensive experience across Health, Social Care, Housing, Education, and Criminal Justice sectors. I specialize in Therapeutic Communities and relational approaches, championing “therapeutic ordinariness” in human services. As a co-founder of the Enabling Environments Award at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, I strive to promote systemic change and improvement.

With a background as a psychiatric nurse and a BA (Hons) in Social Psychology and Cognitive Science, my journey has been rooted in the transformative work of Therapeutic Communities. From managing a specialised service for mental health in Eastbourne to leading national initiatives and delivering influential papers, my career has been dedicated to fostering therapeutic environments.

I have since led major Organisational Change and Development projects across various sectors, providing training and consultancy on Therapeutic Community, Enabling Environments, and Relational practice.

At The Mulberry Bush, we’re renowned for our therapeutic approach with children and our commitment to embodying our core values, mission, and vision at every level of our organization. Our systemic integrity means we practice what we preach, openly addressing the complexities of our work. Everyone here, from the CEO to the part-time gardener, plays a vital role in achieving positive outcomes for those who seek our help.

Our consultancy service aims to help others in related sectors do the same. We support you in uncovering your ‘why,’ making it meaningful to everyone in your organisation, and ensuring its guiding presence is felt daily in every facet of your work.

If you’re looking to drive meaningful change within your organisation or sector, let’s connect and explore how we can achieve this together.

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Mulberry Bush Consulting

Your way, not our way

However, it’s not about doing things ‘The Mulberry Bush way’. It’s about working with you to find your way. Whether or not you identify as a therapeutic setting, we can help you uncover your purpose and operate from that place of belief and passion at every organisational level.

If you’ve found yourself here, it’s probably out of a desire to do things differently. If you’re not sure what needs changing, we can help you to identify what isn’t working well and why. If you’re concerned about the process of change, we can help you move forward to the ‘how’ with courage, understanding and authority.

Mulberry Bush Consulting is headed up by Sarah Paget, who is recognised nationally and internationally for her work at the Royal College of Psychiatrists with Therapeutic Communities and as co-founder of the Enabling Environments award. Our dedicated team has a track record of delivering lasting, meaningful change for those working with children and adults in education, social care, health, criminal justice and more.

A bespoke approach to better outcomes

You might be looking to adopt or enhance a therapeutic or trauma-informed approach for people with complex needs. Or you might be facing challenges in your organisation or team which could be supported by a relational, value-driven approach. You might be a leader looking to create space for reflection and personal growth – if so, we can help.

Whatever your specific context or goals, we’ll work closely with you 1:1 or across your organisation to understand your needs, develop a comprehensive strategy and help put it into practice with a clear and confident sense of purpose.

Some of the ways in which we might do this include:

Organisational Development

Executive Coaching

Effective Teamwork

Therapeutic Service Development

“I was pleasantly surprised by the degree of your immersion in the problems of our center”

Feedback following a two-day consultation with a Children’s service in Latvia.

Get In Touch

To find out more about how Mulberry Bush Consulting can help you and your organisation please get in touch by emailing Sarah at  [email protected]

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Our organisation

Our school

The heart of the charity’s practice expertise is The Mulberry Bush School in Standlake, Oxfordshire.


Training, consultation and support to schools, care services and organisations working with challenging or vulnerable children, their families and communities.

Our research

The Mulberry Bush is committed to research in therapeutic residential and foster care.


MB3 (The Mulberry Bush Third Space) is the National Centre for Reflective Practice.

Help us transform troubled lives

We rely on your donations for building improvements, many outreach services, research, new service developments or any of the fun, extra-curricular activities which many other children take for granted and which emotionally-traumatised children so desperately need.