Sarah Dosanjh MBACP Dip. TA Psychotherapeutic Counselling
21 Wigmore Street
020 3637 8042
Are you struggling with weight and food issues? Do you often feel out of control around food? Are you sick and tired of being on and off diets?
You are not alone.
Our relationship with food is one of the most important relationships we have and when it goes wrong, it can be an incredibly painful experience. Perhaps you, like many others I have worked with, are sick and tired of being mentally consumed by thoughts of what you should and shouldn't be eating. You wonder whether you are missing out on life and you feel guilty for struggling with what is often thought of as a 'first world problem'.
Eating and drinking are the most important things we have to do for survival after breathing, yet our ability to eat what we need has been skewed by the way modern food culture affects us physically, as well as emotionally and psychologically. When we feel out of control around food, it destroys our self-esteem because we cannot understand how we have 'failed' yet another diet.
Bingeing and restricting can become a vicious and scary cycle and I am here to support you and help you to break free from the compulsion.
My approach is to firstly find out more about your relationship with food and help you make sense of what is happening. We will explore what food means to you and the role food has in your life. There may be some emotional healing to be done if food is an emotional crutch for you. If you want to make peace with your body and free up time and energy for other things that are important to you, I would love to have a chat with you and see whether you would like to work together.
While many of my clients are struggling with eating and weight issues, I do work in other areas, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, health problems and couples' counselling.
Please note: I cannot work safely with clients who have a BMI of under 18. If you have a low BMI, you may require medical monitoring, which I am not able to provide.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 4 years clinical training in transactional analysis psychotherapy
- Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling
- CPD training - working with disordered eating
- MSc transactional analysis psychotherapy pending (dissertation submission May 2018)
I spent seven years working with offenders in prisons throughout the country. This ignited an interest in working with people stuck in self-sabotaging cycles and struggling with compulsive behaviour.
I have been a bereavement volunteer with Cruse for four years and I am an assessor on the mental health team there.
Currently I am seeing clients in my private practice in Ealing and also at the WeightMatters clinic in Central London.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Binge eating
- Binging & restricting
- Diet and body image
- Eating psychology coaching
- £55 individual 50 min session (Ealing)
- £70 individual 50min session (Central London)
- £85 couples 50 mins & £135 couples 90 mins (Ealing only)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and Evening appointments available.
Types of client