Sarah Hamilton, PGDip (Psych), MBACP (Accred)
46 Harley Street
The Rosedale Clinic
48 Redlands Road
020 7386 9432 / 07580 482751
Looking for help through counselling can often take immense courage – the decision to speak out about our problems can be really hard, and many people come as a last resort with very little hope. But my experience has been that with gentle curiosity and steady attention, everyone can get ‘un-stuck’ from whatever difficult place they may be in, and rediscover the innate richness and potential of life.
I am a fully Accredited Member of BACP with a Masters-level diploma in psychotherapy, and over 20 years' experience of mindfulness practice. I offer both short-term counselling for those who want to work through a specific issue, and long-term psychotherapy for more pervasive or deep-rooted problems. I work with adults and teenagers from age 16 upwards at clinics in central London (Harley Street) and central Reading (near the University).
Many years of living and working abroad have given me a particular interest and experience in counselling those from different nationalities, religions and cultures - identifying and making the most of the personal and cultural strengths that can best help each individual address their problems sensitively and effectively.
As we grow up, we each develop our own coping strategies to help us interact with and make sense of the world around us and of our own lives. These mechanisms often serve us well for many years – until suddenly we find ourselves feeling lost, stuck, or out of control. Even people who are normally strong and capable can feel vulnerable and struggle to cope at certain times. We may find ourselves experiencing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, or anger... all of which can impact our relationships, our work, and even our physical health.
Counselling provides a uniquely focused, safe and confidential environment to look at difficult issues – something that can’t always be found with friends or family. In this space there is room for the heart to speak and self-awareness to grow. By exploring your experience gently and steadily, with a calm and non-judgmental therapist, you can make sense of where you are and achieve the changes you want at the pace that's right for you.
How I work
As an integrative therapist I work flexibly according to your needs, whether you want a space to explore sensitive issues, or a practical resolution of a particular problem. I provide a safe and accepting environment where you can feel genuinely heard; and through fostering a sensitive awareness of your own emotional and bodily experience, we are able to clarify and resolve difficult issues.
I see counselling as a sort of ‘midwife for change’ during difficult periods. It provides the support you need to regain your confidence, make lasting changes in your life, and restore a natural sense of vitality and well-being.
Issues I work with
I have helped people resolve a wide variety of problems, from anxiety, stress and anger, to eating disorders, poor self-esteem and bereavement. I am a specialist in working with depression, trauma, relationship issues, family issues, separation and divorce, and cross cultural relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
At the core of my counselling training is a rigorous four-year Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. I have also undertaken numerous specialist certificates and courses, particularly in the areas of mind-body psychology and trauma resolution. I am active in the field of psychotherapy research, and have conducted new studies into what enables therapeutic change.
My professional life began with a 20-year career in international marketing and management, where a fascination with inter-cultural communication and business psychology eventually led me to the field of talking therapies in 2006. Since then I have held positions as a psychotherapist and counsellor in the private and voluntary sectors and also in the NHS. I now focus on my private practice in Harley Street and Reading.
I am a fully Accredited Member of the BACP, and abide by the BACP code of ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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Harley Street: £90
Reduced rates (for those on low incomes):
All locations: starting from £35 - please call to discuss, or mention in your email enquiry that you are looking for lower-cost counselling
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Harley Street - Tuesdays; Reading - Mondays and Wednesdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|