Dr Sara Siddiqui, Clinical Psychologist
I am a fully qualified registered clinical psychologist, accredited through the British Psychological Society and a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council.
I am experienced in treating adults and young people with a wide range of difficulties such as relationship difficulties, self- harm, eating disorders, anxiety and depression. I offer individual and group therapy. I have over seven years experience of practising talking therapies and ten years experience of working within the NHS.
I offer a non-judgemental therapy service. I believe that everybody benefits from talking about their problems and I can offer time and a safe space so we can explore your difficulties together. I help clients work towards change by helping them to understand their difficulties over time and I appreciate that change can be a difficult process.
I mainly use a psychodynamic approach in therapy. However I am flexible to meet the needs of individuals and prefer to use an approach which is right for the person. I believe that being listened to and feeling understood is most important.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Manchester after gaining an undergraduate degree and masters degree in psychology. Since qualifying in 2014, I have worked in the NHS and privately to provide assessment and treatment to adults and children.
I have an additional qualification in group analysis and specialist in depth training practicing psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees vary according to the type of therapy, length of therapy and affordability.
I am happy to discuss fees for people on low incomes.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss your needs, to ask any questions or to arrange an initial meeting.