Dr Sara Siddiqui, Clinical Psychologist
I am a registered clinical psychologist, accredited through the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council.
I am experienced in treating adults and young people with a wide range of emotional problems 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 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.
I am available weekdays, including evenings
Please contact me if you would like to discuss your needs, to ask any questions or to arrange an initial meeting.