Sarah McDowall

Sarah McDowall

87 Earls Court Road
W8 6EF


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About me

It may be a particular concern or a general sense of confusion that you can’t put your finger on that is drawing you towards therapy. It is not an easy decision to make but just feeling heard and having the freedom to express yourself can be a relief from the outset.

In my work I aim to be accepting and collaborative giving you time to reflect and process your experience within a safe environment based on trust. I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy, informed by psychodynamic and existential theory. This means that we will think about how you relate to individuals in your life from both the past and the present. I will also facilitate exploration of feelings and thoughts according to your personal values rather than imposing any external framework of beliefs. Most importantly, I value the relationship which develops between you and I, holding it to be integral to the work we do together. My work has tended to focus on anxiety and depression but I have experience with a broad range of issues including family difficulties, bereavement and narcissistic abuse among others.

If you think that psychotherapy may be right for you, the next step is to book a consultation where we can talk about what you are looking for and the possibility of us working together. I offer both short-term and open-ended psychotherapy depending on need.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained my foundation certificate and postgraduate diploma at Regents University School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London. I have worked in a variety of settings, including through the NHS at Women and Health, MIND in Camden and now at the Farah Therapy Centre in Kensington. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and subscribe to its code of ethics. I also have an MA in Oriental Studies from Cambridge University and an MSc in Chinese Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies. I grew up in Hong Kong.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Narcissistic Abuse, Loneliness


Individual, 50-minute sessions charged at £80 per hour, depending on the time slot, with some concessionary rates available.

Maps & Directions

London, W8 6EF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9am-9pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults