Sarah Sugarman, Reg MBACP, Reg MNCS(Accred) PGCert, AdvProfDip

Sarah Sugarman, Reg MBACP, Reg MNCS(Accred) PGCert, AdvProfDip

About me

As an experienced and supportive Psychotherapist & Counsellor, I am able to offer you a safe space in which to explore your issues of concern with me, in an open and non-judgmental way. I have experience in helping clients who have anxiety, stress, self-harm, PTSD, OCD, relationship issues, depression, feeling sad, panic attacks, family issues, separation & divorce and many other issues.

I am experienced Couples Counsellor and offer a supportive environment to couples who wish to enhance or re-engage with each other, particularly if there has been infidelity. We can work effectively together to bring about a better relationship or marriage when separation or divorce are being considered. I often work with couples to look at all options being considered and help when a conclusion to a relationship is desired. I can work with you as a couple to offer mediation to a difficult issue. We can work together to look at your children and family, their needs during this time and how to parent successfully.

I am a Registered Member of BACP and a Registered Accredited Member of National Counselling Society MNCS(Accred)

My consulting room is based in Finchley, London N3. There is free parking outside and good public transport links.

  • If you would like to get in touch with me, then either by phone or email. I usually respond quickly. I am happy to answer any further questions that you might have about me and how psychotherapy and counselling with me can help you, prior to setting up your appointments with me.
  • I also offer on-line therapy sessions and phone sessions for clients whom are unable to meet me face to face.

How I work with my clients

My aim is... "to work with you to help you to come to your own conclusions about the concerning issues in your life, offering a calm and safe space, whilst supporting you through the process".

I understand that for some people therapy is often the first opportunity they have had to talk to someone who is not part of their family or a friend. Together, we talk about any issue that is of concern to you. In this way I offer a professional, yet supportive, non-judgmental and confidential space, in which to do this. During an initial session, we would look at how your expectations of therapy might be met through your time in therapy.

Even just one single session of counselling with me can very often be of real value, just by talking to me about your issues. I am always happy to work with my clients for any number of sessions that feels right between us, without having to commit to further sessions unless you want to.


If you are looking for short term counselling of 10-12 sessions, where together we can re-evaluate habitual thinking and help with implementing different behaviours to process negative thoughts and feelings. This is often very helpful when working with anxiety, stress, panic disorder, feeling sad, relationship issues, depression and bereavement. This is particularly helpful if you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed.


I am also able to offer psychotherapy for a longer term of therapy, where we can bring about a deeper understanding of your emotions by looking at your past, including childhood, teenage and adult life. By working this way, we may be able to cope with and make sense of difficult feelings or experiences that we are faced with today. It is a longer term of commitment of therapy that can take some months, or longer in the therapeutic setting, yet can offer a way to help to bring resolution, clarity and positive change.

The best outcome of therapy can be achieved with a secure therapeutic relationship between us, that combines empathy and acceptance, yet offers an appropriate level of questioning and challenge, that allows you to come to your own conclusions.

If you would like to know more about me or the way in which I work, please visit my website or contact me for more details.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Introduction 1 yr Tavistock Centre, London
  • Foundation Certificate 1 yr Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regents University, School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, London
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling (awarded by University of Wales) 2011, Regents University, School of Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip PC) Chrysalis Not for Profit Training Organisation
  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Adv Prof Dip) Chrysalis Training Organisation

I have enhanced my learning -

Time-limited Existential Mediation for Couples - Certificate New School Psychotherapy London

Relationship & Couples Coaching Certificate from Animas Coaching Academy London
Existential CPD Coaching Certificate New School Psychotherapy & Counselling London

I have worked previously at a day care centre for adults with long term mental health issues.

I have worked for a GP's NHS practice in Finchley, London N3.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


My fees are £70 per daytime session 9am-5pm Finchley, N3.

Evenings after 6pm £85 per session Finchley, N3.

Couples £90 per session 9am-5pm Finchley, N3. Evenings £120 per session after 6pm

Appointments are usually once a week.

Hours of work 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.

I offer Evenings appointments by arrangement - please enquire via email or phone.

Therapy appointments are 50mins per session for individuals, 60 mins for couples.

Further information

The quality of the therapeutic relationship between us is central to my work and I offer an approach that draws upon a variety of perspectives and theories, yet always at my client's pace, depending on their needs, sensibilities and requirements for a positive change to their lives.

Maps & Directions

Finchley, N3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Monday-Friday 9am-5pm - Evenings by arrangement

Types of client

Older adults