Sarah Sugarman, Reg MBACP, Reg MNCS(Accred) PGCert, AdvProfDip
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, relationship issues, depression, feeling sad, panic disorder, family issues, separation & divorce, postnatal depression and many other issues.
I am experienced 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 or to discuss how to separate or indeed divorce. We can work together to look at your children and family and their needs during this time.
Entering therapy is a committment of both time and money, and this needs to be considered where looking at how I can best help you.
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 Skype sessions and also online/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 neutral 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 can, 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. We would also look at how your expectations of therapy might be met through our time together.
Even just one single session of counselling with me can very often be of real value, just by talking with me about your anxieties. 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. Sometimes, I might set you homework to start your process moving forward and offers a pro-active involvement for you immediately. This can be particularly helpful if you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed.
I am also able to offer psychotherapy for a longer term of counselling, 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 NW3
- Foundation Certificate 1 yr Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regents College School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, London NW1
- Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling (awarded by University of Wales) 2011, Regents College 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 in a GP's NHS practice in Finchley, London N3.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
My fees are £60 per daytime session 9am-5pm Finchley, N3.
Evenings after 6pm £75 per session Finchley, N3.
Couples £80 per session 9am-5pm Finchley, N3. Evenings £100 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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Evenings by arrangement
Types of client