Sarah Sugarman MNCS (Accredited), BACP (Ind M) PG Cert, Adv Prof Dip

Sarah Sugarman MNCS (Accredited), BACP (Ind M)         PG Cert, Adv Prof Dip



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About me

As an experienced and supportive Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I am able to offer you a safe space in which to explore your issues with me, in an open and non-judgmental way. I work mainly psychodynamically and I also integrate CBT with my counselling.   I have experience in working with clients who have anxiety, relationship issues, depression, feeling sad, panic disorder, family issues, separation & divorce, postnatal depression and many other issues.

Counselling can be particularly effective to explore the issues of stay-at-home Mothers and feelings of isolation and lack of self-confidence after time spent raising children. Counselling can also be useful to look at anxiety raised from being out of the workplace and returning to it.

I am a Member of National Counselling Society (Accredited) and an Individual Member of BACP.

My consulting rooms are based in Finchley, London N3 and Hampstead London NW3. There is easy parking and good public transport links at both locations.

  • 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.

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.


If you are looking for short term counselling of 8-10 sessions, where together we can re-evaluate habitual thinking and help with implementing different ways including CBT 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 for more details

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Introduction 1 yr Tavistock Clinic, 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 -

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


My fees are £50 per session

Some concessions available by arrangement

Appointments are usually once a week

Hours of work 9am-6pm Mon-Fri

I offer Evenings and Weekends by arrangement

Therapy appointments are 50mins per session

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
Hampstead, NW3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday-Friday 9am-6pm Evenings & Weekends by arrangement

Types of client