Dr Sarah Swan

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BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, AFBPsS, HCPC Registered, EMDR Acc
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Haslemere, Surrey, GU27
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience of working with individuals with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, addictions, abuse and low self-esteem. I draw upon a number of evidence-based models to ensure I support people in the most effective way.

I use a range of therapeutic models (EMDR, schema therapy, CBT, ACT, dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy) to help people in a way that suits them and can enable them to make timely progress on their therapy goals.

I am flexible in offering short or longer term therapy based on individual needs, preferences and finances.  I offer daytime and evening sessions in a lovely rural setting with designated parking.  Situated close to Haslemere and a short drive from Midhurst, Chichester, Godalming and other areas within West Sussex, Hampshire & Surrey.

I also offer sessions via video call. Online therapy offers greater flexibility and has been shown in research to be as effective as face to face.

I am registered with BUPA, Aviva, WPA, Cigna and Overland Health Insurers.

Recent client feedback includes:

"I would recommend you to anyone"

"You have helped me to understand something that was beyond my comprehension.....You have changed my life"

Training, qualifications & experience

I have the following formal qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Behavioural Sciences (1993)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2000)
  • MSc Personality Disorders (2017)

I have also engaged in further training over the course of my career, including the following

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Schema therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Motivational Interviewing

Before focusing solely on private practice, I also worked for the NHS, where alongside clinical work I supervised other psychologists, led and developed services and trained psychologists and other staff.

I also consult and offer training to businesses and organisations, having worked with some of the top IT and consulting firms.

As well as being registered with the HCPC, I am also Chartered with the British Psychological Society and an Associate Fellow. I am also an accredited EMDR Therapist.

I have had several publications in peer-reviewed academic journals in the areas of shame, eating disorders, personality disorders and staff support and written a book on Coping with the Emotional Impact of Breast Cancer.

Member organisations

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£90.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • Cigna
  • WPA

Additional information

My sessions are charged at £110 or £120 depending on whether in person or online.  I have a number of highly qualified and experienced associates whose fees are £90-110.

I am registered with BUPA, Aviva, WPA & Overland Health Insurers.  I am happy to receive enquiries regarding other insurers.  My associates are also registered with other insurance providers.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Day time and evening appointments available

Further information

Please contact me via email to arrange a free telephone consultation.  We can talk a little about the issues you are facing, how you have found any previous therapy and I can explain how I work.  If I am unable to help, I will let you know whether one of my associates can, or where else you may be able to find the help you need.  This will enable you to have a plan for finding a way to improve your wellbeing.

Haslemere, Surrey, GU27

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages


Two of my associates are Spanish speaking

Online platforms



In person

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, having worked at a senior level in the NHS and now run a successful private practice with associates.

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Dr Sarah Swan
Dr Sarah Swan