Dr Sarah Swan
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience of working with individuals with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal issues, alcohol/drug problems 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 traditional cognitive-behavioural therapy as well as more recently developed models (schema therapy, 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 individual 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 space with ample parking directly outside.
I am registered with Aviva, AXA and Overland Health Insurers and am in the process of registering with BUPA.
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
- Schema therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
I also work for the NHS, where alongside clinical work I supervise other psychologists, lead and develop services and train 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 have had several publications in peer-reviewed academic journals in the areas of shame, eating disorders, personality disorders and staff support.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Assessment sessions are 90 minutes at a cost of £130
Further sessions are 50 minutes at a cost of £100.
I am registered with Aviva, AXA & Overland Health Insurers and am in the process of registering with BUPA. I am happy to receive enquiries regarding other insurers.
Please contact me via phone or email to arrange a free telephone consultation. We can talk a little about the issues you are facing and I can explain how I work and how therapy may be able to help. This will enable you to make an informed decision about whether I am the right therapist for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time and evening appointment available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|