Sarai Monk MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, MBACP Reg Counsellor

Sarai Monk MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, MBACP Reg Counsellor

Richmond Road

East Hill Psychotherapy
94A East Hill
SW18 2HF

07710 819485

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About me

About Me

I have been practicing as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist since 2014, combining my skills and experience from 18 years working as a Senior Yoga Teacher & Trainer (YAP accredited) with in-depth psychotherapeutic expertise specialising in trauma work.

I offer a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can explore the difficulties that you seek help with. I am offering short-term and open-ended psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling.

My Approach

Many different reasons can bring us to therapy. I believe long lasting change is possible by exploring the underlying meaning of your thoughts and feelings, behaviour, and relationships with others. A psychodynamic approach, as I use it, focuses on assisting you to work through dynamics that might be keeping you in a way of being that is inhibiting or painful, so that you can connect with more vitality and reach for your potential.

Whether you have experienced trauma, or suffer from anxiety, depression, loss, relationship issues, stress, addictions, eating disorders, abuse, neglect, OCD, or loss of meaning in life, therapy can help.

In my therapeutic work my psychodynamic approach is enriched by my understanding of an embodied mind, due to my background in yoga and mindfulness. My work is informed by the latest research in neuroscience, and attachment theory. My special interest lies in working with trauma on a bodily level (Bessel van der Kolk, 2014) from a psychodynamic perspective.

Currently I see individual clients in my private practice in Raynes Park, Tooting and Wandsworth. I work as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist in a specialist NHS Trauma Service at the Tavistock Clinic.

Your Counselling Sessions

Initially we will meet for two - four assessment sessions. During this time we can think together about how this way of working could help you. You can ask questions, experience how I work, and decide whether you feel comfortable working with me. Sessions last 50 minutes and take place weekly at the agreed time, except during bank holidays and breaks (summer, Easter, and Christmas).

Currently I have availability for time-limited, short term treatment. To inquire and arrange an initial consultation simply call or email me.

Other Relevant Information

I adhere to the BACP code of ethics and good practice, and undertake regular supervision as specified by the BACP guidelines.

I am committed to continuing my professional development and keep up to date with the latest research.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, WPF London
  • Foundations in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, University of Essex
  • Inter-Cultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Psychotherapist, Trauma Service, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Psychotherapist, Adult Complex Needs, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Psychotherapist, Camden and Islington NHS Psychotherapy Service

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Peak times £75, off peak £65

Maps & Directions

London, SW20
London, SW18 2HF

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults