Sarah McDowall

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

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Therapist - London

London W8
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I am available from 10am to 9pm Monday to Thursday. 

About me and my therapy practice

In my work I aim to be accepting and collaborative giving you time to reflect and process your experience within a safe environment based on trust. I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy, informed by psychodynamic and existential theory. This means that we will think about how you relate to individuals in your life from both the past and the present. I will also facilitate exploration of feelings and thoughts according to your personal values rather than imposing any external framework of beliefs. Most importantly, I value the relationship which develops between you and I, holding it to be integral to the work we do together. My work has tended to focus on anxiety and depression but I have experience with a broad range of issues including family difficulties, bereavement and narcissistic abuse among others.

Practice description

I gained my Postgraduate Diploma at Regents University School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London. I have worked in a variety of settings, including through the NHS at Women and Health, MIND in Camden and as an associate therapist at the Farah Therapy Centre in Kensington. I also have an MA in Oriental Studies from Cambridge University and an MSc in Chinese Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies. I grew up in Hong Kong.

My first session

If you think that psychotherapy may be right for you, the next step is to book a consultation where we can talk about what you are looking for and the possibility of us working together. I offer both short-term and open-ended psychotherapy depending on need.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling