Sarai Monk

Sarai Monk

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07710 819 485

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Therapist - London

London SW20
07710 819 485
Sessions from £75.00


About me and my therapy practice

I have been practicing as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist since 2014, combining my skills and experience from 17 years working as a Senior Yoga Teacher & Trainer (YAP accred) with in-depth psychotherapeutic and somatic 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.

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 may 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.

In my therapeutic work I have a mind and body approach based on my background in yoga and mindfulness. My special interest lies in working with trauma on a bodily level (Bessel van der Kolk, 2014) from a psychodynamic perspective, and in exploring how yoga, breathing techniques and mindfulness can help in the treatment of PTSD and CPTSD.

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

Initially we will meet for two 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 holiday breaks.

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

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited