Sarah Sugarman Psychotherapy & Counselling in Finchley, London N3 and Hampstead, London NW3

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Sarah Sugarman

Psychotherapist & Counsellor - Registered Member of BACP, Registered MNCS (Accred)
Post Graduate Cert (Univ of Wales) Adv Professional Diploma PsychCouns

I work to a high standard of professional excellence abiding by the BACP ethical framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Appointments are located in Finchley, London N3

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Welcome - How can I help you?

I understand that therapy is often the first opportunity you might have had to talk to someone who is not part of your family or a friend. Psychotherapy and Counselling, can offer a way in which you can explore issues face to face and this is where I can offer you a supportive, non-judgmental and confidential space to do that. I have helped my clients to explore and understand many diverse issues that are troubling them such as anxiety, depression, anger, emotional or physical abuse, relationship issues, feeling sad, panic disorder, family issues, separation & divorce, post-natal depression and grief.

I usually suggest an initial assessment of about 60 mins, where we explore key issues that you might wish to address during your therapy and look at any concerns you may have. This provides me with a sense of the problem, and allows you to ask me any questions. The nature of our work together is such that you will decide what you wish to discuss and set the pace for how you choose to proceed. I would hope that we would meet weekly, usually at the same time and day of the week, for a 50 minute session, but this can be flexible. It is worth noting, that entering into therapy is a commitment of both time and money, and that needs to be considered before working together.

I am also able to offer an online counselling service via Skype, as well as telephone counselling, for clients whom are unable to attend sessions in person. This is particularly valuable for those working long hours or travelling and can be as effective as working face to face.

My aim as a Psychotherapist is " to help you to understand your own life and hopefully to live it in a way that is right for you"

Why are you considering counselling - Anxiety, Depression, or Relationship issues?

Struggling with our feelings or with patterns of behaviour is a part of life, that can make you feel sad. You might be having difficulty in avoiding painful feelings and experiences but you can choose how to deal with them. Counselling with me, can help you in trying to understand how to respond to your own life experiences. Psychotherapy is particularly helpful when you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed and unable to make sense of these feelings. Seeking help from a practitioner like me, means you are taking the first step to a more positive outlook and lifestyle. I have experience in working with my clients in using both Psychotherapy or Counselling, for issues such as - anxiety, depression, stress, anger, feeling sad, relationship issues, separation, infidelity and divorce.

I also offer relationship counselling for couples

You might like to talk to me if are you experiencing difficulties together as a couple - this can be particularly helpful when entering into a new relationship, during a marriage breakdown or if your relationship is coming to an end and are considering a divorce. I have experience in working with couples who would like to have counselling together, or independently and I often encourage both types of sessions. I am able to work with you and your partner if you are looking for a conclusion to a particular relationship issue for you both as a couple. Couples counselling within a relationship or marriage can be a really effective long term solution for a family and is often the way forward to a better relationship between you both as couple and for your family.

"Whatever issue you choose to bring into the counselling room will be respected and explored sensitively, at your own pace"


Perhaps you are experiencing feeling sad or anger with a particular issue in your life, then counselling could be the way forward for you to address these problems. Counselling is particularly effective shorter length of treatment for anxiety or panic disorders that have become habitual or need immediate help with overcoming and can be addressed whilst offering you insight into your lifestyle and the challenges that it can create. These difficulties can be addressed whilst working together on how to improve upon these for better long term outcomes, leading to a happier and more fulfilled lifestyle.

Are you looking to return to work after having children but have lost your self-confidence?

So often, my clients are looking to have someone to listen to them about whether the time is right to go back to work after having taking time away to bring up their children. I have a particular interest in working with women who are seeking effective help in exploring issues and anxieties due to raising a family. This type of short-term counselling is particularly useful for stay-at-home mothers and addresses feelings associated with isolation and lack of self-confidence. It can be useful to talk to someone about feelings of low self-esteem after having children along with the possiblity of returning to the workplace in the future. I work with my clients to look at how to effectively prepare for that future role, whist looking after the family.

Here is a Testimonial from a recent Client -

"I was at my lowest ebb, with zero self-confidence and didn't recognise or know myself anymore. As a stay at home mum I felt isolated and insignificant. I was very sceptical about seeking help, but it has proved to be the bravest decision I have made. Sarah was a safe haven of understanding and more importantly, she was really easy to talk to. Thank you Sarah"


Psychotherapy can be used to look in depth at issues from the past that are perhaps affecting life in the present, which can create a feeling of anxiety. Working in a longer term psychodynamic way, therapy can help to bring about a change which in turn can lead to long term resolution and clarity. It is a more detailed way of helping you explore issues that are impacting upon your life working together usually takes some months or longer. As an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I have experience in a Psychodynamic approach to work with my clients and their issues that would offer a positive change after a longer term of therapy, usually over some months or even years.

"Whatever issue brings you into my therapy room, I am here to help you make sense of it"

How to make an Appointment with me

Please do feel free to contact me in confidence by phone 07791 166 056 or click here to email me if you have any questions about my service, without obligation. I am always happy to discuss how psychotherapy or counselling can help you.

Daytime appointments Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Evenings and weekend appointments for counselling and psychotherapy are available by arrangement - please contact me for details

Online via Skype or telephone counselling sessions are available - please contact me for details

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I am an Accredited Registered Member of the National Counselling Society and I abide by their Code of Ethics to work to a high standard of professional practice

I am on a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority

I am a Registered Member of BACP, British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and I work to a high standard of professional excellence, abiding by the BACP ethical framework for good practice. I engage in regular professional supervision as part of the BACP requirements and attend additional CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training courses on an on-going basis.

I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance and a DBS Certificate

Please contact me with any questions you might have about how counselling or psychotherapy with me could help you, I would be happy to speak to you in confidence 07791 166 056 or click here to email me

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