Sarai is a BACP-registered psychodynamic psychotherapist. She has special interest in anxiety and relationship issues. She also teaches yoga, and has extensive knowledge of mindfulness and the link between mind and body.
I can help with...
- Anger management
- Bereavement and loss
- Cross-cultural relationships
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Existential crises
- Identity issues
- Lack of energy
- Low mood
- Low self-esteem
- Major life changes
- Obsessive–compulsive tendencies
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Psychological abuse
- Relationship difficulties
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual problems
- Social anxiety
Types of client I see
Languages I speak
- Room 7 at 37–41 Gower street, WC1E 6HH
Types of therapy I offer
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Deciding to take up therapy can feel like a daunting and uncertain step. If you are suffering in some way, or if something just doesn’t seem right in you, I offer a safe and non-judgemental environment where you can explore whether therapy is something you think might be helpful for you at this time in your life.
Many different reasons can bring someone to therapy. It may be you want things to be different, but feel stuck and unable to change. Perhaps you have suffered from trauma, abuse, or loss. You may be going through a difficult transition. If you feel overwhelmed, terribly unhappy, or alone, then talking with a professional can help.
My focus is on your emotional wellbeing. I provide a safe and confidential space to think and talk about things together. Whether your problems are rooted in the past or something more recent, 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 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 come alive and reach your potential in life.
I start with an initial assessment consultation, which takes place over 2 sessions. During this time we can think together about whether psychodynamic therapy is something that is suitable for you, while you can ask questions, experience how I work, and decide whether you feel comfortable working with me.
Most of my work is open-ended. However, time-limited treatment is also possible.
Sessions last 50 minutes and take place weekly at the agreed time, except during bank holidays and breaks (summer, Easter and Christmas).
Simply call or email me to discuss further to to book an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications and experience
I trained in Inter-cultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the world-renowned Tavistock Clinic.
- an MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the University of Essex
- a certificate in counselling skills from WPF Therapy
I am committed to continuing my professional development and keep up to date with the latest research.
I work as a psychotherapist in the specialist Trauma Unit at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
I am also a senior yoga teacher, and have extensive knowledge of working with mindfulness, somatic symptoms and the link between the mind and body.
- Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP)
Code of ethics
I adhere to the BACP code of ethics and good practice, and undertake regular supervision as specified by the BACP guidelines.
Fees and availability
Fees range between £75–£95 per session depending on location and time of appointment.
I have a limited number of low-fee spaces which come up from time to time. If you need a low fee please ask.
I practise from:
- Gower Street (central London)
- Raynes Park
- The Awareness Centre in Tooting
Gower Street is minutes from Goodge Street underground, Tottenham Court Road, Euston and Warren Street.
Raynes Park has free on-street parking at various times on Oakwood Rd and Cambridge Rd, and off-street parking available on request. I am a few minutes walk from the 57 bus route (Cambridge Rd stop), or a 10-15 minutes walk from Raynes Park rail station.
The Awareness Centre is minutes from Tooting Bec underground station.