Dr Sara Chaudry

team_09 Dr Sara Chaudry is a psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society. Sara has a broad range of psychological interests and clinical experience developed from working in various professional contexts including the NHS, private practice and educational, charitable and corporate sectors. Her clinical experience includes working mainly with adolescents, adults and couples. She works with a range of psychological issues, some of which may require brief solution-focused therapy and other more complex existential issues, which require a more in-depth exploration and longer term psychological support.  Her experience includes working with depression, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, bi-polar disorder, eating disorders, stress and addictions.

Sara aims to collaborate closely with her clients to tailor any therapeutic intervention to their individual needs. Her philosophy as a therapist is to nurture a supportive, flexible and encouraging environment with a strong therapeutic alliance at its core.   Her clinical approach is informed by evidence-based therapies and she draws mainly from Cognitive and Behavioural framework (including Mindfulness, ACT, Compassion-focused and Schema approaches).  Her work is essentially practical and solution–focused, aimed at identifying mechanisms underlying and driving the problem and developing strategies and skills for more effectively managing associated psychological difficulties.

Sara’s experience includes working within the corporate arena, providing consultancy work, coaching and therapy for individuals experiencing mainly stress-related issues in City of London based organisations. She has also worked extensively with adolescents and young people including students from the Royal Ballet School and as visiting psychologist at St Paul’s School for boys.  She is also consultant psychologist at the Istituo Marangoni, a leading global graduate school for young people studying the creative arts, fashion and design.  This backdrop of experience has enabled Sara to develop an in-depth understanding of the psychological pressures and contemporary mental health issues experienced by adolescents and young adults and she is passionate about providing therapeutic support to this client group.

Beyond her clinical work, Sara is the Programme Director of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology and Lecturer and Year Lead on the Professional Doctorate Programme in Counselling Psychology at City, University of London.  As an adjunct to her teaching posts, she provides supervision to doctoral students conducting qualitative research in a range of topics related to the field of Counselling Psychology.

Sara has also contributed to the evolving body of psychology literature and continues to write periodically between clinical and academic posts as and when time permits.

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