Dr Sara Chaudry is a chartered counselling psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society.Sara has a broad range of clinical experience derived from working in various contexts including the NHS, private practice, schools and charitable organisations. She has gained a wealth of experience from working with diverse client groups. Her experience includes working with adults, couples, children, adolescents and families. She has worked with a variety of complex psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, bereavement, anger, work-related issues, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, sexual abuse, sexual identity issues, anger, drug and alcohol dependency, relationship issues and other existential issues. She aims to collaborate closely with her clients to tailor any therapeutic intervention to their individual needs. Sara’s personal philosophy as a therapist is to nurture a supportive, flexible and encouraging environment in which to identify the elements maintaining one’s difficulties. In addition she aims to support the individual to recognise their inner strengths for helping to overcome adversity whilst simultaneously exploring any new and adaptive strategies and tools for addressing the presenting psychological difficulties and for moving forwards. Sara’s approach is informed mainly by Cognitive and Behavioural therapy and is essentially practical and solution–focused. However, her diverse training means that she also draws from a range of other influential theoretical models including person-centred therapy, schema-focused therapy and psychodynamic therapy.
Beyond her clinical work, Sara is a visiting lecturer at City University teaching post-graduate Psychology on one day a week.