Dr Sarah Saqi-Waseem - Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Dr Sarah Saqi-Waseem
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Available for appointments at our Twickenham Clinic
Life can be challenging to deal with at times. We aren’t all dealt an equal hand. However, I have a firm belief that change is possible and that we don’t need to hold on to the ‘life scripts’ that we sometimes inherit.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 29 years’ experience in the NHS, in various settings – hospital, community settings and more recently, GP practices. I have worked with people with anxiety, depression, phobias, work stress, and coping with health conditions, amongst other things. I am especially keen to help with the challenges faced by women across the life span and at major life transitions points e.g. pregnancy, motherhood, relationship breakdowns, widowhood and career changes or losses.
I work mainly within a CBT model, and I also use concepts and techniques from Compassion Focussed Therapy. I also have experience of Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
Having worked in various parts of London, I am aware that culture, community and faith can play an important role in our mental wellbeing, and where appropriate I am happy to explore the effects of these influences on mental wellbeing..
In our therapy sessions, we will work together to get an understanding of your difficulties, and we will look at how these affect your wellbeing, your relationships, and your everyday life. Then we will put a plan in place to meet your goals. Throughout our sessions, we will be working collaboratively to ensure that therapy is meeting your needs as effectively as possible.
We all have a unique story and I feel it to be an immense privilege when someone tells me their story. I have learnt so much from the people I see. The distress that mental health issues cause can be overwhelming, but I think that clinical psychology has much to offer, and it is an honour to be able to bring about change in someone’s life. This is what motivates me!
I love cycling but I’m not a pro! I have some experience of making short films and I adore travelling and listening to different accents! Family and friends keep me laughing!
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