Sarah Gowling

I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working across a range of NHS settings alongside supporting The National Psychology Clinic.

I gained my undergraduate Psychology degree at the University of Surrey and following this trained in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at University College London. I subsequently completed a professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Universities of Coventry and Warwick.

I have been privileged to work with a diverse range of individuals, seeking support for a range of issues. I have worked in several NHS settings, including primary and secondary care, Adult Mental Health Services, Child and Adolescent Teams, and services for people with a learning disability and autism.

Alongside clinical work, I offer regular supervision and reflective practice groups to qualified and unqualified professionals, and trainees. I also provide consultation, deliver training and teaching to NHS colleagues, external organisations, and on Clinical Psychology Doctorate programmes, and have published research in academic journals.

Compassion is central to my approach: I prioritise helping people to feel safe within the therapeutic relationship, while working with a broad range of difficulties including anxiety, low self-esteem, low mood and depression, trauma or post-traumatic stress (as a result of difficult life events, abuse or domestic violence), grief, bereavement and relational difficulties.

I describe my approach as ‘integrative’ which means I use skills from several evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Systemic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and tailor the approach to an individual’s therapy goals and preferences.


DClinPsych Clinical Psychology

Post Graduate Diploma in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions

BSc (Hons) Psychology

continuing professional development
professional registration

Registered with the HCPC