Sarah McKenziePsychodynamic psychotherapist
Hello, I am a psychodynamic therapist based in South East London, I have a warm and genuine approach and hope to offer you a containing reflective space each week. My first training was as a psychodynamic art psychotherapist and, following other psychodynamic and trauma focused trainings I now integrate these different modalities depending on your interest or issues.
I believe that the most important aspects of therapy are kindness and respect for your individuality and experience.
I have worked as a therapist at The Priory in addictions and mental health; the charity sector for older adults and people impacted by homelessness, and in the NHS trauma focused therapy. Due to this varied work I have a deep and working understanding of the impact of discrimination, trauma, socio-economic factors and abusive or emotionally absent caregivers on mental health.
At present, while I complete the final year of psychosexual training at Tavistock relationships, I have limited availability for low cost psychosexual therapy for individuals and couples online and in person near London Bridge. This work is supervised by an experienced COSRT accredited psychosexual therapist.
Psychosexual therapy is a space to explore:
· Gender and sexuality
· Sexual issues related to loss and trauma
· Sex education, body image & confidence
· Low Desire and arousal or desire discrepancy in a couple
· Problems with sexual function including Erectile Dysfunction, Rapid Ejaculation, Vaginismus and sex-related pain.
· Consensual Non-Monogamy
· Issues relating to hormones, health, ageing and fertility
· Compulsive sexual behaviours
Issues often worked with
Training and qualifications
PGDip Psychosexual Therapy (ongoing until 2024)
PGDip, Psychopathology Theory & Practice
MA, Art Psychotherapy
cert: EMDR, MBT and DIT
CPD includes: Polyvagal theory; Narrative Exposure Therapy; Self harm in adults; Intergenerational PTSD.