Hello, my name is

Dr Sara Szydlowska.

I am here to support you with your psychological health and wellbeing.

I am passionate about supporting clients towards growth and higher levels of resilience in order to live more emotionally healthy lives.

About Me

I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist offering assessments and interventions for children, young people and adults facing a range of difficulties including:

  • work and school related stress
  • anxiety (including specific phobias, panic, OCD and generalised anxiety)
  • PTSD and cPTSD
  • difficulties with emotions (emotional regulation)
  • issues with self-confidence
  • bereavement
  • low mood
  • relationship difficulties

I have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents as well as with women and families during the perinatal period.

My aim is to work together with individuals (and where applicable the important people in their lives) to help them makes sense of the difficulties they have encountered and live more compassionate and authentic lives.

I accept most major insurance providers.

Some of the therapies I offer:
  • EMDR
  • DBT
  • MBT
  • CBT


Clinical Lead - CNWL Maternity Trauma and Loss Care Service
April 2021 - present
In my current NHS role, I am the Clinical Lead in Central and North West London for the Maternity Trauma and Loss Care Service. This is a specialist service that supports women and birthing people that have been adversely affected by trauma and loss during their reproductive journey.
Perinatal Psychologist - Kensington and Chelsea Perinatal Mental Health Team
June 2017 - April 2021
I was the lead perinatal psychologist providing specialist assessment, formulation and intervention for women and birth people presenting with moderate to severe mental health difficulties during pregnancy and post-nataly.
Senior Clinical Psychologist - Islington Adolescent Outreach Team
July 2016 - April 2021
I was the senior psychologist with a multidisciplinary team providing specialist assessment, formulation and intervention for young people presenting with severe and acute mental health difficulties.
Clinical Psychologist - Growing Together
November 2015 - Dec 2016
Provided a clinical psychology service to parents and young children ages 1-5.
Clinical Affiliate - City Psychology Group
September 2016 - May 2022
Clinical Psychologist in private practice.


2010- 2013
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
Royal Holloway University of London

Doctoral Thesis:

  • The Therapeutic Alliance in the First Session of Mentaliszation Based Family Therapy (MBT-F).
2008 - 2009
Post Graduate Diploma in CBT and other Evidence Based Interventions (PGDip)
University College (UCL)
1999 - 2004
MA in Applied Psychology
Jagiellonian Univesity, Krakow, Poland.

Get In Touch

If you have a query or would like to make an appointment, please get in touch I’ll try my best to get back to you within 48 hours.