Dr Sara Dowsett
DPsych, Msc, Bsc (Hons), AdvDip
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Practitioner Psychologist
HCPC Registered / BPS Member

About Me

I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist and a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist.

Training and Qualifications
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
Masters (MSc) Clinical Psychology Degree
BSc Psychology, First Class Honours Degree
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Engagement in regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Experience

I have engaged in nine years of education within the psychology and therapy field including three university degrees in psychology and practitioner training. Before becoming a psychologist, I first qualified as a counsellor in 2009 and I have worked in various roles as a therapist over the past eleven years. Amongst others, I have worked at an addiction rehabilitation unit, for child protection services, for the local authority, the NHS, as a secondary school therapist and at two local universities as a therapist. Furthermore, I have worked at a neurological rehabilitation centre carrying out neurological psychometric cognitive assessments and administering individual rehabilitation plans for clients following traumatic brain injury.

Since 2009, working in private practice has provided me with a consistent way of working with clients alongside my prior organisational roles and my university training. However, I am now fortunate enough to work solely in private practice offering my clients the option of both face-to-face and online therapeutic support for various presenting issues. Over the years, I have been privileged to work with many great clients and bear witness to both their distress and their well-being recovery. I thoroughly enjoy the role I get to carry out on a weekly basis and private practice provides me with a platform from which to offer psychological services in a way that can be both flexible and adaptive to individual client needs.