Sara Dawson – Clinical Psychologist (Child, Adolescent, and Family)

Sara Dawson - Clinical Psychologist (Child, Adolescent, and Family)


About Me

Hello hello. I’m Sara, a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist specialising in assessment and therapy with children, teens, and families, both online and in person.

My particular areas of interest are supporting teens and young adults struggling with low mood, anxiety, self-image, aggression, difficulties with emotion regulation, or a combination of difficulties, and working with caregivers to strengthen relationships with children of all ages and respond to tricky or confusing behaviour positively and effectively. I have over a decade of experience within NHS, social care, University, and private settings helping young people and families to reach their goals.

I believe in working collaboratively, flexibly and respectfully, tailoring evidence-based therapeutic approaches to fit with your interests, strengths, and values. My therapeutic approaches include cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy, and draws upon theory such as attachment and social learning theory. I also have extensive knowledge and expertise working with neurodiversity and supporting young people who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, and disruption. Beginning from a strong, shared formulation can help us to identify what to prioritise and how to best begin moving forward.

But most importantly, the purpose of my work is to support and empower. I bring knowledge in theory and strategies, but nobody knows your story and experiences like you do. Let’s work together to help get you and your family where you want to be.

Getting Started

Email me with your contact details and we can arrange a free initial chat over the phone (or Zoom) to see if I can be the right support for your family.

Appointments and Fees

I offer in person appointments, predominantly on Mondays, with additional online appointments available across the week.

Initial 20-minute Telephone/Zoom Consultation: Free

Psychology Session (50 minutes): £110

Initial psychology sessions will focus on assessment and formulation, to allow us to plan your treatment in the therapy sessions that follow. However, I can also offer longer assessment sessions for those seeking assessment without subsequent therapy, or if you simply feel that a more in-depth assessment session will be the most effective way to get started. We can discuss how this would look and the costs involved in your initial telephone consultation.


<< Back to our directory of Hackney therapists.