Dr Sacha Lawrence

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Sacha Lawrence
London & Reading, United Kingdom
Sessions available
In person
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I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. My training has involved learning about a variety of therapeutic modalities including those from cognitive, dynamic, systemic and humanistic paradigms. Such knowledge and experience could be especially helpful when a greater versatility is required in tailoring an individual work with a client. I have worked across all levels of Mental Health, from Primary Care to specialist areas such as, HIV Psychology, Psychosis and Complex Mental Health as well as Forensic Services.

My own background is diverse but is also holistic in nature. I trained as a medical doctor in Russia. I have also tried to understand alternative perspectives outside the medical model. I then studied Craniosacral therapy, Reiki and meditation in Russia, UK and India. Whilst on a quest for further self-development, I have discovered that Psychology could provide a much needed interface between physical and mental health.

My own professional philosophy lies within the exploration of meanings, existential analysis and phenomenology. It also recognises role of trauma and a need for therapeutic adjustment in this light. The skill is in achieving an accurate empathic attunement between the client and therapist guides the whole therapy and therapeutic relationship.

I value the importance of how mental health and physical health indeed can become a life changing experience which could also elicit drastic shifts and transformation in a person’s perspective about themselves and the world around them.

Counselling Psychologist, AFBPsS
Addictions, Anger Management, Anger Counselling, Anxiety, Body Dysmorphia/Body Image, Autism, Bullying, Carer Support, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Couples Counselling, Depression, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating Challenges, Family Dynamics, Grief and Loss, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Self-Harm, Self-Worth, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma, Work Stress and Burnout

Brooker A., Canete, M., Dada, M., Hughes, E., Lawrence, S., Loewenthal, D. Mason, J., Parsole, S. Reflections on the first year of a critical psychotherapy supervision collective. Self & Society, An International Journal for Humanistic Psychology (2017), Vol. 45, Issue 1.

Lawrence, Mayon-White, Cross (2016). A New Psychologist : Mergers and Acquisitions. The Psychologist pp 36-39.

Lawrence, Miller & Cross (2014). The Scientist and the Creator: Adaptive Dissociation with HIV positive population. The British Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Lawrence & Mayon-White.(2014) A thought crime or a ‘dead mother’? Counselling Psychology Review, Vol. 29, No. 3 pp 65-66

My experience of the International ISPS Conference in Warsaw (Lawrence, 2014, Winter).
ISPS-UK: Newsletters of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis.

Lawrence & Cross (2013). Life transition with HIV: some observations of the phenomenon of growing older with the infection. Counselling Psychology Review.

Public speaking
2014 HSSD, Guernsey – developing Psychosis Services.
2015 City University, London – guest lecturer Counselling Psychology Professional Doctorate Programme.
2016 University of Exeter: Therapeutic Relationships: Challenges to Mental Health Services and those who use them. ISPS UK Conference.
2016 University of Boston, USA: From Reductionism to Humanism, ISPS US.
2017 University of Liverpool: Make a Real Change Happen, International Congress ISPS.
2018 University of Winchester, UK: guest lecturer on Ms Forensic Psychology.
2019 Moscow State University, Russia (Skype) guest lecturer Counselling Psychology CPD programme.
2020 Psychosis: an International Perspective, with P. Fuller (USA). Interregional Centre for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, St Petersburg, Russia.

Member associations
British Psychological Society, EMDR UK, Health and Care Professions Council, Other
Session options

Weekly sessions offered as standard, fortnightly sessions could also be considered.

Face to face appointments are currently available in

Central London

£150 for 1 hour session

Limited concessions rates available and can be negotiated.

BUPA accepted.

Opening hours
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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