About Me

Dr Sarah Hamlyn-Wright

Psychologist Surrey, I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist

I am a Senior Consultant Counselling Psychologist chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

About the practice

I established Surrey Psychology in 2005 to provide private Psychological Assessment and Treatment through confidential, ethical, evidence based practice for individuals, couples and families in the Surrey and surrounding area.

I work with both children and adults to listen to and explore concerns, whatever they may be, and help make sense of complex issues. I identify and treat a wide range of emotional, developmental and behavioural difficulties, working to enhance relationships, personal growth and well-being and assist people in coping with difficult life stages, events and situations. No problem is considered too big or too small.


My research interests are associated with Stress, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Disability, including the effects upon the family.


Hamlyn-Wright, S., Draghi-Lorenz, R. & Ellis, J. (2007). Locus of control fails to mediate between stress and anxiety and anxiety and depression in parents of children with a developmental disorder. Autism, 11, 489 – 501.

Special Interests

Working with High Achievers, Performers and Elite Athletes Issues associated with re-location Autistic Spectrum Disorders Anxiety Disorders Mindfulness Stress Management


I received my first degree in Psychology (BSc Hons) from the University of London and obtained my Practitioner Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology (PsychD) from the University of Surrey.

I then qualified for my Chartered status (CPsychol) and Practising Certificate from the British Psychological Society, of which I am also a member of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology.
I was Chartered as a Scientist by the Science Council of Great Britain (CSci) and gained my European Certificate in Psychology (EuroPsy), later becoming an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) when it was formed. I was later admitted to the Register of the British Psychological Society as a Senior Practitioner Specialising in Psychotherapy.