Therapy Services

Dr Sarah Hamlyn-Wright

Psychologist Surrey, I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Whilst stressful times often make life more interesting and ultimately rewarding, occasionally they simply feel ‘too much’ and begin to impact on our health, performance and general sense of well-being, or affect our work or those around us. This is the time to seek professional help.

When to seek help

Nearly all of us want to get as much out of life as we can, and this is where Surrey Psychology aims to help.

Sometimes we can just feel ‘stuck’, lose our sense of direction, or wonder what is going on with our selves or those we care about. At other times, we just need someone to listen. Again, this can be where Surrey Psychology can help.

What problems can you treat?

I am able to help you with a range of different problems and disorders including:

Sometimes we can just feel ‘stuck’, lose our sense of direction, or wonder what is going on with our selves or those we care about. At other times, we just need someone to listen. Again, this can be where Surrey Psychology can help.

Do you have any specialist areas?

At Surrey Psychology I work with adults and children, individuals, couples and families.

I consider no problem ‘too big’ or ‘too small’ and am able to offer a number of different treatment approaches. Surrey Psychology includes a referral network of private in-patient facilities, psychiatrists, doctors, dietitians and physiotherapists in the Surrey and London area.

Stress Management

Specializes in Stress Management and working with high achievers, performers and elite athletes.

Autistic Spectrum

Provides Assessment and Support for those on the Autistic Spectrum and their Families.

Additional Testing

Undertakes Psychometric Testing and Medico-Legal Work.

My approach

Instead of a 'One Size Fits All' approach, I use a number of different Psychological approaches to suit the individual's needs. Including:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a relatively short-term type of psychotherapy, which research has demonstrated is as effective as medication for a wide range of psychological problems including: anxiety, depression, obsessions and fears. The emphasis is on how you are thinking and behaving now, rather than on your past experiences.
Psychodynamic and person-centered approaches to therapy focus on gaining understanding and insight about yourself and your past as a precursor to change.
TA is a psychological theory that examines the interactions between a person and other people, and facilitates personal growth and change. It is a theory of personality, communication and development and is helpful in consultancy and management as well as in relationships.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using a range of techniques. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them. Practising mindfulness can give people more insight into their emotions, boost their attention and concentration and improve relationships. It’s proven to help with stress, anxiety, depression and addictive behaviours, and can even have a positive effect on physical problems like hypertension, heart disease and chronic pain.
Gestalt therapy is an existential/experiential form of therapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, and focuses on the individual’s experience in the present moment, the therapist–client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person’s life, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of their overall situation.
EMDR is a therapeutic model used by trained clinicians to address psychological trauma and Post Traumatic Stress.

CAT is about:

  • Forming a trusting relationship with your therapist which allows you to work together to explore the difficulties you are facing
  • Identifying your current problems and how they affect your life and well-being
  • Looking at the underlying causes of these problems in terms of your earlier life and relationships
  • Understanding how you learned to survive sometimes intense and unmanageable feelings by relating to others and yourself in particular ways
  • Identifying how these patterns may now be holding you back
    Discovering the choices and ways of doing things differently (‘exits’) that are available to you to make your life better for yourself and those close to you
  • Finding out how you can continue to move forward after the therapy has ended
DBT is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, but been adapted to meet the particular needs of people who experience emotions very intensely. It is mainly used to treat problems associated with Borderline Personality Disorder such as: repeated self-harming, attempting suicide, use of alcohol or drugs to control emotions, eating problems such as binging and purging, and unstable relationships.
ACT is an empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility means contacting the present moment fully as a conscious human being, and based on what the situation affords, changing or persisting in behavior in the service of chosen values.
Compassion focused therapy is especially appropriate for people who have high levels of shame and self-criticism and who have difficulty in feeling warmth toward, and being kind to, themselves or others.
Integrative therapy is the integration of elements from different schools of psychotherapy. An integrative psychotherapist adapts and integrates into their therapeutic work specific evidence based techniques that are used in other forms of therapy to address specific aspects of a client’s problem. Therapy Confidentiality Types of Therapy Assessment Fees Making an appointment

What's next?

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Surrey Psychology accepts self-referrals as well as referrals from GPs, Doctors, Psychiatrists, Health Insurance Companies, Solicitors, Employers, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Physiotherapists, Dieticians and many more. Initial Assessments usually last around an hour and a half, and individual sessions last 50 minutes.