Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris

I am a psychotherapist, working with children, young people, and families. I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and have varied and rich experience with charities, schools, and educational centres. My work has been published in the Journal of Child Psychotherapy and I am a Visiting Lecturer at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. I am also part of a network of psychoanalytically informed academics and researchers as a Clinician Scholar with the British Psychoanalytic Council.  

My clinical practice is underpinned by psychoanalytic thinking, whilst integrating neuroscience and, for young children, play/arts therapy. I work with people who have a wide range of concerns – from mild feelings of unease or dread that they or their parents have struggled to identify, to difficulties functioning day-to-day. 

I have extensive experience working long-term with children, adolescents, young adults and parents who have very complex early-infancy or childhood backgrounds, where they may be dealing with severe trauma, anxiety, or depression; as well as with individuals facing short-term struggles, who may benefit from a more time-limited, focused intervention.

In some cases, the work may begin with a child or adolescent, or their parents, already knowing what needs thinking about: for example, an autism or ADHD diagnosis, panic attacks, emotional dysregulation, self-harm, trauma, or relationship difficulties. In other cases, there may be general feelings of unease or dread that the individual or their parents have difficulty identifying. My practice offers a safe space for children, young people, and parents, with parenting psychotherapy, to express whatever is on their mind.

I usually see individuals once per week, mainly face-to-face in my consulting rooms. Online sessions with adults or young people aged over 16 can be arranged where necessary or preferred.  

I also offer supervision to psychotherapists working with children and young people.