Dr Sarah Lawson

I help people step into their courage, connect to their authentic self and live their life with purpose.

Since training as a psychologist and coach I have been on a fascinating journey of learning and of self- discovery. Although working in a rewarding and varied career as a clinical psychologist in the NHS, I increasingly felt that I needed new challenges.  I felt stuck and wanted to find way to get more from my role and for many years I felt a pull to positive psychology, towards a coaching and consulting role. I wanted to create a more independent, fulfilling and authentic career, so in 2013 I launched my own coaching psychology practice. 

Now integrating my expertise as a coaching and clinical psychologist working with clients in the UK and internationally, helping them to get to know themselves better so they can discover their path to a more joyful and fulfilled life. Using psychological theories and available evidence-base, I combine specific techniques that are designed to help clients achieve their goals. 

I have always had a deep sense that this was the work I was meant to be doing and I still wake up every day to a job that I love. 

Who I work with

Mostly, I help people believe in themselves.

I work with people who are navigating their own way through career, business and life choices and want to discover their path to a more joyful and fulfilled life.

My clients are high achievers, many are passionate and powerful women. Some say they experience 'imposter syndrome', a feeling some of us get - of not being as good as others believe, and of imminent exposure as a fraud.

My style is supportive as well as challenging

The work I value is in the field of positive psychology, mindfulness and compassion focused therapy.

I strongly believe in the inherent human potential that is in all of us.

  • We are all born with a unique set of gifts to offer to the world

  • I believe in the freedom of living life on purpose

  • Mine is to URGE you to connect to your true self, step into your courage and let your inner purpose shine.

In my personal life


Every day I make time to notice what i am grateful for. Even in my most difficult days, there is always something.

Becoming a mum has given me a gift of seeing life through the eyes of a child, in all of its joyful, messy and unique twists and turns.

I love travel, music, good food, reading, and learning about anything new. I hang out with Pierre, my husband and best friend of over 12 years, and our fun, energetic and loving toddler, Isabelle Rose.

I love to laugh and I bring humour and love into all areas of my life, work and play.

My credentials

I am a charted and registered Clinical Psychologist, a certified and accredited Coach. I love learning and as a high achiever myself, I study, read, research and invest a huge amount of my time, money and energy as part of my professional and personal development.

Professional Qualifications

  • Doctor Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

  • Master of Science- Health Psychology (MSc)

  • Bachelor of Science-Social Psychology (BSc)

  • BPS Registered Clinical Psychologist

  • HCPC Accredited Clinical Psychologist

  • ICF ACC Accredited Coach

  • ILM Workplace & Life Coach Certificate Level 3