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“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”

Sigmund Freud



I have several years of experience as a Dr of Clinical Psychology, and offer a number of evidence-based approaches to help people navigate through life's challenges.


Some of my key approaches are part of the so called third-wave CBT therapies including Acceptance and Commitment  Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Cognitive Based Therapy (MCBT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT). I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) which is the recommended treatment for trauma by the World Health Organization (WHO) but is now also widely used for other common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.  

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At York Psychological Therapies, your mental health and well-being is important. We love helping people develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges, and we get great satisfaction from seeing them heal and thrive. Contact us today to see how we can help you and let’s discuss the wide range of options at your disposal. The first step is always the hardest, lets get started!

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I am passionate about reducing human suffering through the provision

of evidence-based therapy to help people build a more fulfilling life. 

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I am Dr Sari Harenwall, a clinical psychologist based in York - qualified to work with people of all ages with a variety of problems and   having worked with both the NHS and not for profit organisations. 

I have experience in helping people with a variety of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, long-term health problems and  relationship difficulties.

Get in touch with me today to schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation. 

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If you’re looking to stay informed about research and get access to inspirational and educational resources, look no further. At York Psychological Therapies, we provide a variety of psychology-related resources for your reading and learning pleasure and cover a broad range of subjects in the field. Browse through the resources below, and subscribe to get updates!



Peter Morgan established The Free Mindfulness Project after finding it difficult to track down mindfulness resources that could be freely used and distributed. He has been surprised by the level of interest from across the world and, spurred on by the kind words of those who have benefited from the resources provided, he is keen to continue to develop this project further.u can listen and download free mindfulness tracks such as mindfulness of the breath and the body scan.

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I love this website, it has great resources such as mindfulness meditation (please try the befriending meditation, it's one of my favourites). There is also lots of helpful information about the evidence base for mindfulness such as improving quality of life and reducing anxiety and depression but don't take my word for it, try it for yourself!

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Lots of free meditations to increase self-compassion which has strong links to increased life satisfaction.

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Selected publications


Harenwall, S., Heywood-Everett, S., Henderson, R., Smith, J., McEnery, R., & Bland, A. R. (2022). The Interactive Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Breathlessness on Fatigue Severity in Post-COVID-19 Syndrome. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(20), 6214. MDPI AG. Retrieved from


Harenwall S, Heywood-Everett S, Henderson R, ret al. (2021). Post-Covid-19 Syndrome: Improvements in Health-Related Quality of Life Following Psychology-Led Interdisciplinary Virtual Rehabilitation. Journal of primary care & community health, 12, 21501319211067674.



Harenwall, S., Verrill, K., Howells, L., & Gillanders, D. (2017). Routine outcomes in psycho-oncology: problems and possibilities. In ACBS 15th Annual World Conference (p 65; posters).

Ibrahaim, S., Crooks, S., Harenwall, S., Forsyth, A. (2016) Evaluation of Awareness Level Knowledge and Understanding Framework Personality Disorder Training with Mental Health Staff: Impact on Attitudes and Clinical Practice, Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 11, 3, 133-143.

Harenwall, S. & McVey, J. (2015). Increasing communication and self-care skills for front line staff in cancer care, Cancer Nursing Practice,14, 7, 28-33

Harenwall S. (2015). The new C-word and death anxiety: a trainee’s experience of cancer psychology. Clinical Psychology Forum, 269, 20-24

Patient Experiences


“Once again Sari has been fantastic and I would not be where I am today without you. You do a superb job and I appreciate all the help and guidance you have given me. Hope you continue to help and inspire people the way you have me.”

35 year-old male

“Thank you, I could not have done it without you. You have helped me feel a lot better then I did before. You have helped me believe in myself”

11 year-old girl

“Can I take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to you for your time and expertise. Each session has been incredibly helpful and enabled me to lift from what felt like an unmanageable low in the beginning. I have really valued your professional knowledge and also greatly appreciated your approach to therapy which I felt I related well too, I remind myself of many of the metaphors. I will continue to apply each skill and hope to remain more stable than in previous years.”

31 year-old female

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