Dr Sarah Peter – Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Dr Sarah Peter is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. Sarah has worked in specialist child mental health teams in the NHS for over ten years, gaining significant experience of helping children and young people who are struggling with difficult emotions and experiences. As well as working in community mental health teams with children of all ages and their parents, Sarah has experience working in services for babies and young children, as well as with adolescent inpatients.

Sarah specialises in working individually with children or parents who are struggling to make sense of confusing feelings or behaviours. She enjoys collaborating with families to help gain a better understanding of complex issues and experiences. Sarah also offers consultation and supervision to other professionals working in mental health and children’s services.

Sarah teaches psychoanalytic theory and developmental psychology at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and the British Psychotherapy Foundation.


Sarah completed her clinical training as a Child and Adolescent Pychotherapist at the British Psychotherapy Foundation. She is registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), an accredited register of the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA).

Sarah has a Masters in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology from University College London and a Doctorate in Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College, University of London.