Dr Teresa Sarmiento

Clinical Psychologist

Teresa is a Clinical Psychologist and Parent Infant Psychotherapist, with over 15 years’ experience of working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the NHS. For the past 12 years, she has been a member of a Parent and Baby Psychology Service in North London, where she has developed expertise working with parents, parents to be and their infants during the perinatal period.

Teresa is passionate about supporting mothers and fathers at such a crucial time in their lives, when becoming a parent can be exciting, but also challenging and overwhelming. She has extensive experience working with parents experiencing antenatal or postnatal depression, anxiety, difficulties adjusting to parenthood following a traumatic birth or a previous loss. She draws on various theoretical models such as psychodynamic, attachment, systemic and narrative therapy.

Teresa has a special interest in supporting parents concerned about their attachment with their babies or worried about the impact of their own difficult childhood on their parenting. As a native speaker, she is able to offer therapy in Spanish and currently has a private practice in Denmark Hill (South East London).