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Dr Matthew Sawa

Consultant Psychiatrist

MBChB, MRCPsych, MSc

Practices at: Syon Clinic

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Personal Profile

Personal Profile

Dr Sawa has 10 years of experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist and has been a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 2006.  He is a full-time NHS Consultant and runs private clinics in Harley Street and West London.   He has extensive experience in this field and had acted as a Clinical Advisor for the General Pharmaceutical Council for several years.

“The process of finding a knowledgeable and trustworthy Psychiatrist can be very emotionally draining, confusing and daunting. I am fully aware of how courageous it is to attend the first Psychiatrist’s appointment. I know as well that this stage is the outcome of a long process started a while back by recognising that there is something not right and it needs addressing. I am wholly mindful as well that the response of loved ones and friends can range from being supportive and understanding to totally dismissive and judgmental. “

Mr Sawa currently works as a substantive full-time NHS Consultant in a busy home treatment team in west London. He has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2010, on completing his higher training specialising in General Adult and Rehabilitation Psychiatry. Mr Sawa was awarded with Distinction, a Master Degree in Healthcare Education and Clinical Leadership by Kingston University, London. He has been a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2006 on completing all the relevant exams and other requirements.

He also acted as a Clinical Advisor for the Royal Pharmaceutical Council for several years, and led various audits, research and quality improvement activities throughout his career. 

Mr Sawa started his career in Psychiatry in 2002 on completing his initial Junior Doctor internship. He has worked as a trainee doctor in Psychiatry in London, Kent, Norfolk and Cheshire exposing himself to a wide range of cultures within the UK. 

My Approach & Values
Mr Sawa is passionate about re-integrating adults back into a fulfilling and meaningful life. He believes that effective management of mental illness commences with a careful listening and eliciting a comprehensive history, including relationship with parents and early childhood experiences, current circumstances, habits, preferences, diet and future aims and objectives. His dual training in General Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Psychiatry enables him to formulate comprehensive treatment plans in partnership with his clients.
Mr Sawa maintains a careful work life balance, by spending meaningful time with his wife and three children. He enjoy listening to a wide range of music genres, cycling, swimming, cooking and reading.

Mr Sawa is registered with Doctify, as “Trusted Specialist”. He takes feedback seriously. For up-to-date feedback, please look at Mr Sawa’s profile on Doctify profile.
The following is a recent feedback from one of Mr Sawa’s patients:

“Dr. Sawa is an excellent psychiatrist. He was very professional, compassionate and helpful. He gave me clear guidance and a treatment plan which we both agreed upon. Despite what I feel must be his very busy schedule, it was great that he was able to respond to my emails seeking his advice in between appointments. He was very beneficial to my wellbeing. I would highly recommend him to anyone struggling with mental health.“

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anorexia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Depersonalisation
  • Derealisation
  • Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD)
  • Paranoia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post Natal Depression (PND)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Puerperal Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships


Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 2006
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