EMDR & Trauma Focused Therapy
My name is Saira, and I am an EMDR practitioner psychologist. I specialise in helping adults navigate their mental health struggles and achieve lasting change through personalised therapy.
I understand that seeking therapy can be a difficult and overwhelming decision, especially if you have been struggling for a long time or are going through a particularly challenging time in your life. It takes a lot of courage to take that first step towards seeking help and making positive changes in your life.
I believe that there is hope for a brighter future and I am here to support you on your journey towards emotional well-being. With my experience and knowledge, I can help you better understand your difficulties and work towards finding healthy coping mechanisms and strategies to manage your mental health.
If you are looking for a therapist who is understanding and who is committed to helping you find hope, then we might be a good fit. I am here to listen and support you every step of the way.
Areas Of Expertise
I’m here to assist you with a range of mental health issues that you might be facing. As a skilled psychologist, I have extensive experience helping people with anxiety, depression, panic, post-traumatic stress symptoms such as dissociation and flashbacks, low self-esteem, anger, parenting or family difficulties. If you’re looking for guidance and assistance as you navigate these challenges, I can work with you to develop strategies and techniques that will help you feel better and move forward in a positive direction. I am here to listen and to offer you the care and compassion you need to feel your best again.
- Coercive Control
- Post-Traumatic Symptoms
- Abuse Survivors
- Low Self-Esteem
- Family Challenges
- Drug Addiction
“Dr Saira is a brilliant psychologist. Warm, approachable and down to earth, she brings her specialist trauma-informed knowledge and professionalism to create non-judgemental, nurturing and safe spaces for her clients, whatever their difficulties. Saira has the unique ability to see and help clients reconnect with parts of themselves that may have been lost or suppressed along the way, knowing exactly the right pacing for her clients. She is skilled at helping them navigate complex relational dynamics with others and themselves and help develop self-compassion on their journey to healing. I’d highly recommend Saira and her clients have been lucky to work with her and her expertise.”
― Dr Katy Lord ―
South London & Maudsley NHS Trust
“Dr Saira is a highly experienced and skilled practitioner with exceptional interests in social justice, ethical practice and research. She is also an empathic person with an immense ability to hold a safe, warm, non-judgmental space for those who need it most. Within the professional field she is highly regarded and appreciated for her dedication for work as she exceeds expectation, often goes beyond the call of duties to support the team and remains approachable and dependable”
― Dr Mou Sultana ―
Domestic Violence and Abuse Working Group, British Psychological Society
“I have known Saira since 2016 while pursuing our Doctorate in Psychology training. She has become more than a colleague to me, having shown such kindness and genuineness over the years. She is very industrious, empathic and exhibits prowess where her clients and therapeutic work is concerned. I would be happy to recommend people to work with her”
― Dr Debra Golburn ―
HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist, Community Mental Health Services, East London Foundation Trust
“I worked with Dr Khan in a secondary care community mental health service in West London NHS Trust. She was a colleague and also became my supervisor. It was a privilege to work with her. She was so approachable, friendly and happy to guide and support me throughout our time together. As a supervisor she provided a safe and containing space to discuss clinical cases and my experiences in the therapy room. This allowed me to reflect on my decisions, highlight achievements, and think through learning in a non-judgmental way. Dr Khan was also a team player and a joy to work with, trauma-informed and person-centred.”
― Mark ―
Clinical Associate Psychologist, Camden & Islington NHS Trust
“Saira is an amazing psychologist to work with. I was fortunate to have her as my clinical supervisor and through her guidance I learnt a lot about best practices and intervention building through formulation. I really enjoyed working with her and she makes a tremendous impact within the psychological field with her warmth, passion, empathy and knowledgeable evidence-based practice”
― Amy ―
Clinical Associate Psychologist