Dr Saira Khan

LICENSED COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST

My years of clinical experience and research in the United States and United Kingdom have taught me that the most effective and pragmatic approach to psychological work is transparency. In my 15 years of practice, I have found this approach to be the most successful in helping people reach their goals.

Professional Credentials

License & Certifications

  • Registrar Of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors
  • Chartered Counselling Psychologist CPsychol 
  • HCPC Practitioner Psychologist PYL 38823
  • BPS Register Of Qualifications In Test Use (RQTU)
  • British Association For Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred)
  • BBS California State Licensed Clinician LCSW 21998
  • Mindfulness Teacher, Oxford Mindfulness Foundation

Education

  • CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON DPsych London, UK
  • UCL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION MSc London, UK
  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MSSW New York, NY
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES BA Los Angeles, CA

Professional Memberships

  • Member of EMDR Association of UK
  • Member of Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Full member, International Society For The Study Of Trauma And Dissociation (ISSTD)
  • Member Of The British Wheel Of Yoga (BWY)

Research Papers & Press

The Silence On Coercive Control In Mental Care

The City University of London research conference, focusing on the UN Global Goals, I presented findings from my thesis on the experiences of survivors of domestic violence when seeking mental health support, how they found support and what challenges they faced.

Growth After Intimate Partner Violence

This is my doctoral research on the recovery experiences of survivors of coercive control. I was interested in what promoted growth and recovery and what challenges people faced in the process of healing.

Mental Health In The Field

I had the opportunity to work with young people and contribute to the development of best practices for researchers in the field. These professionals often work under challenging and isolated conditions, and we presented a framework to think about researcher mental health.

Less Than Half Of Londoners Fleeing Domestic Abuse Are Prioritised For Rehousing

Recently I had the chance to speak about the financial challenges that survivors of abuse face when trying to leave abusive situations. I emphasized the importance of secure housing for psychological well-being and explained that having a safe place to start is crucial for overcoming trauma.

You Don’t Have To Suffer In Silence. Take The First Step and Reach Out, To Begin The Process Of Getting The Help You Need

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