Dr. Sabah Khan

Dr. Sabah Khan

About me

I am a BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow as well as an Individual and Couple Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I have over 10 years experience of working in the NHS.

I joined Tavistock Relationships in 2011 and am a member of their faculty staff team, specialising in couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy. There I work as the National Training Lead and Supervisor for the NICE approved Couple Therapy for Depression programme for NHS practitioners within IAPT Services (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). Couple Therapy for Depression is a model of working with couples where at least one partner is diagnosed with depression. In addition, I have provided specialist couple interventions on the ‘Living Together with Dementia’ programme, aimed at improving the life experience of couples where one partner has a dementia by fostering more satisfying interpersonal engagement in such couples and strengthening their resilience in managing the illness together. I am currently Project Lead on a new pre-retirement pilot programme, ‘Retiring Together’ where I have set up a brief intervention service for couples as they approach the transition to retirement.

I also provide professional and clinical supervision and have extensive experience in supporting trainees and professionals in the field of psychological practice, couple counselling and psychotherapy.

My work

I see individuals and couples facing a wide variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety, sexual issues, conflict, loss of identity and unhappiness.

I draw on a range of models depending on the presenting issues and am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Family Therapy as well as Individual and Couple Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I also use behavioural, mindfulness and mentalisation based approaches, particularly in the context of head injury.

Training & Qualifications

I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London (UCL). I also hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Individual and Couple Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Tavistock Relationships. There, I furthered my training and am currently nearing completion of the Masters programme in Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy.

Past experience

After qualifying as a clinical psychologist, I specialised in neuropsychology and cognitive disorders at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. Over several years at Queen Square, I worked on a number of research studies. I was also the lead psychologist for neuropsychology workgroups for patients and carers addressing cognitive and emotional problems, with a focus on adjustment for a range of conditions, including stroke and multiple sclerosis. I was also lead psychologist on the Acute Brain Injury Unit, working with individuals, couples and families following acquired head injury. More recently, I worked as a principal clinical psychologist on a dementia research trial in the Neuroepidemiology and Ageing Research Unit, Imperial College London.

Professional Affiliations

Health Professions Council (HPC) Registered Clinical Psychologist

British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow (AFBPsS)

I abide by the BPS Code of Ethics

Client Group

Adults, couples, older adults

Languages Spoken

English and Urdu

Rates of Sessions

Individual: from £70 per session

Couple: from £90 per session

Fees are negotiable and are discussed during the initial consultation

Availability

Friday mornings (other times may be possible depending on available slots).

Additional Practice information

If you would like to ask me any questions about my way of working or whether there is a way for us to work together, please feel free to contact me.