Dr Sarah Jane Khalid: Counselling Psychologist, CBT Therapist & Life Coach
The House Partnership
85 Wimpole Street
Welcome to my profile. I am an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) specialism. CBT is an effective therapy approach recommended by NICE (government) guidelines for mild to moderate mental health problems (anxiety disorders, stress, depression, trauma, etc) as well has physical health problems such as chronic pain, oncology, gynaecology, dermatology, cardiology, diabetes etc. Despite the research evidence, CBT is not helpful for everyone all of the time. For this reason, I carry out a full assessment to decide with you whether a trial of CBT may help.
I also offer Compassion based therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and Counselling. These are all different kinds of talking therapies which are delivered in a warm, non-judgmental manner and the specific therapy will be tailored to your problem. Please drop me a text / call as I offer a free 10 minute phone consultation. This is to talk through what therapy entails and how I can help you, if I can't then to try and guide to another therapist/service.
In addition, I hold a life coaching diploma and have a specialism in life coaching and style coaching to help you achieve your goals. In both coaching areas you will gain insight about your values, offer confidence and challenge your limiting beliefs. I will be a motivator, strategist and accountability partner to enable you achieve change. As such, coaching supports different areas in your life such as relationships, careers, fitness, and work-life balance.
I offer face to face consultations, as well as skype or phone sessions in the comfort of your own home and timetable. Latest research has shown that telephone, message and skype therapy has the same outcomes as meeting face to face.
If you would like to know more of the services that I offer, then please do not hesitate to get in contact.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am both a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and CBT Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience in the NHS. In addition, I have worked for a mental health charity for over 7 years and the private sector. I currently work for consultancy on Harley Street and have my own practice on Wimpole Street, both in Central London.
I have a wealth of therapy experience covering the following clinical settings: primary care, secondary care and specialist NHS services (dermatology, oncology and eating disorders).
My approach to therapy is grounded in the view that you are the expert of your difficulties and that my role is to gently facilitate your exploration with the help of evidence-based approaches to therapy. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.
My working style is dynamic, down to earth, empathetic and I will offer unconditional support in our collaborative work together. I take an active role, offering feedback, clarification and education around a given problem. By doing this it will enable understanding which is paramount to effecting change and a enabling you with a sense of empowerment.
Training and Qualifications
I graduated from the University of Southampton, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy for Severe and Enduring Mental Illness and a Masters in Health Psychology.
In addition I have completed a certificate in Couple’s Counselling from the Relate Institute at the University of Hull. In addition,
I have completed a Specialist Anxiety and Depression Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Royal Holloway University.
I have also achieved a life coach diploma.
Lastly, I have achieved a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
I continue to attend training, workshops and professional development in latest clinical findings and treatment.
I have a current enhanced criminal record certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which was formerly called Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
I offer a sliding scale of fees based on location, London or Windsor, Skype/phone therapy and the time of day.
Maintaining a belief that psychological therapy services should be made available to all there are a limited number of therapy consultation slots available for reduced fees, depending on income. Currently I have availability for 2 slots.
Trainees on doctoral, therapy and psychology postgraduate programmes are also eligible for a reduced rate.
If you have any questions I would be happy to discuss them before making an appointment.
I have specialism in anxiety, stress, self-esteem/confidence, men's mental health issues, dermatology/skin issues, pregnancy, peri-and-post natal depression and body image issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available early morning and day time appointments only.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|