Sabina F. Khan- BA(Hons), HDE(PG)SEC, MA, MEd, MBPsS, UKCP(Accredited)
53 Davies Street
I am a UKCP registered full clinical psychotherapist in private practice, working with individuals (adults and young people), couples and groups. I practice from a location in Central London (near Bond Street Undrground) and 2 locations in North London - Crouch End and Tottenham (very near Turnpike Lane Underground and Bus Stations, and within easy reach of N15, N22, N8 and N4 postcodes).
My approach to therapy is integrative and relational. By 'integrative' I mean that I draw on a range of psychological, psychotherapeutic, psychosocial theories and research to aid our shared undestanding of the issues you may bring to therapy. I believe that this approach is most effective in meeting the uniqueness of each client I see - one type of therapy does not fit everyone. I work collaboratively, combining many therapeutic perspectives with what you know and can tell me about yourself, your experiences and your history, to uncover the roots of your problems. By 'relational' I mean that I will pay close attention to the therapeutic relationship itself, encouraging you to share your honest experiences and feelings about the relationship as it develops. I believe that the emotional quality of the therapeutic relationship matters most in bringing about a resolution or healing, rather than specific techniques. Maintaining a strong therapeutic alliance between us will be central.
How I can help
I realise that the prospect of psychotherapy - talking about your troubles, current and past relationships - can be daunting. To assist I try to provide a warm and welcoming environment where you can feel comfortable and safe. I listen carefully and without judgement, helping you to uncover meanings, patterns and the choices you have. Whilst I do not offer easy solutions, I do support you to think more compassionately and clearly about yourself so that you have a stronger sense of who you are, both internally and in terms of your relationships to others and the wider world. I also strive to be transparent and open about the therapy process, maintaining a focus on your questions, thoughts and feelings about the goals and direction of our work together.
If you haven't been in psychotherapy before, it may be hard to see how simply talking can bring about change. However, when you allow yourself the time and space to be truly heard, you may find that coming to understand and value yourself, through in-depth conversation with another, can be profoundly liberating.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP registered clinical psychotherapist, currently in the final stages of a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy, accredited by the Health Professionals Council (HPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have several years clinical experience working as a counsellor and psychotherapist with a diverse range of clients within the NHS, mental health charities, the voluntary sector, educational settings and private practice. My wide-ranging training in psychotherapy, psychology, gender and social studies, education and human development, enables me to adopt a flexible approach to my work wih clients and to respond to the distinct personal situation of each individual, within their particular social environment. I adhere to the ethical codes of practice of UKCP, BACP and BPS.
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy (in completion), Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University
- Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute
- MPhil/Ed Psychology & Education, University of Cambridge
- MA Psychology & Education for Special Educational Needs, UCL
- BA (Hons) Gender Studies, UKZN
- HDE(PG)SEC Counselling & Guidance and English, UCT
- BA Psychology & English, UKZN
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As a psychotherapist I am committed to anti-oppressive practice and pay close attention to the balance of power in the therapy relationship, valuing my clients' expertise on their own experiences. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space within my practice for clients whose difficulties are impacted or exacerbated by experiences of being marginalised or discriminated against, within their wider environments or cultures. I welcome clients with a broad range of gender and sexual identities (LGBTQI), religious, racialised and cultural identities, providing a therapeutic space that is both sensitive and responsive to issues arising from identity conflict (within sexual, age, ability, professional, political, racial, national, religious and cultural groupings).
The initial assessment session (50 mins) is charged at a reduced fee of £30. Subsequent sessions (50 mins) are charged from £65 -£85, depending on your ability to pay. Fees generally depend on the location of sessions (higher in central London), the time of day, session frequency and duration. I do, however, offer concessions for low or unwaged clients, students or those who feel unable to pay the full fee. Concessionary rathes range from £45-£60. Please do enquire for more information.
Duration of therapy
I offer ongoing, open-ended psychotherapy as well as short-term psychotherapy and counselling. Open-ended therapy allows for an in-depth exploration of relational patterns and the careful processing of trauma, hurt and loss; as well as increasing self-awareness, gaining insights and illuminating choices. We will regularly negotiate and review the length of the therapy, agreeing on what we collaboratively decide is appropriate. Short-term therapy or counselling provides the opportunity to deal with a particular issue or crisis (e.g. a bereavement, work-related problem or making a decision), allowing you to talk about the situation in a supportive environment, identify strategies for coping and the options you have available to you.
Booking an initial appointment
I recognise that searching for a therapist and booking that first appointment can feel quite overwhelming. Taking that initial step, however, could mark the beginning of a process that enables you to realise the changes you may long for in your life. I encourage you to book an initial assessment appointment with me; to talk about the issues that might be bothering you, to discover how therapy might work for you and to find out if I am the right therapist for you.
To book an appointment or if you have any questions, you can email me or leave a phone message and I will aim to get back to you within 2-3 days.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evenings available across both locations. Please enquire. Also Thursdays at Christchurch Hall Surgery, Crouch End, N8
Types of client