Dr Sabah Khan
Clinical Psychologist, Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist & Holistic Relational Coach

Dr Sabah Khan

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Professional Profile

Hello, I’m a Clinical Psychologist and Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with almost 20 years experience of working in the NHS, lecturing in universities at doctoral level, supervising at Psychotherapy organisations, and creating and leading couple projects at the renowned Tavistock Relationships. I am also a Holistic Relational Coach and bring a spiritual dimension to my work being both a meditation teacher and a Certified Reiki Energy Practitioner.

I specialise in seeing both individuals and couples and can advise you if you are not sure whether or not to seek therapy alone or with your partner. I also see families or conjoint therapy with parents and children. I primarily work in a psychoanalytic way which means I consider unconscious processes to play an important part in our experience of ourselves and of our relationships. Additionally, I am trained in a range of other models, such as CBT and Systemic Family Therapy, and use diverse ways of engaging and exploring these processes and believe that we jointly work together to help you understand your issues and find a way forward.

My training and experience in individual, couple and family approaches enable me to help you deal with a range of problems you may be facing, such as:

● Relationship Breakdown

● Depression of One or Both Partners

● Anxiety and its Different Faces

● Fear of Failure and Imposter Syndrome

● Developing Self-Care and Compassion

● Lack of Desire

● Dealing with Difference between Partners

● Mourning that ‘In Love’ Feeling and Rediscovering Intimacy

● Managing Your Anger and Frustration

● Migration and Identity

● Infertility

● Pregnancy and Parenthood

● Learning better Communication Skills

● Infidelity and Making Decisions

● Coping with Divorce

● Emotional and Physical Sides of Sex and Intimacy

● Processing and Recovery from Trauma

● Managing Grief

● Adjusting to living with illness

● Rebuilding Your life after Bereavement

● Work Related Issues and Retirement

If you have any questions about seeking individual therapy or couples counselling, or if you would like to find out more about my way of working, please feel free to contact me via email

Training and Qualifications

Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University College London)

Masters in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Tavistock Relationships (University of East London)

Postgraduate Diploma in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Tavistock Relationships (University of East London)

Couple Therapy for Depression IAPT Programme Practitioner and Supervisor Qualification, Tavistock Relationships

Parents as Partners Programme Group Facilitator Qualification, Tavistock Relationships

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, First Class Honours (University College London)

Professional affiliations

Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol) with British Psychological Society

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

Registered Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

Clinical Supervisor


Individuals: from £100

Couples: from £120

Families: from £150


Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

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