Dr Nadia Khan is Clinical Psychologist and accredited Cognitive Behavior Therapist. She has worked across various mental health settings within the NHS and the charitable sector for over ten years.
Nadia completed her undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations at The University of Manchester, before steering towards a career in psychology. She achieved a Masters with distinction in Educational Psychology, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice. She then completed her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (PGDip) at the prestigious Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPPN; Kings College University) before undertaking her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London.
At the core of Nadia’s therapeutic approach is to provide an empathic, safe and open space, thus enabling clients to develop awareness and understanding of complex psychological patterns and problems. Nadia uses this basic foundation to help clients (and the systems around them) work through these challenges by applying appropriate, evidenced-based intervention models in a gentle and collaborative way. She believes that while life can bring tragedy, traumas and other adversity, therapy can help people and families find compassion, strength and hope; supporting them to cultivate and grow from these experiences and offering a path to a happier and more settled existence.
Nadia currently specialises in working with women, infants and their families during the perinatal period (pregnancy and the first two years post birth). Alongside her work at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, she works as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in a Specialist Perinatal NHS service. She has experience working with post-natal depression, anxiety (including post-natal OCD, panic disorder etc), birth trauma, post-partum psychosis, personality disorder/complex trauma, implications of birth injury to mothers/infants and also issues related to maternal mental health (including infertility, miscarriage, infant loss/stillbirth).
Prior to her work in perinatal mental health, Nadia worked in child and adolescent mental health providing evidenced based care to young people and their families, particularly adolescents engaging in self-harm and experiencing emotional dysregulation. She also has extensive experience working psychologically with adults, including working within a primary care setting (IAPT), providing both via individual and group support.
Nadia has a strong interest in the implications of culture, race and ethnicity within mental health and upon the therapeutic process. She has worked extensively with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds to ensure they are seen, held and nurtured; where previously they may have felt alienated or misunderstood. She is passionate about working towards intersectional and anti-racist therapeutic practice and has links with the South Asian Therapy networks in the UK.
Nadia is an integrative psychologist and draws on a range of evidence-based psychological models and interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She is currently undergoing training in Eye Movement De-Sensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
She has experience and training in the treatment of: