Dr Vallabhi Khurana is a highly specialist Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Vall completed her Undergraduate degree from the University of Nottingham and subsequently a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice from University College London. She then completed her doctoral training (DClinPsy) in London and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist.
Vall is a warm, compassionate and kind psychologist who places importance in creating a safe and non-judgemental therapeutic space for her clients. She strives for individuals to feel seen, heard and held in order to facilitate growth and change. Additionally, Vall’s open therapeutic stance enables her to acknowledge and respect that clients are positioned as experts on their lives, identity and culture, leading her to practice in a culturally sensitive, inclusive and non-discriminatory manner.
Promoting emotional well-being and resilience is at the core of Vall’s clinical work and she endeavors to be alongside individuals through any difficulties experienced, no matter how big or small. This approach has led Vall to believe that hope can always be built in the therapeutic relationship and process, to empower individuals to better understand themselves and navigate through life’s challenges and adversities.
Vall has extensive experience in supporting children, adolescents, parents and adults from a range of diverse backgrounds. She uses a flexible and collaborative approach to tailor assessments and interventions to the individual needs of her clients. Her clinical work is grounded in theory and evidence-based practice, whilst simultaneously being led by an individual’s own goals and hopes for support.
Vall practices integratively and has received training in a range psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Systemic and Narrative Therapies. Most recently, Vall has also completed training to provide Eye-Movement and Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR).
Vall is experienced in working with a range of difficulties including (but not limited to):
Alongside her work at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, Vall works at Great Ormond Street Hospital, leading on psychological care and support for children and families undergoing cancer treatment. She has a particular interest in the mind-body link and is passionate about providing psychological support in healthcare settings. Her role in this setting also includes providing bereavement support, with a focus on loss, grief and trauma.