Dr Saira Khan

HCPC Registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist


Dr Saira Khan is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)-registered chartered counselling psychologist and human rights advocate who originally trained and worked as a licensed therapist (LCSW) in California after graduating from UCLA and Columbia University in New York City. Her doctorate research explored post-traumatic growth and best practice with gender-based violence.  In the UK, her doctoral training, supervision and research focused on evidence-based trauma-focused therapies for complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). Her specialist therapeutic modalities are eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapies.

Position at Priory

Dr Saira Khan joined Priory in 2022 as part of the day care team at Priory Hospital Roehampton, where she ran groups and was part of the outpatient therapy team, where she sees people on an individual basis or as part of mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) groups.


Supervised in cognitive behavioural, systemic, relational and integrative therapeutic models to meet complex client needs, including dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), schema therapy, compassion-focused therapy (CFT) and EMDR.


  • Bachelor of Arts Psychology – University of California, Los Angeles
  • Masters of Science, Clinical Social Work – Columbia University, New York City
  • Master of Science, Child Development – University College London
  • Doctorate in Psychology- City, University of London
    MBACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Oxford Mindfulness Foundation Trained Teacher
  • Member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA) and EMDR UK