Dr Sarah Jane Khalid

Dr Sarah Jane Khalid

BSc., Relate Cert CC., L.C.H. Dip., PGDip CBT, PGDip CT, MSc, PsychD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, HCPC

Psychology

Overall Rating

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5
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5
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4.96

Top feedback

“Dr Khalid's approach is warm, welcoming and made me feel at ease as soon as we met. Her technical/specialist knowledge alongside her empathy, makes the perfect combination for a therapist. I was provided with tools to help shape my thinking and also time to discuss and reflect on the outputs of the tools within our sessions. Dr Khalid didn't shy away from challenging my thoughts/perceptions but this was done in a safe environment, which really helped to 're-train' my thinking process. I would highly recommend Dr Khalid's services and wouldn't hesitate to engage with her again. Thanks again for your time, guidance and support.“
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Reviews

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5
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5
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5

Dr Khalid's approach is warm, welcoming and made me feel at ease as soon as we met. Her technical/specialist knowledge alongside her empathy, makes the perfect combination for a therapist. I was provided with tools to help shape my thinking and also time to discuss and reflect on the outputs of the tools within our sessions. Dr Khalid didn't shy away from challenging my thoughts/perceptions but this was done in a safe environment, which really helped to 're-train' my thinking process. I would highly recommend Dr Khalid's services and wouldn't hesitate to engage with her again. Thanks again for your time, guidance and support.

05-11-2019
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5
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5
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5

I worked with Sarah-Jane for just over a year. When I approached her, both my personal and professional life had ground to a halt. I was suffering from anxiety and was unable to see the steps I needed to take to change my situation. Sarah-Jane was patient, perceptive and kind. She gave me the space and sense of safety needed to see my situation more clearly, to stop hiding from myself. She didn’t demand anything from me in our work together, but gently suggested tools that I might find useful or interesting in order to start making substantial changes in my life. As I started to use these tools I grew in confidence and was gradually able to implement small changes that added up to something substantial. Sarah-Jane was observant and insightful, and thanks to her efforts, my life is now in a different place and I feel empowered to be more honest with myself and sculpt the kind of life I want.

31-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Since my consultations, I feel happier and settled. I have been able to put my demons to rest. Thank you Sarah Jane for your patience and support.

23-10-2019
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5
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4
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5

When I went to Sarah Jane I felt like my life was falling apart. One of my parents was dying, work was very stressful, my relationships were being affected. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without her support. It made such a difference, enabling me to keep going and, ultimately, to find happiness when it felt like there was none left.

20-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Sarah Jane has helped me change my mindset for the better, aligned me to my purpose and values and ultimately changed my quality of life. You've been a great sources of support and empowered the way in which I view myself, other people and the world. Thank you greatly.

18-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

When I first went to Sarah Jane for Counselling, I was sceptical about what I could achieve. I hoped it would help me move on from a painful separation and gain greater insight such that a new relationship would not repeat old patterns. I don’t discuss my feelings easily but Sarah Jane created the environment where I was able to open up – gradually at first and as trust in the relationship increased, even more as our sessions continued. She never judged me, she just helped me to voice how I felt and develop a greater understanding of the things that were holding me back. Over time, Sarah helped me to change my whole outlook on life and especially how I felt about myself – my self-worth, I began to believe I was good enough and that I actually deserved to be happy. I cannot recommend Sarah Jane enough – she is a very special lady.

18-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Therapy was at times emotional and overwhelming particularly at the start, but Sarah Jane guided me through this process with compassion and kindess. She has made a visible difference to how I feel emotionally but also how I perceive myself. Thank you so much for all your support.

17-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Thank you for your care and compassion. I feel so much better and I'm leaving with greater resilience and clarity.

14-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Thank you for your emotional support during my grieving process. I wouldn't have go through the year without you, you've made a big difference.

09-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

A huge thank you Sarah Jane. I am in a better place and feel happier. I have a greater ability to enjoy things and feel so much more confident. I am now a participant of life, not an oberserver. It is a life coloured in which I deserve and am worthy of.

08-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Firstly I would like to commend and thank Sarah Jane for her help in getting me through a very tough time in my life helping me understand the symptoms and giving me the tools to work my way through a very emotional and stressful time. Background I had been suffering from a lot of health issue and my employer wasn't very sympathetic towards this. My colleagues had noticed that I did not seem myself over the course of a couple of months, unbeknown to me they had mentioned it to senior managers but they seemed to not take any notice. Eventually the inevitable happened and I fell apart, my wife found crying on the bed after work. My company gave my details to their occupational heath after 5 days off absent and an appointment was made with Sarah Jane. I was very sceptical about this whole thearpy issue and was in denial about having a mental health issue, but the more I saw Sarah Jane and spoke about things I started to feel lighter. Considering the first few weeks off work I hadn't seen the outside world or my friends, I just locked myself away in my bedroom and it took me time to face facts to let my mother and children know about my depression as I felt embarrassed. I never thought it would happen to me, but I now realise that mental health does not discriminate, it's not worried about colour or gender. It can affect all of us, some worse than others, I was lucky I didn't get suicidal thoughts. Sarah Jane gave me some fantastic techniques and I promise going through this process you will have ups and down and find you are very emotional but for me the 13 consultations made me stronger, not just in the mind, but heart and soul. I now know what symptoms to look out for and this makes all the difference. I had homework to do (it's not like homework at school) which makes you think about your life, love and the people around you. It made me more grateful for all those around me. I would recommend Sarah Jane to anyone who suffers or is suffering from a mental health issue and it really does work. Sometimes it really helps to talk to a complete stranger who will not judge you.

05-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

I originally came to see Dr Sarah Jane Khalid to discuss my fertility journey and struggles. This is what we started to talk about then as I continued to have sessions, I acknowledged that there were other parts of my life that I needed to work on. Dr Sarah Jane has been able to provide me with the support and change in focus I didn’t know I needed.

01-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Thank you so much for your support, insights and kind and gentle approach.

30-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Thank you so much for all your help. You have been truly amazing!

28-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

I've had a positive and grounding therapy experience with Sarah Jane. She enabled me to reflect on some honest truths and realities that I've been hiding from for so many years. With awareness has come change and choice; gratefully now don't feel as stuck or unhappy. Thank you so much, it's been a worthy self-investment.

24-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Sarah Jane I'm so grateful that I met you, you've been a spiritual guide in terms of directing my energy, changing perspective, learning to be human and enable me to re-prioritise what is truly important in life.

24-09-2019
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5
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4
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Sarah Jane has been excellent over the last year. Following a very difficult break up I was feeling paralysed in both my personal and professional life. Sarah Jane helped me work through a number of issues for which I will be eternally grateful. During my time with her I took a sabbatical from working as a lawyer to travel, finally decided to pursue my passion in a new career, and rediscovered my love for London as a city to live in. I am feeling so much more positive for what the future holds and less anxious about taking decisions where the outcome might be uncertain. Thanks so much for your help!

20-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Khalid has counselled me with insight, patience, gentleness and understanding.

15-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Can’t thank you enough really for everything you’ve done - if that wasn’t clear in the sobbing when I left! Thank you so much Sarah Jane.

09-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Wonderful, compassionate and caring. Would not hesitate to recommend Dr Sarah Jane Khalid

06-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Having never had CBT therapy before, I wasn't sure what to expect and if it would help my mental health, so approached it with an open, albeit cautious mind. After the first few sessions and figuring out what CBT is about, it really began to make sense to me. I found Dr Sarah Jane to be open, kind and clear. I am quite a practical sort of person, so her guidance and advice to me adapted to reflect this the more we got to know each other. I felt safe and secure discussing deeply personal and intimate things that I have locked away for years and felt the benefit of Dr Sarah Jane's approach and listening ear. I am now on the road to recovery and would recommend anyone Dr Sarah Jane to anyone based on my experience.

02-09-2019
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5
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5
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5

Incredibly indebted to all the changes you've supported me with - thank you so much Dr Khalid.

30-08-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Khalid helped me to identify and come to terms with several underlying issues mostly related to grief. She gave practical advice and was willing to help me push myself by trying new mechanisms to address the root causes (eg meditation). As an unexpected bonus, she helped me to learn techniques that are suitable for work, increasing my general resilience and day-to-day happiness. I would recommend Dr. Khalid. Thank you.

27-08-2019
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5
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5
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5

Delighted with the outcome of my coaching experience with Sarah Jane.

25-08-2019
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5
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5
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5

I have seen Dr Sarah Jane Khalid for my depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. During my time seeing her, I have developed so much as a person, and she has helped me do this. Looking back at my diary when I first started seeing her, I can see, and feel, how much more confident and positive I am about life. Most invaluably, she has taught me not to blame myself and share responsibility with others; to not look at things in a black and white manner but to accept the grey areas; little by little, she has helped me breakdown the walls I have created. It is only now, with her help that I am truly realising the importance of taking care of myself and am taking steps to do this. My life and and I are still a work in progress, but the lessons I have taken from my time with Sarah Jane will stay with me forever and help tackle obstacles that come to pass. I will always be grateful for this.

23-08-2019
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5
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5
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5

I found Sarah Jane to be kind, compassionate and encouraging. I’ve had an excellent therapy experience and have recommended her to my colleagues at British Land and my friends.

16-08-2019
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5
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5
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5

Sarah-Jane supported me through many challenges in my life, from anxiety and depression in a high-pressure environment to coping with grief and the burden of supporting others when you are facing hardship yourself. At the start of our journey I felt uncomfortable in my skin at all times and was generally very hard on myself. I also made self-destructive choices and judged myself very harshly when I did not meet my impossible expectations. Her compassionate and insightful approach helped me observe my behaviour and better understand my emotions. Over time I learned to be kind to myself and make choices that drive this positive change in my life. She later also worked with me through a period of bereavement. I believe that without the foundation we built together over the preceding years, I would not have been able to cope with the grief and challenge of emotionally supporting others in this difficult situation.

Patient seen for:
Psychology
16-08-2019
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5
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“Happiness, not in another place but this place… not for another hour, but this hour” (Walt Whitman): I have had sessions with Sarah-Jane for the past two years and I credit her with bringing me back to life. She helped me out of a major depression, and then we figured out my version of a meaningful life, and how to live it. She challenged my ways of thinking: about myself, about others, about the world and my place in it, and she showed me how to retain the parts which worked, and to break free of what didn’t. She made me curious about life again, how to see its full technicolour. It’s hard work, it’s meant to be, and I would not have wanted to do it without her.

12-08-2019
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5
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5
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5

I have found these therapy consultations very useful - we worked through the issues I felt and came up with manageable and effective methods to help calm my anxiety and over-thinking. I felt very at ease to talk about my feelings, going forwards I feel I have good methods to help myself. I am not 100% where I want to be but that is only because of time and feel that if I implement what you have given me I will be in a much better place. Thank you.

12-08-2019
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5
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5
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5

My therapy experience with Dr Khalid has been a very positive one, given I had a prior negative experience. But with every consultation I felt reassured as she listened, understood and was very compassionate. I’ve made changes that I thought I could never make, it has greatly impacted my quality of life and how I approach things. Thank you for all your support and wisdom.

10-08-2019
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5
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5
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5

Lovely, kind and insightful. Dr Khalid really helped me process my feelings during a very difficult period.

06-08-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Khalid was able to provide me with excellent support during my time with her. The benefits were great including understanding my issues taking in to account my Pakistani cultural background, my religious beliefs and the society we live in. The approach taken each session helped me reset my mind and re-engage my thought process and making me reassess my core family and life values. I strongly recommend Dr Khalid's support especially if you are from an Asian family background as coming forward, putting your hand up for help and seeking specialist treatment can at times add to your mental well being.

Patient seen for:
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
16-07-2019
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5
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5
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5

I have thoroughly enjoyed my coaching experience with Sarah Jane, it has been so positive and your words have been like magic! I'm so happy to achieve a goal I never thought was going to happen - thank you so much.

13-06-2019
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5
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5
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5

I saw Sarah Jane through a very difficult few months in which I was having to cope with many life changes. I can honestly say I’m so fortunate to have started seeing her at this particular time. When my anxious thoughts felt all encompassing, she helped me through this by providing an unbiased and balanced perspective on my thinking patterns. I now have a more positive outlook on myself and my relationship with others. With this outlook I have been able to achieve things I never thought I’d have the confidence or courage to.

23-05-2019
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5
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5
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5

I worked with Sarah Jane on two occasions, and found her to be an incredibly supportive, caring, knowledgeable and constructive therapist and coach. On both occasions, I was suffering from some anxiety, and her positive and thoughtful approach allowed me to begin to approach situations and circumstances differently and to learn to "sit with" and be ok with negative emotions. She gave me the space and freedom to speak and express my concerns, but also gave me concrete methods to help change my thinking for the better. I left every session with her feeling significantly lighter and more positive. I have since recommended her to a number of friends and colleagues who have similarly been delighted with the support she has provided.

01-05-2019
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5
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5
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I first went to Sarah Jane for support alongside health issues, where I was feeling out of control and overwhelmed by everything. 6 months later I feel equipped with coping techniques and a better understanding of myself that is positively impacting so many areas of my life. Sarah Jane creates an open safe environment that helps you to feel secure and willing to open up, from the first session there were techniques for me to take away and think about/ implement. Thank you so much, I'm very grateful for how this supported me through a tough time and the ongoing impact this will continue to have.

17-04-2019
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5
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5
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5

I can't thank you enough for all of your help and support over the past few months - I honestly feel like a completely different person and no longer feel 'trapped' by my thoughts and reactions to things, and your guidance and help has been a huge part in that. The tools and tips you've armed me with have helped me navigate a lot of difficult situations both at work and in my personal life, and will continue to do so after the sessions have ended. On top of that, you have been so warm and reassuring, and it's been a true pleasure attending the sessions, even if I've found them difficult at times. Thank you so much!

06-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

have been working with Sarah Jane for three years, and I can honestly say she has truly helped transform my life. This has been achieved through my own thinking and behaviour changes but also because of Sarah Janes incredible encouragement, patience and guidance. We’ve worked together for a long time, and without exception would leave our sessions a much calmer, happier, more focused person. Not only has she helped me understand and cope with anxiety, low self esteem and low moods she has also seen me through huge changes in my professional and personal life. We have built up such a strong level of trust and rapport and I know I could talk to her about anything - however small or inconsequential it felt. Sarah Jane is the ultimate professional. I can’t imagine life without my sessions with her, but I know it’s going to be a better life because of them.

22-01-2019
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5
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5
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5

Sarah Jane has been a brilliant therapist over the last few months. When I first started seeing her I was in a difficult place in my life and even the first session (assessment) with her brought some light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Sarah Jane is incredibly personable, friendly, compassionate and intuitive and I felt completely at ease in sessions. I felt able to talk about anything, I never felt judged or embarrassed talking about problems and thoughts that I am unable to share with my family and partner. She has been a great support through this period of my life and I will take with me many of the techniques I have learnt over the last few months to manage the things I struggle with. I would highly recommend Sarah Jane as a therapist.

25-09-2018
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5
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5
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You helped me make such a positive difference to my life and I think my friends and family all see this. It’s a testament to you that my friends are now also wanting to see you. Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me, I am eternally grateful.

14-08-2018
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5
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5
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5

I found Sarah Jane Khalid to be very helpful during a particularly stressful period of my life - she enabled me to have a lot more confidence in my self and my ability to make decisions, and gave me various tools and techniques to manage both real stress and self defeating thought patterns which I expect I will continue to find useful for a very long time.

16-07-2018
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5
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5
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5

My experience with Sarah Jane was absolutely wonderful. She provided me with unfailing support and gentle but directional guidance through a very difficult time. At the start of our sessions I really couldn't see my way forward, but by the end of our time together I had a completely rebuilt mindset and positive outlook. It's such a cliche but I genuinely feel like a new person! I'm deeply grateful and would not hesitate to recommend Sarah Jane to anyone else looking for a safe space and expert care.

27-05-2018
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5
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5
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Sarah Jane has supported my journey hugely. She has been a mirror in my process and I am forever thankful.

23-04-2018
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5
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5
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This has been my first experience with a therapist and I must say that it has been totally positive. Dr. Khalid has helped me to understand so many aspects of my personality, now I can recognize and deal with these issues in a positive way. From the beginning I felt very comfortable talking to her, since Dr Khalid has always been approachable, understanding and supportive. I feel very grateful for her help. Thank you so much Dr Khalid.

22-03-2018
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5
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"I was very lucky, Dr Khalid was the first therapist that I found to talk to. I had been weary of therapy, thinking that my problems were insignificant and other people had to deal with much worse, this was of course wrong and Dr Khalid was kind, understanding and non judgmental. Through our sessions together I not only recovered from my struggles in the present, I also found such understanding about myself that I wish I had only gone to see her sooner."

14-03-2018
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5
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5
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Sarah Jane was so compassionate and insightful through-out our therapy consultations. She has enabled me to take back control and lead a more meaningful and fulfilled life. Words cannot express my gratitude.

Dr Sarah Jane Khalid

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23-01-2018
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5
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5
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5

Thank you so much Sarah Jane, I have been feeling really happy, calm and grateful. Things have been really good for me. I feel like I'm living the life I really want to be leading right now. I would like to thank you so much for helping me make sense of my feelings and demons and helping me challenge them so efficiently that now I am able to do it almost effortlessly most of the time. The space of non-judgment and compassion you have given me has been hugely appreciated. You've inspired me even more to become a therapist and help people in the way you have helped me. I feel like a completely different person to the girl I was before I came too see you.

Dr Sarah Jane Khalid

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23-01-2018
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5
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5
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5

Sarah Jane is so supportive and she has such a great approach to helping you understand and come to terms with negative experiences in your life, while highlighting your strengths and abilities. I went to Sarah Jane while experiencing a lot of anxiety in my life and she helped me to link past events with the present, introduced practical tips to manage my anxiety, practice self-compassion and so much more. Thank you Sarah Jane for helping me to understand myself better, practice self-compassion, feel much less anxious and feel more equipped to handle difficult situations in the future! I cannot recommend Sarah Jane enough.

Dr Sarah Jane Khalid

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23-01-2018
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5
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5
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5

Excellent; would not hesitate to recommend.

Dr Sarah Jane Khalid

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22-01-2018
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5
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5
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When I first met with Sarah Jane I was in a lot of denial about a situation of harassment at work. Sarah Jane's empathy and guidance during that period was essential to being able to find my strength to speak up about it, ultimately for a positive resolution. I have continued to work with Sarah Jane over a period of 2 years and over that time I have been able to completely change the course of my life for the better, using the holistic tools and caring guidance she provides. I can highly recommend working with her.

06-12-2017