What My Clients Say...
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.
Anon, Director, M&C Saatchi
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.
Kate, Opera Singer
"Happiness, not in another place but this place... not for another hour, but this hour" (Walt Whitman): I have had consultations 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.
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 consultations 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.
Heather, Company Director
Thank you for being a powerful and compassionate coach, mentor, inspiration.
Tim, T.V Industry
Sarah Jane I'm so grateful that I met you, you've been a spiritual guide to me. You've helped direct my energy, changed my perspective and learnt what it means to be human again. It has enabled me to re-prioritise what is truly important in life. Thank you.
Sarah, Royal Academy of Arts
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 consultations. 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.
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!
James, St James Place
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 to not blame myself and share responsibility with others; to not look at things in a black and white matter 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 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 me tackle obstacles that come to pass. I will always be grateful for this.
Anon Lawyer, Allen Overy
Since coaching I have opened up and been vulnerable to the beliefs I hold about myself - limiting, exciting or otherwise. The confidence derived from working with Sarah Jane has meant I can talk transparently to family and friends about the topics we have worked on and thus over the past months I have achieved a major career goal, made sure that I actually relax and provided myself the time to grow. The biggest change is an appreciation of how my world view had commanded my decision making and spending habits; a world view I can now influence!
Oliver, HR Business Partner
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 consultation 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.
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 consultations, 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.
Pritti, IT Lead Consultant
I 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 Jane's 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.
Craig, Director & Film Maker
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 consultations, even if I've found them difficult at times. Thank you so much!
After a number of sessions with Sarah Jane, I feel like I've come out the other side a completely different person. I started seeing her as a result of all consuming anxiety, and after a couple of months I really turned a corner. I'm no longer experiencing regular anxiety and I am much better placed to handle the few negative thoughts I do have. I'm now really excited about a number of areas in my life that I haven't made space for over the last few years, including exercise, creativity and better eating. Sarah Jane is an incredibly warm and open person and I highly recommend her.
Sophie, Sustainability Manager
Sarah Jane's coaching was so fundamental to helping me shift my thinking around a challenging work situation. Thanks to our programme of sessions, I find myself now, investing my energy in the things I am passionate about and balancing my work and personal life in a much happier and healthier way. Sarah Jane shines a light on things you say and do that you may not otherwise be aware of in order to bring about clear thinking and make it possible to go after and achieve the things you want.
S, BUPA HQ
Excellent; would not hesitate to recommend.
Laura, Bain Management Consultant
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.
Annie, Corporate Lawyer
I have been seeing Dr Sarah Jane since September last year and I can't thank her enough for how much my consultations have helped me. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank you so much Dr Sarah Jane, I cannot describe how much of a difference you have made and helped me with.
Emma, Mental Health Practitioner
Thank you Sarah Jane for all you help and support over the past year. When I came to Sarah Jane I was severely depressed and feeling very anxious. I didn't believe anything or anyone would be able to help me. That changed through my sessions with Sarah Jane. The thing I was the most grateful for was that my journey started from the beginning of my childhood all the way to the present day. Through the sessions I realised why my mind and body reacted in certain ways. Sarah Jane helped me recognise and challenge these issues, and provided tools and methods on how to cope with them. Most of all she made me feel that I was good enough and identified all the great things in my life that I am now very grateful for. I had a great rapport with Sarah Jane, she is warm and kind. Her tone is really calming and I felt so comfortable sharing my thoughts and feelings with her. Thank you for everything.
Satvinder, Barclays Visa Finance Business Partner
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.
Sally, Senior Financial Analyst
Sarah-Jane offers a range of psychological interventions and specialises in dermatological difficulties. She is very thoughtful.
Dr David Edwards, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
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.
Anneliese, KMPG PA
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.
Elpha, Psychology Graduate
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 consultations 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.
Pilar, Secondary School Teacher
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.
William, I.T Consultant
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.
Rohan, Music Industry
Sarah Jane has supported my journey hugely. She has been a mirror in my process and I am forever thankful.
Claire, Bain Management Consultant
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.
Saliha, Fitness instructor
I have been feeling really happy and 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.
Dear Sarah Jane, thank you so much! May God continue to bless the work that you do. You've been amazing and helped me so much. You've listened me going on and on and never a bad face! Will really miss our sessions together. I always left my consultations with hope which enabled so a great deal of positive change in my life.
Angela, Retired Nurse
Thank you for all your time and advice over the last month. Thank you for all your patience in listening to things that I'm sure others would find trivial in such a compassionate and non-judgmental way! I feel much happier and settled than I have for a long time...I'm sure there will be times in the future when things don't feel so easy but I feel you have helped me a great deal to find strategies that will help.
Helen, HR Manager
My life can be divided into two parts: My life before confidence coaching, and my life starting after. Things are invaluably better.
Zahid, Accenture Management Consultant
After a bad experience with a male therapist and some recent bereavements, I came to Sarah Jane in a highly anxious and depressed state. Sarah couldn't have been warmer, kinder and more professional. She listened to me carefully and always displayed a real commitment to help me understand accept and deal with my difficult, negative patterns of thought. Because of this, I was able to build a deep sense of trust with Sarah and over time make real progress and improvement in my mental health and general well being.I was also able to return to Sarah Jane for support in 2013 when I became very ill and suffered chronic pain 24/7. Sarah was so understanding and practical in her suggestions for relaxation exercises I could do own my own that served me so well during those times of hopelessness. She also noticed quickly when my communication was less frequent or had changed due to my levels of pain, and was on the phone to help me when I was too sick to get to her in person. Those were very low, sad times for me and Sarah Jane was key in her support, helping to get me though my treatment. Overall my time with Sarah Jane has massively changed the way I think about anxious and depressive thoughts and I can sincerely say meeting her has greatly improved my life. I now have a mental tool kit to help me, help myself and I also know, should I need to in the future, she would be able to offer me great advice and support again. I truly value her opinion. Thank you Sarah Jane.
Sarah, Events Manager
Sarah Jane is a brilliant therapist. She has helped me more than anyone else in my entire life. I am very grateful.
Johnathan, A&O lawyer
Thank you so much for the past 12 consultations, I feel better able to use techniques, especially breathing and recognising negative thoughts so that I can zap them with more balanced and often more positive ones. Your kindness and friendliness has made talking about a very difficult and personal issue so much easier.
Afia, General Practitioner
Sarah Jane was attentive and supportive to cater to treatment to my specific needs. I felt in good hands and feel a great progression. She has given me tools to take away which are also invaluable.
Tim, Hedge Fund Partner
Sarah Jane has a very gentle trustworthy manner and I always came away at the end of each consultation feeling I knew and respected myself more than I did at the beginning. By the time the course ended I felt I'd been given enough tools and exercises for survival.
I want express my thanks to you for your help in making me understand, that I have the power to believe I am worth something.
Your therapy has helped me a lot! I know I may have forgotten a few things, which I hope will come back to my memory as and when they need to be recalled. You have helped me to understand, that I can say 'no' because I have the right to do so, which helps build self-esteem because I am encouraged by having some self- respect. I hadn't realized how my issues have been drip fed over my life until I met you.
I feel my consultations with you have definitely helped me live better. Thank you for changing my life!
Ruta, Policy Development Consultant