Dr Karan Sahar is a British Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (UK). He has accumulated over 10 years of clinical and research experience and expertise across public and charitable sectors working with individuals across the lifespan presenting with a range of mental and physical health difficulties. Karan also has several years of experience of teaching and consultation to psychology students and health professionals.
Karan holds a Bachelors (BSc) degree in Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a MSc degree from Nottingham University (UK). He has completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London, where he specialised in working with adults and children presenting with neurological/cognitive and neurodevelopmental difficulties.
Karan’s clinical work adheres to national and international guidelines (e.g., NICE, WHO) and is informed by the most up-to-date evidence. Karan takes an integrative approach to therapy, bringing together ideas from different psychological models, such as solution focused, cognitive-behavioural, and applied behavioural and systemic, to derive a holistic (i.e., looking at the whole person) understanding of the client and to better tailor treatment to individual needs. Core to his approach, however, is the emphasis on establishing the therapeutic relationship and a safe space to share personal stories. Alongside this, he places significance to the influence of cultural, racial and/or ethnic factors in identity, adjustment and well-being to support clients from different backgrounds.