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Sajda Akhtar

Sajda Akhtar
EMDR and CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

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I have twenty-five years of experience working in adult mental health and substance misuse services within the NHS, voluntary and private sector. I have a special interest in Recurring Depression and Anxiety Disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I have also worked extensively with diverse communities with complex mental health problems addressing social, cultural and language barriers to treatment using my multilingual skills in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi. In addition to using Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I practice Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Mindfulness, Compassion and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.


BSc (Hons) Psychology Degree 

M.Ed. in Psychology and Education 

Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (PGDip) 

EMDR trained 

Continuous Professional Development in Mindfulness, Compassion and Acceptance approaches and Trauma –focused therapies.

professional registrations

I am accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)


£65 per hour depending on complexity and need

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