Dr Najma Khan-Bourne BSc, Med.Sci, D.Clin.Psy, QiCN, AFBPsS
Dr Najma Khan-Bourne is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Consultant Clinical Psychologist working in independent practice and in the NHS. She is a chartered psychologist and is on the Health Professions Register and is also a member of the British Psychological Society’s Divisions of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology.
Najma trained at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and since qualification in 2001 she has worked in the associated hospitals of the Bethlem & Maudsley and Kings College in a variety of posts. She has obtained the prestigious Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN) of the British Psychological Society, which is viewed as the gold standard qualification for Clinical Neuropsychology within the UK.
Her current NHS post is Head of Neuropsychological Neurorehabilitation in Kings College Hospital NHS Trust.
Najma provides individual, couple and family work in the context of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology. Her clients include solicitors, insurance companies, private healthcare companies and private individuals.
Najma offers assessments and reports and neuropsychological rehabilitation for neuropsychological change due to traumatic head / brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, brain tumours, brain infections, exposure to toxic substances and degenerative conditions.
Najma also provides training and supervision for staff working with these patient groups.
Najma carries out capacity assessments under the Mental Capacity Act (2005) for example, in relation to the capacity to manage money and affairs, make welfare decisions (for example where to live), to instruct a solicitor and litigate and also for fitness to plead in criminal proceedings.
Najma offers assessments and interventions for individuals, couples and families with psychological difficulties. She is skilled in the treatment of depression, the anxieties and eating disorders, for which she utilizes a range of evidenced based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing techniques, Mindfulness and systemic approaches.
Najma carries out regular continuing professional development and is herself often invited to lecture and teach on clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology issues. She has published work and was recently on the Stroke Guideline Development Group of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence.