Dr. Shameel Khan
CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOr
Dr. Shameel Khan is a Consultant Psychiatrist by profession and founder of Compassion Couch Psychiatry & Therapy Clinic, Karachi. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and undertook post-graduate specialization in Psychiatry from England, UK. He did his specialist training in Psychiatry from Cambridge and East of England Deanery. He has a Masters in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Tavis tock and Portman NHS Trust/University of Essex. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in group work from the institute of group analysis, UK as well as a post-graduate certificate in Medical Leadership from Birbeck College, University of London. He is a credentialed Balint group leader with the Balint Society, UK, and also the chair of the Balint Strategy Group, Pakistan. In his previous job as Assistant Professor at Aga Khan University, he also served as post-graduate training program director for Psychiatry.
His clinical experience includes both outpatients as well as inpatient work within the diverse contextual frameworks of both the UK and Pakistan. Due to his background in psychodynamics and group work, he has a special interest in Personality Difficulties, treatment of resistant depression, eating disorders, and addictions. He has experience in delivering ECT and has served as part of the ECT consultant team in the UK as well as in Pakistan. He has also worked closely with Oncology services at AKU, undertaking psychiatric assessments and treatment of patients suffering from cancer. He has also co-led support groups for people with eating disorders in North London as well as piloted depression/anxiety support groups for patients at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.