Dr Ameera Zumla

Dr Ameera Zumla

Psychology 30038846

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Bupa specialist

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health services

About me


Dr Zumla is a registered Clinical Psychologist, and has been working at the Leicester Spire Hospital for over 4 years. Prior to this she spent over 20 years working in the NHS, at the Birmingham Children's Hospital and at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. She completed her Masters in Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham, and Doctoral training at the University of Manchester in 2008.

Dr Zumla is trained in and draws upon a range of evidence based psychological models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT, Systemic approaches, Health psychology, Mindfulness, Triple P and Early Bird NAS.
She provides specialist psychological assessments consultation and interventions for children, adolescents and adults for a range of psychological difficulties including-
Neurodevelopmental issues
Obsessive/Compulsive problems
Pain management
Child behavioural problems
Adherence to medication
Coping & adjusting to health/medical conditions.

Dr Zumla provide regular teaching and consultation to Medical consultants, GP's, and teach at the University of Leicester Clinical Psychology Doctoral programme. She has a specialist interest in understanding and working with diverse populations, and was the lead for diversity in her team when she worked in the NHS. She also supports the diversity strategy panel at the University.
She has expert experience and knowledge in Health and Medical Psychology, and as such work closely with the specialist medical consultants accordingly.

2005-2008- Doctorate in Clinical psychology DClinPsy, University of Manchester.
2004-2008-Masters in Health Psychology MSc, University of Nottingham
2003-2004- Counselling level 1 Oxford college of further education
2009 Triple P Positive Parenting programme primary and teen- accreditation to deliver programme. Matt Sanders
2010 Early Bird accreditation to deliver programme ASD

Other CPD
Enhanced Supervisory Training Level 1, 2 & 3
The British Psychological Society

Supervisor Training and recognition STAR
The University of Leicester

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy ACT Essentials, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Compassionate Mind Training
The Association for Psychological therapies
CAMHS Service Leicester

Publications: 'The experience of postnatal depression in South Asian mothers living in Great Britain

Media Coverage: Dr Zumla comments in an ITV news piece for Mental Health Awareness week on the subject of preventative/education work around body image & its relation to mental health with schools, young people & families.

Article for the British Psychological Society:

Areas of interest

I provide specialist psychologist assessments, formulations & interventions for children, adolescents & adults for a range of psychological issues including:
Self esteem/confidence
Coping/adjusting to health/medical conditions
Adherence to medication
Child behavioural problems
Family/parenting issues

I run also Positive Parenting Programmes for emotional/behavioural well-being.

I draw upon a range of evidence based psychological models including Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), systemic approaches, Health Psychology, Mindfulness, Triple P & Early bird (NAS)

I have a specialist interest in Health/Medical psychology & provide holistic interventions for a variety of conditions such as Pain, Excema, Asthma, Diabetes, Gastro/Bowel, Cardiology, Neurology, & medically unexplained. I am also on the diversity committee at the university & contribute to research in this area.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Rheumatological conditions
My private practice
Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

  • AB440

    Neurodiversity Assessment - (1-5)

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