Dr Masuma Rahim

Dr Masuma Rahim

Psychology 30039401


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Specialises in

  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • Behavioural Couples Therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Psychotherapy
  • Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Experience and Qualifications:
Following an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Clinical Forensic Psychology, Masuma completed Doctoral training in Clinical Psychology. She has significant experience in the field of mental health, with a particular interest in the areas of trauma, LGBT mental health, and neuropsychology. She has worked extensively with both individuals and families in statutory, community and voluntary settings and has conducted research investigating the effectiveness of treatment programmes in reducing reoffending amongst men in secure settings. Her current research aims to understand factors which predict substance use in adolescents.

Masuma has worked with a range of mental health problems across the lifespan and has extensive experience of working with offenders and those who present with a range of complex issues. In 2011 she was awarded the Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences Award for Forensic Mental Health Research at the Institute of Psychiatry. She is Chartered by the British Psychological Society and Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and has been invited to present her research at a number of international conferences. She has a keen interest in mental health law and the Mental Capacity Act and has been appointed by the Lord Chancellor as Special Medical Visitor to the Court of Protection and the Office of the Public Guardian. Masuma teaches on the University of Surrey Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has authored academic papers in the areas of developmental trauma and the management of poor sleep quality in mental health services. In addition, she writes about mental health and current affairs for several press publications, including The Guardian, and regularly appears on television.

Clinical expertise:
Masuma’s clinical interests include the assessment and treatment of trauma and offending behaviours and working with those with complex needs. Trained in the use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy and systemic therapy, she adapts her approach in order to work with clients integratively. In 2016 she completed Intermediate Level training in Systemic Psychotherapy. She has worked at the South London Regional Specialist Neurosciences Centre and has a particular interest in psychometric assessment and neuropsychological diagnosis and rehabilitation, as well as the assessment and treatment of medically unexplained symptoms. Masuma currently works as a Principal Clinical Psychologist in community neurological rehabilitation in East London.

Areas of interest

Depression;Anxiety Disorders;Panic Disorder;OCD;Specific Phobia;Health Anxiety;Post-traumatic Stress Disorder;Generalised Anxiety Disorder;Stress management;Anger management;Bulimia Nervosa;Binge-eating Disorder;Trichotillomania;Long-term relational difficulties;Psychosomatic Disorders;Stress-related Hair Loss;Psycho-sexual problems;Couples Therapy;Family Therapy;Psychological Difficulties related to Chronic Pain;Psychological Difficulties related to Lung and Heart Diseases;Neuropsychological Needs Assessment;Neuro-rehabilitation;Psychological difficulties related to Autism;Chronic Loneliness;Sex Addiction

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability

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  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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