Dr Dominic Plant Desai

Dr Dominic Plant Desai

Global Psychologist

Psychology 30028619

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Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

My aim is to provide high quality person-centred evidence-based psychological therapy and assessment in a manner that is compassionate and healing.

I'm a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an academic. I have over a decade of experience working in psychology in the NHS, private practice, academia, and the internatinoal NGO sector.

Clinically, I have trained and worked at several specialist London NHS clinics, including the Maudsley Hospital Trauma, Anxiety & Depression Clinic, and the Traumatic Stress Service at South West London & St George's NHS.

I undertook my PhD at the renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, where I researched the intergenerational transmission of trauma and depression. As an academic, I have held research and teaching positions at UCL and King's College London, and have co-founded Trauma Psychology Training, a childhood trauma consultancy.

I have written several publications and book chapters which explore the impact of our early life experiences on our adulthood wellbeing, and have collaborated with professors at the Univeristy of Oxford to develop an iCBT app for teenagers with PTSD.

I started my life in Zambia and have grown up in Europe, Africa and South Asia. I bring this lived experience of multiculturalism and familiarity with change to my therapeutic practice.

We will start by having an inital assessment consultation, which is a chance for you to share in depth what you are struggling with. We will then decide together whether a shorter term therapy that addresses a specific difficulty, or a longer term therapy that takes a more holistic and exploratory approach is most suitable for your needs and goals.

Areas of interest

- Self-esteem & confidence

- Anxiety & OCD

- Relationship & intimacy difficulties

- Multiculturalism & intersectionality

- Men's issues

- Resilience & personal growth

- LGBTQI+ issues

- Trauma & PTSD

- Migrant & expat issues

- Depression & low mood

- Life transitions & loss

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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