Dr Rukhsana Arshad

Dr Rukhsana Arshad

Psychology 30048771

  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT


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

About me

Specialises in:

Perinatal mental health
Adult mental health
Parenting support
Circle of Security International [COSI] - trained facilitator
VIG trained
EMDR trained
Systemic therapy [Intermediate Family Therapy trained]

You have taken a big step to look for a psychologist to support you in your recovery and healing. This is an important decision and I hope that I can be an authentic professional for you as I do my best to work in a collaborative and compassionate manner. I will bring all my skills and expertise in this process to help form a therapy plan that works for you.

About me

I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist, EMDR therapist and systemic practitioner with over 23 years experience in mental health, providing psychological assessments and treatment interventions for adults and families experiencing a broad range of psychological difficulties and mental health problems. I have worked in a range of services including with the NHS, various charitable projects and with independent providers. I have supervised trainees, psychologists and mental health nurses over the years and have delivered training to health professional groups including trauma informed care to midwifery, perinatal and medical educators. I also have experience of offering psychological consultations to professionals, including to social care staff.

Research interests:
Experiences of birthing and accessing support in the perinatal period.

Dr Arshad is also a qualitative research field supervisor offering supervision to research trainees [for Clinical Psychology doctorate courses or related Masters courses in the UK].

Publications - details provided on request

Areas of interest

Individual Therapy; Family Therapy [systemic practice]; Adult Mental Health; Child and Adolescent Mental Health; Eating disorders; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Bereavement; Depression; Anxiety disorders; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD);Phobias; physical health/ psychology in pain management; School Refusal; Occupational Stress Related Disorders; and other areas.

My qualifications & training
My private practice
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