Dr Aftab Laher

Dr Aftab Laher

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychology 30021279


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Specialises in

  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Couples Therapy
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (CBT-BN)
  • Counselling
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychotherapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

Dr Laher is a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist, BPS Chartered Consultant Clinical and Health Psychologist and BABCP Accredited Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapist. He has extensive experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults presenting with common mental health and physical health difficulties. He specialises in the area of psychological trauma and adjustment following accident or personal injury (including psychological injury from clinical negligence), psychological pain management, psychological adjustment to chronic health conditions, and workplace well-being (including work-related stress, bullying and discrimination issues). Dr Laher undertakes both assessment and treatment of Adults who present with a range of psychological problems/disorders including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD, adjustment disorders and relationship issues. He is also trained/ experienced in the use of a range of psychological assessment protocols relating to personality, intellectual capacity, memory and general cognitive functioning.

Dr Laher has been qualified for over 24 years, largely working in NHS adult services across the East Midlands within the specialities of mental health, health psychology and physical rehabilitation/ pain management - taking a lead role in service development and innovation. He currently works as a Consultant Clinical and Health Psychologist in private practice and he is the Managing Director of an independent psychological consultancy, PsyWorks Ltd. He led the Health Psychology service in the South Derbyshire region of the Derbyshire Condition Management Programme from 2004 to March 2011. Dr Laher holds an Honorary Lectureship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leicester and I am also Honorary Principal Lecturer in Psychology at De Montfort University. He has run numerous psychology related workshops and training programmes for health care staff and he has contributed to a number of publications in the psychological health and medico-legal arena.

Areas of interest

Major trauma; Neuropsychology; Clinical psychology; Pain management; Psychotherapist; Relationship problems; Chronic pain; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Sexual dysfunction; Stress related disorders; Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Individual therapy; Bereavement; Depression; Anxiety disorders; Work-related stress; Occupational health

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Rheumatological conditions

Medical secretaries

My private practice
Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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