Dr Aftab Laher
BA (Hons.) MSc PhD C.Psychol. CSci AFBPsS
I have extensive experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults presenting with common mental health (eg anxiety and depression) and physical health difficulties.
I specialise in the psychological adjustment to chronic health conditions (eg chronic pain), psychological trauma and adjustment following accident or personal injury, workplace wellbeing (including work-related stress and discrimination issues) and relationship difficulties.
I am also trained in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). I have been qualified for over eighteen years, largely working in NHS adult services across the East Midlands within the specialties of mental health, health psychology and physical rehabilitation - taking a lead role in service development and innovation.
I currently work as a Consultant Clinical and Health Psychologist in private practice and am the Managing Director of an independent psychological consultancy, PsyWorks Ltd.
I led the Health Psychology service in the South Derbyshire region of the Derbyshire Condition Management Programme from 2004 - 2011.
I hold an Honorary Lectureship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leicester and am Honorary Principal Lecturer in Psychology at De Montfort University.
I have run numerous psychology related workshops and training programmes for health care staff and have contributed to a number of publications.
Registered Practitioner Psychologist (HPC: Health Professions Council)
Chartered Clinical and Health Psychologist (BPS: British Psychological Society
Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP: British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy)
Registered Psychotherapist (UKCP: United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Pain Society of UK
Chartered Scientist (the Science Council)
Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Leicester
I like to keep fit particularly through swimming even if gym attendance is usually erratic! I also enjoy watching most sports especially football, rugby, cricket and tennis. I follow the England football team with my son with whom I also hold season tickets to watch a well known premier league club in the North West! I also enjoy eating out and travel with my family. Quieter times are spent reading non-fiction.