Dr Aftab Laher

Dr Aftab Laher

Clinical Psychologist

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 18 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.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Aftab Laher at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety (including PTSD and OCD)
  • Depression
  • Management of chronic pain, chronic illness and work related stress
  • Relationship psychosexual difficulties

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Additional information

Clinical psychology

Anxiety disorders (including PTSD and OCD), Depression, Adjustment Disorders, Work-related stress and well-being, Relationship/ Psychosexual difficulties, Psychological management of chronic pain and chronic illness.

BPS Level A Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing / University of Leicester / 2007
British Psychological Society

MSc Occupational Psychology / UK / 2002
British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist / University of Leicester / 2000

MSc. Clinical Psychology: / University of Leicester/ Trent Regional NHS Health Authority / 1994
Master of Science
1994 (University of Leicester/ Trent Regional NHS Health Authority) Post-Qualification Training: PhD Clinical Psychology: (Thesis: the Efficacy of minimal-contact CBT in the treatment of chronic pain and headaches and the mechanisms of treatment change within CBT)

First Degree and Qualification as Chartered BA(Hons.) 2(i) Social Science/ Psychology: / UK / 1988
Bachelor of Arts
First Degree and Qualification as Chartered BA(Hons.) 2(i) Social Science/ Psychology: 1988 (CNAA)Clinical Psychologist:

Professional memberships

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.

Telephone For appointments at Spire Leicester 0116 265 3685
Website http://www.psyworks.co.uk
Private secretary Sian O’Flynn
Private secretary telephone 0116 212 9995
Private secretary email so@psyworks.co.uk