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Dr Ameera Zumla

Dr Ameera Zumla

Clinical Psychologist in Paediatrics
BSc, MSc, DClinPsych

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ameera Zumla at Spire include:

Other treatments

I provide specialist psychological assessments, formulations and interventions for children and adolescents for a range of psychological difficulties including: 

Anxiety, depression, stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-esteem/confidence issues, coping and adjusting to health/medical conditions, pain management, adherence to medication, child behavioural problems, family issues/parenting issues, feeding/eating issues.

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Professional profile

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist, with over 18 years’ experience of working in the NHS. After completing my undergraduate degree, I completed my Masters in Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham, and then completed my Doctoral training at the University of Manchester in 2008. Since qualifying I have gained invaluable experience at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and then at the Leicester Royal Infirmary where I have worked for over nine years.

I draw upon a range of evidence based psychological models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), systemic approaches, health psychology, mindfulness, Triple P and Early Bird (NAS).

I also have a specialist interest in understanding and working with diverse populations, I am the lead for diversity in my team, am on the diversity committee at the university and I contribute to research in this area.

I can communicate in Urdu, Gujarati and Hindi.

I provide regular teaching, consultation and supervision to medical consultants, qualified and trainee clinical psychologists for both clinical and research work and teach on the Leicester Clinical Psychology doctoral programme.

I am the Health and Wellbeing Champion for the Paediatric Psychology team in my NHS role.

Clinical Interests

Clinical psychology

I have a specialist interest in health/medical psychology and I provide holistic psychological consultations and interventions for a variety of health/medical issues such as Eczema, Asthma, Diabetes, Gastro/bowel disease, Cardiology, Neonatology, Pain management, medically unexplained symptoms, and Neurology.

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Media Coverage

Dr Zumla comments in an ITV News piece for Mental Health Awareness Week on the subject of preventative education work around body image and its relation to mental health with schools, young people and families.

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc in Human Psychology / Leicester / 2001
Bachelor of Science

Msc in Health Psychology / Nottingham / 2005
Masters in Health Psychology

DClinPsych / Manchester / 2008
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Professional memberships

British Psychological Society
Health and Care Professions Council

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Current NHS posts

Clinical Psychologist in Paediatrics, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UHL.

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Research and Publication


The experience of postnatal depression in South Asian mothers living in Great Britain: a qualitative study.
Jan 2012

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Private contact details

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Spire Medical Secretaries Office
Private secretary telephone 0116 265 3014
Private secretary fax 0116 272 9009
Private secretary email