Dr Ameera Zumla

Dr Ameera Zumla

Clinical Psychologist

BSc, MSc, DClinPsych

Specialises in

  • Children, young people and families
  • Health and medical psychology
  • Neurodevelopmental issues
  • Holistic health and wellbeing
  • Anxiety, depression, OCD, feeding, body image, self-esteem/confidence

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Languages spoken

Urdu, Gujarati, Hindi

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist, and spent over 20 years 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. After qualifying I gained invaluable experience at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and then at the Leicester Royal Infirmary where I 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 offer Positive Parenting Programmes (Triple P) for parents of children/adolescents with emotional/behavioural issues and disabilities. Triple P is an effective evidence-based parenting programme used worldwide, backed up by more than 35 years of ongoing research. It is used in more than 25 countries and has been shown to work across cultures, socio-economic groups and in many different kinds of family structures. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to: help them encourage desirable behaviour and skills (eg social, emotional and problem solving), develop healthy relationships and manage problem behaviour(s) and issues, using evidence based principles.

I have a specialist interest in understanding and working with diverse populations, and I was the lead for diversity in my team when I worked in the NHS. I am also incredibly passionate about supporting the Doctoral programme at the University of Leicester in terms of: the diversity strategy panel, the interview process, mentoring students from BAME backgrounds, and supervising BAME research projects. 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 have expert experience and knowledge in Health and Medical Psychology, and as such work closely with the specialist medical consultants accordingly. 

I was the Health and Wellbeing Champion for the Paediatric Psychology team when in the NHS.


General Medical Council Number: N1908546

Treatment information

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


Other treatments

I provide specialist psychological assessments, formulations, interventions and holistic care for young people, adults and families for a range of psychological, emotional and physical/medical health issues including:

  • Adherence to medication
  • Child behavioural problems, family issues/parenting issues
  • Coping and adjusting to health/medical conditions (please see examples in clinical interests section)
  • Feeding/eating issues
  • Long term COVID-19 and adjustment
  • Pain management

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Additional information

Clinical psychology

I have a specialist interest in health and medical psychology and I provide holistic psychological consultations and interventions for a variety of health and medical issues such as: Long term COVID-19/post viral adjustment, Neurology, Endocrine, Medically unexplained symptoms, Gastro/bowel disease, Cardiology, Neonatology, Pain management, Eczema, Asthma, and Diabetes.

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

Telephone 07856 317 878
Private secretary Makalia Cunningham
Private secretary telephone 07546 953 260
Private secretary email office.drzumla@gmail.com