Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Dr Aftab Laher

Dr Aftab Laher

Clinical Psychologist
BA (Hons.) MSc PhD C.Psychol. CSci AFBPsS

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

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

Other treatments

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

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Professional profile

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.

Clinical Interests

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.

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Qualification and professional memberships

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)

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Current NHS posts

Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Leicester

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Personal Profile

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.

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Leicester 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Sian O’Flynn
Private secretary telephone 0116 212 9995
Private secretary email