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Dr Aftab Laher

Dr Aftab Laher

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

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

Spire Nottingham 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.

Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Nottingham 0115 937 7801 / Leicester 0116 265 3685
Website http://www.psyworks.co.uk
Private secretary Teresa Hincks
Private secretary email th@psyworks.co.uk
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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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