Dr. Khodayar Shahriyarmolki (CPsychol., PgDip. in CBT)
0203 289 3344
I am a Clinical Psychologist, chartered with the British Psychological Society, and with 10 years' experience of helping people in NHS settings. My core areas of specialism are in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, depression and addictions. I have trained and worked in several world-leading institutions, and pride myself on providing an honest and professional service of the highest clinical standards.
The treatment that I specialise in, known as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (or CBT), is based on the idea that our thinking patterns, emotions and behavioural responses sometimes influence each other in unhelpful cycles. The treatment involves first of all understanding these cycles, and then learning practical strategies for how to break them, in order to feel better and live a more fulfilling life. The evidence for the science behind CBT and for its effectiveness is overwhelmingly strong, which is why it is the first-line recommended treatment for every anxiety disorder and for severe depression according to the Department of Health's NICE Guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my doctoral training at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, a world-leading research and training centre, and home to the longest-running clinical psychology training programme in the UK. The Institute has a particularly strong reputation as an international centre of excellence in CBT, and is where I also completed a specialist diploma in CBT after my doctorate. I have worked in a number of renowned clinical institutions, including the Maudsley Hospital in London, and continue to practise in the NHS in specialist services for complex drug and alcohol problems. I lecture and run seminars on the Institute's doctoral training programme, and supervise trainees from that and other courses. I have published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, and am currently authoring a book chapter for a textbook on CBT treatments for anxiety.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council, a legal requirement for Clinical Psychologists practising in the UK, and have chartered status with the British Psychological Society. I am also accredited with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies, the lead organisation for regulating the practice of CBT in the UK.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
I provide psychological therapy through the Mindworks practice. For current Mindworks rates, please either contact me directly or via Mindworks (www.themindworks.co.uk).
I provide a limited number of free assessment and treatment spaces for clients who are of low income and have been refused psychological therapy by statutory services due to co-occurring drug or alcohol use. In such cases, GP referral will usually be required - please contact me on the above secure e-mail address for further information/GP referral form.
For more information, or if you are unsure whether CBT is the most suitable option for your personal needs, please e-mail or telephone me for an informal discussion. I consider it a basic ethical standard to offer my services only when there is good reason to believe that treatment will be effective.
Please note that while I am able to offer Skype and telephone sessions, this is not possible for some problems, where the effective CBT treatment involves tasks that can only be carried out feasibly in a face-to-face setting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently offer Saturday daytime and select weekday evening appointments.
Types of client