Dr Khodayar Shahriyarmolki (BSc, DClinPsy, PgDip, CPsychol)
I am a Clinical Psychologist and a specialist in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and other anxiety disorders (including traumatic stress reactions) using Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. My core training was completed at the Institute of Psychiatry (King's College London), and I have since been based at the national specialist Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital in London, where many of the evidence-based treatments for these problems were developed and researched.
Part of my role in the Maudsley clinic involves seeing people who have had multiple previous courses of therapy for these problems but without significant improvement, particularly Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. I am also trained and experienced in the use of Compassion-Focused Therapy approaches in the treatment of anxiety disorders, which can be useful when there are high levels of co-occurring shame and/or self-criticism. I am an experienced CBT supervisor and trainer, and also provide supervision privately.
I am able to provide supervision over Skype, as well as treatment in some cases. I am able to arrange home-based intensive treatments for OCD and specific phobias (i.e. several hours a day, on multiple days in the same week) in cases where this may be an effective treatment option.
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. The Institute has a particularly strong reputation as a centre of excellence in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and is where I also completed a specialist diploma in CBT after my doctorate. Since qualifying, I have specialised in the treatment of anxiety disorders and traumatic stress reactions using CBT, and currently work at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital. I have lectured on various doctoral training programmes, and supervise trainees and qualified therapists. I have published articles in peer-reviewed journals, and am currently authoring a book chapter for a textbook on CBT treatments for anxiety disorders.
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 an accredited practitioner with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies, the lead organisation for CBT in the UK.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £150 per 50-minute treatment session. I am registered with most of the major insurers, including Bupa, AXA and Vitality. My fee for supervision is £100 per hour. The standard treatment length recommended in the NICE Guidelines for most anxiety disorders ranges between 10-20 sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Thursday daytime and evenings, Monday-Wednesday evenings.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an experienced CBT supervisor, specialising in anxiety disorders and depression.