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 and Exposure and Response-Prevention (ERP). I completed my core training at the Institute of Psychiatry (King's College London), and my ongoing NHS commitments are at the national specialist Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital. I offer treatment and supervision face-to-face in Central London, and remotely over Skype and other online platforms.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my doctoral training at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London. The Institute has a particularly strong reputation as a centre of excellence in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and is where I also completed a diploma in CBT after my doctorate. I specialise in the treatment of anxiety disorders and traumatic stress reactions using CBT, and currently work at the national specialist Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital, where the effective 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 OCD and BDD. I also treat depression.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council, and have chartered status with the British Psychological Society. I am an accredited practitioner with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies, the lead organisation for CBT in the UK.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
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.