Dr Palvinder Rao, Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist

Dr Palvinder Rao, Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist

Leeds
LS28

07960 445275

About me

I am a Registered and Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 14 years of experience within the voluntary, NHS and independent sector. I have ran my own private practice for the past 6 years.

I have extensive experience of assessing and providing psychological interventions for a range of problems including; depression, anxiety disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, panic, generalised anxiety), low self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, eating disorders, physical illnesses, autism spectrum disorders, learning difficulties, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, personality difficulties and bipolar.

I am able to draw on a range of evidence based psychological therapies including; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I believe that my clients are the experts of their lives and experiences and therefore I work collaboratively and flexibly, integrating these approaches to meet peoples needs and goals.

I believe that the therapeutic relationship is really at the heart of enabling change and progress. My clients tell me that they feel validated, understood and respected as I am warm, compassionate and sensitive to their needs and beliefs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working with children, families, adults and older adults across a range of services including; Primary Care, Secondary Care, Eating Disorders Services, Acute Inpatients, Learning Disabilities, Dementia Services and Community/Rehabilitation settings.

I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology (BSc), a Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Mental Health Care (PGCert) and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). I have gained further training and qualifications in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR).

I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

  • Prior to our initial appointment you will be offered a free 15-30 minute telephone consultation to briefly discuss your problems, how I work and how psychological therapy may or may not help you. If we are both happy with this, we can then arrange our first session.
  • If you are self-funded, my fees are £90 for 60 minute consultation and individual therapy sessions. My fees for couples and family work are £100 for 60 minute sessions.
  • I can provide letters, psychological reports and recommended treatment plans as well as any liaison required as part of your care. This may require an additional fee which I will discuss with you during our sessions.
  • I am registered with several healthcare insurance companies including; AVIVA, Vitality Health, AXA PPP Healthcare and Cigna.

Further information

I offer clinical supervision to qualified mental health professionals, Counsellors and Psychologists. Please contact me for more information.

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS28

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Mondays and Wednesdays all day

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme