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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Behaviour Therapy
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (CBT-BN)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma
is a consultant Chartered Psychologist and CBT therapist who specializes in various strands of cognitive behavioural interventions for children aged 11 and above, adolescents and adults. Bijal sees a wide spectrum of clinical and complex psychological conditions such as the bi-polar spectrum, eating disorders, obesity, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Her CBT work has been focussed on treatments for Eating disorders (particularly Anorexia Nervosa), anxiety, OCD and phobias.
Bijal specializes in the process of assessment and diagnosis of conditions based on psychometric and neuro-psychiatric tools. A central area of her expertise is in the complex assessment and treatment of Asperger’s, Autism, ADD/ADHD. She also provides psychometric testing for expert witness and formal diagnosis of psychiatric conditions.
Bijal started her career as a lead psychologist at an inpatient second stage rehabilitation unit for addictions with complex patients. She then worked in the NHS until 2008 when she joined Nightingale Hospital where she was the Lead clinician for the CBT team from June 2013 to June 2014. As part of her work at the Nightingale Hospital, she was seconded for a period of three years to The Practitioner Health Programme (treating sick doctors and dentists) where she provided CBT and neuropsychiatric evaluations.
Bijal runs specialist CPD workshops at the British Psychological Society for clinicians for the treatment of ASD and neuro developmental disorders.
Currently, she is...
Accredited by Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as Registered Practitioner Psychologist
Member of British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherpies (BABCP)
Licenced psychometric and psychological assessor by the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTC – British Psychological Society)
Areas of interest
ADHD; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Anxiety; OCD; Phobias; Depression; Anorexia nervosa; Bulimia Nervosa; Binge Eating Disorder
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders