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- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
Heena is a Practitioner and Applied Psychologist working in Chelmsford, Cambridge, Saffron Walden, London and Essex/Hertfordshire borders. She is a Chartered Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society and is a practitioner and Counselling Psychologist regulated and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She promotes a biopsychosocial and holistic approach in her work with adults and children over the age of 11.
Further details of services provided are set out below. In addition, Heena is involved in pro-bono projects, most notably as a co-founder of Walden Wellbeing. Heena strongly believes that early intervention is key to avoid escalation of symptoms and concerns which could otherwise compromise one's well being and functioning in their day-to-day living and quality of life.
Amongst the various services available, Heena provides face-to-face and (where appropriate) telephone/online sessions. Depending on each client’s needs identified during an initial assessment, treatment/therapy can be short, medium or long term. Follow up sessions can sometimes also be arranged.
Evidence-based practice, practice-based evidence and reflective practice is central to Heena’s way of working. She ultimately tailors her clinical practice to the needs and context of her clients, offering an integrated approach which may include (but is not limited to) elements of CBT, EMDR, Person-centred and Psychodynamic therapies.
Areas of interest
Heena works with adults and children, over the age of 11, who suffer from a range of diagnosed and undiagnosed conditions or issues. Some of which are stated below:
Anxiety disorders, including panic attacks and phobias
Depression and relapse prevention
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD)
Neurodevelopmental disorders and learning disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD), Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD), and Social Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH)
Abuse e.g. sexual, verbal, physical, emotional, neglect
University/college/school/work related issues
Critical and significant incidents
Cultural and integration and assimilation issues
Medically unexplained physical pain
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Video and telephone consultations
Current NHS consultant posts held
Heena currently works at The Priory in Chelmsford with adolescents and adults as a Counselling Psychologist.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Fluent
- Hindi - Conversational
- Urdu - Basic
Courses offered to GPs
Heena is always happy to talk with local GPs to work as a MDT or be a point of contact to discuss a concern or potential patient/referral. As part of the Walden Wellbeing Walk-In initiative in Saffron Walden community psychology is encouraged to build networks and support patients wellbeing within a biopsychosocial model. Reflective practice groups (monthly) and talks can be offered as part of the Walden Model.
Affiliations / memberships