Dr Ameera Zumla



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About me

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist, with over 18 years' experience of working in the NHS. After completing my undergraduate degree, I completed my Masters in Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham, and then completed my Doctoral training at the University of Manchester in 2008. Since qualifying I have gained invaluable experience at the Birmingham Children's Hospital and then at the Leicester Royal Infirmary where I have worked for over nine years.

I draw upon a range of evidence based psychological models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Systemic approaches, Health psychology, mindfulness, Triple-P and Early bird (NAS).

Publications: 'The experience of postnatal depression in South Asian mothers living in Great Britain

Media Coverage: Dr Zumla comments in an ITV news piece for Mental Health Awareness week on the subject of preventative/education work around body image & its relation to mental health with schools, young people & families.

Areas of interest

I provide specialist psychologist assessments, formulations & interventions for children, adolescents and adults for a range of psychological difficulties including:
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Self-esteem/confidence issues
Coping and adjusting to health/medical conditions
Adherence to medication
Child behavioural problems
Family/parenting issues
Feeding/eating issues

I draw upon a range of evidence based psychological models including Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), systemic approaches, Health Psychology, Mindfulness, Triple P & Early bird (NAS)

I have a specialist interest in Health/Medical psychology and I provide holistic psychological interventions for a variety of conditions such as Pain, Excema, Asthma, Diabetes, Gastro/Bowel, Cardiology, Neurology, and medically unexplained. I am also lead for diversity I my team, am on the diversity committee at the university & I contribute to research in this area.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Rheumatological conditions
  • Adjustment to chronic health conditions

Medical secretaries

My private practice
Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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