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- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
Experienced Psychotherapist from the Tavistock Clinic, London as well as a Chartered and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, specialising in work with both Adults and Adolescents /Young People.
Worked in the NHS for over 25 years providing Psychological treatment to a range of patients in outpatient settings. Experience of working with adults, adolescents and young people who have experienced transient difficulties through trauma or crisis that sometimes result in stress, anxiety and depression. Extensive experience of those patients who have suffered profound emotional difficulties in their early life that have resulted in enduring personality difficulties which include problematic relationships, self- harm or suicidal tendencies.
Bearing in mind that when the patient comes for help with their difficulties, they need to feel they are in safe and competent hands, I try to do this by being responsive and ethical in my approach and address what obstructs their capacity to live a more emotionally fulfilling and meaningful life.
Areas of interest
Depression; Anxiety disorders; Bereavement; Complex personality disorders, Adolescent mental health; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Workplace Stress; Bipolar difficulties..
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Video and telephone consultations
Current NHS consultant posts held
I work in full-time private practice
I have presented papers both at National and International conferences/events in the area of trauma, have been a visiting speaker in Cape Town, South Africa, Washington and New York. I also have an interest and written on suicidal patients as well their management. More recently, I have written a book that was published with Karnac Books that looks at the in-depth psychology of prejudice, racism and trauma from a clinical perspective. I also have interest in the effects of early trauma such as sexual abuse and attachment difficulties in patients who have been adopted at birth.
I play the Sitar and listen to a variety of music genres.
In 2006 I received a Long Service Award from Hertfordshire NHS Trust for working in the NHS.
Keval, N.(2003) Triangulation or Strangulation: Managing the Suicidal Patient, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Vol.17, No1, pp.35-51
Keval, N. (2002) Filling the Psychic Gap : Understanding Psychosomatic problems in a Multi-Cultural Clinic, Journal of Social Work Practice, Vol. 16, No. 2., pp 175-84
Keval, N. (2001) Understanding the Trauma of Racial Violence in a black patient, British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 18, No1, pp 34-51
Courses offered to GPs
I am part of the Cardinal Clinic Continuing professional Development Program for GP'S and Nurses.
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- Bsc ( Hons) Psychology Manchester Metropolitan University 1985
- Master of Clinical Psychology ; M. Clin. Psychol. University of Liverpool 1988
- Tavistock Qualification in Adolescent Psychotherapy ( 2 year program) The Tavistock Clinic, London 1990
- Tavistock Qualification in Adult Psychotherapy ( 4 year program) The Tavistock Clinic, London 1995
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Associate Fellow British Psychological Society 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Member of :
Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP)
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
- 36 Ashurst Close NORTHWOOD Middlesex HA6 1EL
- 08:00 - 19:00
- 07523 529413
- Cardinal Clinic, SL4 5UL
- 11:00 - 15:00
- 07523 529413
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: NarendraKeval