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Last updated: 16 Apr 2020
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
I run a private practice for adults in Central London offering evidence-based therapy for a range of psychological difficulties. I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2002 and subsequently completed advanced training to become an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I worked in the NHS for 18 years. In 2009 I was appointed Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Clinical Health Psychology at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. I am experienced at working with individuals with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I have particular expertise in working with people who have physical health difficulties that affect their emotional wellbeing. In recent years I have specialised in working with people with eating and weight issues (including bariatric surgery). I have written many research papers and a CBT self-help book for people having bariatric surgery .
Areas of interest
Anxiety; Panic; Depression; Low mood; Eating and Weight issues; Obesity; Binge eating; Body Image problems; Low Self-Esteem; OCD; Social Anxiety; Phobias; Trauma; Stress and Burnout; Chronic Illness; Adjustment Disorders; CBT;
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Physical disability
- Rheumatological conditions
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Clinical Psychologist -
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.
CBT; low self-esteem; self-criticism; body image; bariatric surgery; obesity; stigma; health conditions
Ratcliffe, D., Doyle, J., Sogg, S & Rassool, S. (2016).Letter to the Editor: Comment on “The Impact of Psychological Support on Weight Loss Post Weight Loss Surgery: a Randomised Control Trial”. Obesity Surgery, 26, 4, 859-860.
Ratcliffe, D. (2015). Psychological Assessment of the Bariatric Surgery Patient.In S. Agrawal (Ed.), Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: A Practical Guide. New York: Springer.
Ratcliffe, D., Ali, R., Ellison, N., Khatun, M. & Coffey, C. (2014) Bariatric Psychology in the UK National Health Service: input across the patient pathway. BMC Obesityhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/2052-9538/1/1/20
Nightingale, A., Ratcliffe, D., Leonidou, L., Margetts, A., Asboe, D., Gazzard. B, Catalan, J., Barber, TJ(2014). HIV-related neurocognitive impairment screening: the patient’s perspective on its utility and psychological impact. AIDS Care, 26, 8, 1036-1041.
Ratcliffe, D. & Ellison, N. (2013).Obesity and internalised weight stigma: a formulation model for an emerging psychological problem. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Advance online publication.http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1352465813000763
Ratcliffe D. (2009).The development of a psychological service in an NHS weight loss surgery clinic.Clinical Psychology Forum, 204.20-24.
Ratcliffe, D., Macleod, A. &Sensky, T. (2006). Anxiety in patients who have had a myocardial infarction: The maintaining role of perceived physical sensations and causal attributions. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34, 201-217.
Fallowfield, L., Ratcliffe, D., Jenkins, V. & Saul, J. (2001).Psychiatric morbidity and its recognition by doctors in patients with cancer.British Journal of Cancer, 84, 8, 1011-1015.
Ford, S., Hall, A. Ratcliffe, D. &Fallowfield L. (2000). The Medical Interaction Process System (MIPS): An instrument for analysing interviews of oncologists and patients with cancer. Social Science & Medicine, 50, 4, 553-566.
Ratcliffe, D., Souhami, A., Ford, S. &Fallowfield, L (1998). Patient satisfaction with communication: a new instrument. Patient Education & Counselling, 34, 1, 24.
Fallowfield, L., Ratcliffe, D. &Souhami, R. (1997). Clinicians Attitudes to Clinical Trials of Cancer Therapy.European Journal of Cancer, 33, 13, 2221-2229.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Royal Holloway 2002
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Royal Holloway 2006
- MSc Health Psychology University of Central Lancashire 1995
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Royal Holloway 2006
Affiliations / memberships
Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
British Psychological Society
British Association of Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapies
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