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Saniya Rizvi

Practitioner Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist

I am an integrative practitioner in the NHS with several years of experience working in variety of specialist settings. This includes working with a wide range of diagnoses as well as severity levels from mild and moderate to severe and enduring mental health. Although my theoretical thinking is mostly driven by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focussed Therapy (SFT), I place more importance on the impact of life experiences and situations on an individual in the “here and now”. I believe in helping people to achieve a better quality of life rather than be held a prisoner to any specific diagnosis.

My specialist interest is in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma. I have specialist knowledge and experience of working with veterans and reservists from any of the armed forces. By updating my knowledge and practice of evidence based therapies regularly allows me to offer therapy that is in line with your specific needs.


Have been working in the NHS as a Senior Psychologist for 16 years with over 20 years of experience as a qualified psychologist. Majority of my experience is in Community Mental Health Team with severe and enduring mental illness. However I have also worked in several Acute Hospital with physical health conditions and specialist services for Veterans and Reservists. I am currently working in Crisis Home Treatment Team in a large NHS Trust.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Counselling Psychology
  • Post graduate Practitioner Diploma in Counselling Psychology (Equivalent to Doctorate in Counselling Psychology)
  • A variety of ACT and CBT based courses

Memberships & Accreditations


  • £100


  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health
  • WPA