Dr Urmila Pillay

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Dr Pillay is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. She is currently a highly specialist Clinical Psychologist, working with severe and enduring mental health conditions in adults over the age of 18. She obtained her Master’s and M.Phil Clinical Psychology (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore) in India, and Phd in Cross cultural Psychology from Brunel University, London.

Dr Pillay has also done her Post Graduate Diploma in CBT for Psychosis from the Institute of Psychiatry and Post Graduate Diploma in Neuropsychology from the University of Bristol. She is an accredited assessor (Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders- DISCO) for Asperger’s/ Autism.

Dr Pillay is registered with Health Professions Council and is a fellow with British Psychological Society. She is also registered with the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology . Her special interests include Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Mindfulness, Cultural psychology and Neuropsychology.

Having the knowledge of different schools of thought such as Psychodynamic theories, cognitive behavioural theories, neuropsychology, humanistic and narrative approaches, Dr Pillay takes an integrative approach to understand the case and design effective intervention. She has expertise in carrying out neuropsychological assessment to assess cognitive functions (attention, memory, language, executive functions etc.) of individuals.

Dr Pillay has more than 13 years of experience working in NHS with individuals with severe and enduring mental health conditions. She works with individuals with Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychosis, personality issues and relationship problems. She also works with families who face cultural dilemma and with individuals who have existential anxiety and struggle to move forward in their life.

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