Coronavirus continues to affect us all in different ways and we have learnt how to adapt ourselves to keep safe and well. At City Psychology Group (CPG) we remain supportive of your mental health and wellbeing needs, and we are available and ready to help.

 

Kindly note: we offer all forms of psychological therapy, be this in-person, via videocall or telephone to ensure you have access to the same high-quality care that you expect from us.

 

 Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in receiving CPG’s reputable support, whether this is for you or for someone else, or just want to find out more.

 

 Wishing you the best of health.

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"When all is said and done, the ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with clients is the catalyst to easing their distress. I find that the most uplifting moments of being a Clinical Psychologist come when I am helping clients to navigate through the maze of their despair, traumas, and loss, to a place of hope and optimism.”

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Razia is a Clinical Psychologist who provides evidence-based interventions for a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, phobias, complex trauma, work-related stress, loss, bereavement, eating disorder and adjustment disorders. She also has extensive experience working with people with chronic physical health problems, including people living with chronic pain and adjusting to chronic illness. Razia follows an integrative approach to psychological therapy, drawing on several different therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

Razia is trained in a number of psychological therapies, including cognitive behavioural, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – ACT, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, EMDR and Islamic Therapy. She uses an integrative treatment approach tailored to the individual needs of her clients.

She has worked with clients experiencing a wide range of psychological difficulties ranging from common mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties to more complex issues such as complex trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), psychosis and personality disorders as well as physical health difficulties. Razia works mainly with adults and offers online therapy.

Razia has over 25 years’ experience working in the NHS and the private sector. She has experience in working in primary care, and secondary care, providing assessment and therapy for adults with mental health problems including more complex presentations such as trauma, psychosis, personality disorder and chronic physical health issues, and associated difficulties. Razia provides a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to assisting her clients to develop a shared formulation of their problems, and tailors the therapeutic approach to the client’s individual needs.

Razia currently works in the field of Pain Management and offers clinical supervision, support, and consultancy to staff, and provides teaching and training on a number of different issues. She has extensive cross-cultural experience and has been instrumental in developing and evaluating an Urdu Pain Management Program for Muslim patients. Razia is fluent in Urdu, Punjab and Hindi.

Hill, A. J., & Bhatti, R. (1995). Body Shape Perception and Dieting in Preadolescent British-Asian Girls: Links with Eating Dissorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 17(2), 175-183.6.

Bhatti-Ali R. & Mirza M. (1996) Home-Based Assessment for Ethnic Minorities - An Expoloratory Study. Department of Health UK.

Bhatti-Ali R. (2000) A Transcultural Approach to the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Race & Culture in Clinical Psychology Spring 2000 8-16.

Bhatti-Ali & Hussain A (2000) The Development and Evaluation of a Punjabi Postnatal Depression Questionnaire - Bradford Community Health Trust.

Sobhowale A, Brascombe C, Bhatti-Ali R, Mather - The Validation of a Punjabi Postnatal Depression Questionnaire. Sheffield University and Bradford Community Health Trust.

Shoaib M, Sherlock, R. Bhatti Ali R, Suleman A, Arshad M (2016) - A Language Specific and Culturally Adapted Pain Management Programme - The 4th European Congress of the ER-WCPT / Physiotherapy 102S (2016).

Bhatti-Ali R, Shoaib M, Hussain R (2019) - Delivering a Culturally Adapted Pain Management Programme - A Pilot Study BJP ASM Poster Abstracts 2019 British Journal of Pain Vol 13(2) Supplement 15-47

Hussain R & Bhatti-Ali R [2021] - The Effectiveness of Culturally Adapted Pain Management Programmes for South Asian Populations - Health Psychology Update, Volume 30, Issue 2.

 
 
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