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Welcome To Buckinghamshire Psychology

Buckinghamshire Psychology respects every client’s values and goals. Issues of difference in relation to sexual identity, gender, disability, religious belief and cultural background are worked with sensitively and without judgment.

The doctor-client relationship is the primary concern of our practice. Confidentiality is maintained to the highest of standards and addressed with clients continuously.

With an experienced team of Chartered Clinical Psychologists available in Central, North and West London, Buckinghamshire, Gloucester, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and East and West Sussex, we’re close at hand to help.

About Buckinghamshire Psychology

An experienced, caring and knowledgeable collective of qualified clinical psychologists.
We provide a wide range of psychological treatments.
We provide face-to-face individual therapy for psychological difficulties and interpersonal development.

Our consultants cover a wider range of areas including:

Buckinghamshire, West London, Central London, East Sussex. West Sussex and the surrounding areas.

A Range Of Treatments Designed To Help

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT) 100%
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (DBT) 100%
FAMILY SYSTEMS THERAPY 100%
NARRATIVE THERAPY 100%
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING 100%
PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING 100%
PLAY THERAPY 100%
ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT) 100%

Meet Our Team

Dr Shireen Saluja (Director)
Dr Shireen Saluja (Director)Chartered Clinical Psychologist
PsyD, CPsychol

Areas covered: Buckinghamshire, West London, and Central London

Dr Shireen Saluja is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The British Psychological Society (BPS). Shireen completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She has worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds with a broad range of difficulties. Shireen has clinical experience working within the NHS as a Health Psychologist along with knowledge of Neuro-Rehab work with Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke patients.

In addition to her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Shireen has a Bachelor and Masters in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond Virginia and a Masters in Psychology from Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She is bilingual and can converse fluently in Hindi and Punjabi. She has a significant interest in working with individuals suffering from childhood sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, chronic pain, fatigue, terminal illness and anxiety. Additionally, she is well trained in various assessments related to cognitive impairments, personality disorders, memory, and trauma inventories.

Dr Pedro Areias Grilo
Dr Pedro Areias Grilo Clinical & Neuropsychologist
LicClinPsy PgDipNeuropsy MScNeurosc PsyD.

Areas covered: North and Central London

Dr Pedro Areias Grilo is a Consultant Clinical psychologist in Adult Neuropsychology working in the public and private sector. Dr Grilo has worked in community services and both secure and open hospital settings. He currently works in medium secure, locked rehab and intensive care for adults who present with complex mental health difficulties and forensic history. Dr Grilo has special interests in progressive and non-progressive neurological conditions and mental illness. He has published books and papers for international magazines, particularly about Dementia.
He is Honorary Tutor at Birmingham University and Honorary Lecturer at Porto University. He is currently developing research in operant conditioning, learning disabilities and brain injury.

Dr Ravi Gill
Dr Ravi GillClinical Health Psychologist
Ravi is a Health Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological
Society (BPS).

After completing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology Ravi went on to complete a masters in Psychology Health and Behaviour, a further Masters specialising in Health Psychology and completed the Professional Doctorate Programme in Health Psychology.

Ravi’s research background focuses on exploring female drinking behaviours within ethnic minority communities; looking at cultural boundaries, multiple identities, the internal recognition of religious values and external identification with modern British society. Ravi has also researched communication in health looking specifically at the barriers primary health care professionals have to overcome to open discussions about sexual health.

After completing her Doctorate, Ravi worked in the private sector carrying out specialist assessments and evidence-based psychological therapy to adults living with a mental health diagnosis and presenting with a range of comorbidities (e.g. anxiety/depression and/or physical health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, Parkinson’s) to help them progress from high intense living towards step down living. Ravi has worked in the field of mental health since 2011 and has experience working with patients with complex mental health difficulties such as paranoid schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorder and psychosis as well as relational problems such as anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
Ravi is an experienced clinician, having worked with a variety of client groups including early intervention services, adult mental health and older adults in both the private sector and the NHS. Ravi has special interests in working with people with a dual diagnosis of mental health and physical health complexities. She has designed and delivered interventions to professionals to help improve physical health outcomes of those with a mental health diagnosis.

More recently, Ravi has been working in NHS community
services providing psychological therapy to the older adult population presenting with anxiety, depression and/or living with a cognitive impairment. In addition to her clinical work Ravi regularly provides training to organisations on topics such as mental health awareness, mental health crisis management and stress management. She also actively volunteers with charitable organisations in her psychologist role to provide support to individuals who may be experiencing emotional distress.

Ravi is also trained in the administration, scoring and interpretation of a range of childhood and adult mental health-based assessments.

Ravi is fluent in Punjabi.

Silvia Roach, PgD
Silvia Roach, PgDChild and Adolescent Counselor
Silvia is an integrative child and adolescent counsellor using art, play, music, body movement, mindfulness, meditation, games, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychoeducation. Integration of all the above gives one a better understanding of the internal working model and subconscious process of the child. She incorporates and works from the basis of attachment theory as well as neuroscience amongst other theories.

She believes each child/young person can reach their potential and emotionally grow with the right support. She supports the young person’s emotional well-being and work systematically. This means, the child is understood within various systems, which includes the family system, as well as the school and social life. Working in alliance with the family and the school (teachers, TAs etc.) brings better outcomes for the child’s well-being.

EXPERIENCE: ACEs – adverse childhood experiences or childhood developmental trauma, complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, neglect, domestic violence amongst others.

TRAINING: I trained at Terapia, accredited by Middlesex University. Terapia is an integrative therapy centre providing training for child and adolescent psychotherapists, counsellors and supervisors. Terapia is accredited by UKCP and Middlesex University.

DYADIC THERAPY: This therapy is for a parent/guardian and a young person. This is based on relationship building and strengthening the attachment, secure base, for the young person and parent. Creative tools are used to help this relational process.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY:
CHILDREN – 0 to 5 years: One to one therapy is offered to children from infancy, helping parents to bond with their child as well as helping the parent to cope with emotional distress.

CHILDREN – 6 to 11 years: Primary school can be challenging for some children and can bring lot of anxiety, negative feelings or change in behaviour. Therapeutic tools are used to communicate with the child and to understand their internal working model.

ADOLESCENTS – 12-18 years: Smooth transition to secondary school with the help of counselling can provide the young person with different tools as well as managing emotions and feelings about the transition and change of environment. Young people can become vulnerable at times and therapy will provide them safe space to explore their emotional state as well their thoughts.

Child/Adolescent Counselling involves:
• Parent meeting – Child through the eyes of a parent; Consent form signing.
• Child assessment – using creative arts.
• Decision if therapy is right for the child. If not, signposting to other services.
• Therapy commences on weekly or fortnightly basis – agreed by both parties.

Al Mayfield
Al Mayfield Clinical Hypnotherapist
Al Mayfield is a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and is a Validated Senior Practitioner with the therapy’s most recognized body The General Hypnotherapy Register. He also holds an N.H.S. provider number allowing Drs. and Dentists to refer patients for the therapy’s he offers.

He is the resident hypnotherapist at Champneys Tring, and holds clinics at KWest Hotel +Spa in London and Bodyworks in Chalfont St. Peter.

Using his various methods of solution based therapy, he has helped many people deal successfully with many of life’s challenges such as quitting smoking, weight issues, stress, phobias, confidence and depression.

He has also helped many young adults with anger challenges and in the difficult transition from adolescence into adulthood.

Al is also able to offer specific help with alcohol, substance, gambling and sex addictions.