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.