Ramful, Neena (Dr.)
CPsychol DClinPsy, MSc, PgDip, BSc (Hons)
- Foundation level Systemic Family Therapy (Systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations) at the Tavistock Centre, London. Accredited by the Association of Family Therapy (AFT).
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham (DClinPsy)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive behavioural Therapy at Royal Holloway, University of London (PgDip)
- Masters degree in Transcultural Mental health and Psychological Therapies at Queen Mary University of London (MSc)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions at University College London (PgDip)
- Undergraduate Degree in Psychology at the Staffordshire University (BSc Hons)
I create a compassionate and respectful therapeutic space and I aim to work collaboratively with clients to understand, reflect and explore the difficulties affecting their lives. To address these problem areas, I am flexible in my approach, and I draw on a range of psychological therapies to ensure the therapy fits with the specific needs and preferences of the people I work with. I have a particular interest in cognitive behavioral therapy and systemic family therapy, and have undertaken further training and specialist supervision in these areas.
I work with children, young people and families within a NHS Paediatric Psychology service. Within paediatrics I have worked in the following specialties; cleft lip and palate, diabetes, neurology, cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology and general paediatrics. Support may include adjustment to a diagnosis and acceptance of living with health condition, preparing for medical procedures and surgery, pain management (including headaches), adherence to medication, management of low mood and anxiety, phobias, management of tics and factors related to their condition that may be impacting on quality of life.
I have also worked with adults (including perinatal adults) in primary care, community and inpatient settings. Presenting difficulties include mild to severe depression (including postnatal depression) and anxiety (including phobias, generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder). I have vast clinical and academic experience working across different cultures and ethnicities. As such I take a culturally sensitive approach when working with clients. Through my clinical role I have also provided staff support, consultation and supervised assistant psychologists and trainee clinical psychologists on the clinical psychology doctorate course.
I work with clients across the lifespan who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including depression, anxiety (including panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder), low self-esteem, Tics, stress and adjustment to physical health diagnosis.
I have a special interest in sharing psychological ways of thinking to professionals to help enrich their consultations. As such I was part of a multi professional team that went to Botswana in April 2019 to deliver a number of psychology training workshops to professionals who offer medical support to children and young people with type 1 diabetes. The symposium was attended by the British High Commission for Botswana and the project was disseminated on the National news and radio station. A publication is currently in progress to highlight our experiences and reflections of the project.