Dr Rukhsana Arshad is a Principal Clinical Psychologist with Phoenix and has worked within mental health since 2001, including various NHS settings working with people and families across the lifespan.

She qualified in 2007 as a UK trained clinical psychologist. Her most recent experience has been within perinatal mental health settings since 2018 where she has experience of leading psychology teams, initiating a family therapy pilot proposal on the MBU and leading a joint working framework between CAMHS and perinatal services. The range of presentations have been wide including PTSD, complex trauma, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, maternal OCD, post natal depression and bonding difficulties.

She is a field research supervisor for the Dclin at the University of Hertfordshire and University of Birmingham- recently specialising in ethnic disparities in maternity/ perinatal related care.

She has an interest in trauma informed approaches and is trained in EMDR, CBT, VIG (Video Interactive Guidance), COSP™ (Circle of Security Parenting) as well as holding a post graduate certificate in systemic practice (intermediate family therapy).

Dr Arshad values the use of the Tree of Life, narrative and community psychology approaches to assist in making interventions more accessible.

Training and Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
  • UK PGC Systemic

Accreditation to Professional Bodies:

  • Registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)