Shabana Bashir

Dr Shabana Bashir has been working in the field of psychological assessment and intervention with children and adults since 2008, across a range of settings including Assertive Outreach, Early Intervention in Psychosis Services, Adult Learning Disability Services, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2016 she has specialised in working with looked-after and adopted children, and the network around them.

She provides a range of assessments and therapeutic interventions for children and young people with complex Developmental Trauma, attachment difficulties, neurodevelopmental difficulties (such as ASD) and a range of mental health difficulties.

In addition to her one-to-one and family work, she has considerable experience of facilitating psycho-education groups and training for clients, their families and professional networks around them including parents, carers, schools and other allied professionals.

Alongside her therapy work, Dr Bashir offers psychology consultation and training services to the local authority fostering teams, with the aim of maintaining placement stability. She is also involved in facilitating various groups and training programmes, including attachment training for schools; therapeutic stories groups based on Narrative Attachment Therapy ideas; and delivering the ‘Foundations for Attachments’ training programme for foster carers and social workers (developed by Kim Golding based on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) model).

Training and Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology

Accreditation to Professional Bodies:

  • Registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)