Ms Ritu Kalsi CPsychol, DipCBT, MSc, BSc
I am a Practitioner Health Psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society and the HCPC (Health & Care Professionals Council), and am fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, registered with the British Association of Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapists.
I have over 20 years of experience of working with patients in an in-patient and out-patient basis providing specialist psychological assessments and treatments to patients. I have experience of working in acute mental health settings, forensic, substance misuse, child and adolescent mental health and chronic and enduring long-term in many areas of medicine (cardiac, respiratory, oncology, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, autonomic conditions, and pain management).
My main area of expertise is to assist patients with emotional problems related to coping and adapting to their illness, sickness or disability. I have worked at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, and currently, work in the Department of Psychological Medicine at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
My work routinely involves delivering individual short-term and time limited psychological therapy to assist patients towards a better adjustment to their condition. My main therapeutic orientation is cognitive behavioural psychotherapy including many third wave therapies such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. I utilise a holistic approach to help patients manage their psychological difficulties and is particularly interested in the mind/body link.
I also have generic training in mental health and work with patients who present with anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment disorders, relationship difficulties and trauma.
Patients that I routinely see present with a range of different clinical problems (related to their health and well-being) including adjustment & adaptation; coping with chronic and acute pain; health anxiety following diagnosis; compliance with medical treatments; illness behaviour; depression; anticipatory grief, somatisation disorders, and procedural and anticipatory anxiety.
I work with a range of professionals in the wider multidisciplinary teams to deliver interventions and works closely with her colleagues at QAS Practice and Psychiatry.
I am available in private practice 1.5 days per week and continue to work in the NHS part time.
Please contact Ritu on:
Rkalsi@healthpsych.co.uk with any queries or to book an appointment.
Alternatively you may call her on: 07730 347877 to book an appointment and gain further information regarding days of practice and availability.