Dr Samir Pathan is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience across a variety of primary and secondary care mental health services in England. Samir completed an undergraduate degree in psychology and criminology, followed by a Master’s degree in psychological research methods at University College London. Later he qualified as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of East Anglia.
Samir has a particular interest in neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He is qualified to provide diagnostic assessments for ASD and is employed as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in an adult autism service in the NHS.
In addition to his neurodevelopmental expertise, Samir is passionate about providing high quality, evidence based psychological therapies to clients across the lifespan. Samir utilises an integrative, person-centred approach to therapy, working alongside clients to tailor interventions that are in line with their personal values and goals.
Samir offers short and long-term psychological interventions utilising therapeutic modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. Samir’s clinical practice is underpinned by robust, collaboratively developed formulations that are created with clients at their own pace. Psychological therapy is built on rapport and trust, and Samir provides a judgement free and safe space for clients to explore their difficulties.
Samir values working with people involved in a client’s life when appropriate. He has previously worked within family therapy clinics and is open to family and network participation in sessions. Samir is also experienced in providing consultations to other professionals and organisations.
Samir provides support for a range of presentations such as: