Saiyuri Naidu is an Assistant Psychologist at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic. She is currently studying for her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, having successfully completed a 4-year undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Bath.
Prior to joining the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, Saiyuri acquired one year of clinical experience working within a specialist, secondary care NHS service in London. Here, Saiyuri worked with refugees and asylum seekers who presented with a primary diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She acquired clinical experience in co-delivering PTSD symptom management groups, and in delivering psychoeducation of PTSD and stabilisation protocols to individual service users in preparation for trauma-focused therapy. Saiyuri further contributed to service development research projects in this service, including collecting, managing and storing data for audits. From this real-world clinical data, Saiyuri further developed and completed her undergraduate degree dissertation. She conducted an “Exploratory study investigating the role of trauma in the development of voices and/or visions (auditory and visual hallucinations) amongst refugees and asylum seekers.”
At the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, Saiyuri’s role entails managing new referrals; conducting initial screening appointments; shadowing Clinical Psychologists in DBT skills group and other administrative duties. Saiyuri further contributes to the clinic’s weekly blogs, by writing new posts discussing various mental health disorders, their evidence-based treatments, and therapeutic skills and strategies.
Saiyuri aspires to complete a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is highly passionate about developing new clinical skills and competencies, such as in delivering evidence-based, holistic psychological assessment and interventions.