Special clinical interests: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Adults, Adolescents and Young People. Special interests include understanding complex personality difficulties, trauma, suicidal states, sexual abuse, bipolar disorders and occupational stress
Dynamic Psychotherapy and experienced in using other approaches with adults, adolescents and young people. Also has expertise in Brief Interventions in occupational stress and trauma.
Narendra is an experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Psychologist who trained at the Tavistock Clinic, London and worked in the NHS for over 25 years as a senior clinician providing Psychotherapy services to a range of patients and settings. He was Clinical Director on the Doctoral Training in Clinical Psychology at the University of East Anglia with clinical responsibilities for the provision of Psychotherapy in the Young Person’s Service at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
He has a particular interest in consulting to staff teams managing patients suffering from complex difficulties and are often at risk to themselves. He was also Consultant to the Trauma Consultation Service for The Occupational Psychology Centre (OPC), a specialist service provided to train drivers who had witnessed suicides on the track. He is currently providing Continuing Professional Development seminars to the Cardinal Clinic Nurse Training Program and the Tavistock Clinic. He also has a special interest in social justice projects, both here in the UK and Cape Town, South Africa, work that he has published in professional journals, book chapters and recently in his book titled ‘Racist States of Mind’, published by Karnac which looks at the psychodynamics of prejudice and racism in individuals, groups, organisations and society. His range of experience within the health service and the commercial sector has enabled him to become a versatile clinician with a pragmatic approach to helping patients.
Research Interests: I specialise in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Adults, Adolescents and Young People. Special interests include understanding complex personality difficulties, trauma, suicidal states, sexual abuse, bipolar disorders and occupational stress.
Current NHS and/or university posts: I am currently in full time Private Practice after working in the NHS for over 25 years.
Current membership(s) Health & Care Professions Council , British Psychological Society, British Psychoanalytic Council, Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.
Contact details: Cardinal Clinic or Thinking Space Psychotherapy Practice (01923 841141/07523529413)