Dr Aftab Laher


BA (Hons), MSc PhD, C.Psychol, CSci, AFBPsS

Practising since: 1994


Psychology, Psychotherapy

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  • Weekly Wednesday PM
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Dr Laher is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist with a private practice at Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital. He sees adults from 16 years of age.

He has extensive experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults with common mental health problems including anxiety, depression and physical health difficulties. He specialises in the psychological adjustment to chronic health conditions (e.g. chronic pain), psychological trauma and adjustment following an accident or personal injury, workplace well-being (including work-related stress and discrimination issues) and relationship difficulties. He is also trained in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).

He has been qualified for over 18 years, largely working in NHS adult services across the East Midlands within the specialities of mental health, health psychology and physical rehabilitation - taking a lead role in service development and innovation. Currently, he works as a Consultant Clinical and Health Psychologist in private practice and is the Managing Director of an independent psychological consultancy, PsyWorks Ltd. 

Dr Laher has led the Health Psychology service in the South Derbyshire region of the Derbyshire Condition Management Programme from 2004- 2011. He holds an Honorary Lectureship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leicester and is an Honorary Principal Lecturer in Psychology at De Montfort University. He has run numerous psychology-related workshops and training programmes for healthcare staff and has contributed to several publications.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Aftab Laher at Nuffield Health

  • Anger management
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Locations Dr Aftab Laher works with

Related experience


Work related stress and psychological management of chronic pain.


  • Health Professions Council
  • British Psychological Society
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
  • Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Pain Society of UK
  • Chartered Scientist, The Science Council

Other posts held

  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist in private practice


Dr Aftab Laher does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Aftab Laher does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Aftab Laher does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.