Dr Daniel Zahl

MA (Oxon), DClin Psych (Oxon)

  • Specialities Psychology
  • Telephone 07957 198796
  • Year of first qualification 2005
  • Email
  • GMC Number HPCP Registered: PYL22824
  • Fax 01865 590576


Dr Zahl works in the NHS as a senior Clinical Psychologist. He set up the Chronic Fatigue treatment service at the Churchill Hospital, and also works at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism as lead psychologist. He supervises CBT therapists and co-ordinates research and audit projects in primary care.

The bulk of his experience is in delivering evidence based treatments to complex presentations of mental health difficulties such as post traumatic stress disorder, depression and a range of anxiety disorders (GAD, OCD, phobias and panic) as well as working with physical health problems, both in assisting people in better managing diabetes (type 1 and 2), and in achieving health goals, such as weight loss. He is also experienced in conducting medico-legal assessments.


  • Monday 09.00 – 14.00
  • Friday 09.00 – 18.00


Current posts

  • Clinical Psychologist - Department of Psychological Medicine, The John Radcliffe Hospital

Member of

  • British Psychological Society
  • British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy


Dr Zahl has published research based on original research, and been involved in the delivery of a large scale treatment intervention study for chronic fatigue syndrome.

  1. Zahl, D., & Sanders, D. Medically Unexplained Symptoms. In The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Ed’s Feltham, C. & Horton, I. (2012) Sage: London.
  2. Sanders, D., Surawy, C., Zahl, D. L., Salt, H. Physical Health Settings. In Oxford Guide to Surviving as a CBT Therapist. Ed’s Mueller, M., Kennerley, H., McManus, F., & Westbrook, D. (2010), OUP.
  3. Hawton, K., Harriss, L., Zahl, D. L. (2006) Deaths from all causes in a long-term follow-up study of 11,583 deliberate self harm patients. Psychological Medicine, 36, 397-405.
  4. Harriss, L., Hawton, K. & Zahl, D. L. (2005) The value of measuring suicidal intent in the assessment of deliberate self-harm patients. British Journal of Psychiatry, 186, 60-66.
  5. Zahl, D. L. & Hawton, K. (2004) Repetition of deliberate self-harm and subsequent suicide risk: long-term follow-up study of 11583 patients. British Journal of Psychiatry, 185, 70-75.
  6. Zahl, D. L. & Hawton, K. (2004) Media Influences on Suicidal Behaviour: An Interview study of Young People. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 32, 189-198.
  7. Hawton, K., Zahl, D. L. & Weatherall, R. (2003) Suicide following deliberate self-harm: long-term follow-up of patients who presented to a general hospital. British Journal of Psychiatry, 182, 537-542.


Dr Daniel Zahl works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Bupa
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Aviva Health
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Cigna
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA

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

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

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