Dr Daniel Zahl


MA (Oxon), DClin Psych (Oxon)

GMC number: HPCP Registered: PYL22824

Practicing since: 2005



Consultation times

  • Monday 09.00 - 17.00
  • Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00
  • Friday 09.00 - 18.00
  • Remote Consultations Available
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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 is chair of the National Network of Diabetes Psychologists. He contributes to the Long-Covid clinic at the Churchill hospital. 

Dr Zahl specialises in delivering evidence based treatments for mental health problems/distress such as post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorders (GAD, OCD, phobias and panic) as well as physical health problems (diabetes, obesity). He frequently works with people where difficulties associated with Asperger’s syndrome contribute to problems. He has a reputation for achieving excellent outcomes for those experiencing chronic fatigue (CFS/ME). He has worked as part of the oxBariatric team, based at the Manor for many years providing pre and post operative services. 

He also provides assessment only and medico-legal services.

Special interests

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Common mental health problems (Depression, anxiety & associated problems)
  • Bariatric surgery (pre/post)
  • Fatigue: CFS/ME & Long-Covid
  • Physical health problems (e.g. diabetes type 1 & type 2/obesity), persistent symptoms & insomnia
  • Mental health assessment/medico-legal assessment. 

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Daniel Zahl at Nuffield Health

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Anger management

Locations Dr Daniel Zahl works with

Related experience


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.


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

Other posts held

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

Insurers Dr Daniel Zahl works with

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.