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Heena Chudasama

Chartered Psychologist


Heena is a Practitioner and Applied Psychologist working in Chelmsford, Cambridge, Saffron Walden, London and Essex/Hertfordshire borders.  She is a Chartered Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society and is a practitioner and Counselling Psychologist regulated and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She promotes a biopsychosocial and holistic approach in her work with adults and children over the age of 11.

Heena works with all major insurance companies, private clients, businesses and academic institutions. Further details of services provided are set out below. In addition, Heena is involved in pro-bono projects, most notably as a co-founder of Walden Wellbeing. Heena strongly believes that early intervention is key to avoid escalation of symptoms and concerns which could otherwise compromise one's well being and functioning in their day-to-day living and quality of life.


I endeavour to provide my clients with the tools they need to continue with what we have achieved in our sessions to ensure long term maintenance and change.

Amongst the various services available, Heena provides face-to-face and (where appropriate) telephone/online sessions. Depending on each client’s needs identified during an initial assessment, treatment/therapy can be short, medium or long term. Follow up sessions can sometimes also be arranged.

Evidence-based practice, practice-based evidence and reflective practice is central to Heena’s way of working.  She ultimately tailors her clinical practice to the needs and context of her clients, offering an integrated approach which may include (but is not limited to) elements of CBT, EMDR, Person-centred and Psychodynamic therapies.

Heena works with clients who suffer from a range of diagnosed and undiagnosed conditions or issues. Some of which are stated below:  

  • Anxiety disorders, including panic attacks and phobias

  • Depression and relapse prevention

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD)

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders and learning disabilities, including Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Eating issues/disorders

  • Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD), Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD), and Social Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH)

  • Bereavement/loss/grief

  • Relationship issues

  • Abuse e.g. sexual, verbal, physical, emotional, neglect

  • University/college/school/work related issues

  • Critical and significant incidents

  • Assertiveness training

  • Cultural and integration and assimilation issues

  • Work-life balance

 
 
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☎ CONTACT

heena@heenachudama.com
07903 159202

➤ LOCATIONs

Cambridge

Chelmsford (Priory Hospital)

Saffron Walden

Online

Telephone

 

Therapeutic methods include:

  • CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Person-centred

  • Psychodynamic

  • EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

  • Integrative

Services offered include:

  • Clinical assessments

  • Cognitive assessments (WISC/WAIS)

  • Therapy

  • Psychoeducation

  • Group work

  • Expert witness

  • Critical and significant incident support

  • Training/Workshops

 

Insurance providers

Heena works with all major insurance providers. If you would like to book an appointment with her please ask your insurer to provide you with an authorisation code.


Private clients

A referral can be made by email or phone (call or text). The following people are able to make a referral:

  • Self-referral

  • Parent

  • Employer

  • Teaching professional

  • Health and care professional (your GP, psychiatrist, occupational health, social worker or other health and care professional).

Heena also undertakes cognitive assessments, which typically take the form of:

  • Parent and child/client consultation

  • Psychometric testing WISC V or WAIS IV

  • Additional testing if required

  • Report with recommendations

  • Report feedback consultation

Heena’s fee is typically £110 per session. No additional charges are made for EMDR work and fixed fees are offered for WISC and WAIS assessments. A small number of lower cost sessions are available for those who are self-funding and unable to pay the full rate.

Further information can be found in the the FAQs.


Businesses, academic institutions and professionals

Heena provides a number of psychological services to businesses and their employees. These include:

  • Individual therapy, including employee assistance and insurance. See above for more information

  • Cognitive assessments (WISC/WAIS). See above for more information

  • Clinical assessments

  • Assessment reports

  • Training/Workshops

  • Reflective practice

Please get in touch to discuss your exact requirements.

Training workshops and reflective practice sessions (for groups or individuals) in educational, social care, therapeutic and residential care settings. Recent workshops include:

  • Supporting those who have vulnerable and challenging behaviour

  • Promoting and maintaining change

  • Understanding and working with those on the Autism Spectrum

  • Understanding attachment

  • Developing and promoting resistance in looked-after children and young people

  • Developing and promoting a co-constructed emotional and behavioural support plan

Heena can also assist in the preparation of individual behavioural support plans.


Heena provides one-to-one and group clinical supervision for therapeutic and psychological professionals and for other health, care and teaching professionals. Clinical supervision is available in the following therapeutic orientations:

  • Cognitive Behavioural

  • Psychodynamic

  • Person Centered

  • Integrative