Dr Chandi Gedara
BSc, MSc, PGDip, DClinPsy
Chandi is a chartered, registered clinical psychologist with 10 years experience working in mental and physical health services within the NHS and private sector. She works with children and young people experiencing all manner of difficulties from anxiety and depression to relationship issues and school related problems, as well as behaviour experienced as challenging. She has research interests in sleep problems, cultural issues in neuropsychology, working with ethnic minorities to address stigmas and socio-cultural inequalities to improve outcomes.
Chandi completed her BSc in Psychology at Goldsmiths University of London with first class honours. She then went on to complete an MSc in Psychological Therapies at Queen Mary University of London with a Distinction, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at University College London and was awarded her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at King’s College London. She is currently undertaking an MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology at Bristol University to further develop her training in Neuropsychological practices.
She uses Cognitive-Behavioural, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Remediation Therapy and Mindfulness-Based approaches in her work. She is also trained in the administration of neurological cognitive assessments, including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS).
Chandi also speaks Italian and Sinhalese.