Dr Sunita Rajput is a Highly Specialist Counselling Psychologist with over ten years of experience working with adults and families in clinical, NHS and private settings. She has worked with individuals who have complex mental health needs and comorbidity, for example personality disorder and/or autistic spectrum disorders and PTSD. She is qualified to use a wide range of psychometric tests, deliver therapeutic interventions and clinical procedures in making assessments of cognitive functioning, personality and trauma.
She is currently working as a Highly Specialist Psychologist in an Acute Mental Health Setting for the West London NHS Trust. Her role is to provide rapid psychological assessment, formulation and brief interventions to adult service users experiencing a mental health crisis requiring hospital admission. She can be asked to provide an opinion and recommendations for psychological intervention in the community, through signposting and allowing for safer discharge. Her role also involves offering reflective practice groups daily to staff, supporting their well-being, the reflective practice space has also been used to discuss cases of interest to support nursing staff develop formulation skills. She also acts as an independent reviewer during seclusion reviews. In addition, she offers supervision to psychology trainees, contribute to research seminars and training development materials.
She disseminates her work by presenting at the BPS annual conference on a regular basis. She has delivered training and teaching to trainee GPs on topics such as common difficulties in discerning organic illness from health anxiety, increasing awareness of interventions and improving access.
Areas of specialism
- Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Difficulties
- Cognitive and capacity assessments
- Personality Disorders
- Immigration & Asylum
- Screening of neurodevelopmental disorders and LD
- Substance misuse
Courts or Tribunals: Adoption or Foster Care, Criminal and Offending, Family Court, Immigration and Asylum, Mental Health Tribunals
Age groups: Adult, Family
Psychological Specialisms: ADHD, Adult Mental Health Problems, Anger and Violence, Autistic Spectum Disorder, Domestic Abuse, Learning Difficulties, Mental Capacity, Parental Alienation, Parenting Problems, Personality Disorder, Substance Misuse, Trauma and PTSD