Dr Razia Bhatti Ali

Clinical Psychologist


Based at Bingley


Dr Razia Bhatti Ali is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. She is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (PYL25277) and is a member of both the British Psychological Society and the Division of Clinical Psychology (membership number: 03205).


Razia's formal academic and professional qualifications are a BSc Hons in Behavioural Sciences from Huddersfield University in 1988, MSc in Applied Psychology from Manchester University, 1990, MSc in Clinical Psychology in 1992 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2000, both from Leeds University.


She has 20 years’ of professional experience within the NHS and independent sector, working with adults with a wide range of presenting problems, including anxiety, depression and low mood and adjustment to adverse life events, including past trauma and physical injury and ill health. Dr Ali has also worked widely with adults in medical settings in the assessment and therapy for people with long-term physical health condition including chronic pain, cancer, coronary heart disease, diabetes, renal failure, and end of life issues.


Razia has a special interest in therapy for trauma, adjustment disorders and depression. She uses a holistic and integrative approach, drawing upon a range of evidence based models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy and Mindfulness to best meet the individual needs of clients.


Until 1999 she was the Coordinator of the formerly nationally renowned Transcultural Unit that specialised in assessment and therapy for ethnic minority patients. In addition to her direct clinical work, she is also experienced in providing teaching and training on issues of race and culture and provides teaching for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course at Leeds University.


From August 2006 she was appointed Professor of Behavioural Sciences at Fatima Jinnah Women‘s University, Pakistan, for three years. Razia has extensive cross-cultural experience and speaks fluent Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi.


She has also worked independently as an expert witness for over 14 years, carrying out medico legal assessments and reports for the courts as well as consultancy in family proceedings.


Currently, Razia works independently as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and is also an Honorary Research Fellow with the School Of Health, Bradford University. In September 2012 she will commence a Consultant Clinical Psychologists role with the Priory Hospital, working in Mental Health Rehabilitation.

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