Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma is a consultant chartered psychologist (CPsychol, BPS), registered psychologist (HCPC), and a licensed psychometric and neuro-psychiatric test user based in London.
She is the founder and director of the Foundation for Clinical Interventions (FFCI) which specialises in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment/support for autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive conditions.
Dr Chheda-Varma's niche is in offering intensive, but goal-oriented and time-limited treatment and therapy. She uses evidence-based treatment models and CBT is her predominant therapy style in both individual and group therapy. She sees a wide spectrum of clinical and complex psychological conditions but specialises in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD and eating disorders.
After beginning her career as a lead psychologist within a rehabilitation unit for addictions, Dr Chheda-Varma went on to be the lead clinician for the Nightingale Hospital's CBT team from June 2013 until June 2014. Currently, she also practises as part of The Blue Door Practice alongside her own private clinic.