Dr Helena Varnaseri completed her BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Exeter, followed by an MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent. She was awarded her Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology and holds a Professional Diploma in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).
Dr Varnaseri specialises in the field of neurodevelopmental conditions, with formal training in standardised assessments for Autism. Working in child development, child and adolescent mental health and adult autism services, she has experience providing specialist psychological assessment and evidence-based interventions for common mental health problems and behavioural difficulties across the lifespan. Dr Varnaseri currently works as a senior clinical psychologist for Central and North West London (CNWL) NHS Foundation Trust within the area of child development.
Prior to her current role, Dr Varnaseri has worked extensively across NHS mental health services. She has experience of working with children and adults with and without learning disability, cognitive impairment and physical health conditions across primary, secondary, community and secure inpatient care settings.
Dr Varnaseri uses a strengths-based, integrative approach to clinical work. Following comprehensive assessment and formulation, she is committed to working collaboratively with her clients to develop intervention plans that are person-centred and in accordance with their needs, values and goals.