Dr Amra Rao is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Organizational Consultant & Coach. She has worked in the NHS for over 26 years specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults. Alongside her private practice, she has been involved in leading and developing Psychological Services in NHS. She is the chair of a British Psychological Society Faculty of Leadership & Management. She is the Director of Psychological Horizons and co-chairs a national project on workforce wellbeing.

Besides her training in clinical psychology, she is trained in a range of therapies including Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (DIT), Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based approaches. She specialises in the treatment of a range of clinical problems, including depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, work related stress, eating disorders and personality difficulties. Her approach to therapy is formulation based – which draws a particular attention to presenting issues, individual needs, life circumstances and what will work best at a given time.

In addition to her clinical, research and teaching work, Amra is an experienced supervisor and organizational consultant.In this role she works with managers, senior executives from the financial sector, lawyers, academics, politicians and medical professionals. She offers specialist consultation groups and coaching to professionals.

She holds a specialist interest in working with clients from diverse cultures, migrants, life stage issues, self-esteem and identity and how they impact on relationships and life aspirations. She has published a number of papers in the field and has taught and lectured widely both in UK and abroad.

Amra is an associate of the Tavistock Psychological Therapies Development Unit, and Anna Frued Centre. She is Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and is registered with the Health Care Professions Council. She is also a member of British Psychoanalytic Counsel, OPUS & ISPSO.