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Dr Raphael Underwood

Clinical Psychologist
MSc (Hons), PhD, DClinPsy
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What I can help with

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Health Anxiety
  • Long term health conditions
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Professional Burnout
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Sleep
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness Stress Reduction
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy


Raphael is an experienced and compassionate therapist, using evidence-based therapies to help people understand and manage any difficulties and distress they are facing. Therapy is always tailored to the individual, their goals, and their strengths. Raphael is a clinical psychologist specialising in psychosis. He is able to provide high-quality Cognitive Behavioural Therapy across a range of difficulties including distressing voices, paranoia, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, and mood difficulties. Alongside CBT, Raphael draws upon principles of Compassion-Focussed Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, and trans-diagnostic CBT in his clinical work.


Since qualifying as a clinical psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, Raphael has worked jointly in research and as a senior psychologist for the NHS. He continues to conduct and supervise research into psychological therapy approaches for post-traumatic stress disorder and psychosis. Raphael provides CBT supervision to trainee and qualified psychologists. Alongside English, Raphael is fully fluent in French.