Reigate Psychology Service | Professor Ghazala Rehman
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Professor Ghazala Rehman

BA, MA, MPhil, PhD.
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Chartered Psychologist
Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society


Dr Ghazala Rehman completed her MPhil psychology degree in 1987 and developed her experience of applied psychology by working in a highly specialist secure setting and psychiatric units in public sector hospital, She completed her clinical training at Centre of Excellence in Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University and affiliated Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 1994.


Dr Ghazala Rehman has a long and a distinguished career in mental health settings, leading the establishment of psychology services, training/supervising staff in CBT, assessment, presenting her work at conferences and publishing research. She has worked in independent mental health sectors in Croydon and Redhill, addressing clients’ complex mental health needs and setting up new services. Working as the only psychologist in mental health teams, meant she developed the ability to provide effective therapeutic treatment for a wide range of difficulties. She has supervised a wide range of staff and professionally managed clinical psychologists, over many years.


Dr Ghazala Rehman has worked with refugee populations and has work experience of Asian Communities. She has a good appreciation of ethno-cultural milieu and command of regional languages (Urdu, Panjabi, Hindko and Hindi) as an asset, for working with clients from British Minority Communities.

Current Practice

Dr Ghazala Rehman is working with adult clients with complex mental health needs including addition issues, personality difficulties, self harm and trauma-survivors. She provides assessments, therapy, consultation and is engaged in research & evaluation. She provides training and supervises staff and has worked in public sector hospitals, secure settings and community facilities. She is trained in cognitive behavioural therapy, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, counselling and systematic family therapy. She has expertise in neuro-cognitive assessment, rehabilitation and recovery.


Dr Ghazal Rehman works locally in the independent mental health sector.

Therapeutic Practice

Dr Ghazala Rehman has completed her post-graduate (MA, MPhil, Doctoral level) training in CBT and additional therapeutic orientations including psychodynamic and systemic therapy. Therapeutic skills are kept up to date through attendance at professional post qualification courses, workshops, supervision and reading. She has delivered many years of successful therapeutic practice within the mental health sector, providing treatment for a wide range of psychological problems.

Additional Specialist Provision

Dr Ghazala Rehman specializes in providing short term effective treatment for common difficulties and has considerable expertise in treating severe, longer term difficulties such as psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In addition, she offers a diagnostic assessment for adults with suspected Asperger’s and learning difficulties, teaching, training, supervision and consultancy.


  • 2012 Malik, N. I., Hanif, R. & Rehman, G. Borderline intellectual functioning and below average developmental skills in schools of central Punjab, Pakistan: A developing country perspective. Submitted to “Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology” ORAL presentation at the International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology in Istanbul–Turkey, 19–22 October 2011. The ICEEPSY Abstract Number: O214
  • 2012 Malik,N, I., Rehman, G., & Hanif, R. . Effect of academic interventions on developmental skills of slow learners. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, 27 (1), 135-151 Higher Education Commission (HEC) and American Psychological Association (APA) recognized.(INDEXED/ABSTRACTING: APA-PsycInfo, & Proquest)
  • 2009. Najma Iqbal Malik, Ghazala Rehman, & Rubina Hanif. Implementation of Interventional Teaching Plan and Post-test of Battelle Developmental Inventory -2 for Developmental Skills Enhancement Assessment among Slow Learners.” Abstract published in the conference proceedings of International Conference on Developmental Psychopathology: Prevalence, Management & Prevention held on 13-15 October, 2009, National Institute of Psychology, Islamabad and presented the research paper titled “ (HEC recognized and sponsored).
  • 2005. Rizwan Taj, Shamaila Hameed, Mazhar Mufti, Asma Khan, Ghazala Rehman. (2005). Depression among primary caregivers of Schizophrenic patients. Annals of Pakistan Insttitute of Medical Sciences. Apr – Jun; 1(2):101-4. Available
  • 2005. Ghazala Rehman; Najma Iqbal Malik, Rizwan Taj. Psychological well-being and work motivation amongst medical professionals. Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, 3(1):43-48. A Publication of Pakistan Psychiatric Society. (Index Medicus, WHO EMRO Medlip (Medical Literature Indexing Services Pakistan). Abstract in the proceedings of ICP Convention held in Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil. July 16 to 20, 2005 .
  • 2005. Uzma Tabassum; Ghazala Rehman. The relationship between self-efficacy and depression in physically handicapped children Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, 2 (1), 37-40.. (Index Medicus, WHO EMRO . Pakmedinet Medlip (Medical Literature Indexing.
  • 2005. Rizwan Taj, Gul Riaz Siddiqui, Asma Khan, Mazher Mufti, Ghazala Rehman.
    Relationship between level of depression and psychological well-being among diagnosed diabetic and non-diabetic. Rawalpindi Medical Journal., Jul- Dec 2005;30(2):65-7. available
  • 2003. Rehman, G, Manzoor, A. Early Recollections of Pakistani Criminal Offenders A validity study . The Journal of Individual Psychology Summer Vol. 59, pp. 187-192. (A Publication of the University of Texas Press). 1016-0664).
  • 2003. Tabassum, U., Rehman, G., Schwarzer, R., & Jerusalem, M., (2003). Urdu Adaptation of the General Self-Efficacy Scale. [Online] available:
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