BA. (Hons), D.ClinPsy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol)
Dr Rosie Odhuba completed a Psychology degree in 1994 (Manchester University) and then, after gaining experience in several Clinical Psychology departments, went on to study Clinical Psychology at doctorate level at Manchester University, qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2000. She received extensive CBT training during this doctorate along with neuropsychological skills and systemic therapy. Since then she has attended many training courses to update and develop her practice, such as an 8 week experiential course in mindfulness, specialist CBT training, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) training and conferences. She attends regular professional clinical supervision including a group ACT supervision monthly meeting. She has also presented papers and posters at national conferences, most recently at the British Pain Society conference, and also at the National Pelvic Floor meeting.
Since qualifying in 2000 Dr Rosie Odhuba has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in a number of NHS settings including adult mental health, brain injury rehabilitation as a clinical neuropsychologist, and health psychology where she works with patients that have psychological issues related to physical illness. One major specialism within the physical health setting has been the work she does with individuals and their families, suffering with chronic pain, where, for several years, she was clinical lead for a thriving pain management service. She also specialises in working with people suffering with bowel disorders and other physical health conditions.
Dr Rosie Odhuba currently works for the NHS in a general hospital, helping patients suffering with bowel problems such as IBS, offering individual therapy to help improve symptoms and alleviate the emotional impact of bowel difficulties. Within this role she also offers consultancy, supervision and leads research and organisational development.
In addition to her NHS work, Dr Rosie Odhuba has been working privately both in Reigate and Weybridge (since 2012), with adults with a range of psychological difficulties from work stress to specific anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, bereavement and depression. She is also the Clinical Psychologist on the Clinical Advisory Board for a private pain management service (Spring-active.com) where she provides psychology expertise for individual and group pain management programmes. In addition, Dr Rosie Odhuba has written a number of papers and is an active researcher and presenter as well as conducting training on psychological issues for health care professionals.
Dr Rosie Odhuba has extensive training in evidence-based models, most predominantly cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She also uses mindfulness-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), for which she has received training in, continues to update her knowledge and receives focused ACT clinical supervision to continue to improve her practice.
Dr Rosie Odhuba employs her training to provide effective treatment for common psychological difficulties as listed on the Home page. She also provides clinical supervision for Clinical Psychologists and other health care professionals.
As well as offering psychological intervention for people with a range of emotional difficulties (anxiety disorders, depression, relationship difficulties), Dr Rosie Odhuba specialises in working with people suffering with physical health problems, particularly long-term conditions such as chronic pain, bowel problems (such as IBS), chronic fatigue (M.E), heart conditions, diabetes as well as adjustment to stroke and other physical illness. This work is focused on improving both the emotional impact of physical illness and quality of life and improving the physical symptoms of illness exacerbated by psychological issues such as stress.
Dr Rosie Odhuba is chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is also a professional member of the Division of Health Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology and the Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology. She also holds a practicing certificate for Clinical Supervision within the BPS.