Our Consultants

Our Consultants

The consultants working at our practice include:


Dr Ahmed Vanker BA, BA (Hons), MA (Clin Psych), Ph.D, C Psychol, C Sci, AFBPsS works as a Consultant in Clinical & Paediatric Neuropsychology for the NHS and as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist at Private General Practice Services. He qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in Durban, South Africa, and completed a PhD in Neuropsychology at the University of Natal in 1989.

Dr Vanker sees a wide range of individuals, of all age groups, with various mental and physical health difficulties, for Psychological Assessments and therapy.

Patients seen by Dr Vanker at Private General Practice Services include:

Children and adolescents: childhood disorders including pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), e.g. autistic spectrum disorder, attention and arousal problems, e.g., attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADDH), Neurodevelopmental and learning problems, as well as anxiety and depression in children and adolescents (paediatrics).

Adults: adult mental health problems include stress-related symptoms, such as anxiety, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Depression, sleep problems, adjustment problems and organic mental disorders, such as neurocognitive and memory disorders, dementias, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, etc.

Physical health: psychosomatic problems, as well as psychological problems associated with physical illnesses, e.g., high blood pressure, Diet-Related problems, skin-related problems, etc, as well as sports & exercise-related problems.

The following types of psychological assessments are undertaken:

  • Diagnostic psychological assessments using a wide range of clinical psychological tests and neuropsychological tests, including intelligence (IQ), cognitive, memory, personality tests.
  • Neuropsychological assessments of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, such as epilepsy, head injury, strokes (CVA), memory problems, brain tumours, dementia, etc.
  • Medico-legal assessments, more especially neuropsychological assessments of head Injury, and preparation of court reports.
  • Clinical psychological assessments for insurance-related problems.

The conceptual model used is a systemic bio-psycho-social one, and Dr Vanker undertakes the following types of treatment:

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), multimodal therapy, supportive psychotherapy and biofeedback therapy for various mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression as well as physical health problems, including headaches, which may have a psychological basis.
  • Behavioural and relationship counselling and Therapy for individuals, couples and families.
  • CBT for self-esteem (self-confidence) problems, avoidance-type Problems and social phobias.
  • Stress management for individuals, groups and organizations.
  • Treatment of Stress and Anxiety related problems with Clinical Biofeedback instruments.


Dr Sanjiv Nichani MBBS, MNAMS, MRCP is a consultant in Paediatrics working in the NHS at The Glenfield Hospital, Leicester. He also consults at Nuffield Hospital. He is available here at Private General Practice Services on referral from one of our Private GP Practitioners. Dr Nichani is able to consult on

  • General Paediatrics
  • Paediatric allergy, hay fever, asthma.
  • Paediatric dermatology


For more information regarding PrivateGP consultants please contact the practice on 0116 270 0373 or by email on info@privategp.com