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Dr Jurai Darongkamas

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

  • NO AVAILABILITY UNTIL FEB. online zoom therapy sessions.
  • 33 years NHS experience
  • Accredited as a CAT therapist, supervisor and trainer

Sorry, no availability until Feb 24.

Founder of the National Clinical Psychology Service, Dr Jurai Darongkamas, has extensive experience as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

Jurai worked for the NHS for 33 years (1986-2019), a consultant since 1998 and provides non-NHS work through this site. She always aims to provide a high quality service.

Jurai was responsible for leading and providing outstanding Clinical Psychology Services in a large geographical area for many years.

Jurai has received accreditation from the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT), the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP) and EMDR UK and Ireland.

She is a registered Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC) & Psychologist specialising in Psychotherapy, Senior Practitioner status.

Jurai has been accredited as a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) therapist, supervisor and trainer; Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist; Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and; Counselling Psychologist.

She also offers other psychological therapy approaches and is an experienced Clinical and Professional Supervisor. She has offered some private psychology in the independent sector since 1995.

Various posts of additional responsibilities held including:

  • Chair, W. Midlands Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society (2014-17);
  • Strategic Lead for an NHS Trust services for people experiencing relational and emotional self-management difficulties (personality disorders);
  • Director, W. Midlands Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner course;
  • Specialist Advisor (CQC) and;
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).

Jurai has variously published on several clinical and professional areas of interests (see below and at

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  • Trained NHS staff, July 2023. Dr Jurai Darongkamas and Jeanette McLoughlin. Cognitive Analytic Therapy. A two-day introduction to the model and skills.
  • Trained NHS staff, 29th and 30th March 2023, Worcester University Campus: Dr Chris Laking, and Dr Jurai Darongkamas. Cognitive Analytic Therapy. A two-day introduction to the model and skills. Arranged by: Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) and Midlands Cognitive Analytic Therapy Group (MCAT).
  • “Training NHS staff to work with people with trauma induced emotional regulation and interpersonal relational difficulties (TIERI)…”, The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Darongkamas, J., Dobel-Ober, D., Moody, B., Wakelin, R. &  Saddique, S. (2020), Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
  •  “The road to maturing as a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) therapist: Constructing Reformulation Diagrams”, Darongkamas, J., Priest, H., Burns-Lundgren,E.,  Bradley, E. & Dobel- Ober, D. (in progress).
  • Outcomes of cognitive analytic therapy delivered by trainees. Darongkamas, J., Newell, A. Hewitt-Moran, T. & Jordan, S. (Jul 2015).  Mental Health Today, 24-27.
  • Presented “Putting PROMS into practice” at Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health and Department of Health Quality & Outcomes Event, October 2014, Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  •  An eight-eyed version of Hawkins and Shohet’s clinical supervision model: the addition of the cognitive analytic therapy concept of the ‘observing eye/I’ as the ‘observing us’, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, Published online: Mar 2014. Darongkamas, J., John C. & Walker, M. (2014),
  •  Roundtable discussant, expert panel member on Sport and Mental Health at the BPS Annual conference. Darongkamas, J. (April 2012),
  • Presented at the Annual ACAT Trainers and Supervisors Event, (March 2012), London.
  • Primary care mental health workers’ views of clinical supervision.The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.  McFadyen, K., Darongkamas, J., Crowther-Green R. & Williams O. (2011). Published online: 12 October 2011, FirstView Article : pp 1-13, DOI: 10.1017/S1754470X11000055.
  • The experience of using Cognitive Analytic Therapy with clients with personality difficulties, national Association for CAT (ACAT) website,, J. (August 2011-2019)
  • Kick-starting Men’s Mental Health: An Evaluation of the Effect of Playing Football on Mental Health Service Users’ Well-Being. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 13, 3, 14-21.Darongkamas, J., Scott, H. & Taylor, E.  (2011).
  • Above presented as poster at Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP), British Psychological Society(BPS), Annual Conference (2011) and in national BPS press release.
  • The West Midlands CAT Practitioner Course 2009-2011, Reformulation, 35, 41-44. Darongkamas, J., Griffiths T. & Williams, O. (December 2010).
  •  Reflections on our experience of running a brief 10-week Cognitive Analytic Therapy Group. Reformulation 23, 15-19. John, C. & Darongkamas, J, (Summer 2009).
  • “Going back to our roots”, (2008),The Psychologist, 21,12,1022-25. Darongkamas, J. & Lorenc, L.
  • Above translated into Polish (Charaktery).
  • Book Review. Clinical Psychology, Jan 2007, 169, 35.
  •  “Interdisciplinary work in community mental health, Nursing Times, 98(32),38-39. Brown, B., Crawford,P. & Darongkamas, J., (2002).
  • “Boundaries and blurred roles:  interdisciplinary working in Community Mental Health”,Mental Health Care, 4, 8, 270-272. Crawford, P., Brown, B. & Darongkamas, J., (2001).
  • “Blurred roles and permeable boundaries:  the experience of multidisciplinary working in Community Mental Health”.  Health and Social Care in the Community, 8, 6, 425-435. Brown, B., Crawford, P., & Darongkamas, J., (2000).
  • “The Touchstone therapy group for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse”, Journal of Mental Health 4, 1, 17-29. Darongkamas, J., Madden, S., Swarbrick, P. & Evans, B., (1995),
  •  “The Use of Personal Therapy by Clinical Psychologists working in the NHS in the UK”, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, International Journal of theory and practice, 1, 3, 165-173. Darongkamas, J., Burton, M. & Cushway, D., (1994),
  • Presented as a paper at the Annual Division of Clinical Psychology conference (1994). Poster on the above presented at the annual conference of the Society of Psychotherapy Research, Ravenscar (1993) and at a psychotherapy seminar at the Uffculme Clinic, Regional Psychotherapy center (1992).
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