Dr Leon Outar is a highly qualified and registered Practitioner Psychologist with accreditation from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society. In addition, he is also a researcher, lecturer, and academic supervisor (i.e., PhD) and has several peer-reviewed journals and book chapter publications.
In his professional practice, Dr Outar operates within private settings, offering a diverse range of therapeutic interventions for adults. He employs both short and long-term therapies to address various issues. These include concerns related to anxiety and stress, burnout, self-esteem and body/eating issues, such as imposter syndrome and binge eating. In addition, he supports individuals with lifestyle improvements in areas such as healthy eating, sleep, alcohol consumption management, weight management, breaking unhelpful habits, and physical activity. Furthermore, he assists high-performing/achievement-orientated professionals and individuals improve performance, manage performance barriers (e.g., procrastination, poor concentration), manage relationship conflicts (interpersonal/professional), and develop a healthier balance between professional and personal life.
Dr Outar’s therapeutic approach is characterised by its integration of multiple models and techniques. He primarily utilises cognitive behavioural approaches like Cognitive Therapy (CT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Compassioned Focus therapy (CFT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational interviewing (MI) to help individuals to identity and break vicious cycles (i.e., unhelpful thinking and behaviours) that contribute to psychological distress and prevent goal attainment. Moreover, Dr Outar employs a biopsychosocial model, as such invites the consideration of diet, sleep, physical activity engagement, alcohol consumption, and relationships when understanding and intervening upon psychological distress and performance enhancement.
Dedicated to ongoing professional development, Dr Outar remains up-to-date with the latest research and psychotherapeutic approaches. He adheres to the ethical standards and conduct codes established by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health Professions Council (HCPC).