Samidha Sood

About Samidha

Samidha is an HCPC registered practicing clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience of working in the NHS in the field of adult mental health across a range of severity and life span. She has experience in provision of services to both adults and adolescents with mental health disorders including psychosis, personality disorder and PTSD; learning disability (mild-moderate), high functioning autism and challenging behaviour.

She has experience of working in acute and medium secure forensic settings with vulnerable defendants. She has a  postgraduate diploma in Applied Clinical Neuropsychology. She has worked with different cultural backgrounds and is proficient in working with interpreters. She trained as a Registered Intermediary in 2015 and has assisted in facilitating best evidence in numerous trials. She has provided an independent intermediary service in a range of jurisdictions since 2019. Samidha has a special interest in working with complex mental health difficulties, trauma, vulnerability and disadvantage.


  • Learning Disability or Difficulties
  • ADHD
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • Depression and/or Anxiety
  • Diagnosed mental health disorders
  • Undiagnosed mental health concerns

Training & Education


Statement of Equivalence in Clinical Psychology, The British Psychological Society, Leicester, 1994

Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Clinical Neuropsychology, Kings College/Inst of Psychiatry, London, 2007

M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, National Inst of Mental Health & Neurosciences, India, 1987


Registered Intermediary Qualification Training, Ministry of Justice, 2015

Working with Vulnerable Defendants, Intermediaries for Justice, 2019

Working as a Intermediary in Family Proceedings, Intermediaries for Justice, 2018