Skip to main content
 

About Me

 

I qualified in 1983 from Guy's Hospital Medical School and then undertook postgraduate training in Psychiatry and General Practice.

I worked for just over 20 years as a part time General Practitioner while bringing up my family.

I returned to specialise in psychiatry in 2009 initially with inpatient work but then working mainly in a community mental health team.

I have incorporated medication, psychotherapy, counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy principles into my work for many years. I have also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR) for treating PTSD and phobias.

I am licensed and registered with the GMC and keep up to date in the latest advances in my field. I am approved under the Mental Health Act for Section 12 assessments.

Personal statement

All of us, at some stage in our lives, suffer from emotional problems and their consequences. I recognise the distress mental health problems bring and offer an empathic, open-minded and flexible approach to my patients.

 
 

Specialist Skills

I have acquired a broad and deep knowledge of psychiatric illness. This has included complex cases involving severe and enduring mental illness as well as in the management of a wide range of common psychiatric problems.

Depression, anxiety disorders, acute reactions to stress, alcohol problems and drug dependency are particularly common. I have also helped many patients to gain insight into relationship difficulties.

I have dealt with the psychological consequences of social problems and of physical ill health as well as appreciating the possible physical illnesses resulting from poor mental well-being.

Stress, PTSD, anxiety and depression

I have managed many severe cases of anxiety and depression. I hope to reduce anxiety, resolve low mood and improve confidence and self belief.

I have an interest in work related stress and its impact. Feeling overwhelmed from time pressures and high workloads, relationship difficulties and feeling undervalued with little opportunity for promotion are all common problems.

I have a wide experience of managing posttraumatic stress disorder. I work closely with sufferers of abuse to help them recognise and manage any risks to themselves and others as well as to improve symptoms and reduce anxieties.

ADHD

I have developed my practice to diagnose and treat those with ADHD. I hope to improve poor focus through combining medication and psychological therapy.