My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- Doctor of Medicine (LMS)
- General Adult Psychiatry (CCT) (GMC Specialist Register since 2009)
- Specialist Associate of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych)
- European Certificate in Mood and Anxiety Disorders by the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Neuroimaging by the University of Edinburgh
My professional experience:
I completed my Medical Studies at Paris-Diderot University (France) and Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). I then completed my training in General Adult Psychiatry in Parc Tauli Hospital (Barcelona, Spain). After a fellowship at ORYGEN Youth Centre in Melbourne (Australia), where I received training in early intervention in mental health, I obtained a substantive post as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Parc Tauli Hospital (Barcelona, Spain).
During my years of clinical practice in Spain, I was co-founder and Consultant Psychiatrist at a Private Psychiatry Practice specialised in English-Speaking clients living in Barcelona. I then moved to London to continue my professional career. I currently work at one of the leading mental health NHS organisations, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. I also work at my private clinic in Kensington and at Nightingale Hospital.
My personal statement:
I am specialised in the assessment and treatment of a range of adult mental health problems. I am passionate about what I do and I offer a holistic approach using evidence-based treatments including psychotherapy, medication if required and psychoeducation. I work part-time for the NHS and also see clients privately in my private practice in Central London.
I have a biological and cognitive-behavioural approach to mental health and I believe in promoting a healthy style of living, providing psychoeducation as a way to help the person understand and be better able to deal with their psychological, emotional or mental health problems. Although I have extensive experience in psychopharmacology, I usually explore other treatment alternatives before considering starting a pharmacological treatment.
Additional information about my research, publications and interests:
In my role in the NHS I am actively involved in service development and quality improvement. I am passionate about improving the care we provide to patients and to streamline services. I endeavour to offer best quality of care with a personal and compassionate approach, high level of professionalism and evidence based treatments. I have always been very interested in keeping up to date with the latest advances and treatments in Psychiatry. To that aim, I regularly attend courses on psychiatric prescribing and psychotherapy.