Dr Helen Murphy, Eating Disorder Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Helen Murphy

Consultant Psychiatrist, Lead Eating Disorder Psychiatrist

My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:

  • BA (Oxon)
  • BM BCh
  • MRCPsych

My professional experience:

I qualified in Medicine from Oxford in 1992, and completed my psychiatric training on the SW London and St George’s training rotation. I am on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council with accreditation in General Adult Psychiatry.

I have practiced psychiatry for 16 years and have extensive experience of a wide range of mental health problems. I held an NHS consultant post in the St George’s Eating Disorders Service, which has an international reputation as a centre of excellence, and I have a particular expertise in the management of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, anxiety and depression and relationship difficulties.

My personal statement:

My approach is to consider all aspects of the presenting difficulties, and to use medication and psychological treatments to meet the patient’s needs and promote a return to wellbeing.

I aim to offer treatment which is evidence-based, collaborative and empathic. I work in outpatient, daypatient and inpatient settings with a range of professionals including therapists, nursing staff, a dietician and a family therapist.

Additional information about my research, publications and interests:

I teach and lecture about eating disorders and have undertaken and published research in this field.

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