My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych)
- Specialist Register of GMC and accredited as Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry and Old Age Psychiatry
- Approved under Section 12(2) of MHA as having special experience in management of people with mental disorder
- Dip BCP (Diploma in Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy)
My professional experience:
I am a consultant psychiatrist specialising in General Adult Psychiatry and Addictions and have worked in these fields since 1997. I am a full time consultant on the NHS with the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation trust and have in addition developed a private practice at Nightingale Hospital London over the last 5 years (since 2007). I have developed expertise and experience in managing a broad range of mental health problems over this time.
My personal statement:
My particular areas of interest and specialism include managing patients with Bipolar Disorder, Depression and Anxiety Disorders. I have developed expertise in the use of psychopharmacology to treat these conditions. Moreover, I have training and qualifications in the use of CBT in the treatment of the above conditions as well as an advanced qualification in the use of Motivational Interviewing in the treatment of Addictions. I am also currently undertaking a postgraduate qualification in Human Givens Psychotherapy which is a particular interest of mine.
Additional information about my research, publications and interests:
I have published research in the field of Bipolar Disorder.