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 clinical attachment 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 have worked in a substantive capacity at one of the leading mental health NHS organisations, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
I currently work at my private clinic in Harley Street 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 psycho education.
I have a biological and cognitive-behavioural approach to mental health and I believe in promoting a healthy style of living, providing psycho education 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:
I have a strong interest in well being, psycho education, reducing stigma in mental health and women’s mental health.