My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- MS (OBST&GYN) FRCPsych
- Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2009. I am approved under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act.
My professional experience:
I have been a Consultant psychiatrist since 1995. I trained at Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals and was appointed Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Camden and Islington mental health trust from 1995 until 2009, and Consultant Psychiatrist at Nightingale Hospital London (earlier Florence nightingale Hospitals) since July 1995.
I am a consultant in general Adult psychiatry and Substance Misuse. I was consultant Psychiatrist and honorary Senior Lecturer in Alcohol & drug addiction and Dual Diagnosis at Camden and Islington Mental health trust where I was involved in the teaching of junior doctors and medical students. I have extensive training and work well with patients with complex needs. I was consultant in-charge of a women’s low secure unit. I am trained in different psychotherapies: dynamic Psychotherapy at Tavistock clinic, motivational Interviewing, family therapy, CBTetc. I have special interest in Bipolar Disorder. I have post graduate degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and am interested in women’s mental health disorders.
My personal statement:
My expertise is in all aspects of General Adult Psychiatry, Substance Misuse and Personality disorders with challenging behaviour. I am trained in various forms of psychotherapy, and in mindfulness based cognitive therapy. I make use of pharmacotherapy along with psychological treatments and take care to individualise the treatment according to the person’s needs. Above all I believe in mutual respect and listening carefully.