My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- 1st Class BSc (Hons) in Psychology
- Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Approved under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act
- On Specialist Register of GMC as Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry
My professional experience:
I qualified in Medicine from Guys & St. Thomas’ medical school and went straight on to specialise in psychiatry, first at South London & Maudsley and then onto the Royal free/UCL for higher specialist training. I have been very privileged to have trained in centres of excellence at London training hospitals and thus have achieved a wealth of experience.
I currently provide a link/triage service for Nuffield Health.
I have worked in the NHS as a consultant in Kensington and Chelsea since 2009 and then moved onto West London Mental Health NHS Trust until 2017- where I managed and led a ‘Crisis’ Team and liaison service, an Assertive Outreach Team specialising in psychosis and latterly a Recovery Community Team.
I was also an Honorary lecturer and educational supervisor at Imperial College Medical School. I taught medical students and supervised trainee psychiatrists and nurse- prescribers.
During my 16 years of practising in mental health I have the experience of assessing, diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of conditions – from mild stress to severe and enduring mental illness. I have access to extensive psychotherapeutic interventions including a day hospital and inpatient unit. I am also very well versed in the Mental health Act and it’s application, frequently attending tribunals and providing medico-legal reports on behalf of my clients.
I accept referrals from patients, GPs, Occupational Health departments and employers. I am able to communicate fluent in French and conversational Spanish.
Any information disclosed will remain confidential, usually only released with patient consent.
My personal statement:
I am passionate about the work I do and have true concern for my patients. I aim to convey my hope and belief in them and encourage positive thinking from day one. I have an approachable manner and put people at ease in order to discuss difficult issues.
My day to day work continues to provide me with great satisfaction and challenges. I am very privileged to be able to form close relationships with my clients and use a collaborative approach to addressing their mental health needs. I offer treatment which is evidence-based in the first instance, but also empathic and negotiable. I aim to incorporate a traditional approach of identifying biological, psychological and social aspects but also endeavour to treat holistically. This may encompass complementary therapies if so appropriate.
I am committed to my patients and have consistently had positive feedback from them and their loved ones. This continues to inspire me to provide the best care possible. I have a very positive profile on iwantgreatcare.co.org
In my spare time I practise yoga, pilates and tennis regularly. I enjoy the Arts and take an interest in current affairs.
Additional information about my research, publications and interests:
I have 10 original authorships including, papers & abstracts in peer-review medical journals.
I lecture to GP colleagues and tutor on the GP training rotations attached to Imperial medical school, this enables me to make our new generation of GPs aware and competent in identifying mental health needs and when to refer on to specialist care.