I am ratified by the General Medical Council and the Royal College of Psychiatrists as being specially qualified in the assessment and treatment of drug, alcohol and addictive disorders. I have worked in the field of addiction sciences for the majority of my medical career and have chosen this as my sub-specialism with extensive clinical experience treating patients with complex and severe drug, alcohol and recreational drug use problems. I completed a Masters Degree in Addiction Sciences from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’ College London.
I also assess and treat a wide range of co-morbid/co-existing mental health problems and psychological problems such as depression, bipolar, anxiety, bereavement, OCD and stress. I have expertise in managing patients that have struggled to respond to standard treatment with mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders.
I have worked with a large cohort of patients from Black and ethnic minorities who found it difficult to approach and engage with traditional mental health services.
I take a holistic approach beyond purely biological psychiatry and the use of medications, to exploring and addressing psychological, personality and social factors that maintain distress. I will spend as much time as necessary exploring your beliefs around your illness, how your illness drives certain behaviours and learning about your work, life, relationships, goals and your personality.
In addition to using evidence based treatment guidelines that are tested and proven, the treatment I deliver is personalised to you and your constellation of difficulties and struggles. It involves integrating cutting edge medications, the best psychotherapies/talk therapies and social rehabilitation. I will be looking to see how you respond emotionally and functionally in your day-to-day life with work, family and friends as treatment advances. We may also need to explore any possible unhelpful thoughts or behaviours, denial and ‘blocks’, anger or mood problems that stop you from recovering despite your best efforts.Expert Addiction and Mental Health treatment in London.