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- Eating disorders
- Substance misuse psychiatry
I am a consultant psychiatrist in general adult psychiatry working for both the NHS and private practice. I trained at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. I completed my first degree in Medical Science in 1993. I qualified as a General Practitioner in 1997 and enjoyed a 2 year career in private general practice. I moved to the UK in 1999 where I started my training in general psychiatry as part of the North London training scheme. I completed my higher training in the South East of the country and obtained my membership for the Royal College of Psychiatry in 2006. I have been working as a consultant general psychiatrist with the Kent and Medway NHS Mental Health Trust since 2009. I have been in private practice since 2011 where I have gained extensive experience in assessment, management and treatment of all aspects of mood disorders (depression, bipolar affective disorder and treatment resistance depression), anxiety disorders (general anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, phobias) and stress related disorders. I have a special interest in the assessment and management of individuals with Self harm behaviour, Personality difficulties and Eating disorders. I have therefore developed an integrated approach with local psychologists and psychotherapists in providing an holistic approach in the management of this very specialist group. I have experience in assessment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (Aspergers and Autism) and work closely with clinical psychologists specialising in these conditions.
Areas of interest
General Adult psychiatry, Mood disorders, Anxiety/panic and Phobic disorders, Eating disorders; Personality disorders/self harm and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Experience in medico legal/forensic psychiatry. Substance and alcohol dependency.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
Cum Laude in Baccalaureus in Medical Sciences 1993
Top 5 honorary medical student in 1996
Safety and Quality Improvement Award NHS in 2011
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Afrikaans - Native or bilingual
Courses offered to GPs
I have a special interest in Self harm and Personality disorders. I am free to offer a teaching session on these topics as part of my liason work with GP practices
A Res-360 show the average score of 4.7 out of 5.0 in all modalities of patient satisfaction scores.
- MB ChB University of Stellenbosch 1995
- B Med Sci University of Stellenbosch 1993
- Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Royal College of Psychiatrists 2006
Reference number 4571504
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the British Medical Association
Member of the General Medical Council (including specialist register)
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