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Joined NHS as Consultant psychiatrist in general adult psychiatry in 1999 , after completing the higher training in General adult psychiatry with GKT ( GUys Kings St Thomas' ) rotation scheme.
Working as consultant for over17 years , has extensive experience in diagnosis and management of mental health disorders including anxiety, depression , mood disorders and psychosis . I retired from NHS in September 2016 to continue with my private practice .
My special interest is bipolar affective disorder . I am passionate about " physical health aspect of mental health " thereby adopting a holistic appapproach to manage my patients .
I have been a Royal College examiner for MRCPSych examination since 2004 .
Areas of interest
Diagnosis and management of -bipolar affective disorder , depression, anxiety and stress disorders , phoias , post traumatic stress disorder , obsessive compulsive disorder , schizophrenia and psychotic disorders , management of stress and bereavement issues
My special interest is bipolar affective disorder .
I am trained in CBT from UCL London . I use CBT for anxiety , depression , PTSD , phobias and OCD .
I am passionate about physical health aspect of mental health with special interest in cardiac and musculoskeletal- skeletal disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Left NHS in September 2016 to continue with private work
Clinical excellence awards level 5
Courses offered to GPs
Physical health and mental health
Psychotropic medications and physical health monitoring
Patient satisfaction outcome evidenced by 360 patient feedback in 2012 showed satisfaction scores of 4.5 to 5 out of 5 with a self rating score of average 4.8 in all domains
- MRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists 1996
- Certificate in Cognitive behaviour therapy UCL 1999
- Medical diploma in clinical hypnosis (MDCH ) London College of hypnosis 1995
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Consultant Psychiatrist ( November 1999 to September 2016 ) Kent and Medway partnership Trust 1999
- Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery, ME14 5FT
- 13:00 - 17:00
- 01622 237727
- Kent institute of medicine and surgery
- 10:00 - 13:00
- 01622 237727
Post treatment communication
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