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Dr Shaazneen Ali is a Consultant Psychiatrist in general adult psychiatry and substance misuse psychiatry, with over 12 years of experience of practising psychiatry, including her core psychiatry and higher specialist training in the St. Mary's and the Charing Cross Training Schemes, respectively, in the London Deanery. She completed her foundation training in the Oxford Deanery. She attained a First-Class Honours for her medical degree in Manipal University, India and Malaysia. She also has a Master’s degree in Global Mental Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King's College, London.
She worked as a doctor in the NHS for 15 years and held a NHS Substantive Consultant post in Early Intervention Service for First Episode of Psychosis in London. She has experience in various fields of adult psychiatry services including but not limited to; mood disorders such as depression and bipolar affective disorder, anxiety disorders, substance misuse disorders and seeing clients with a combination of different mental health issues.
She has psychotherapy training with skills in; cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) including sleep CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
Her training and experience has led her to work collaboratively and compassionately with her clients. She has safety of her clients at the forefront of her mind, whilst recommending a holistic model that works best on an individual level.
Areas of interest
adult psychiatry; mood disorders; depression; bipolar affective disorder; anxiety disorders; substance misuse disorder; CBT; cognitive behavioural therapy; sleep CBT; psychodynamic psychotherapy; EMDR; alcohol rehabilitation; anger management; anxiety; Asperger syndrome; autistic spectrum disorder; bereavement; bipolar disorder; body dysmorphic disorder; BDD; Cannabis addiction; Chronic fatigue syndrome; CFS; Cocaine addition; drug induced psychosis; drug rehabilitation; Esctasy addiction; MDMA addiction; gender dysphoria; ketamine addiction; medically unexplained symptoms; obsessive compulsive disorder; OCD; perinatal depression; personality disorders; phobias; Post-traumatic Stress Disorder; PTSD; complex PTSD; Schizophrenia; seasonal affective disorder; SAD; selective mutism; self harm; sexual dysfunction; sleep disorders; insomnia; somatic symptom disorder; SSD; spice addiction; stimulant addiction; stress; treatment resistant depression
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery MBBS London 2004
- Masters in Global Mental Health (MSc) London 2013
- Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists London 2014
- Certificate of completion of training in General Psychiatry with endorsement in Substance Misuse Psychiatry CCT 2018
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