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Dr Sally Cubbin
MBChB MRCPsych MSc DipCBT
Dr Sally Cubbin is a highly qualified, experienced, sensitive, and caring Consultant Psychiatrist with special expertise in the diagnosis and management of Adult ADHD / ADD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / Attention Deficit DIsorder). She is trained in both general adult psychiatry and old age psychiatry and is happy to assess and treat patients from 18. In some cases she may see patients from age 17.
Dr Cubbin's interest and expertise in psychotherapy compliments the medical management of her patients and puts her in the position of being able to offer both a medical and psychological assessment and approach to treatment simultaneously.
She holds a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from Oxford University and uses these skills for the treatment of mental illness using a psychological approach to compliment her medical skills. She also has an interest in sleep medicine and has higher training in CBT for insomnia. Many patients, especially those with ADHD, suffer from poor sleep and she aims to optimise this, as well as daytime symptoms of their ADHD or other mental health problems.
Dr Cubbin has particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adult ADHD).
She was first registered by the General Medical Council (GMC) in 1993 (GMC number 4009027). She completed her higher psychiatric training in psychiatry in the Oxford Deanery and also The Maudsley Hospital, London. She is registered on the GMC Specialist Register for General Adult Psychiatry and the Psychiatry of Older Adults. In 2009/2010 she held a permanent, substantive part time NHS post working as Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist in Hampshire. She has also worked part time as a Consultant Psychiatrist at the The Maudsley Hospital Adult ADHD National Referral Service in London for four years where she assessed and managed patients with this disorder.
She continues to work in this area in both the NHS and private practice. She has a private practice in Adult ADHD / ADD and general psychiatry with clinics in Oxford, Windsor and Southampton. She also sees NHS patients who are registered in Southampton CCG.
Dr Cubbin is a member of the executive committee as well as the training sub committee for UKAAN, the UK Adult ADHD Network (https://www.ukaan.org/) which promotes training for health care professionals in adult ADHD. As part of this role she runs internationally attended workshops on the treatment and diagnosis of ADHD in adults and lectures at ADHD conferences.
Areas of interest
Dr Cubbin is trained in both general adult psychiatry and old age psychiatry and is happy to see patients with other disorders for a general psychiatric assessment. However she is particularly interested in:
Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adult ADHD and Adult ADD)
Anxiety disorders: panic disorder, phobias, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety
Mood disorders: Mood instability secondary to ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, bipolar depression
Insomnia and sleep disorders secondary to ADHD in particular delayed sleep phase disorder
Current NHS consultant posts held
Dr Cubbin has a special interest in adults with ADHD and is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the ADHD Clinic in the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, London where she previously worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2008. She teaches GPs and general psychiatrist how to assess and treat this disorder and is on the executive committee and training subcommittee for UKANN, the UK Adult ADHD Network, based at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.
Dr Cubbin is recruiting patients at some of her work locations for a trial, testing the ability of a computer game to help diagnose ADHD. This is being led by Prof Philip Asherson from the Institute of Psychiatry, London.
Dr Cubbin has travelled extensively. Her interest in expedition medicine has led to voluntary work participating as expedition doctor on a Raleigh International expedition to South America. She is married with five step children.
University of Bristol Medical School, 1987-93. MB ChB (Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery) with distinction in paediatrics.
Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Spring 2000
Masters in Science (MSc) in Psychological Medicine, University of Wales, Cardiff. January 2003
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Oxford. August 2007
Courses offered to GPs
Regularly teaches GPs and general psychiatrists about the diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD/ ADD and the treatment of insomnia.
Outcomes are measured using objective and subjective assessments of improvement in symptoms.
- MBChB University of Bristol 1993
- MRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists 2000
- MSc University of Wales 2000
- DipCBT University of Oxford 2007
Reference number 4009027
Details of entry to specialist register
- Adult and Old Age Psychiatry, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.