Dr James Arkell: General psychiatry

Dr James Arkell

General psychiatry

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Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eating disorders

About me

I studied medicine at Cambridge University and University College London. I trained in psychiatry at The Maudsley and Royal Free Hospitals and have worked in Sydney, Hong Kong and London. I worked as an NHS consultant psychiatrist in Kensington and Chelsea from 2007 till 2014. I have worked both in general psychiatry and in eating disorders. I see private patients at The Portobello Clinic where I provide a GP liaison service. I also hold an honorary contract at the Royal College of Art where I support the student counselling service. I am an honorary lecturer at Imperial College Medical School. I teach psychologists and medical students, supervise trainee psychiatrists and am a mentor for newly appointed NHS consultants.

Through working in both the private sector and NHS I have experience in treating the full range of mental health problems from mild stress through to severe and enduring mental illness. I endeavor to combine an informal style with rigorous diagnostics and use an integrated approach addressing the biological, psychological and social aspects of illness. I work with both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches using my background in CBT.

Areas of interest

Stress related disorders; Schizophrenia; Bipolar disorder (previously manic depression); Anxiety disorders; Depression; Eating Disorders.

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  • Carmella Michals
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