Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit my website. If you're a parent/carer or guardian, you may be worried about your child's mental health. if you're a young person, I'm assuming you're worried about your own mental health.
I'm an experienced consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. I trained to be a doctor at Manchester University and qualified in 1997.I had a keen interest in specialising in Psychiatry so embarked on a general psychiatry training programme in Yorkshire before a higher speciality Child & Adolescent psychiatry training programme. Having worked for the NHS for 21 years, I left in March 2018 to pursue a career within the Independent Sector.
I now have whats called a "portfolio career" This involves a variety of pursuits using my skills as a consultant including medical writing, presenting webinars to GPs, teaching GPs face to face plus many other projects. What remains my main passion however is seeing children and young people who may be int he grips of a mental health struggle and through assessment I aim to ease some of this distress.
I offer comprehensive assessments to children and adolescents up to the age of 18. Where indicated, following this assessment, medication may be started which I can oversee and monitor, or if you prefer I can write a report to your local CAMH service with recommendations on treatment. Treatment recommendations can include any or all of the following:-
- Medication - where indicated
- School support/strategies
- Self help techniques
- Family support/advice
- Access to benefits - where indicated