I’m Dr Dinesh Kumar and I am a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience, gained while working in Australia, NHS and private sector.

I currently work at North East London NHS Foundation Trust NHS Foundation trust and offer private appointments at Harley Street and Wimpole Street in Central London. In addition to my specialist training in General Adult psychiatry, I also hold a postgraduate qualification in Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

In addition to my clinical work, I’m passionate about progress in mental health research and have been the Principal investigator for many research projects. I’m currently involved in a clinical study at University College London, investigating how to safely reduce medication dosages for people with psychosis and schizophrenia. Another interesting trial that I am part of is a clinical trial of immunotherapy for people with psychosis and pathogenic antibodies (PPiP). I also carry out medical appraisals, mentoring and coaching for medical professionals.

I believe every patient deserves the best care and I always put my patients’ needs first. I aim to build a full understanding of my patients as unique individuals with their strengths and needs, going beyond their current mental health difficulties. As a strong advocate of human rights, I’m committed to treating all patients with the utmost respect and dignity. I actively involve my patients in their treatment plans and any decisions regarding their care, and always work collaboratively with patient’s families and loved ones. I believe in providing the highest standard of care so that I can give my patients the best possible chance of a complete recovery.

I specialise in assessment and treatment of Adult ADHD, Psychosis, Mood Disorders (Depression and Bipolar Disorder) and Anxiety Disorders (PTSD, Anxiety, Panic disorders, phobias and OCD).

I believe that your illness is not your identity, and mental health problems don’t define you. My aim is to help you use these experiences to grow and progress in your journey. Recovery is not one step, it is a lifelong journey that takes place one day, one step at a time.

Expertise

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

I have extensive experience and keen interest in ADHD. Often, people with ADHD are highly intelligent but they have been misunderstood and perceived as lazy or not intelligent in their schools, workplaces or society. Many of them get expelled from schools or dismissed from their jobs and often have significant relationship problems.Sometimes people with ADHD are also misdiagnosed with personality disorders. These negative experiences can lead people with ADHD to develop low self-esteem, depression or anxiety, and substance use may become a form of self-medication. However, in my experience, once people with ADHD receive the right treatment and support, the difference can be life changing. I’ve seen many of my patients with ADHD achieve what they never thought possible, attaining postgraduate university qualifications, progressing in their career paths and developing and maintaining fulfilling relationships.

I carry out a comprehensive assessment with standardised questionnaires and a semi-structured clinical interview, in accordance with The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. The assessment usually takes about two hours and explores the severity of symptoms and their impact on your life. Following an ADHD diagnosis, I help my patients to understand their new diagnosis, what it means for them, and listen to their concerns or fears. We then discuss the treatment strategy together, including medication and psychological therapies.

Anxiety disorders (Generalised Anxiety, Traumas, PTSD & OCD)

Although feelings of anxiety are common, anxiety can become a debilitating condition when symptoms are severe or untreated. Anxiety disorders significantly interfere with relationships, work, hobbies, and home life – but the good news is that they are treatable. I’ve helped many of my patients completely overcome their anxiety, and after receiving the right treatment and support many people become stronger and more resilient than ever before.

When treating symptoms of anxiety or trauma, I focus on therapeutic mentoring and coaching approaches that help you to build on your strengths. I will also provide you with medication options, if needed. My goal is to help you build your confidence, independence and resilience so that you no longer need therapy or medication, and you can get back to living your life fully again.

Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Complex Trauma/PTSD

I specialise in early intervention for psychosis, working with patients and their families to prevent symptoms progressing into a more serious, long-term illness. I’ve worked with hundreds of patients in my years of clinical practice, ranging from people who have experienced a first episode of psychosis to patients who’ve become resistant or unresponsive to treatments. I also specialise in helping people experiencing psychosis-like symptoms as a result of a traumatic event (complex PTSD).

I’ve witnessed how the right intervention can dramatically improve outcomes and change a patient’s life trajectory, helping them to continue with their career path, relationships, and maintain their independence. As a psychiatrist, I don’t believe in making decisions on behalf of my patients. I believe that a patient’s voices should always be listened to and respected, as I want us to work collaboratively as a team, along with their families, partners or carers.

My approach to therapy and treatment plans

I believe in treating my patients as I’d like my family to be treated, with respect, dignity and the highest standard of care. While making a diagnosis can often be useful, my goal for an assessment is to identify your strengths and areas of need. This will include understanding the nature of any problem or symptoms, the impact on your day-to-day life and the effect on your relationships, work or school, and home life. I believe it’s crucial to understand what approaches you’ve tried for managing the symptoms or illness, so that I have a better understanding of what is working and what hasn’t helped. By starting with your current strategies and coping skills, this will allow us to build on your strengths, which is a crucial part of the recovery process.

Personalised treatment plans

When developing your personalised treatment plan, my goal is to help you as a person rather than a patient, so that you can achieve your full potential. I use a combined approach that involves a comprehensive clinical assessment and history, psychoeducation for the patient and family members, partners or carers, different forms of therapy and medication to reduce the burden of symptoms (if needed). Therapy may involve CBT approaches, family therapy or psychotherapy, and may involve working as a team with other specialists such as psychologists, coaches, or nutritionists. I also take into account your lifestyle and include recommendations for improving physical health, fitness, sleep, nutrition and a stable routine. In this way we can identify and address the root cause of any issues, rather than just treating the symptoms or condition.

Medication

I believe that the decision to take medication needs to be considered very carefully. I always give my patients a choice and explain the benefits and any side effects associated with medication and adjust dosages according to how they respond. Medication should provide effective relief from symptoms without causing additional problems, which is why I always carefully weigh the risks and benefits before providing my recommendations. I follow The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines on the use of medications. I would aim to reduce medication as soon as possible and when safe to do so.

Training and education

I’ve been working as a Consultant Psychiatrist with the NHS since 2003 helping patients with all types of complex mental health conditions. Currently, I work part-time as the Clinical Consultant and Honorary CBT Therapist for an NHS Early Intervention in Psychosis service, as well as seeing patients in private practice. I’m registered as a General Adult Psychiatry specialist by the General Medical Council (GMC, UK) and am a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK.

I completed my psychiatry training in 2000 from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India. I then worked as a senior registrar, and later as a consultant psychiatrist in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to the UK in 2003. I also hold a postgraduate diploma in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis and bipolar disorder from the University of Oxford.

As part of my clinical research interest, I’m currently the Principal investigator on a clinical study at University College London, investigating how to safely reduce antipsychotic medication dosages for people with psychosis and schizophrenia. Previously, I’ve been the Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator or Collaborator on several academic research studies investigating autoimmune antibodies in psychosis, the safe discontinuation of antipsychotics, early symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), among others.

As part of my non-clinical work, I’m a Medical Member of First Tier for the Mental Health Tribunal, which helps me to keep abreast with changes in mental health laws and ensure that patients are not detained unlawfully. I work as an appraiser for medical doctors at North East London NHS Foundation Trust as a locum doctor. I also provide medico-legal reports for the Family and Criminal courts, independent organisations, clients, and solicitors.

I hold the following qualifications:

  • Medical Degree (MBBS)
  • Diploma in Psychological Medicine
  • Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych)
  • Diplomate in National Board-Psychiatry
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Psychosis & Bipolar)

Conditions I treat

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Generalised Anxiety Disorder Social anxiety and phobias Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Panic disorders Emotionally Unstable Personality disorder Schizophrenia and other psychosis Bipolar Disorder Depression

My personal interests

I’m passionate about personal fitness and particularly enjoy long walks in the country and hiking. I am passionate about helping people make progress in their career or professional journey, to realise true potential and provide mentoring and coaching to other doctors.

Fees

ADHD Initial Consultation:
£985
(2 hours)
Initial Consultation:
£495
(60 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£245
(20 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£290
(30 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£345
(40 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£495
(60 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£745
(90 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£985
(120 min)

Private medical insurance

I am recognised by all major insurance companies including Aviva, Cigna, Pru Health, Allianz, Bupa International, WPA, Simplyhealth. Please note I am not registered with BUPA UK and AXA PPP.

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Hannah Cartwright

I’m Hannah Cartwright, a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) certified with the Association for Nutrition, UK. I hold a Masters degree in Human Nutrition, Bachelor degree in Psychology, and have completed accredited nutritional counselling courses in Disordered Eating and Body Image.

Conditions I treat:

Disordered eatingEmotional eatingBody imageOptimising gut healthDigestive symptomsIrritable bowel syndromeFood intolerancesNutritional deficienciesWeight managementDiet optimisationFitness goalsNutrition for runners and preparing for marathonsHormonal imbalancesMenopause

I believe nutrition is about nourishing your body with the food you enjoy and embracing a healthy way of living so you can live your life to the fullest.

Fees

First consultations: £200 (1 hour)

Follow-up consultations: £170 (1 hour)

Dr Maria M. Herves

I am a General Psychiatrist with great interest in childhood and adolescence psychiatry. I have been working specifically in this field over the last 10 years. I believe that supporting mental health at early stages in life can prevent it from developing further into more persistent difficulties in adulthood.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAnxietyAutismBehaviour problemsBipolar disorderChronic painComplex trauma and PTSDDBT(Dialectical behaviour therapyDepressionEmotional DysregulationFamily workFibromyalgiaMemory problemsOCDPanic AttacksParentingPersonality DisordersPsychosisPsychosomaticSchool bullying and cyberbullyingSleep problems

I regard the patient as the product, not the problem. They are a result of their environmental, genetic and social influences, all of which can be addressed and supported with professional help.

Fees
First Consultation:
£580
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£870
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£1145
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£290
(30 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£385
(40 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£580
(60 min)

Dr Nagore Benito

I am a General Adult Psychiatrist with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of most mental health conditions. I offer a person-centered and holistic approach.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAnxietyBDDBipolar disorderDepression OCDPanic AttacksPsychosisSleep problemsTrauma & PTSD

The best six doctors anywhere, and no one can deny it are sunshine, water, rest, and air, exercise and diet. These six will gladly you attend If only you are willing Your mind they’ll ease Your will they’ll mend And charge you not a shilling
– Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990

Dr Jonathan Garabette

I am a Psychiatrist specialising in General Psychiatry and Medical Psychotherapy.
I treat most mental health difficulties and offer a range of approaches including medication, psychological therapies and lifestyle modification.

Conditions I treat:
Addictions AnxietyBDDBipolar disorderBorderline Personality DisorderComplex TraumaDepersonalisationDepression Eating DisordersInsomniaOCDSleep problemsPanic AttacksPsychosisTrauma & PTSD

I always try to focus on understanding you as a whole person and how any symptoms, problems and diagnoses affect you, your life and what is important to you.

Fees
Initial Consultation:
£1160
(2 hours)
Initial Consultation:
£870
(1.5 hours)
Follow-up Consultation:
£580
(1 hour)
Follow-up Consultation:
£290
(30 min)

Dr Srinvas Lanka

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Adult Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. I treat a wide variety of mental health and emotional conditions and have specialist expertise in managing complex and long term conditions.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAutismAddictions AnxietyBDDBipolar disorderBrain inuryBehaviour problemsChronic painDepression Eating DisordersFibromyalgiaMemory problemsOCDPanic AttacksPersonality DisordersPsychosisSleep problemsTrauma & PTSD

I try to understand your treatment goals, values, limitations and preferences, so we can personalise your treatment using the best approach that gives you sustained recovery.

Fees
ADHD Initial Consultation:
£1160
(2 hours)
Initial Consultation:
£870
(1.5 hours)
Follow-up Consultation:
£290
(30 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£580
(1 hour)

Dr Lara Lavadiño

I am a General Adult Psychiatrist specialised in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I have specialist expertise in managing complex and long term conditions. I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) certified psychotherapist also integrating Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy principles.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAnxietyAutismBDDBehaviour problemsBrain injuryChronic fatigueChronic painDepressionDissociationFibromyalgiaLearning DisabilityOCDPanic AttacksPanic/AgoraphobiaParentingPerformance anxiety in Music, Acting and SportsPerinatal PsychiatryPersonality DisordersPsychosisSleep problemsSocial phobiaTinnitus and VertigoTrauma & PTSD

I believe in a positive psychiatry approach, empowering both children and adults to overcome any difficulties by providing education and support on their condition, along with a holistic and personalised treatment plan.

Fees
First Consultation:
£475
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£720
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£895
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£320
(40 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£475
(60 min)

Dr Luis Alameda

I am a General Adult Psychiatrist and a Neuroscience Researcher. I specialise in severe mental conditions including trauma. I offer an individualised intervention integrating psychotherapy and medical approaches.

Conditions I treat:
AnxietyBorderline Personality DisorderBipolar disorderBrain inuryBehaviour problemsChronic painDepression Dissociative disordersNarcissistic Personality DisorderOCDPanic AttacksPersonality DisordersPsychosisReactions to acute stressSchizophreniaSchizoaffective DisorderSleep problemsTrauma & PTSD

I believe that difficulties in managing mental health are a normal part of life and far more common than you might think. They present an opportunity to understand the problem, become more self-aware and progress on your journey.

Fees
First Consultation:
£395
(1 hour)
Follow-up consultations:
£220
(30 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£330
(45 min)

Dr Iyas Assalman

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist specialised in General Adult Psychiatry. I treat a wide variety of mental health and emotional conditions and I have an expertise in treating Adults with ADHD.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAnxietyBDDBehaviour problemsBipolar disorderDepressionMemory problemsOCDPanic AttacksPsychosisSleep problemsTrauma and PTSD

Rather than seeing you as a diagnosis or trying to change your personality, I want to understand my patients as a whole person.

Fees
First Consultation:
£495
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£745
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£980
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£290
(30 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£385
(40 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£495
(60 min)

Dr Regina Sala

I am a caring and approachable medical doctor specializing in cognitive, behavioural and emotional well-being in children, adolescents, adults and their families. My ethos is to offer excellence of care based on evidence-based research with respect and compassion.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAutismAddictions AnxietyAttachment difficultiesBDDBehaviour problemsBereavement, grief and lossBipolar disorderBrain injuryChronic painDepressionEating DisordersFamily TherapyFibromyalgiaIntellectual disabilityMedically unexplained symptomsOCDPanic AttacksPersonality DisordersPsychosisPsychosomatic symptomsSleep problemsSocial communication disorderSpecific learning disordersTics and Tourette’s syndromeTrauma & PTSD

I see my patients as human beings and aim to foster a sincere and relaxed environment so that we can build trust during our sessions. I believe in a positive body-mind integration with neuroscience’s principles to empower self-awareness, resilience and personal growth

Fees
First Consultation:
£475
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£720
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£895
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£320
(40 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£475
(60 min)

Dr Dinesh Kumar

I’m Dr Dinesh Kumar and I am a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience, gained while working in Australia, NHS and private sector.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAnxietyPTSDBipolar disorderPhobiasDepression OCDSchizophreniaPsychosisPanic disordersPersonality disorder
When developing your personalised treatment plan, my goal is to help you as a person rather than a patient, so that you can achieve your full potential.
Fees
ADHD Initial Consultation:
£985
(2 hours)
Initial Consultation:
£495
(60 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£245
(20 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£290
(30 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£345
(40 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£495
(60 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£745
(90 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£985
(120 min)

Dr Triveni Joshi

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with over 15 years clinical experience. I treat a wide variety of mental health and emotional conditions with an emphasis on holistic treatment and working with parents/carers.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAngerAnxietyAutismBDDBipolar disorderBehavioural difficultiesDepression Emerging Personality DisordersOCDPanic AttacksParentingPsychosisSleep problemsTrauma & PTSD

I love to work with children. I wholeheartedly believe that early intervention is one of the best ways to successfully manage long term mental health problems.

Fees
First Consultation:
£475
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£720
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£895
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£320
(40 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£475
(60 min)

Lynn Gruwez

I’m a Clinical Psychologist with experience across a range of mental health conditions. My goal as a therapist is to see each person as someone unique and human. I seek to understand in depth the nature of any mental health symptoms so that I can flexibly and creatively adapt therapy to suit your circumstances.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAddictions AnxietyBDDBipolar disorderBehaviour problemsChronic painDepression Eating DisordersFibromyalgiaOCDPanic AttacksSleep problemsTrauma & PTSD

I believe in a holistic, non-judgemental approach where clients have the space and freedom to share their fears without constraint. I have a strong interest and passion for Mindfulness.

Fees

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Dr Jonathan Garabette

I am a Psychiatrist specialising in General Psychiatry and Medical Psychotherapy. I treat most mental health difficulties and offer a range of approaches including medication, psychological therapies and lifestyle modification.
Conditions I treat:
Depression and Dysthymia​Depression and Dysthymia​Depression and Dysthymia​

I always try to focus on understanding you as a whole person and how any symptoms, problems and diagnoses affect you, your life and what is important to you.

Fees
First Consultation:
£475
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£720
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£895
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£275
(30 minutes)
Follow-up consultations:
£320
(40 minutes)
Follow-up consultations:
£475
(60 minutes)

Dr Ana Tsakiri

My Trauma-informed practice and holistic therapeutic approach aims to support children during periods of acute crisis but also help them with long standing emotional and behavioural difficulties. I work with families to understand how adversity and trauma has impacted a child’s world causing emotional and mental health difficulties as well as physical symptoms. I am also a Consultant Psychiatrist specialised in Interventional Psychiatry with TMS therapy for young people with resistant emotional difficulties and severe depression.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAnxietyAutismBehavioural problemsBDDBipolar disorderBrain inuryComplex TraumaDepression Eating DisordersEmotional Difficulties Family workInterpersonal relationship problemsOCDPanic AttacksParental Psychoeducation about Mental Health DisordersPersonality DisordersPhychosomatic symptomsPsychosisPTSDSleep problems

The aim is always for your child to overcome the negative influence of the experience, redefine how they feel and rebuild their confidence

Fees
First Consultation:
£395
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£650
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£790
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£245
(30 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£295
(40 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£395
(60 min)

Alexandra Madureira

I’m a Clinical Psychologist who thinks outside the box. I have a creative and passionate approach that focuses on healing emotions while also considering life situations and neurobiological mechanisms.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAddictions AnxietyBDDBipolar disorderBrain inuryBehaviour problemsChronic painDepression Eating DisordersFibromyalgiaMemory problemsOCDPanic AttacksPersonality DisordersTrauma & PTSD

I believe feeling safe is a prerequisite for change and therefore I focus on making people feel comfortable, so they can gain the courage to face and break unhelpful psychological patterns.

Fees

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Gemma Luke

My name is Dr Gemma Luke, a consultant clinical psychologist. I have been working in the field of mental health for over 20 years, and as a qualified clinical psychologist since 2011.

Conditions I treat:
Self-HarmAddictions AnxietyBDDBipolar disorderBehaviour problemsDepression Eating DisordersOCDPanic AttacksPersonality DisordersTrauma & PTSDOffending behaviour (domestic, violent, and sexual abuse)Behavioural issues

I am passionate about promoting positive mental health and strive to work holistically with both mind and body to help my clients achieve lasting change.

Fees

Initial consultations: £245 (1 hour)

Follow-up consultations: £245 (1 hour)

Dr Alberto Pertusa

I have a strong interest in behaviour modification, lifestyle optimisation and the use of self-quantification as a way to foster wellbeing and increase performance.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAddictionsAnxietyBinge EatingOCDOrthorexiaSleep problems

I always strive to provide the highest standards of care to all my patients.
I endeavour to offer personalised and bespoke treatment in order to meet your specific needs