Dr Srinivas Lanka

Expertise Medico-legal reports and expert reports My approach to therapy and treatment plans My approach to medication
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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.

I understand the difficulties of accessing timely, specialist mental health care. I have first-hand experience of the overwhelming urgency and anxiety you feel when a friend or family member needs help from a specialist. That’s why I try to provide timely help and support when you need it most.

Undoubtedly, medication has a significant role to play in treatment, but relying solely on it can sometimes limit full recovery. I firmly believe that medication is most effective when used to provide immediate symptom relief. This gives us the necessary space and stability to address the underlying difficulties through talking therapy. My objective is to provide personalised treatment that integrates psychological approaches with medical treatments and lifestyle interventions (such as exercise, supplements or social inclusion strategies).

I strive to understand my patient’s unique perspective so I can help them through their difficulties by integrating my clinical expertise, evidence-based treatments and advances in emerging research. I believe a collaborative treatment approach that respects and values a patient’s preferences, goals and hopes are essential for a holistic, sustained recovery.

I believe in holistic intervention that focuses on physical health, emotional well being, social support and a rewarding, structured routine for the best chance of recovery.

Expertise

I’m a general adult psychiatrist with additional training and expertise in Neuropsychiatry. As a general adult psychiatrist I have extensive experience in treating a wide range of mood, anxiety-related and trauma-related conditions. As an inpatient consultant, I worked in multiple specialist services offering support for complex and treatment-resistant psychosis.

My areas of special interest are complex conditions with interrelated physical and mental health difficulties. I have significant experience in helping individuals struggling with acute and chronic complications of alcohol and complex substance misuse that requires careful monitoring and treatment of physical and mental health.

As a neuropsychiatrist, I manage complex Neurodiversity and neurodevelopmental conditions, such as ADHD, autism and behavioural difficulties. I have experience managing neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions, such as brain injury, early onset dementia, memory, mood and emotional difficulties following head injury and stroke.

Medico-legal reports and expert reports

I specialise in providing expert witness reports and medico-legal reports for family and criminal courts, mental health review tribunals and the Court of Protection. I receive instruction from legal firms and private organisations and have experience of acting as defence, prosecution and joint expert witness.

I’ve produced reports for the medico-legal practice since 2014, during this time, I have compiled over 200 reports for families and provided evidence in criminal courts, court of protection, family courts, employment tribunals, Mental Health Review Tribunals and for civil proceedings.

My professional experience in medical management and service lead positions helped me understand the complex commissioning structures and varied funding streams that dictate the treatment decisions. This knowledge allows me to correctly identify the best clinical care and service available to address the individual in question’s needs, efficiently and quickly.

Special Areas of Expertise
  • Brain injury
  • Alcohol related brain damage
  • Complex mental capacity assessments
  • Capacity assessments for Court of Protection
  • Medical negligence
  • Personal injury
  • Fitness to plead and stand trial
  • Pre-sentencing reports
  • Assessments for hospital disposal from the courts
  • Parole board assessments
  • Mental Health Review Tribunals
  • Complex functional neurological conditions
  • Treatment resistant psychosis
  • Mood disorders
  • Work related stress and occupational mental health difficulties
  • Employment tribunals

My approach to therapy and treatment plans

I explore my patient’s difficulties through their unique perspective, understand the reasons for their visit, their hopes and expectations from the treatment.

Mental health conditions can be caused by a range of stressors, including health problems, psychological or social difficulties. Mental health symptoms can be caused as a result of a complex combination of factors, including genetic vulnerability, psychological disposition, or environmental changes (work, school, social or family).

The first step in treatment is to understand the nature of the issue and how it affects you. I believe it’s crucial to find the best treatment approach for each individual, based on their symptoms and strengths, to give you the best chance of recovery.

Treatment typically involves the following steps, but the length of treatment and type of approach will depend on the individual:
  • Understanding the nature of the problem
  • Assessing negative impact and associated consequences (risks)
  • Diagnosis
  • Symptom relief
  • Structured intervention (medication and/or therapy, social and lifestyle)
  • Improving resilience and psychoeducation
  • Contingency planning before stopping treatment, so if any issues come up again we are better prepared to address them quickly

I am trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). In my approach to treatment, I also integrate the principles of family (systemic) therapy and psychodynamic therapy. I regularly collaborate with an extensive network of psychologists that I can refer patients to, should a specialist talking therapy be required.

I have additional expertise in identifying treatment strategies for people struggling with comorbid physical health and mental health conditions. In cases where physical health conditions could be complicating symptoms, I recommend full physical health investigations and collaboration with other specialists to confirm the best treatment pathway.

My approach to medication

I believe in a collaborative approach where we work together to determine if medication is right for you. In many instances, medication can improve symptoms, but in some circumstances, a non-medical treatment approach would suit better. The benefits and potential risks of any medication will always be discussed with you so that we can weigh up the likelihood of improvement in combination with any side effects.

If medication is necessary, I always explain all of your options in detail, combining the latest scientific evidence with my professional view of your unique symptoms and circumstances.

Training and education

I am a consultant psychiatrist specialising in general psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and forensic psychiatry. My experience has involved both training and clinical roles in the NHS and independent health care organisations, meaning I gained experience working across urban, suburban and rural areas, with a wide variety of demographic and ethnic groups.

I’ve worked as the Regional Medical Director, Group Research and Development Lead and the chair of the Neuropsychiatry Steering Group for Cygnet Health Care. In these roles, I provided clinical support and advice on acute mental health, mental health rehabilitation, personality disorders, neuropsychiatry and intellectual disability services.

I completed my MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of surgery) medical degree at the University of Health Sciences in India, before pursuing my psychiatry training in the UK. I completed my core training in psychiatry in the West Midlands and received membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych). I completed higher training in general adult psychiatry from Wales Deanery, receiving CCT (certificate of completion of training) in general adult psychiatry with accreditation in liaison psychiatry. I also received a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychiatry from the University of Birmingham.

Due to my strong interest in psychiatric research, I’ve authored and co-authored several publications in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals across a wide range of topics. I have also presented at several academic conferences throughout the UK on mental health rehabilitation, holistic treatments and neurobehavioural disability and rehabilitation.

Conditions I treat

Depression and DysthymiaBipolar disorder and fluctuations in mood Managing long term health conditions Anxiety disorders and phobias Panic attacks Social anxiety, performance anxiety and social phobia Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Alcohol problems and mental health or emotional difficulties with dependence or harmful use of substances Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD and ADD) Binge eating disorders Work-related stress and other stress-related disorders Insomnia and other sleeping disorders Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Acquired brain injury Organic mental health conditions Complex cognitive deficits Psychosis associated with parkinson’s disease Early onset dementia

My personal interests

I love sports and support the Wolves FC. From growing up in India, cricket has always been an enormous part of my life as well.

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)

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.

Patient success stories

Dr Benito has been a real life-saver for me. She has helped me through my darkest period. And I wish her good health so that she can continue to help more patients like me.
Overall, I am so grateful to have been recommended to Dr Benito - she has made such a significant and positive impact on my recovery and from the first session, gave me great optimism as I finally felt like I had the support required to navigate recovery and it was possible.
A refreshing approach. Incredible personal skills. Very current with approach to evidence based practice.
Dr Benito is excellent and is one of the best doctors I’ve ever dealt with
She is inspirational and amazing! I feel so lucky to have her as my doctor.
She is a really lovely doctor, genuinely caring and interested in improving the health and well being of the patient.
The best Psychiatrist in the U.K. and has stopped me losing all hope in my darkest hours of illness twice in my life. I owe her so much and so do my whole family who love how she has helped me be the confident person I am now
Dr Benito is the best psychiatrist I have seen and I have seen two in the US and two in the UK. I would recommend her highly to anyone. She is exceptionally compassionate and smart.
The session involving my husband was incredibly helpful for him in understanding my condition and was a catalyst for much better understanding and communication between us
Dr Benito has got to be one of the best psychiatrists I have ever had. She listens carefully and translates what I mean very accurately - this is very important to me and I really appreciate Dr Benito's skill in doing this.
Dr Nagore is a wonderful doctor. She always listens to me, I always feel comfortable around her, and I have no issue divulging any of my own troubles to her. She provides a comfortable, intelligent space for me to discuss my illnesses and I wouldn't have any other doctor.

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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

Please contact us for more information

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

Please contact us for more information

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