I have been a consultant psychiatrist with the NHS since 2006 and I have been in private practice for several years. I was medical director at Cygnet Hospital Harrow (formerly Bowden House Clinic) for 7 years.
Having qualified as a medical doctor in 1994, I did my postgraduate psychiatric training in London on the Charing Cross and St Mary’s training scheme leading to the award of the MRCPsych by examination in 2002. I trained in cognitive behavioural therapy at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, leading to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT in 2006. I was awarded FRCPsych in 2013.
I continue to practise part-time as a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS at Charing Cross Hospital, London and I am also an honorary clinical senior lecturer with Imperial College London as well as being an academic tutor to medical students.
In 2019, 2020 and 2021, I was featured on the Powerlist as one of the 100 most influential black people in the UK.
I work with patients in a collaborative and compassionate way to help develop a shared formulation and personalised treatment plan. I am interested in functional, integrative psychiatry having undergone specific training with the Institute for Functional Medicine. I combine a functional psychiatry approach based on identifying root causes of mental health problems in addition to conventional psychiatry.