Dr. Natasha Bijlani was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych), in September 2018 as a mark of distinction and in recognition of the significant contribution she has made to the core purpose of the College throughout her career. She obtained her medical qualification at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1987 and continued to train in psychiatry at St. Bartholomew’s to obtain her membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 1993.
Dr. Bijlani completed her psychiatric training at St. George’s Hospital, Tooting, London and was consultant psychiatrist for a specialist psychiatric service (in Assertive Community Treatment) from 2003 to 2006, where she was responsible for the care of patients with longstanding and complicated severe mental disorders.
Dr. Bijlani moved to exclusive private practice in 2006 and has been a self-employed, consultant psychiatrist based at the Priory Hospital Roehampton since then. She was Clinical Lead for Therapy Services from 2011 to 2015 and was a co-clinical Tutor for medical students from University College Hospital from 2007 to 2015. In the academic year of 2007-8, she was commended as being a “particularly helpful or inspiring tutor” by medical students. She has also been Clinical Lead, Private Acute Services at The Priory Hospital Roehampton from 2015 until 2016.
Dr. Bijlani also has consulting rooms at 9a Wilbraham Place, near Sloane Square in Central London.
Dr. Bijlani has over 25 years of experience in treating adults with mental health disordersincluding: depressive disorders, pregnancy related mood disorders such as postnatal depression, anxiety and psychosis, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), bipolar affective disorder, anxiety and panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, addictions, psychoses, relationship issues and stress, including employment stresses.
There is still considerable stigma, fear and ignorance about mental health disorders, which often discourages people from seeking help. Dr Bijlani believes that the media plays a crucial role in informing and educating and in helping to dispel common myths regarding mental ill health. Over the years she has made numerous contributions on subjects including depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), insomnia and addictions in various publications, as well as on radio and television.
Dr. Bijlani is Section 12(2) approved for the purposes of the Mental Health Act.
More information about Dr Bijlani’s practice, including patient testimonials and details of media contributions can be obtained on her website: www.drnatashabijlani.co.uk
Dr Natasha Bijlani MBBS, FRCPsych
Priory Hospital Roehampton
London SW15 5JJ
Secretary: Helen Morrissey
Phone: +44 20 8392 4203
Fax: +44 20 8876 4014