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Dr Andrew Parker
MB BS BSc MA MRCPsych
Psychiatry
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Adult Psychiatry
Addictions & Eating Disorders
Addiction
Dual Diagnosis

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 4420907

LANGUAGES

english

CONSULTATION FEES

New appointment: £350
Follow-up appointment: £180

About

I have been working in private practice for almost 10 years in central London, and in Psychiatry for 17 years. I entered the field because I am fascinated by people, the nature of mind and the close relationship between crisis and positive growth and recovery.

I aim to combine these elements in all my clinical work:

- A person-centered approach building a strong therapeutic relationship

- A scientific approach, taking account of the best available evidence and expert consensus guidelines (e.g. NICE)

- Sufficient knowledge of the whole person to situate the clinical problem in context, and draw on the person's strengths

- Enhancing the person’s ability to self-manage their condition, with or without medication

- Specialist medication management when appropriate

I am not a purely "medical model" psychiatrist, and I am even a bit "anti-psychiatry". The biological, psychological, spiritual and social dimensions are all of importance and interact. Collaboratively I try to work towards a common understanding that works for the individual.

I particularly enjoy working 1:1 with people struggling with addictions, mild or severe, and with those interested in psychological growth following a mental health crisis.

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Special Interests

  • Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorders)
  • Anxiety and stress disorders
  • Alcohol dependence and problem-drinking
  • Drug dependence and problem drug use
  • ADHD detailed assessment & treatment initiation
  • 1:1 Addiction treatment - 12-Step and non-12-step
  • Non-medication strategies to beat depression and stress
  • Light therapy for seasonal and non-seasonal depression
  • Spiritual approaches to mental flourishing and recovery

Education

Primary Medical Qualifications

  • First class bachelors degree Psychology (London)
  • Medical degree with distinction (London)
  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • MA in Philosophy of Mind with distinction (Warwick)


General Medical Council recognition as specialist in Adult General Psychiatry and Addictions

Postgraduate psychiatry and academic training at Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (and member of Spirituality special interest group)

Member of the British Association of Psychopharmacology