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Dr Francesca Ducci
Dr Francesca Ducci
MD PhD
Psychiatry
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General Medical Council: 6169012

LANGUAGES

english, italian

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Psychiatry

About

 

Cognacity: Initial Assessment [one hour] £360; Follow-Up [30 min] £220
Cardiac Screen: Initial Assessment [one hour] £300; Follow-Up: £180 [50 min ] £150 [30 min]


I am a general adult psychiatrist working in both the NHS and private sector in London. Over the years, I developed a broad range of clinical and research expertise working in Italy, UK and USA.

I completed my medical education in Italy and my postgraduate qualification in General Adult Psychiatry in London.
I have e deep interest in research and I worked for four years at the National Institute of Health, (NIH) Bethesda, USA.

Clinical Experience:

I have experience in the assessment and management of different types of Psychiatric disorders including Anxiety
(e.g. panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Mood Disorders (e.g. Depression and Bipolar Illness), Psychosis (e.g. Schizophrenia), and Personality Disorders.

I worked in multiple psychiatric services within NHS including the Early Intervention Unit for Psychosis (South London and Maudsley NHS trust and South West London & St George’s Mental Health Trust), Home Treatment Team, Community Mental Health Team, and the Neuropsychiatric Department at St George’s Hospital (South West London & St George’s Mental Health Trust).

Since 2013, I have been appointed as substantive Consultant Psychiatrist at South West London & St George’s Mental Health Trust.

I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and am appraised every year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (Certificate of good standing) and the GMC.

What to expect:

During the initial consultation, I discuss with you the issues you are concerned about, your expectations from the
treatment and ask about your past psychiatric history, medical history and personal background.

It usually takes one or two sessions (depending on the complexity) to be able to discuss all the issues as well as your
therapeutic goals.  

I work in close collaboration with you to establish a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. At the end of the initial consultation, I will consider the feasibility of a diagnosis if any and advise/prescribe medications if needed.

After the first assessment, I advise on whether one or more follow-up appointments might be appropriate and on potential psychological interventions that could be effective for you.

I do face to face consultations in Central (Harley Street) and South (Elephant &Castle) London as well as skype sessions.

I do also psychiatric reports, including medico-legal reports.

Research Activity:

I believe research is fundamental in improving our ability to understand and treat mental health problems.

I am very interested in understanding how genetic and environmental factors can jointly predispose to psychiatric disorders.

I started my research activity in 2004 working as postdoctoral visiting fellow at the National Institute of Health, (NIH) Bethesda, USA. At NIH, I focused my research interest on addiction and personality disorders. As a result of my work, I obtained a PhD in neurobiology of affective disorder in 2008 and published multiple articles for international scientific journals.

In London, I continued my research activity working as Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry Kings
College London.

NHS POST: Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry at South West London & St George’s Mental Health

http://www.psychnet.org.uk/dr-francesca-ducci/

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Special Interests

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD [2 hour assessment]
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD)
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Depersonalization
  • Derealization
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Non-epileptic seizures
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post Natal Depression (PND)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Recurrent Depression
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management

     

    Education

    • Medical Degree:  University of Pisa, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Pisa, Italy 2001
    • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in General Adulthood Psychiatry University Of Pisa, Italy 2004
    • PhD in neurobiological mechanisms underlying mood disorders and alcoholism, University Of Pisa, Italy 2008
    • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in General Adulthood Psychiatry London Deanery 2013
    • Member of the Royal college of Psychiatrist

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    Dr. Ducci is an excellent psychiatrist. Her diagnosis has been very helpful to me and I value her time and work.
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    19-06-2019
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    I have been Dr Ducci's patient for almost a year and have been seeing her regularly at least once or twice a month. She has been the most helpful, understanding and supportive of my situation.
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    27-05-2019
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    The most amazing Dr I have ever met. She brought sunshine in my life. She really helped me. I can’t thank her enough. I have been feeling so much better since I met her. I feel energetic and relaxed and calmer. All thanks to my dear Dr ducci
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    26-05-2019
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    Dr Ducci was really helpful and made me feel really comfortable. She went in depth of my situation form the very first appointment and it was a really good experience as I felt I was truly supported by someone.
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    25-05-2019
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    Dr Ducci helped me greatly with my mental health issues. She identified immediately my problems, she also reassured me and clarified things that I did not know. She was a main reference point for me in a difficult period.
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    25-05-2019
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    Dr Ducci is an excellent psychiatrist who listens to her patients, is compassionate and flexible. Her diagnosis was spot on for me, she listened to my concerns about treatment and worked with me to get the result I needed. I trust Dr Ducci and recommend her to anyone seeking psychiatric help.
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    24-05-2019
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    A very experienced doctor who will help you with your issues (either facing them or giving you the support you need). Someone you can trust is acting in your best interests.
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    25-03-2019
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    I had a rewarding Skype interaction with Dr Ducci and look forward to meeting with her in person at the Clinic.. Her report and the agreed questionnaire were sent very efficiently. Thanks so much.
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    20-03-2019
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    I had a consultation session with Dr. Ducci last week and after feeling very depressed with my university studies and future, I experienced some ease and saw my situation from a more positive lens.
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    20-03-2019
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    Great professional help when I needed it most. Thanks
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    24-10-2018
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    Peer Recommendations

    BY dr P Balu

    28-03-2018
    Dr Francesca Ducci is an excellent colleague and a compassionate doctor. She is very knowledgeable and gives the very best care for her patients. I had the pleasure of looking after some of her patients who value her wonderful listening skills and commitment to them. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to any of my clients.
    For specialty: Psychiatry
    Connection: Is a colleague

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