Dr Tom Pennybacker is a Consultant Psychiatrist and psychotherapist working in both the NHS and private sector. Initially, he qualified as a doctor in 1999 and worked in physical health for a number of years before specialising in psychiatry. Alongside his training as a psychiatrist he has undertaken in-depth training in psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic and developed a specialist expertise in combining psychological interventions with medication.
Within the NHS, he is clinical lead for a team who deliver complex psychiatric and psychological care to people with severe mental disorders. On account of his extensive experience; having assessed and treated both minor and severe psychiatric problems with medications and psychotherapy, Dr Pennybacker continues to provide the highest quality psychiatric care. It should therefore come as no surprise that he has a lead role in teaching medical students and psychiatrists in his NHS Trust and at University College London and is involved in research projects developing understanding of how the brain functions in mental disorder. Previously, he was the Assistant Editor of the journal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Prior to specialising in psychiatry, Dr Pennybacker gained experience in a host of medical specialties in an effort to gain a wider understanding of the way physical ill-health can affect people across the lifespan. To this extent, the impact of physical health conditions on a person’s mental health is an area of particular interest to him.
Primary Medical Qualification
MB BS (1999) - University of Newcastle upon Tyne