GMC Number: 7027167
I am a Greek-born, UK-trained Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist.
I trained in General Adult Psychiatry, with an endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry (the branch of Psychiatry that specialises in the interface between General Medicine and Psychiatry).
I currently work at Oxleas NHS Trust, in London. I am Consultant Psychiatrist for the Greenwich Mental Health Liaison and the Greenwich Primary Care Plus teams.
I follow a holistic, bio-psycho-social and collaborative approach to the assessment and management of the people that seek my help. My practice has been informed by both my clinical experience and my own research.
For the last 8 years, I have successfully assessed and managed thousands of people with a wide range of mental and physical health problems, including:
- Mood disorders (depression, bipolar affective disorder)
- Anxiety and stress-related disorders (phobias, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD)
- Dissociative and somatoform disorders
- Personality disorders
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)
- Persistent physical symptoms
I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and I have experience in both individual and group therapy.
A few years ago, I completed a Master’s Degree on Health Research. In my dissertation, I examined the evidence base for complex interventions for comorbid (co-existing) mental health problems (i.e. depression and anxiety) and long-term physical health conditions (i.e. diabetes and cardiovascular disease). These complex interventions consisted of various elements, such as bio-psycho-social assessment, psycho-education, psychotherapy, medication, support for self-care, and relapse prevention. I found that they are effective in the treatment of both mental health difficulties and long-term physical health conditions.
I am also a film enthusiast, and have founded the Leeds Psychoanalytical Film Discussion Club, exploring the interface between Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and film.