Psychiatry is the medical practice concerned with the study of the mind and the way it affects behaviour and wellbeing. A psychiatrist, a fully trained medical doctor, monitors illness on other physical conditions such as problems with the heart or high blood pressure.
As many mental illnesses or disorders can be effectively treated with specific drugs, much of the treatment may be based on medication management. Where medication alone is insufficient, a psychiatrist may suggest a combination of medication and psychotherapy or counselling to treat the mental illness.
Some of the more common psychiatric conditions include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Sexual disorders
- Sleep disorders
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DR GARETH VINCENTI MBBS, LLB, DOccMed, FRCPsych
Gareth is an accredited specialist in adult and old age psychiatry and has held consultant and senior administrative posts in both the NHS and the private healthcare sectors. A law graduate with a diploma in occupational medicine, he now works in full time independent practice, providing occupational health assessments to a wide array of referring agencies and providing reports for courts and tribunals. He specializes in reports for personal injury, clinical negligence, employment tribunals and capacity assessments (including testamentary) and has a regular commitment with the multidisciplinary occupational health team at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He consults from The Tower Clinic in Leeds as well as Cleckheaton, Middlesbrough and Newcastle, occasionally seeing patients in London and Manchester.
All appointments are arranged through his PA, Jane on 01609 778730.
Dr Rob Baskind MBChB MRCPsych
Rob is a Consultant Psychiatrist holding an NHS Consultant post in Leeds since 2008. He has experience working in Acute, Community and Prison Mental Health settings. Accredited in Adult Psychiatry, Rob has developed a wealth of experience managing the most common mental health conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorder and psychosis. He has provided many expert legal reports for the courts.
Rob specialises in Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and has led a successful service in Leeds since 2011. He has a vast experience in the assessment and management of ADHD in the community and custodial settings. He also has been involved in numerous research projects and delivered teaching on Adult ADHD at national conferences to a variety of mental health professionals and criminal justice staff.
Rob provides private psychiatric assessments, including ADHD assessment and treatment at The Tower Clinic. If you wish to make an appointment call The Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067.
Dr David Protheroe MBChB, MMedSc, MD, MRCPsych
Dr. Protheroe qualified as a medical doctor in 1987 and has worked as a consultant psychiatrist in both the UK and Australia since 1998. He is accredited in General Adult Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry; working in both the general hospital setting for the NHS and Yorkshire Private Psychiatry Clinics. He is also an accredited Practitioner in EMDR, a specialised form of psychotherapy that can be used successfully to reprocess traumatic memories.
Dr. Protheroe sees patients aged 18-70 years. He works with BUPA, AXA PPP and other major insurance companies and self-funding patients. He treats a wide range of conditions and psychological problems including different forms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychological problems associated with physical illnesses and medically unexplained symptoms for example fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome.
If you wish to make an appointment with Dr Protheroe, call The Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067.
Dr Anna Kurcharska MD, MRCPsych equivalent, PhD
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr Anna Kucharska is a Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist currently working as part of a multidisciplinary team treating a wide range of mental health difficulties for pre-school and school age children. She has more than 20 years’ experience in practicing psychiatry.
Dr Kucharska has responsibility for the assessment and treatment of children with complex mental health problems, particularly specialising working with children with Learning Disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Eating Disorders. She is trained in diagnosing Autistic Spectrum Disorders using the diagnostic tools ADI-R and ADOS, is a trainer in the Cygnet programme which delivers training for parents with children with ASD, and recently became medical appraiser.
Dr Kucharska has a warm and engaging manner and a wealth of experience and we are delighted to be working with her.
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Childhood ADHD/ADD
- Anxiety & Stress
- Bipolar Affective Disorder
- Medication reviews
- Fears & Phobias
- School Problems
- School Exclusions & Expulsions
- Associate Specialist RC Psych
- GMC registration 4595363
- British Medical Association
- General Medical Council (GMC)
- Member of National Autistic Society (NAS)
- Family Therapy
- Solution Focus Therapy
If you wish to make an appointment with Dr Anna Kurcharska, call The Tower Clinic on 0113 2672067.