Psychiatry In LeedsPsychiatry is the medical practice concerned with the study of the mind and the way it affects behaviour and wellbeing.
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:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety Disorders & Depression
  • ADHD Assessment & Diagnosis
  • Autism Diagnosis
  • Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Medico-Legal Reports
  • Medico-Legal Reports for Asylum & Immigration
  • Mental Health in the Workplace – Specialist Occupational Psychiatry Assessments & Opinions for Employees and Employers
  • OCD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexual disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Specialist Occupational Reports


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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.

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Dr Anna Kucharska 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
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Medication reviews
  • Fears & Phobias
  • School Problems
  • School Exclusions & Expulsions
  • Self-harm


  • Associate Specialist RC Psych
  • PhD
  • GMC registration 4595363

Professional Registrations

  • British Medical Association
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Member of National Autistic Society (NAS)

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Family Therapy
  • Solution Focus Therapy

We offer a comprehensive assessment package designed to enable parents, carers, young people and other professionals to gain a better understanding of a child’s needs.

The child is central throughout the process and as such we endeavor to put their needs first.

Following the assessment and diagnosis where appropriate, a comprehensive report is compiled which includes advice and strategies pertinent to the child.

Our team comprises of highly experienced professionals including:

  • Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist

The comprehensive ASD assessment will include the following services:

  • Screening questionnaires will be sent to the family before the
    assessment is commenced
  • Families will attend an initial appointment with Dr Anna Kucharska Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in order to obtain both a medical and family history of the child.
  • This will take approximately 90 minutes and will determine if the child should have a full ASD assessment
  • A detailed early years developmental history will be conducted by will be conducted by Dr Anna Kucharska. This will take approximately 90 minutes.
  • An Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) will be performed by Dr Shripati Consultant Clinical Psychologist

A speech, language and social communication assessment will be administered by Annette Smith, Independent Speech and Language Therapist. The assessments are dependent upon the age of the child and include standardised tests, informal assessment and observation.

An Occupational Therapy assessment will be conducted by Jayne Murray, Occupational Therapist. This will include a
home and school visit assessing fine motor, sensory processing difficulties and access to childhood occupations.
Assessments often include joint professional working. This enables professionals to work together to formulate a professional opinion on a child’s strengths and areas of need as well as reducing
unnecessary assessments.

On completion of the assessment, a multi-disciplinary diagnostic decision will be made.

The child’s parents or carers will then attend an appointment where the outcome of the assessment is discussed with them and a comprehensive assessment report is provided.

Please note that a cognitive assessment is occasionally indicated and this can be arranged for an additional fee.
The cost of assessments start at £2500. Any follow up appointments will be charged separately.

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Dr Ankush Vidyarthi MBBS, DCP, MRCPsych

Dr Vidyarthi is a medical doctor specialising in Psychiatry. He completed his medical degree in 2001 and was elected as a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2008.

Dr Vidyarthi sees patients aged 18 to 70 years.

He currently works as a NHS Consultant Psychiatrist at St James University Hospital in Leeds and also provides consultant input to the regional Chronic Fatigue service.

He completed his training in Psychiatry from Royal Free Hospital training scheme in London. He then completed higher specialist training in Psychiatry from Leeds, and was awarded CCT in General Adult Psychiatry with endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry. He has special interest in neurosciences and is the author of neurosciences resource for the masters in clinical psychiatry students. He has published five books for medical students including international best seller for PLAB exam.

His clinical expertise includes mood disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress, traumatic disorders, PTSD, medically unexplained symptoms, mental health consequence of physical illness, chronic fatigue.

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Dr Maciej Danilewicz, MBBCh, PgDipCT(Oxon), PgDipPsych(Cardiff)

Consultant Adult Psychiatrist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Helping adults and adults with learning disabilities remained the main area of professional focus of Dr Maciej Danilewicz for almost 15 years. His experience acquired through working in general adult psychiatry hospitals, addiction rehabilitation centres and forensic units (low, medium, and a high security) is combined with the Postgraduate Diplomas in Clinical Psychiatry (Cardiff University) and Cognitive Therapy awarded by the Oxford University.

Being dually qualified in Clinical Psychiatry and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy gives Dr Danilewicz detailed knowledge of pharmacological treatments and various modalities of psychotherapy that translate directly to a unique ability of creating tailored treatment plans and in some cases not necessarily involving treatment with medications.

Dr Danilewicz is an expert panel member at Myogenes, a pioneer in providing pharmacogenomic testing (also known as personalised medicine) in the United Kingdom. Treating psychiatric disorders using personalised medicine accelerates effectiveness of therapy and mitigates some of the medication related side-effects. DNA testing enables practitioner to achieve 80% accuracy in the choice of psychiatric medication.


  • Adult psychiatry
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Medico-legal Reports
  • Personalised medicine (pharmacogenomic testing)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Recognition, management and treatment of substance misuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Structured assessments

  • International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE)
  • Risk of Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP)

Dr Miz Abbas MBBS, MRCPsych

Dr Abbas is a medical doctor specialising in Psychiatry. She trained in Medicine at St Bartholomew’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, qualifying in 2006. She trained in psychiatry in London, Leicester and Leeds. She has been a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 2011. She became a consultant psychiatrist in 2015.
Dr Abbas works as a NHS Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at St James University Hospital in Leeds. Her main interests and experience are in assessing and managing patients who present in mental health crisis both in community and hospital settings. In addition, her work includes managing patients with a combination of physical and psychiatric difficulties.

Dr Abbas sees patients aged 18 to 65 years. She has specific clinical expertise in depression, mood disorders, anxiety, disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder and personality disorders. She also has a special interest in mental health in the workplace and offers specialist occupational psychiatry assessments and opinions for employees and employers on a range of work-related matters.

Dr Abbas offers:

  • Psychiatric assessment and diagnostic clarity for individual self-referrals, private, public and voluntary sector organisations.
  • Bespoke treatment plan (including advice and recommendations for medication and psychological therapy if required)
  • Specialist occupational psychiatry reports
  • Medico-Legal reports for Asylum and Immigration and Employment Law
  • Other medico-legal and specialist psychiatric reports

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