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

Psychiatrists

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drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

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.


For enquiries or bookings please contact info@towerclinic.co.uk

drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

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.

Specialisms:

  • 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)
drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

Dr Miz Abbas MBBS, MRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist

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
  • Other specialist psychiatric reports

Referrals accepted from

  • Self-referrals
  • GP
  • Corporate clients

Please complete the Tower Clinic referral form, or contact us page.

drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

Dr Amir Sajjadi

Dr Sajjadi is a medical doctor and an experienced consultant psychiatrist. He has been working in the NHS for the past 15 years. He holds a Medical Doctorate (MD), a Master of Medical Science in Psychiatry (MMSc), and is a member of Royal College of Psychiatrist (MRCPsych). He is also an Approved Clinician and is recognised under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act as having specific expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems.

Dr Sajjadi has a gentle and non-judgemental approach addressing his patients’ difficulties. He strongly believes in collaboratively working with his patients to formulate a clear diagnosis and treatment plan, using evidence based practice, to ensure the best chance of recovery. He has received local Clinical Excellence Awards from NHS and outstanding feedback from his patients. He takes active interest in education; he is a member of Royal College of Psychiatrist Quality Assurance panel for written exams, has delivered numerous teachings and presentations, has been co-author of books and has publications in peer reviewed journals.

Dr Sajjadi provides face to face and video consultation assessments for patients with:

  • Memory Problems and Dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality Disorders (PD)
  • Capacity assessments and court reports

For booking appointment please complete Tower Clinic referral form.

drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

Dr Rob Baskind

Consultant Psychiatrist

GMC No:6025297

Dr Rob Baskind is a consultant with a wealth of experience having worked in the NHS previously for 20 years, and developed and led an Adult ADHD service for more than 10 years. He has a reputation throughout the UK for his knowledge and skills in the management of ADHD and has been a loud voice in raising awareness for support and services for Adult ADHD.

Dr Baskind provides a specialist Adult ADHD service, providing person-centred holistic and comprehensive Adult ADHD and mental health assessment. Dr Baskind focuses primarily on each individual’s needs, taking a broad approach to interventions with consideration of medication, lifestyle, coaching and therapy interventions. He has skills in coaching and acceptance and commitment therapy, to augment his expertise in a finely-tuned approach to the treatment with medication for ADHD.

Please note that Dr Baskind does not accept private medical insurance.

drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

DR BAJCER – PSYCHIATRIST – ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ONLY

Dr Agnieszka Bajcer qualified as a medical doctor from the Medical University in Lublin, Poland in 1996. She has been working as a psychiatrist since, and completed her specialist training in Poland in 2003. Dr Bajcer started working as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the UK in 2006. She has extensive experience in the field of psychiatry and has worked in various settings in the NHS inpatient and community sector, also in the private sector with; Cygnet Healthcare, Priory Healthcare, St Andrew Healthcare and Southern Hill Hospital.

Dr Bajcer has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of people who experience depression, anxiety and psychotic breakdowns, she also has a vast knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults and associated mental health difficulties.

Specialisms
Dr. Bajcer consults patients with the following conditions:

  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Trauma
  • Schizophrenia and related Psychosis
  • Adult ADHD

Initial 1 hour consultation £350 follow up 30 minutes £170 – General Psychiatric Assessment

Adult ADHD assessment consists of 2 appointments at total cost of £850 ( can be paid in 2 instalments 500+350)

First appointment 90 minutes 500£

Fee includes tests( CAARS, Wender- Utah, AQ 50) and structured diagnostic interview DIVA. Written report and initiation of treatment if clinically indicated, including script.

Follow up appointment for ADHD ( titration of medication) approximately 15-30 minutes £100

Please complete Tower Clinic Referral Form.

drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

DR TURAN ASAN

PSYCHIATRIST – GENERAL PSYCHIATRY AND ADHD ASSESSMENTS

Dr Asan qualified as a medical doctor in Turkey in 2007. He has been practicing in the UK since 2012 and has been on the GMC specialist register for psychiatry since 2016. He is an associate specialist in the Royal College of Psychiatrist. He is also an Approved Clinician and is recognised under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act as having specific expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems. He is a member of the World Federation of ADHD. He has worked as a consultant psychiatrist both for NHS and private hospitals. He led a wide range of services including inpatient, intensive care, ADHD, community, and liaison. Dr Asan offers consultations to adults aged 18 to 65. His specific interests are mood and anxiety spectrum disorders, psychotic illness, personality disorders and ADHD. He is the registered manager of a CQC registered mental health clinic, Holistic ADHD Solutions.

Please complete the Tower Clinic Referral Form or book online here.

ADHD Diagnostic Assessment

You will receive a pack of preassessment questionaries which your doctor will go through and evaluate before assessment. Your doctor will also review your past reports if there are any.

The assessment will take place at the Tower Clinic, Leeds or online.

The assessment consists of;

  1. Review of previous forms and reports
  2. Clinical Interview
  3. Outcome

A written report following our consultation within 10 working days will be provided.

Follow-up (medication titration)

You will be offered a follow-up session if you are diagnosed and would like to discuss treatment options. Follow-up appointments will take place at monthly intervals. The appointment could be brought forward if necessary.

You will commence one of the first-line treatment options as per NICE guidelines. We will start with a low dose to make sure you adjust to the medication; the lowest dose may work for some patients, but higher doses may be required on some occasions. It usually takes 3-4 appointments to establish a therapeutic dose. Therapeutic dose means the most effective dose which gives you the least side effects. On some occasions, the first-line treatment may not be effective and alternative medications may need to be trialled. Therefore, we may need more than 4 appointments to establish the right medication at the right dose.

Once we are satisfied that the medication/dose is optimal we will ask your GP to take over the prescribing and monitoring role under a shared care agreement. You will need to pay for your medications until a maintenance dose is established. As the specialist, your doctor would remain involved in responding to any concerns, managing any changes and providing a mandatory annual review.

Mandatory annual follow-up

Annual reviews are mandatory to continue medication after 12 months as per NICE guidelines, your GP may decline to prescribe if this review doesn’t take place.

It is strongly recommended before deciding to start medication through a private provider that you have a discussion with your GP to understand whether they will be happy to prescribe under a shared care agreement.

A shared care agreement requests that the GP prescribes medications and carries out monitoring. The private provider would remain involved after the GP takes over prescribing to provide advice and review as needed, including mandatory annual reviews.

Although many do, GPs do not have an obligation to agree to shared care and without this agreement, it means that costs of medication need to be self-funded as long as it is needed, unless you are able to transfer to an NHS ADHD service.

Payments

Full payment is necessary to secure the booking. Bookings could be amended and cancelled until 48 hours before the assessment/follow-up, you will be refunded full payment. Any cancellation after that timeframe will incur full assessment charge.

drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

Dr Anna Kucharska – Consultant Psychiatrist

With over 32 years’ experience as a psychiatrist Dr Anna Kucharska has a wide range of expertise in treating many aspects of mental health. Dr Anna as her patients call her trained in Poland and went on to write her PhD together with 54 medical publications for both Polish and international medical journals.

Dr Anna moved to the UK in 2005 where she worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for 13 years for the NHS, she then went on to set up her own private practice in both Doncaster and Leeds where she specialises in assessing and treating ASD, ADHD/ADD, Bipolar, Anxiety & Depression.

All of Dr Anna’s assessments are conducted remotely on either Skype, Microsoft Team or Zoom. Assessments are available for adolescents aged 12 and upwards and for adults up to the age of 65.

Her approach is reassuring and very thorough with assessments taking place on 3 separate occasions lasting up to 60 minutes. A full clinical report will be provided to present Dr Kucharska’s diagnosis.

Private funding only. No insurance backed assessments accepted.

A full list of consultation fees will be emailed to you upon request. Deferred payments are available.

Please make your initial contact through the Tower Clinic website or by telephone.

drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

Dr Syed Murtaza Naqvi – Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist – MB BS MRCPsych MInstLM MAcadMEd PGDipLM PGDipResMet

Dr Naqvi is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, leading an NHS Children and Young People’s Neurodiversity Service. In a career spanning over 20 years he has gained expertise in assessing, diagnosing and treating Mental Health disorders. He trained at some of the most prestigious institutes in UK including the South London and Maudsley hospitals, King’s College Hospital and Bethlem Royal Hospital to name a few. He has worked under direct supervision of some of the most eminent psychiatrist in the UK including Professor Michael Rutter, Professor Janet Treasure, Professor David Veale and Professor Marios Adamou amongst others. He is perhaps among a handful of doctors in the UK with expertise in assessing and managing Neurodevelopmental disorders across the age range from children & adolescents to adults.

A Gold Medallist as an undergraduate, he went on to win several awards. His team was Runner Up at the Royal college of Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Team of the Year (Working Age Adults) awards 2018, and he went on to win the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Specialty Doctor/Associate Specialist of the Year award in 2020.

He has published journal articles about ADHD and contributed to the book ‘Beyond the Diagnosis of ADHD: Multidisciplinary interventions and service provision’ edited by Professor Marios Adamou.

He is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Member of the Institute of Leadership & Management and Member of the Academy of Medical Educators. He is an International Faculty member of the Institute of Psychiatry, Benazir Bhutto Hospital and Special Advisor to the Dean of Psychiatry, College of Physician and Surgeons, Pakistan.

His colleagues, service users and carers describe him as kind, gentle, approachable, and friendly. He is passionate about helping young people and adults with Neurodevelopmental disorders achieve their true potential and supporting the families and carers that look after them. He has been a Governor for an Outstanding (Ofsted March 2018) Local Authority primary day special school providing education for 2 – 11 year old pupils with severe or profound learning disabilities for over 5 years and a Trustee – Board of Trustees, Wakefield and District Carers Organisation.

Dr Naqvi is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Potohari, Siraiki, Bangla and is learning Spanish.

Please complete the Tower Clinic Referral Form on the home page, or complete the Contact Us Form.


ADHD Assessments

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drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

Dr Tim Fullen CPsychol AFBPsS – Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

My name is Dr Tim Fullen, and I am a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist.

I offer ADHD screening assessments to adults to determine if a full diagnostic assessment is necessary.

This screening appointment lasts 45-60 minutes and consists of a brief interview and a computerised continuous performance test of attention. Immediate feedback and a
summary report with findings is provided. I will also provide advice on next steps. This appointment can be undertaken remotely or in person.

This appointment and report costs £350.

Training and Experience

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist with 10 years post qualification experience. I am a Consultant at a regional ADHD & Autism NHS service. I am
an expert in Adult ADHD and have published extensively in this field. I am the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Lead for the UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN).

I hold the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN) and a place on the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (SRCN). I am a HCPC registered Clinical
Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a full member of the Division of Neuropsychology.

If you would like to book an initial free telephone consultation with Dr Fullen, please complete the Referral Form on the Tower Clinic website.

drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

Dr Rob Baskind

Consultant Psychiatrist

GMC No:6025297

Dr Rob Baskind is a consultant with a wealth of experience having worked in the NHS previously for 20 years, and developed and led an Adult ADHD service for more than 10 years. He has a reputation throughout the UK for his knowledge and skills in the management of ADHD and has been a loud voice in raising awareness for support and services for Adult ADHD.

Dr Baskind provides a specialist Adult ADHD service, providing person-centred holistic and comprehensive Adult ADHD and mental health assessment. Dr Baskind focuses primarily on each individual’s needs, taking a broad approach to interventions with consideration of medication, lifestyle, coaching and therapy interventions. He has skills in coaching and acceptance and commitment therapy, to augment his expertise in a finely-tuned approach to the treatment with medication for ADHD.

Please note that Dr Baskind does not accept private medical insurance.

drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

DR BAJCER – PSYCHIATRIST – ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ONLY

Dr Agnieszka Bajcer qualified as a medical doctor from the Medical University in Lublin, Poland in 1996. She has been working as a psychiatrist since, and completed her specialist training in Poland in 2003. Dr Bajcer started working as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the UK in 2006. She has extensive experience in the field of psychiatry and has worked in various settings in the NHS inpatient and community sector, also in the private sector with; Cygnet Healthcare, Priory Healthcare, St Andrew Healthcare and Southern Hill Hospital.

Dr Bajcer has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of people who experience depression, anxiety and psychotic breakdowns, she also has a vast knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults and associated mental health difficulties.

Specialisms
Dr. Bajcer consults patients with the following conditions:

  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Trauma
  • Schizophrenia and related Psychosis
  • Adult ADHD

Initial 1 hour consultation £350 follow up 30 minutes £170 – General Psychiatric Assessment

Adult ADHD assessment consists of 2 appointments at total cost of £850 ( can be paid in 2 instalments 500+350)

First appointment 90 minutes 500£

Fee includes tests( CAARS, Wender- Utah, AQ 50) and structured diagnostic interview DIVA. Written report and initiation of treatment if clinically indicated, including script.

Follow up appointment for ADHD ( titration of medication) approximately 15-30 minutes £100

Please complete Tower Clinic Referral Form.

drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

DR TURAN ASAN

PSYCHIATRIST – GENERAL PSYCHIATRY AND ADHD ASSESSMENTS

Dr Asan qualified as a medical doctor in Turkey in 2007. He has been practicing in the UK since 2012 and has been on the GMC specialist register for psychiatry since 2016. He is an associate specialist in the Royal College of Psychiatrist. He is also an Approved Clinician and is recognised under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act as having specific expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems. He is a member of the World Federation of ADHD. He has worked as a consultant psychiatrist both for NHS and private hospitals. He led a wide range of services including inpatient, intensive care, ADHD, community, and liaison. Dr Asan offers consultations to adults aged 18 to 65. His specific interests are mood and anxiety spectrum disorders, psychotic illness, personality disorders and ADHD. He is the registered manager of a CQC registered mental health clinic, Holistic ADHD Solutions.

Please complete the Tower Clinic Referral Form or book online here.

ADHD Diagnostic Assessment

You will receive a pack of preassessment questionaries which your doctor will go through and evaluate before assessment. Your doctor will also review your past reports if there are any.

The assessment will take place at the Tower Clinic, Leeds or online.

The assessment consists of;

  1. Review of previous forms and reports
  2. Clinical Interview
  3. Outcome

A written report following our consultation within 10 working days will be provided.

Follow-up (medication titration)

You will be offered a follow-up session if you are diagnosed and would like to discuss treatment options. Follow-up appointments will take place at monthly intervals. The appointment could be brought forward if necessary.

You will commence one of the first-line treatment options as per NICE guidelines. We will start with a low dose to make sure you adjust to the medication; the lowest dose may work for some patients, but higher doses may be required on some occasions. It usually takes 3-4 appointments to establish a therapeutic dose. Therapeutic dose means the most effective dose which gives you the least side effects. On some occasions, the first-line treatment may not be effective and alternative medications may need to be trialled. Therefore, we may need more than 4 appointments to establish the right medication at the right dose.

Once we are satisfied that the medication/dose is optimal we will ask your GP to take over the prescribing and monitoring role under a shared care agreement. You will need to pay for your medications until a maintenance dose is established. As the specialist, your doctor would remain involved in responding to any concerns, managing any changes and providing a mandatory annual review.

Mandatory annual follow-up

Annual reviews are mandatory to continue medication after 12 months as per NICE guidelines, your GP may decline to prescribe if this review doesn’t take place.

It is strongly recommended before deciding to start medication through a private provider that you have a discussion with your GP to understand whether they will be happy to prescribe under a shared care agreement.

A shared care agreement requests that the GP prescribes medications and carries out monitoring. The private provider would remain involved after the GP takes over prescribing to provide advice and review as needed, including mandatory annual reviews.

Although many do, GPs do not have an obligation to agree to shared care and without this agreement, it means that costs of medication need to be self-funded as long as it is needed, unless you are able to transfer to an NHS ADHD service.

Payments

Full payment is necessary to secure the booking. Bookings could be amended and cancelled until 48 hours before the assessment/follow-up, you will be refunded full payment. Any cancellation after that timeframe will incur full assessment charge.

drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

Dr Anna Kucharska – Consultant Psychiatrist

With over 32 years’ experience as a psychiatrist Dr Anna Kucharska has a wide range of expertise in treating many aspects of mental health. Dr Anna as her patients call her trained in Poland and went on to write her PhD together with 54 medical publications for both Polish and international medical journals.

Dr Anna moved to the UK in 2005 where she worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for 13 years for the NHS, she then went on to set up her own private practice in both Doncaster and Leeds where she specialises in assessing and treating ASD, ADHD/ADD, Bipolar, Anxiety & Depression.

All of Dr Anna’s assessments are conducted remotely on either Skype, Microsoft Team or Zoom. Assessments are available for adolescents aged 12 and upwards and for adults up to the age of 65.

Her approach is reassuring and very thorough with assessments taking place on 3 separate occasions lasting up to 60 minutes. A full clinical report will be provided to present Dr Kucharska’s diagnosis.

Private funding only. No insurance backed assessments accepted.

A full list of consultation fees will be emailed to you upon request. Deferred payments are available.

Please make your initial contact through the Tower Clinic website or by telephone.

drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

Dr Syed Murtaza Naqvi – Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist – MB BS MRCPsych MInstLM MAcadMEd PGDipLM PGDipResMet

Dr Naqvi is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, leading an NHS Children and Young People’s Neurodiversity Service. In a career spanning over 20 years he has gained expertise in assessing, diagnosing and treating Mental Health disorders. He trained at some of the most prestigious institutes in UK including the South London and Maudsley hospitals, King’s College Hospital and Bethlem Royal Hospital to name a few. He has worked under direct supervision of some of the most eminent psychiatrist in the UK including Professor Michael Rutter, Professor Janet Treasure, Professor David Veale and Professor Marios Adamou amongst others. He is perhaps among a handful of doctors in the UK with expertise in assessing and managing Neurodevelopmental disorders across the age range from children & adolescents to adults.

A Gold Medallist as an undergraduate, he went on to win several awards. His team was Runner Up at the Royal college of Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Team of the Year (Working Age Adults) awards 2018, and he went on to win the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Specialty Doctor/Associate Specialist of the Year award in 2020.

He has published journal articles about ADHD and contributed to the book ‘Beyond the Diagnosis of ADHD: Multidisciplinary interventions and service provision’ edited by Professor Marios Adamou.

He is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Member of the Institute of Leadership & Management and Member of the Academy of Medical Educators. He is an International Faculty member of the Institute of Psychiatry, Benazir Bhutto Hospital and Special Advisor to the Dean of Psychiatry, College of Physician and Surgeons, Pakistan.

His colleagues, service users and carers describe him as kind, gentle, approachable, and friendly. He is passionate about helping young people and adults with Neurodevelopmental disorders achieve their true potential and supporting the families and carers that look after them. He has been a Governor for an Outstanding (Ofsted March 2018) Local Authority primary day special school providing education for 2 – 11 year old pupils with severe or profound learning disabilities for over 5 years and a Trustee – Board of Trustees, Wakefield and District Carers Organisation.

Dr Naqvi is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Potohari, Siraiki, Bangla and is learning Spanish.

Please complete the Tower Clinic Referral Form on the home page, or complete the Contact Us Form.

Dr Imran

Dr Imran

Dr Imran

Dr Imran is a dynamic psychiatrist who has is passionate about excellent patient care. She is an approved clinician and holds a substantive NHS position as a consultant psychiatrist. She graduated from Hull York Medical school, subsequently completed a 6-year training programme in psychiatry in South Yorkshire. She is on the GMC specialist register and is approved under Section 12(2) of the mental health act by the secretary of state i.e. has special experience in the diagnosis or treatment of patients with mental health disorders.

She has clinical skills and knowledge in a wide range of psychiatric sub-specialities including crisis work, community psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, rehabilitation, and neurodevelopmental conditions.

She is currently holding the role of Online CPD editor with the Royal College of psychiatrists, is passionate about medical education and has attained a post graduate certificate in medical education.

Her psychiatric areas of interest include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, bipolar disorder, cyclothymia, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
She is passionate about recommending treatments that are evidence-based but personalised to individual circumstances. She believes in safe prescribing and co-producing treatment plans working closely with her patients and their families. She is committed to lifelong learning and reflective practice.

Please complete the Tower Clinic Referral Form or book online here.


Psychiatric Nutrition

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drdavidprotheroe

drdavidprotheroe

Dr Sara Pugh

Hello, I’m Dr Sara Pugh and I help people improve their mental and metabolic health using psychiatric nutrition.

“A powerful way to change your hormones or brain chemistry is through food, because that’s what they get made from in the first place”

I help you discover the connection between your mental or physical symptoms and your diet, and to give you the information and inspiration you need to take control of your health.

I did my specialist AAFP accredited medical ketogenic diet and nutrition for mental health training with Dr Georgia Ede MD in the USA. Dr Ede is a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist specialising in nutritional and metabolic psychiatry and insulin resistance.

WHY is your body malfunctioning?

WHAT is on offer beyond medications or operations to help restore it to good health?

HOW do some people easily lose weight, overcome mental health problems or reduce/pain inflammation on certain diets?

WHICH hormone or chemical imbalances can lead to weight gain, pain or depression, even when you eat ‘healthy’?

If you have a persistent health problem, the first place to look is your diet and supplements, in detail.

If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of these, please in touch to see if I can help

  • Are you struggling with brain fog, depression, anxiety, bi-polar, anger or irritability?
  • Do you struggle with your weight, food addiction, bulimia or binge eating?
  • Are you disillusioned or confused about current medical and nutritional advice?
  • Are you on medication you feel is doing you no good or causing weight gain?
  • Do you have/are worried about developing diabetes or dementia?
  • Are you following a way of eating but not getting the health benefits you expected or are experiencing unusual symptoms?
  • Are you interested in a medical low carb, medical ketogenic diet or elimination diet but want to be guided?
  • Do you have another medical condition that you feel your diet or supplements might not be helping or even making it worse?

I am able to construct a way of eating for you to help you achieve your goals as well as take into account any psychiatric, blood pressure or diabetes medicines you might take. Some people find they need to reduce or discontinue their medicines after changing their diets.

I am not a medical Dr so you need to speak to your prescriber about your medication.

My background is biochemistry, my PhD was in molecular mechanisms and I have also been a hypnotherapist since 2012. I know that mental health and food are sensitive topics so I can help you on the emotional front too.

To find out more or book please visit
https://sarapughleeds.co.uk/mental-health-diet/Or call 07765662579

Reviews

“Sara Pugh has been one of the top biochemists and therapists to help me through recovering from chronic anxiety and depression. She has helped me understand why my previous ADHD medications may have caused my condition to worsen over the years.

Her abundant knowledge about the body and mind has been life changing and has helped me to finally find my peace in the middle of the storm! I would highly recommend her services to anyone going through any mental health condition”.
Louisa Kyriacou

I cannot recommend Sara highly enough for advice and support on the keto diet and different types of fasting. As a life long calorie counter and a member of Slimming World for many years, I struggled to get below a certain weight. Feeling demoralised, I decided to take a totally different approach and asked Sara for a consultation and ongoing support.
Sara was with me every step of the way. Her qualifications and knowledge were particularly important, as I knew her advice was based on her in-depth understanding of the ketogenic lifestyle.

Sara provides a personalised consultancy, depending on individual needs, rather than a standard programme.

I now have the skills and confidence to maintain weight loss and enjoy my food so much more. Thanks so much Sara.

Gill Wyatt


MEMORY CLINICS AT THE TOWER CLINIC

Many older adults worry about their memory, but few consult their doctors. According to the latest research (the lancet 2020 report), there are 12 modifiable risk factors which can prevent or delay up to 40% of dementias. Many of memory problems can occur in middle-aged people. Early investigation and treatment can reduce the chance of developing Dementia in older age. It is never too early or too late in life, to prevent or delay dementia. Interventions should be individualised and consider the person as a whole, as well as their family carers. It is possible to identify your risk factors – many of which are under your control – and advice how to reduce the risk of developing dementia. The sooner you start the better, because the subtlest cognitive decline can start 40 years before a diagnosis – but it is never too late. By measuring your cognitive function now, you can track improvement as you make positive changes.

Although when someone is diagnosed with Dementia, there is no cure for dementia, early treatment can significantly reduce the rate of progress of the condition. A study by the Alzheimer’s Society has shown that more than half of people wait for up to a year before getting help for dementia symptoms, because they feel afraid. But an accurate and early diagnosis can have many benefits.

Tower Clinic Memory Clinics provides early dementia detection for anyone who is displaying signs of dementia, or memory problems and can start them on treatment as soon as possible. Upon receiving your query, you will be contacted to check if you would benefit from a private memory assessment. If this service is felt to be beneficial, you will receive further information about the process. You will then be seen (video consultation, or face to face at Tower Clinic) by an experienced Specialist Doctor who will take a full history and perform a comprehensive memory assessment. Following the initial assessment, and depending on findings of this assessment, you may need to have a dementia screening blood test and CT, or MRI head scan which can be arranged via your GP, or privately by us, this would help exclude other causes to memory difficulties. The second appointment with the Specialist Doctor would be to discuss the outcome of your tests, making a diagnosis, start a treatment plan and signposting to post diagnostic help and supports. If you start taking medication the follow up can be arranged either via your GP, or through our service.

If you would like further information – please complete the Referral Form, or the ‘contact us’ page.

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