About Us

Private Psychiatry LLP was founded by Dr Adrian J Winbow in April 2008 to provide psychiatric and psychological assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals with mental health problems. Prior to this Dr Winbow practised as a consultant psychiatrist at several private psychiatric hospitals in Kent including those run by The Priory Group and Cygnet Health Care. 

Dr Winbow is on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council and has worked as a substantive consultant in the NHS. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatry. Dr Winbow is also a member of the General Medical Council’s panel of Psychiatric Examiners and Assessors and sits on Fitness to Practice Panels as a Specialist Advisor. He is also Medical Advisor for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, a Clinical Advisor at the General Pharmaceutical Council and a Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission

Prof Anthony Hale has over 30 years’ experience as a consultant psychiatrist within the NHS and has twice held the post of medical director of NHS Trusts. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Mental Health at the University of Kent and regularly teaches on mental health topics both in the UK and internationally. Prof Hale is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatry.

Dr Robert Schapira has 25 years’ experience as a psychiatrist and has held consultant posts in the NHS and private sectors, including senior management roles. He is an accredited hypnotherapist and trainer of hypnosis, and is the immediate past president of the hypnosis section of the Royal Society of Medicine. Dr Schapira is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Dr Liz Russell practised as a GP for over 20 years whilst bringing up four children before returning to practice psychiatry in 2009 working mainly in a community mental health team. Dr Russell tailors her management to the needs of each individual patient incorporating medication, psycho-education, counselling and the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.


Patients & Healthcare Professional Referrals

As a partnership it is our aim to provide high quality treatment of mental health disorders to individuals in need in an effective, efficient manner and with the patient’s needs at the focus of our care.  We offer our patients:

  • Out-patient appointments with consultant psychiatrists
  • Referrals for psychotherapy
  • Medications and repeat prescriptions (where applicable)
  • In-patient admissions if required

Corporate & Legal Clients

Private Psychiatry also offers services to support both companies and the legal profession. These include:

  • Medico-legal reports
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Lectures
  • Occupational health assessments
  • One-to-one advice sessions and workshops for managers and employees on mental health issues in the workplace


A number of psychiatric treatments and therapies can be offered to patients either by our own consultant psychiatrists or via referral to psychotherapists and other specialists. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), counselling, hypnotherapy, drama therapy, Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), addictions therapy, group therapy, psychotherapy, anxiety management and anger management.

Patient Testimonials

I am relieved to have found Private Psychiatry. I only wish I had come to you sooner.
I could not recommend Dr Winbow and his delightful secretarial team more highly. Thank you so much for looking after me.
My psychiatrist makes me feel at ease. I can open up and truly tell him how I feel. I have learnt relaxation techniques so that I can cope with my panic attacks when they occur. Everyone who works at Private Psychiatry is excellent.
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