Consultants

The consultant psychiatrists at Private Psychiatry are experts in the treatment of mental health conditions, including treatment for those who may have a multiple or dual diagnoses.

Our consultants

  • Have undergone extensive training in the specific forms of therapy they deliver
  • Are registered with a professional body
  • Are engaged in continuing professional development
  • Undergo annual appraisals
  • Are on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council and have worked as substantive consultants in the NHS

Click on the consultants photographs below to find out more about them:

Dr Adrian J Winbow MB BS FRCPsych DPM

Dr Adrian Winbow

Prof Anthony S Hale BA BSc PhD FRCPsych

Prof Anthony Hale

Dr Robert Schapira MB BS MRCPsych Dip Clin Hyp

Dr Robert Schapira

Dr Liz Russell MB BS MRCPsych MRCGP

Dr Liz Russell

Alex Monk BA MA HCPC - Associate Psychotherapist

Alex Monk


Dr Adrian J Winbow MB BS FRCPsych DPM

Dr Adrian J Winbow MB BS FRCPsych DPM

Dr Winbow is a general adult consultant psychiatrist in Kent, Surrey and London and specialises in the treatment of:

  • Affective disorders including depression
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcohol misuse and addictions
  • Anxiety disorders and phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
  • Psychotic disorders and personality disorders

Dr Winbow has over 30 years of experience as a consultant psychiatrist within the NHS and private sectors. He has held senior positions within private medical and psychiatric hospitals as well as providing clinics throughout the South East of England.

He is fully trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Counselling and Hypnotherapy as well as being an advanced EMDR therapist.

He is a member of the Association of European Psychiatrists (AEP), a member of the Independent Doctors Federation (IDF) as well as the Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations (FIPO). Dr Winbow is 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.

Dr Winbow practises from our clinic in Leigh, the Nuffield Hospital Tunbridge Wells and from Sevenoaks Medical Centre in Kent, the BMI Hospital in Shirley Oaks, Croydon in Surrey and from Keats House in London SE1. 


Prof Anthony S Hale BA BSc PhD FRCPsych

Prof Anthony S Hale BA BSc PhD FRCPsych

Professor Hale is a general adult and forensic consultant psychiatrist in Kent and London and specialises in the treatment of:

  • Affective disorders including depression and bipolar disorder
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Anxiety disorders and phobias
  • Mentally disordered offenders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Complex psychopharmacological management including non-responders, drug interactions and tertiary opinions
  • Comorbid alcohol and substance misuse                                                

Prof Hale has 30 years' experience as a consultant psychiatrist and holds specialist registration in general adult and forensic psychiatry within the NHS working within inpatient forensic and low secure psychiatry and outpatient mood disorder, tertiary opinion, adult ADHD and PTSD clinics, and has twice held the post of Medical Director of NHS Trusts. He was a senior lecturer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and in 1994 was appointed as Professor and academic head of department at Sheffield University and later the University of Kent, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Mental Health.

Prof Hale has been involved in developing modern treatments for depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and mentally disordered offenders. He has provided numerous legal reports for the courts. He has run academic second opinion clinics in mood disorders, psychosis, ADHD and psychiatric occupational health and regularly teaches on these topics in the UK and internationally.

Prof Hale is fully trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapy, psychoeducation groups for depression and bipolar disorders, and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS).

He is a member of the British Association of Psychopharmacology, the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) and a member of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine.

Prof Hale practises from Canterbury and from Keats House in London SE1.


Dr Robert Schapira MB BS MRCPsych Dip Clin Hyp

Dr Robert Schapira MB BS MRCPsych Dip Clin Hyp

Dr Robert Schapira is a consultant psychiatrist in Essex and London specialising in the treatment of:

  • Affective disorders
  • Stress disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Psychosomatic disorders

Dr 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 has fully trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), and is an accredited therapist of EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy).

Dr Schapira is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis, the European Society of Hypnosis and the Independent Doctor’s Federation. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Dr Schapira practises from EC1 in London, Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire and Brentwood in Essex.


Dr Liz Russell MB BS MRCPsych MRCGP

Dr Liz Russell MB BS MRCPsych MRCGP

Dr Liz Russell is a general adult consultant psychiatrist in London and specialises in the treatment of:

  • Affective disorders including depression, resistant depression and bipolar disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Anxiety disorders and phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) 
  • Stress disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Alcohol misuse                      
  • Eating disorders

Dr Russell qualified in 1983 from Guy's Hospital Medical School and undertook postgraduate training in Psychiatry and General Practice, and then worked for just over 20 years as a part time General Practitioner while bringing up four children. She returned to practice psychiatry in 2009 working mainly in a community mental health team. She tailors her management to the needs of each individual patient incorporating medication, psycho-education, counselling and the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy.

Dr Russell is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and of the Royal College of General Practitioners and is approved under the Mental Health Act for Section 12 assessments.

Dr Russell practises from Tunbridge Wells in Kent and from Keats House in London SE1.


Alex Monk BA MA HCPC - Associate Psychotherapist

Alex Monk BA MA HCPC - Associate Psychotherapist

Private Psychiatry is pleased to be working in co-operation with Alex Monk an integrative arts psychotherapist based in London who specialises in: 

  • Depression
  • Stress disorders 
  • Drug and alcohol misuse 
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Addiction
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Alex Monk is an HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered psychotherapist. He has five years of rigorous training and extensive experience of working as a psychotherapist in the NHS in both inpatient and community mental health settings, working with groups and individuals with mental health concerns and learning disabilities. Alex is an integrative arts psychotherapist and combines talking therapy approaches from Gestalt, Attachment, Jungian and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with expressive arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, movement and music. Alex also has a particular interest in neuroscience and integrates the most recent brain research and neurobiology into his clinical practice.

To make an appointment with Alex, please email him direct info@alexmonktherapy.com


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