About Us

Private Psychiatry closed in July 2021.

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 former member of the General Medical Council’s panel of Psychiatric Examiners and Assessors and sat on Fitness to Practice Panels as a Specialist Advisor. He is 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.

Private Psychiatry is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We were lasted inspected by the CQC in July 2019 and received a rating of ’Good’ in November 2019. A full copy of the CQC’s report can be read on their website.

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)

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 could not recommend Dr Winbow and his delightful secretarial team more highly. Thank you so much for looking after me.
...I have nothing but praise for everyone who works at Private Psychiatry and would certainly recommend them to anyone who needs mental health help.
Choosing Private Psychiatry was the best decision I’ve ever made with respect to my mental health.
Working with Prof Hale has been very beneficial to me...The knowledge, experience and expertise he has is extensive and he is clearly very passionate about what he does which makes me feel like I'm in very capable hands. He is open, honest and very easy to talk to.
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