I qualified in medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London and after completing my house jobs initially trained as a general practitioner before deciding on a career change to psychiatry. I completed my psychiatric training at the Royal London Hospital and then took up a substantive post as a consultant psychiatrist at Hillingdon Hospital. I have been in private practice since 1987, and I was appointed as Medical Director at Bowden House Clinic in Harrow (now renamed Cygnet Hospital Harrow) in 1991 and held the post until 2006. I remained an independent practitioner at the Clinic until 2016 when, following the closure of the outpatient wing I relocated to the London Medical Centre in Harley Street. I have practising privileges at the Nightingale Hospital, Lisson Grove NW1. I continue to consult at Spire Hospital Bushey.
My clinical areas of interest include anxiety and depression, eating disorders, bereavement and post-traumatic stress disorder. I also enjoy teaching and I am the senior author of a student textbook of psychiatry and an MCQ tutor for the primary examination of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.