Roger Howells: Clinical Psychiatrist in London
Clinical Psychiatrist, London: Roger Howells
Dr Roger Howells is a consultant psychiatrist in London at The Sloane Court Clinic. He has 25 years of experience as a psychiatrist, 18 at consultant level. He is experienced in the modern management of psychiatric and psychological disorder and treats a wide range of psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, stress and depression.
Experience and training as a Clinical Psychiatrist
Dr Howells was formerly a consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital, where for twelve years he was engaged in the treatment of adult psychiatric patients both in an inpatient and community/outpatient setting. He is skilled in the management of both minor and severe mental illness. He is experienced in the management of alcohol dependence, and comorbid drug and alcohol problems generally.
He was a trainer of junior psychiatrists and an Honorary Senior Clinical Tutor at Kings College Hospital providing teaching to clinical medical students attached to the Maudsley Hospital. Prior to this he was a Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, having completed his clinical psychiatric training at the Maudsley Hospital.
Before entering psychiatry he trained as a junior doctor in medicine at the Hammersmith Hospital, Brompton Hospital, St George’s Hospital and National Hospital for Nervous Diseases.
He left the NHS in 2006 with the aim of setting up a small but exemplary clinical service in central London embodying the principles of excellence instilled in him by his psychiatric mentors. He has done this with like-minded associates - he founded, and leads, The Sloane Court Clinic.
Private psychiatric clinic: The Sloane Court Clinic, London
Founded and led by Dr Howells, The Sloane Court Clinic provides treatment for an extensive range of psychological and psychiatric problems from the age of 18 upwards, primarily in an outpatient setting. Inpatient care, and care in other settings can also be provided in London and elsewhere. Services at the clinic are confidential and special arrangements can be provided for people who require more flexible and discreet access to psychiatric care.
In addition to his own broad clinical skills, Dr Howells works with a range of associated professionals (such as clinical psychologists and general practitioners) at the Sloane Court Clinic and also across London and internationally. It is one of the clinical aims of the clinic to provide the right treatment for the presenting problem, and where this is not available in-house, every effort will be made to find the right specialist care for the person elsewhere.
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Psychiatric assessment and treatment in London
At The Sloane Court Clinic, individuals undergo an initial psychiatric assessment when they attend the clinic. A history is taken of the problem in relation to their current life and commitments, as well as more developmentally to look at the context of the past. Due emphasis is placed on excluding any physical contribution to the presentation and/or the presence of any aggravating factors such as the use of alcohol or substances. Where relevant the physical evaluation will include obtaining a set of screening blood tests to exclude a biochemical, endocrine or other disorder.
The presenting situation is formulated and discussed with the person. Ample time is made available for the discussion of the presenting symptoms and considerable emphasis is put on explaining the nature of the assessment and treatment process. Ongoing treatment, monitoring and supervision are undertaken. An aspect of this, where relevant, is seeing the spouse, family or carer of the presenting individual.
Treatment is generally of the 'outpatient' type, though when necessary inpatient treatment can be arranged, as can treatment with non-statutory organizations like AA, or with other community based statutory or non-statutory health organizations. Urgent appointments are generally available, and telephone access to staff can be arranged between appointments where this is needed. Generally face-to-face contact is found to be better in most circumstances.
Many other psychiatric conditions are treated by Dr Howells at The Sloane Court Clinic: see all psychiatric conditions treated
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