Dr Anne Cremona

Consultant Psychiatrist

Anne trained as a psychiatrist at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals, and has worked all over London and Greater London, and has held consultant posts in general adult psychiatry, alcohol misuse, and until 2006 in liaison psychiatry at St Thomas' Hospital, although she now works entirely in the private sector . Anne has been a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 1980, a consultant since 1984, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 1997. She also undertakes medicolegal work as an expert witness, mainly in the area of childcare and personal injury.

She has many years of experience of dealing with most psychiatric conditions, including depression, bipolar disorder, bereavement, anxiety, stress, panic disorder, sleep problems, phobias, OCD, problem drinking, PTSD, relationship issues, postnatal depression and liaison psychiatry, and she has a particular interest in women's psychiatric problems, having been the founding chairman of the Women in Psychiatry Group at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She has worked in the City for over twelve years, and she also has a particular interest in stress in the workplace.

Anne particularly enjoys working with patients on a shared decision-making model whenever possible, and with a multidisciplinary approach. She is available to see patients in the City (Moorgate/Liverpool Street and Fleet Street locations) and at the Capio Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone.

Dr Az Hakeem MBBS, FRCPsych, MSc, MInstGA

Consultant Psychiatrist

Born in North Wales and educated at Rydal School before studying Medicine at University College London. Completed House Officer posts in Medicine and Surgery at London and Glasgow teaching hospitals. Completed Senior House Officer training in Psychiatry on the Royal Free Hospital training scheme and gained membership of The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Completed Higher Specialist Training in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at The Tavistock and Portman Clinics alongside a Kleinian full training analysis.

Following his individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy training he then trained as a Group Analyst at The Institute of Group Analysis, London (IGA) and completed an MSc in Group Analysis at Birkbeck University for which he was awarded a distinction.

Dr Az Hakeem worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Psychiatry & Psychotherapy at Camden & Islington and in Forensic Psychotherapy at The Portman Clinic where he worked for 12 years until 2012. During 2012 he completed a one year sabbatical in Sydney, Australia. He remains a senior lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales. In addition to his clinical work, Dr Az Hakeem has worked as a consultant to the media on a number of TV programmes both on and off screen.

In 2011, in recognition of his contribution to Psychiatry Dr Az Hakeem was awarded Fellowship to The Royal College of Psychiatrists. In recognition of his contribution to Psychiatry and specialist Psychotherapy, The University of Bradford appointed Dr Az Hakeem as Visiting Professor of Psychiatry & Applied Psychotherapy in 2015.

After over 15 years working in the NHS, Dr Hakeem now works exclusively in the private sector. He is a Staff Consultant at The Priory Hospital Roehampton.


Dr Jonathan Ornstein (MB ChB, MRCPsych)

Consultant Psychiatrist

Jonathan trained as a doctor in Manchester, and after medical and surgical posts, moved to London in 2000 to work as a Psychiatrist. He has held posts across London in a variety of settings, working with people from all walks of life and of all ages and backgrounds, and he has been a Consultant in community adult psychiatry since 2008.

Jonathan uses an open minded integrated approach, combining biological, psychological and social therapies to help people resolve their issues and psychiatric illnesses. He has experience in working with people with depression and anxiety, psychotic illnesses, personality issues, in trauma therapy and with medical legal work. He focuses on working with the person rather than the condition, so gaining an understanding of each patient’s needs, and producing a collaborative tailored treatment plan.

Jonathan has worked with themindworks since it opened providing medical input and advice. He believes that their psychological interventions, treatment principles and professional approach gives people the best chance to make a real and sustained recovery.

Jonathan is available to see people in the City of London, Harrow on the Hill, Mill Hill and Golders Green.

Dr David Veale (FRCPsych, MPhil, BSc, MD)

Consultant Psychiatrist in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

David is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and The Priory Hospital North London. He specialises in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), health anxiety, depression, and a specific phobia of vomiting (emetophobia). David is dedicated to improving clinical treatment and has contributed to revising the diagnostic guidelines for ICD11 for Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders for the World Health Organisation. He has contributed to the guidelines developed by National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) on effective recommended treatment for both OCD and BDD.

David is an accomplished, extremely experienced and highly skilled Consultant Psychiatrist. An established expert in his field, he has published around 80 scientific and teaching articles and six books. You can find out more about David on his website; www.veale.co.uk

Dr James Woolley (MBBS, BSc, MRCP, MRCPsych, PGDip(CBT))

Consultant Psychiatrist

James trained as a medical doctor at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London and qualified as a medical doctor (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) in 1996.

He gained a higher postgraduate qualification in general medicine (MRCP) before specialising in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London and gaining further specialist postgraduate qualifications (MRCPsych, PgDip(CBT)). The Maudsley Hospital has been a centre of excellence in psychiatric training and research for almost a century and is the largest and most influential mental health establishment outside the USA.

James has held a variety of posts and provided a wide range of expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, and from medication to psychotherapy. He currently works as a consultant psychiatrist both privately and at central London NHS teaching hospitals.

James is also actively involved in research at the Institute of Psychiatry (King's College London), leading to a number of publications in high-impact peer reviewed journals. These reflect his wide-ranging areas of expertise and interest from chronic fatigue, obsessive compulsive disorder and schizophrenia, to treatment trials and neuroimaging.

James has particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder, psychosis, OCD, ADHD in adults, alcohol dependency and many others, especially where mental health conditions overlap with physical illnesses (particularly neurological, respiratory or cardiovascular).

James practices at central London NHS teaching hospitals as well as private hospitals including and is available to see patients at The Priory Hospital in Roehampton, St Anthony’s Hospital in Surrey, and the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. 

Find more out about James at www.drwoolley.info

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