Dr Gautam Bhatia is an experienced knowledgeable Consultant Psychiatrist currently working for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He has a Medical Degree, Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Leadership and is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
He trained in highly acclaimed and reputed institutes of psychiatry - University College and Maudsley training programmes. He is dual specialist trained in General Adult Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry. Following this he worked as a clinical lead consultant in NHS Oxford for 5 years.
With extensive experience as General Adult Psychiatrist and Approved Clinician, Dr Bhatia became a consultant in 2014 and has experience in specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with a wide variety of mental health problems including common disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and personality disorders.
His innate desire is to find the root cause of the problem, helping patients alleviate their distress and empowering them. This is the basis of his clinical practice.
Dr Bhatia takes a holistic approach, treating each patient as an individual, taking into account their beliefs and circumstances and using the latest medical evidence when considering treatment modalities combining pharmacological and psychotherapeutic options. As Liaison psychiatrist, he firmly believes in a unified approach, recognising the subtle and complex interactions between physical and psychological states.
He offers a range of assessments and treatments for Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Interpersonal problems, Phobias and Fears and Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
He has published work in prestigious journals and was awarded a winner’s prize for his work with psychiatric patients at the Royal College of Psychiatrists International Conference. He is a keen teacher and has written a chapter in Journal Medicine and is a clinical supervisor for trainee psychiatrists.
Dr Bhatia is described by colleagues as a knowledgeable, hard-working and conscientious psychiatrist with excellent leadership skills. Feedback from patients has been of the high-quality care they have received and that they find him sensitive, kind and a compassionate psychiatrist.