My work

PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH

Parents and babies’ mental health and emotional well-being matter !

  • Pre-conception advice for women with current or a history of mental health issues, to discuss risk of relapse, treatment options and strategies to remain well during pre-conception period and pregnancy
  • Care and treatment for women and men with mental health problems (deterioration of a known condition, development of a new one) during the perinatal period, including making decisions about using medication, especially during pregnancy for women.
  • Parent-infant relationship approach
  • Care and support for parents who have lost their baby

GENERAL ADULT PSYCHIATRY

Mental health is just as important as physical health!

  • Making sense of the patient’s difficulties in the context of their relationships, social circumstances and life events (aka Formulation)
  • Diagnosing psychiatric disease if relevant
  • Creating treatment plan including medication if necessary

FAMILY THERAPY

“No man is an island” and each member of the family can help.

Co-therapy with Vanessa Berdugo, clinical psychologist and family therapist trained with the APRTF (Association Parisienne de Recherche et de Travail avec les Familles) – in French only

  • Expression and exploration of family members’ feelings, difficulties and differences within their relationships in a safe, non-judgemental environment, with an aim of improving communication and finding a way forward, together
  • Building on each individual’s strengths