Dr. Natasha Bijlani

I obtained my medical qualification at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, University of London in 1987 and continued to train in psychiatry at St. Bartholomew’s to obtain my membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 1993.

I completed my psychiatric training at St. George’s Hospital, Tooting, London and was consultant psychiatrist for a specialist psychiatric service (in Assertive Community Treatment) from 2003 to 2006, where I was responsible for the care of patients with longstanding and complicated mental disorders.

I decided to move to exclusive private practice in 2006 and have been a self-employed consultant psychiatrist since then. I consult at the Priory Hospital Roehampton (where I am able to admit inpatients).

I have over 25 years experience in treating adults with mental health disorders ranging from depression, anxiety, addictions such as alcohol and recreational drug dependence and insomnia. I have a particular interest in women’s mental health issues.

I am registered and licensed by the General Medical Council and having been a Member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists since 1994, I was elected to Fellowship of the College in September 2018 as a mark of distinction and in recognition of the significant contributions I have made to the core purposes of the Royal College of Psychiatrists through my career.

I am Section 12(2) approved for the purposes of the Mental Health Act.

I have enhanced DBS clearance and am also approved by the Secretary of State under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act as having special expertise in the assessment of mental disorders. This enables me to treat and manage the care of patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act as an "Approved Clinician".

I was co-clinical tutor for medical students at The Priory Hospital Roehampton from 2007 until 2015 and in the academic year of 2007-08, was commended as being “a particularly helpful or inspiring tutor” by medical students.

I have an interest in public education and promoting good mental health to help reduce the stigma associated with psychiatric illness. I make regular contributions in the media and frequently present talks to general practitioners and other medical colleagues on a range of mental health topics.