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Psychiatrists at ACT

Professor Graeme Yorston

Professor Graeme Yorston

Consultant Psychiatrist

 

Professor Yorston specialises in the assessment and treatment of working age and older adults with mental health difficulties. He qualified as a doctor in 1986 and worked in London and Scotland before undertaking further training as a psychiatrist. His first consultant job was as an old age psychiatrist in 1998 and he has since worked in a number of different clinical specialties within the mental health field. In addition to seeing patients he has carried out research throughout his career and lectured in the UK and abroad. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Chester.

 

His clinical interests include anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, memory difficulties, dementia and other neuropsychiatric problems, trauma and substance use.

 

He is also an experienced forensic neuropsychiatrist carrying out assessments for solicitors and the courts and specialist opinions for NHS trusts, insurance companies and local authorities. He regularly appears in court and is a Member of the Expert Witness Institute.

 

In addition to his out-patient practice at ACT, Professor Yorston is a Consultant Psychiatrist at St Matthew's Healthcare working to rehabilitate men with serious mental illness. He was previously Associate Medical Director at St Andrew's Hospital in Northampton.

 

He can be contacted via ACT or through his own website http://www.orcadianhealth.co.uk

 

 

Dr Rajeev Banhatti

Dr Rajeev Banhatti

MBBS,MD (Psych),FRCPsych (UK)

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

 

Dr Banhatti has practised as a psychiatrist for more than 25 years and exclusively as a child and adolescent psychiatrist for about 20 years. He is available to provide assessment, advice, consultation and treatment including medications or specialist interventions like EMDR, child, parental or family counselling, therapy for a range of disorders - a few of which are listed below:

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Attachment-related problems
  • Anxiety and depressive disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive disorders
  • Unclear or complex presentations including emerging psychosis, bipolar disorders, dissociative or conversion disorders.


At present he is unable to provide medico-legal opinion or reports.


He is a Fellow of The Royal College of PsychiatristsUK, and registered with the GMCUK as a specialist.


However, any queries regarding referrals can be directed through the ACT website or by email to mindworksassociates@outlook.com. He will be happy to discuss the best way forward regarding the presenting problem prior to the first appointment, either over the telephone or by email following the query.

 

 

Dr Andrew Iles

Dr Andrew Iles

Consultant Psychiatrist

 

Dr Iles specialises in the assessment and treatment of working age adults with mental illnesses and mental health problems including:

 

  • Mood disorders (depression, bipolar affective disorder and persistent affective disorders such as cyclothymia and dysthymia)
  • Neurotic and stress-related disorders (including phobic anxiety disorders, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress reactions, post-traumatic stress disorder and adjustment disorder)
  • Dissociative and somatoform disorders (e.g. dissociative motor disorders and somatisation disorder)
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia and delusional disorders

 

He qualified as a doctor in 2004 and worked in London, Oxford, Berkshire and South Wales before becoming a consultant in 2011.  He has worked for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, where he was involved in the set-up of an innovative pilot project, and for over four years he held the position as a consultant psychiatrist at St Andrew's Hospital in Northampton.  He currently leads a locked rehabilitation ward for women with personality disorders and disordered eating.

 

As well as treating mental illnesses and mental health problems, Dr Iles acts as an expert witness, providing expert evidence to the criminal and civil courts as well as a number of different tribunal settings.

 

He may be contacted via ACT, by telephone on 01604 269617, by email at andrew.iles@nhs.net or by fax on 01604 422604

 

 

Dr Stephen Attard

Dr Stephen Attard

Consultant Psychiatrist

 

Dr Attard specialises in the assessment and treatment of working age adults with mental illnesses and mental health problems including:

  • Mood disorders (depression, bipolar affective disorder and persistent affective disorders such as cyclothymia and dysthymia)
  • Neurotic and stress-related disorders (including phobic anxiety disorders, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress reactions, post-traumatic stress disorder and adjustment disorder)
  • Dissociative and somatoform disorders (e.g. dissociative motor disorders and somatisation disorder)
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia and delusional disorders

He qualified as a doctor in 2002 and worked in Londonand Glasgow before becoming a consultant in 2010.  He has worked for Kent and Medway NHS and Social Partnership Trust, where he was responsible for overseeing the care of patients with complex mental disorders across the UK, and for five years he held the position as a consultant psychiatrist at St Andrew's Hospital in Northampton.  He currently leads a psychiatric intensive care unit.

 

As well as treating mental illnesses and mental health problems, Dr Attard acts as an expert witness, providing expert evidence to the criminal and civil courts as well as a number of different tribunal settings.

 

He may be contacted via ACT, by telephone on 01604 269617, by email at stephen.attard@nhs.net or by fax on 01604 422604