A private London clinic integrating psychiatry and psychology

Consultant Psychiatrists

Dr Ilaria Bonoldi
MD (Hons), MRCPsych, PhD

Consultations available in English and Italian

Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety including generalised anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety, phobias and phobic anxiety Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic and panic disorder Depression and resistant depression including affective and mood disorder
  • Bipolar disorder including manic depression
  • Stress including traumatic stress, adjustment disorders, workplace bullying and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bereavement
  • Personality issues including personality disorder
  • Psychosis including schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders
  • University / college student mental health
  • Occupational mental health issues
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  • Dr Bonoldi charges £360 for an hour’s appointment and £190 for half an hour’s appointment.
  • For self-pay appointments, the Clinic generally requires payment at the time of making a booking.
  • Dr Bonoldi takes all insurers and accepts their fee level. A pre-authorization number is required.
  • Cancellations less than 24 hours ahead of the appointment will be charged at 50% of the fee.

Dr Ilaria Bonoldi is a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS, and an honorary Clinical Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) London. In the NHS, she works as a Consultant at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust for TREAT (Treatment REview and Assessment Team). She is a general adult psychiatrist and runs a specialist service for patients with difficult to manage symptoms and side-effects from treatment, complex physical comorbidities and treatment resistant psychosis. She has also worked for five years with patients with emerging psychosis, in the community. She led the set up of the early detection for psychosis team in Croydon and Lewisham.

Dr Bonoldi trained in psychiatry at the University of Pavia, in Italy. During her training she spent one year at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London, as a visiting clinical researcher, to develop her skills in the early detection of psychosis. After obtaining the Italian equivalent of the English CCT (higher training specialisation) in General Adult Psychiatry, Dr Bonoldi was appointed again into a clinical research position at the Institute of Psychiatry,Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), Department of Psychosis Studies, where she had the opportunity to combine her research and clinical interests in the early detection and treatment of major mental illnesses.

Dr Bonoldi is fascinated by the different perspectives of her profession, ranging from neurobiological mechanisms to subjective or philosophical aspects of psychiatry. As Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Psychosis Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) she run a multicentre study that employs modern neuroscience to investigate neurobiological factors underlying the onset of psychosis. She has also a strong interest in phenomenology and she has obtained her PhD conducting her own study of the interface between neurobiology and phenomenology. She actively contributes to the department’s academic programme and she has so far published thirty original papers in peer-reviewed journals, including several with high impact factors. She has presented her work at international conferences worldwide.

She has been teaching for the Mental Health Study Program at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, (IoPPN), King’s College London, and currently she is a teacher for the psychopathology module of the Maudsley Training Programme / IoPPN MRCPsych Course and for the Master Degree (MSc) in “Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences”, University of Pavia, Italy.

In her everyday clinical psychiatric practice, Dr Bonoldi is skilled in the management of a broad range of psychiatric problems, both minor and severe. In addition to her availability to assess and manage everyday psychological problems such as stress, anxiety and depression, she is especially experienced in the assessment, early detection and management of a variety of emerging psychiatric disorders, particularly psychosis. She offers detailed clinical assessments, early differential diagnosis, care plans and problem solving approach for young adults with subtle distressing symptoms that may reflect an increased vulnerability to develop psychiatric disorders. Moreover, she offers specialistic treatment reviews, advises and management for patients with psychotic symptoms, side effects from medication and physical comorbidities.

Dr Bonoldi is available to work both in English and Italian.

Her personal website is: https://ilariabonoldi.com

In Italian:

La dott.ssa Ilaria Bonoldi è esperta nel trattare una vasta gamma di disturbi psichiatrici, sia lievi che severi. Oltre a diagnosticare e gestire problematiche psichiche comuni, come disturbi d’ansia e depressione, è particolarmente esperta nella dettagliata valutazione clinica, diagnosi differenziale precoce, piano di cura e approcci di risoluzione di problemi per giovani adulti con sintomi emergenti, che potrebbe riflettere una aumentata vulnerabilità per lo sviluppo di disturbi psichiatrici. Inoltre, offre valutazione diagnostica e gestione terapeutica per pazienti con disturbi complessi come psicosi e malattia bipolare, sintomi refrattari al trattamento, effetti collaterali e comorbidità o problematiche somatiche.

La dottoressa Ilaria Bonoldi visita sia in lingua italiana che inglese.

Ilaria Bonoldi si è laureata con 110 e Lode in Medicina e Chirurgia nel 2007 studiando presso la prestigiosa Università degli Studi di Pavia. Si è poi specializzata nel 2012 con il massimo dei voti in Psichiatria con abilitazione all’esercizio della Psicoterapia presso la Scuola di Specialità della stessa Università, caratterizzata dall’approccio olistico alla sofferenza psichica, integrando una tradizione psicoanalitica e psicoterapeutica con le più moderne conoscenze offerte dalle neuroscienze e dalla neurobiologia. Durante tale periodo il desiderio di ampliare i propri margini di conoscenza scientifica e di arricchire i propri orizzonti culturali, l’hanno motivata ad ottenere un tirocinio presso uno dei più rinomati centri di formazione e ricerca nel campo psichiatrico a livello mondiale, l’Istituto di Psichiatria, Psicologia e Neuroscienze del King’s College London, (IoPPN) Londra. Da allora ha coltivato con passione lo studio delle patologie psichiatriche mantenendo dal 2012 una posizione presso lo stesso istituto.

La passione clinica per l’ascolto, la comprensione e la cura intesa in senso globale ed unitario del paziente hanno motivato la dott.ssa Ilaria Bonoldi ad approfondire le proprie conoscenze scientifiche conducendo un dottorato di ricerca (PhD) in Psicologia, Scienze Statistiche e Sanitarie presso l’Università degli Studi di Pavia, conseguito nel 2016. L’attività di ricerca della dott.ssa Ilaria Bonoldi ha condotto a decine di pubblicazioni scientifiche in diverse riviste internazionali di alta caratura, assegnazione di premi, presentazioni a conferenze internazionali e stesura di libri, come in recente “The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology”.

Mantenendo la collaborazione con l’Università degli Studi di Pavia, nel 2018 ha coordinato progetti di ricerca per migliorare la prevenzione di disturbi mentali gravi nei bambini e negli adolescenti.

Nell’NHS lavora dal 2012 a Londra come medico psichiatra. Ha acquisito esperienza per diversi anni con pazienti nelle fasi iniziali di psicosi. Ha diretto lo sviluppo di due nuovi servizi “OASIS: outreach and support in south London”: servizi all’avanguardia per la prevenzione e l’individuazione precoce di malattie mentali gravi in Lewisham e Croydon. Attualmente presta servizio presso il prestigioso ospedale psichiatrico londinese “Maudsley”, dirigendo “TREAT: Treatment Review and Assistance Team” in Croydon, un servizio ambulatoriale specialistico per pazienti con disturbi mentali severi e sintomi difficili da trattare, effetti collaterali e comorbidità fisiche.

La dott.ssa Ilaria Bonoldi è inoltre un’attiva didatta: tiene lezioni di psicopatologia agli specializzandi in psichiatria del Maudsley Training Programme / IoPPN MRCPsych Course, King’s College London. Ha tenuto lezioni per il master in “Salute mentale” presso la stessa università; è stata “professore a contratto” presso l’Università di Pavia; e’ docente di psicopatologia agli studenti del Master Degree (MSc) in “Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences” dell’università degli studi di Pavia.

Dal 2014 svolge la sua attività privata presso la Sloane Court Clinic, in Chelsea.

Potete leggere is suo sito internet qui: https://ilariabonoldi.com

Positions

Undergraduate Medical Training, University of Pavia, Italy

  • Undergraduate Medicine, 2001-2007
  • MD with honours in Autism in Adults, 2007
  • "Associazione Volontari Italiani Sangue (AVIS)" prize for best academic results, 2008
  • Substitute for out of hours General Practitioner, ASL Cremona, Italy, 2009

Senior House Officer, Specialist Registrar Training in Psychiatry

  • S. Matteo Hospital, University of Pavia, Italy, 2008-2012
  • Tutor for undergraduate students, University of Pavia, Italy, 2007
  • Visiting researcher OASIS team, South London & Maudsley NHS foundation trust, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) King’s College London 2010-2011

Research Training, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) King’s College London and University of Pavia, Italy

  • Visiting researcher, 2010-2011
  • Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pavia, 2012
  • Clinical Research Fellow, 2012-ongoing
  • PhD Psychology, Neuroscience and Statistics, 2012-2017
  • EASE specialist training, 2013
  • Psychopathology training, 2013
  • Guarantors of Brain travel prize, 2014
  • ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for Junior Scientists in Europe, travel award 2015
  • EPA travel award 2015

Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Consultant Psychiatrist, TREAT team, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 2018 -
  • Consultant Psychiatrist, South London & Maudsley NHS (OASIS in Lewisham and Croydon) team, Foundation Trust 2012 - 2017
  • Consultant Psychiatrist, Sloane Court Clinic, 2014 -
  • Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, OASIS in Lewisham, 2013 -