A private London clinic integrating psychiatry and psychology

Getting older

Ageing can be associated with all the psychological problems of younger life, but with some particular ones such as cognitive and intellectual change, altered mental capacity, children leaving home and loss of loved ones, work and other aspects of one's life. We regularly help people cope with age-related issues as well as mental illness in later life.

Our Older Age clinic is headed by Dr Ruth Cairns, the Training Programme Director for Old Age Psychiatry at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She specialises in working with older adults and is experienced in the assessment and management of common and severe mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, bipolar disorder, psychosis, memory problems and dementia, including complex presentations of dementia.


We have an expert team of Consultant Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists and Psychotherapists who are well versed in helping manage conditions in older age.

DrRuth Cairns

DrChun Chiang Sin Fai Lam

DrRoger Howells

DrDimitri Spiliotis

DrRosanna Michalczuk

DrAnastasios Argyropoulos

Contact and Appointments

If you are seeking an appointment with a psychiatrist, you should discuss this first with your GP to obtain a referral. Referrals are also accepted from clinical psychologists and counsellors.

Overseas referrals are warmly welcomed. We do also see individuals without a family doctor (GP), and we can help you find a private or NHS family doctor.