During the Holiday period, the clinic will be closed from 6pm on Friday 22nd December – 9am on Wednesday 27th December. The clinic will be operating on a reduced service from 9am-5pm on 27th, 28th and 29th December. We will reopen our full service from 8am on Tuesday 2nd January. If you or a loved one are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please view our Crisis Information

A private London clinic integrating psychiatry and psychology

Consultant Psychiatrists, Medical Psychotherapists

Dr Nikola Kern
Dr.med, MRCPsych, M.Inst.Psychoanal


Dr. Kern was fantastic! I am truly going to miss my appointments with her. She was a great listener and helped provide constructive responses to my situation. Her support was wonderful, and her compassion made her easy to open up to. Additionally, the patient services team was always a pleasure to work with; they were fast, efficient, and accommodating with their responses.

Verified Patient, December 2022

Dr Nikola Kern has been a consultant psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust for over 10 years. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment for a wide range of conditions, including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship and personality difficulties. Her special interests also include stress, burnout and the interface between physical and mental health.

Dr Kern studied medicine in Heidelberg, Germany and started training in psychiatry at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany. Moving to London, she completed her psychiatric training at the Maudsley Hospital and has worked there since as a Consultant Psychiatrist. She is an approved trainer and supervisor of psychiatrists in training and also supervises other consultants in the field of eating disorders.

Dr Kern has a deep interest in talking treatments. Having trained as a psychoanalyst, she is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society (Institute of Psychoanalysis). She obtained a postgraduate diploma in systemic practice with families and couples from the Institute of Family Therapy.

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