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A private London clinic integrating psychiatry and psychology

Consultant Psychiatrists

Dr Claire Capstick

Clinical Interests

All aspects of general adult psychiatry but with a special interest in mood disorders.

  • Depression
  • Treatment resistant depression
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Health anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bereavement issues
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Dr Claire Capstick is a consultant psychiatrist with 28 years of experience as a consultant psychiatrist.

Dr Capstick was formerly a consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital before leaving the NHS to set up her own private practice 24 years ago. She is a liaison psychiatrist at King Edward VII hospital.

She taught medical students at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and was tutor to final year medical students at King’s College Hospital. She was a Research Fellow and Clinical Lecturer at the Maudsley Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) where she trained junior psychiatrists and was tutor to the Visiting Overseas Clinical Associates. She was lecturer on the MRCPsych and MSc Courses at the Maudsley/ IoPPN; organised the weekly academic meetings at the department of psychological medicine at King’s College Hospital and was a member of the Examiner’s Committee at the IoPPN where she set and marked the Examination for the Board Certification in Psychiatry.

Her work first as a Research Fellow and then as Clinical Lecturer on the Affective Disorders unit was the start of a long-term interest in the aetiology and management of mood disorders. An example of this is her work on Dystonia, which can be found here.

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St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, University of London

  • MBBS, 1984

Senior House Officer & Registrar Psychiatry Training

  • St Bartholomew’s Hospital, 1985—1989
  • MRCPsych, 1988
  • The Laughlin Award for Merit, Psychiatric Endowment Fund Fellowship 1989

Higher Psychiatry Training

  • Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) King’s College, London 1989-1994
  • Research Fellow Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) and the Maudsley Hospital, National Affective Disorders Unit 1989
  • Merck Training Fellowship in Biological Psychiatry (IoPPN) 1990
  • Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry, (IoPPN) 1991-1994 The Affective Disorders Unit (Maudsley Hospital), The Eating Disorders Unit (Maudsley Hospital)
  • Liaison Psychiatry: oncology, gastroenterology and chronic fatigue clinics (King's College Hospital)

Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Chase Farm Hospital 1994-1995
  • Maudsley Hospital 1995-1997
  • Independent Private Practice 1997-
  • King Edward VII Hospital 2004-
  • Sloane Court Clinic 2022-