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A private London clinic integrating psychiatry and psychology

Consultant Psychiatrists

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

Clinical Interests

  • Eating Disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder

  • Eating Disorders with complex presentations including comorbid psychiatric or medical conditions

  • Anxiety including Generalised Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Phobic Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic and Panic Disorder

  • Depression, Mood Disorders

  • Stress including traumatic Stress, Adjustment Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Bereavement

  • University/College student mental health

  • Occupational Mental Health issues

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  • For Psychiatry, Dr Kern charges £395 for an hour’s appointment and £245 for half an hour’s appointment.
  • For self-pay appointments, the Clinic generally requires payment at the time of making a booking.
  • Cancellations made within 48 hours of the appointment time may still be liable to be charged, at up to 100% of the appointment fee. This will be at your clinician’s discretion.

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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Consultant Psychiatrist

  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, 2010 –
  • Sloane Court Clinic, 2021 –