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A private London clinic integrating psychiatry and psychology

Consultant Psychiatrists

Dr Roger Howells
BSc(Hons), MB BChir, FRCPsych

Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety including generalised anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Phobias and phobic anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic and panic disorder
  • Depression
  • Resistant depression including affective and mood disorder
  • Bipolar disorder including manic and manic depression
  • Personality issues
  • 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
  • Alcohol issues
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  • Dr Howells charges £445 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.
  • Dr Howells takes all insurers and accepts their fee level. A pre-authorization number is required.
  • 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 Howells accepts LAA's rates for expert witness reports.

Dr Roger Howells is a consultant psychiatrist with 25 years of experience working at this level.

Dr Howells was formerly a consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital, where for twelve years he was engaged in the treatment of adult psychiatric patients both in an inpatient and community/outpatient setting. He is skilled in the management of both minor and severe mental illness. He is experienced in the management of alcohol dependence, and comorbid drug and alcohol problems generally.

He was a trainer of junior psychiatrists and an Honorary Senior Clinical Tutor at Kings College Hospital providing teaching to clinical medical students attached to the Maudsley Hospital. Prior to this he was a Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) having completed his clinical psychiatric training at the Maudsley Hospital.

Before entering psychiatry he trained as a junior doctor in medicine at the Hammersmith Hospital, Brompton Hospital, St George’s Hospital and National Hospital for Nervous Diseases.

He left the NHS in 2006 with great gratitude for the excellent opportunities and training it afforded him, with the aim of setting up a small but exemplary clinical service in central London embodying the principles of excellence instilled in him by his psychiatric mentors. He has done this with like-minded associates from similar backgrounds.

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London Hospital Medical College, University of London

  • Testimonial of Merit, Psychology, 1978
  • Edith Forbes Memorial Scholarship, 1978
  • BSc (Hons) First Class Honours, Psychology, 1978

St John’s College, and School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

  • Eliot Slater Prize in Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, 1980
  • MB BChir (Cambridge), 1981

Senior House Officer in Medicine Training

  • Therapeutics and General Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, 1983
  • Respiratory Medicine, Brompton Hospital, 1983
  • Cardiology, St George’s Hospital, 1984
  • Neurology, National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, 1985

Senior House Officer, Registrar & Senior Registrar Psychiatry Training

  • Maudsley Hospital, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, 1986-1991
  • MRCPsych (Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists), 1988

Research Training

  • Research Assistant, Psychological Laboratory, Cambridge University, 1978-79
  • Lecturer in Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) Kings College London, 1991-94
  • Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) Kings College London, 1991-94

Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Maudsley Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, 1994-2006
  • FRCPsych (Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists), 2005

  • Honorary Senior Clinical Tutor, Kings College London, 2005-2006
  • Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Director, The Sloane Court Clinic, 2006-