I am a medical doctor, a physician. I qualified in medicine and surgery from India in 2000: MBBS. I am a registered medical practitioner, listed by the General Medical Council with a licence to practice and specialist status as a child psychiatrist. My GMC number is 6031039.
As a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist, I have worked in the area for over a decade and understand the local diversity in strengths and needs from the association with the Schools in Tendring and Colchester districts.
I run training workshops for teachers, SENCos (special education needs coordinator), LSA (learning support assistants) and parents on various topics (ADHD, Attachment disorders, Tics/Tourette's, Autism, Social anxiety, OCD and emotional wellbeing).
I see patients from school age to 19 years with emotional, behavioural, communication or relationship difficulties. The types of problem I see most frequently are: