Dr Assalman

Consultant Psychiatrist

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 15 years of clinical experience working privately and in the NHS. I am a GMC registered specialist in the fields of General Adult Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry. I am a trainer recognised by the GMC and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer.

I am passionate about providing individualised and evidenced based care. I believe that optimising the therapeutic relationship and understanding the whole person is an essential part of reaching a diagnosis and formulating a management plan.

London Psychiatry Clinic

About Me

Training and Qualifications

I achieved my Medical degree (MD) from Damascus University in 2001 before I moved to the UK to pursue my specialist training. I completed my core psychiatry training in 2009 and became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2008. I had further higher training in General Adult Psychiatry specialities before receiving my CCT (certificate of completion of training) in General Adult Psychiatry with endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry and Substance Misuse Psychiatry. I have been in a consultant position since 2014.

I am registered on the Specialist Register as a General Adult Psychiatrist with license to practise as a Consultant Psychiatrist and a recognised trainer by the GMC.

I received my Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CILT) from Queen Mary, University of London, and my Clinical Certificate in Psychopharmacology from the British Association of Psychopharmacology in 2012.

I am Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London.

Research

I am an author and co-author of a number of psychiatric peer reviewed publications including The Cochrane Collaboration. I have contributed to scientific guidelines and psychiatric books.

I have been running a specialist Adult ADHD clinic in the NHS for years and I have been conducting ADHD assessments privately. I have a rich experience assessing and managing complex cases of ADHD. I appreciate the wide range of capabilities which can happen with this disorder and I work compassionately with patients who have been misdiagnosed for years with different psychiatric illnesses. I follow national and international guidelines to treat patients and use evidence-based approaches to manage their life difficulties.

Medically unexplained disorders are troubling and a very difficult to comprehend problem, hence the need to be dealt with in a compassionate and systemic way. I have practiced psychiatry in several specialist clinics, including a clinic treating non-epileptic seizures as well as a Psychodermatology clinic.

I am passionate about psychiatry and I’m keen to approach and think about the person as a struggling human being with different aspects and dimensions to their struggle. I systematically assess people’s symptoms within the context of their personal, social, psychological and developmental background. This is in addition to their cultural values. I believe there is no one single and specific way of dealing with the suffering of humans so despite the importance of treating patients with medications, psychoeducation and other psychological interventions have an invaluable place in my approach to addressing patients’ symptoms.

Services

  • ADHD Assessment & Management
  • Psychiatric Assessment & Diagnosis
  • Bespoke treatment plan
  • Prescribing of medication (as appropriate)
  • Second opinion consultation (2 hours recommended)
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychodermatology

Languages

English, Arabic (native speaker)

Fees

ADHD assessment: £745  (1hr 30 min)

Initial Consultation: £495 (1hr)
Follow up consultations: £290 (30 min)
I also offer longer consultations (please contact us for more information).

I am able to accept most insurances, including Allianz, BUPA International, Cigna and WPA. If you are registered with a different insurance provider, please contact my office and we will let you know if I am able to register with that provider. Please note that I am unable to accept BUPA UK, AXA PPP or Vitality Health insurance.

Conditions i treat

  • ADHD and ADD
  • Depression
  • Dysthymia
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Panic Attacks
  • Agoraphobia
  • Social and Performance Anxiety
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder and fluctuations
  • Schizophrenia
  • Work-related stress