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Independent Psychiatric Care

Welcome to my home page. Hopefully this will be your first step in getting the help you are looking for. I have over 20 years of experience treating a wide range of psychiatric conditions in adults especially:


Some important facts about mental health problems

  • They are very common
  • Many of them do in fact have physical causes
  • Some can affect a person's physical health
  • They are just as real and important as physical illnesses
  • Many people will have some form of psychiatric condition during their life
  • They are very treatable and in most cases people can, and will, get better
  • People are becoming more educated and more understanding of these problems
  • Getting treatment early is really important to speed up the time to recovery

My approach to treatment

  • Taking an holistic approach, and not focussed just on a diagnosis
  • Working in partnership with patients with respect and empathy
  • Being sensitivity to the cultural diversity of patients
  • Being non-judgmental
  • Providing a completely confidential service
  • Recommending psychological treatment before medication when safe to do so
  • Working with a small number of highly experienced and trusted psychologists
  • Helping patients with work-related stress and advising their employers
  • Always aiming for patients to make a complete recovery
  • Ability to offer a choice of day-patient and in-patient care facilities that will best suit your needs

About Dr Paul Loughlin

Dr Paul Loughlin
  • Graduated in Medicine from Bart's Hospital in 1992
  • Became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1997
  • On GMC specialist register for General Adult & Older Adult Psychiatry from 2001
  • NHS Consultant Psychiatrist in Berkshire from 2001 to 2015
  • Full-time private practice from 2015
  • Member of the following organisations
    • Royal College of Psychiatrists
    • British Association for Psychopharmacology
    • The Independent Doctors Federation

I assess and treat patients living mainly in Surrey and the Thames Valley. I admit patients to Priory Hospital Woking and the Cardinal Clinic. These clinics are set within attractive grounds and are within an hour's travel time from central London.