Dr Mehdi Mirkhani

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Mirkhani is a Consultant Child, Adolescent Psychiatrist working in the NHS and privately. He holds expertise in a range of psychiatric presentations, neuropsychiatry and neurodevelopmental conditions affecting children and young people. Dr Mirkhani started working in the NHS in 2005 having had his basic training in psychiatry in South London and Maudsley.  He acquired further higher training in child and adolescent psychiatry in South West London and St George’s NHS Trust.

Therapeutic Approach

Dr Mirkhani uses a holistic approach towards any difficulty affecting a family nurturing an understanding of the challenge from a biological, psychological and social model of care. He supports the family analysing the exact nature and how the difficulties can be addressed using environmental, psychological, social and pharmacological strategies if needed.

Dr Mirkhani aims to engage with his patients using a client centred approach. He works with children, young people and parents in a way that acknowledges and validates the difficult experience a family is going through but brings to light the family’s own resilience which propels the desire for recovery.

Dr Mirkhani follows NICE guideline and evidence based practice in his multi-axial approach and when appropriate, respects a patient’s decision and safety in any pharmacological approaches and prescribing medication.

Experience

Dr Mirkhani is expert in assessment and treatment of a wide range of neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health disorders affecting children and young people including ADHD, Autism related problems, Learning Disability, Anorexia Nervosa, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depressive Disorder, Anxiety disorder, Conversion Disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, self-harm, Psychotic disorders, emotional dys-regulation, PANDAS and more.

Languages & Cultural Contexts

Dr Mirkhani has a particular interest in transcultural aspects of mental health care. His expertise in assessing clients speaking other languages helps him in this respect. Dr Mirkhani is able to assess his clients with a special consideration towards their socio-cultural background. He has been invited as a cultural expert to assess clients with mental health difficulties.

He is fluent in Farsi and able to assess clients in English/Farsi and French. He is a basic user of British sign language and experienced in working with deaf children and young people with mental health difficulties.

Qualifications & Accreditations, Memberships

  • Approved Clinician and S12 (2) doctor within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Foundation year of MSc in Family Therapy
  • Trained administrator of Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic interview for assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (3di)
  • Trained administrator of ADI-R
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule administrator
  • Qualified for advanced QEEG assessment and analysis
  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Qualified as appraiser of other medical professionals
  • Secured position on the General Medical Council Specialist Register in February 2016
  • Supporting the Care Quality Commission as specialist advisor
  • British Sign Language Level 1 award

Fees

First assessment (90mins) – Fees £450

Consultations (per hour) – Fees £300

ADHD/ADD assessment and first prescription if patient meets the criteria – Fees £550

Autism Spectrum Disorder, final part of ASD assessment/medical part – Fees £950 (the first part of the assessment, a separate ADOS session needs to be arranged by speech and language therapist or psychologist and paid separately)

Repeat prescriptions: £80 for controlled drugs and £20 for others

Payment to be made on the day of your appointment. Cash, cheque and bank transfer are accepted.

Insurers

Registered with main Healthcare Insurance Providers including: Aviva, Cigna, BUPA, Vitality Health, Allianz, and WPA

Cancellation Policy

Appointments missed without 48 hours notice will incur the full session fee.