Dr Chandiramani has worked as a psychiatrist for more than 30 years including 15 years in academic psychiatry. He currently works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Nuffield Health at North Staffordshire Hospital and as a Second Opinion Appointed Doctor for the Care Quality Commission. He has served in various capacities i.e. Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at various universities across several countries.
He was awarded Gaskell Gold Medal and Prize for Clinical Excellence by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2002 and a distinction in the postgraduate diploma in Psychosexual Therapy by the University of Central Lancashire in 2008. After completing his higher specialist training in psychiatry he has sought further training and experience in the fields of Postnatal Depression, Relationship Counselling, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Alcohol and Drug misuse, Work place related stresses health management, old age psychiatry, biofeedback therapy, and legal aspects of psychiatry.
Dr Chandiramani has received awards for his publications and presentations in scientific meetings. He has published numerous articles in national and international journals including British Journal of Psychiatry, British Journal of Medical Psychology, American journal of Psychotherapy, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Schizophrenia Research, European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry etc. He has delivered guest lectures on mindfulness meditation in international conferences.
Dr Chandiramani uses a number of different therapy approaches such as biofeedback therapy (computer assisted stress management), Existential Psychotherapy andmindfulness meditation. He runs a six session Stress Management Programme which combines elements of psycho- education, relaxation exercises, mindfulness meditation and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
He is experienced in Medico-Legal Work and has produced a large number of reports for mental health review tribunals, personal injury claims, mental capacity assessments and occupational health issues. Apart from English he can understand and speaks several other languages, such as Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Sindhi, and Rajasthani.
Being a psychotherapist himself Dr Chandiramani understands the needs of clients who are already in therapy with his therapy colleagues and uses medication very judiciously and only for a limited period of time until clients are able to use their own inner psychological resources more effectively.
Before prescribing any medication Dr Chandiramani discusses in detail the risks and benefits of each and every drug option with his clients involving them fully in decision making. He has worked effectively with clients who want to come off medication.
You will find Dr Chandiramani very polite, compassionate, knowledgeable, alert all the time to what you are saying and open to receiving feedback from his clients directly.
He is a recognised provider with the following: AXA PPP recognised consultant psychiatrist BUPA recognised consultant psychiatrist, CIGNA recognised consultant psychiatrist, Standard Life recognised consultant psychiatrist, Pruhealth recognised consultant psychiatrist and AVIVA recognised consultant psychiatrist.
Psychiatric 1st visit £350.00, Follow Up Sessions £250.00