Dr Phelan has been a doctor for 30 years and a consultant psychiatrist for 20 years. He joined the Priory Roehampton in 2015 having worked at Charing Cross Hospital since 1995. Before that he completed my psychiatric training at The Maudsley Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry.
Dr Phelan is interested in helping people with a wide range of mental health disorders. He always try to understand people’s problems in the context of their wider lives and support them in becoming experts in managing their own condition and recovery. When appropriate he helps people with the cautious use of medication and will refer people for specific specialist psychological therapy when required.
Prior to taking up my current post Dr Phelan worked as a Clinical Director and Deputy Medical Director in the NHS. Over the years he has written a variety of academic papers and books, mostly about the evaluation of mental health services and the relationship between mental and physical health.