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Dr Hassan Kapadia
Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist
Hassan Kapadia

Dr Hassan Kapadia

Dr Kapadia is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 17 years' psychiatry experience.

He specialises in perinatal psychiatry, providing assessment and treatment to women with mental health problems who are planning a pregnancy, during pregnancy, and for the first year after a baby is born. Dr Kapadia also sees women who have previously experienced mental illness, are currently well, and would like support to remain well during a pregnancy and after delivery. This includes assistance with decision making regarding the use of medication when women are planning a pregnancy, during pregnancy, and whilst breastfeeding.

Dr Kapadia holds a substantive NHS post as a consultant perinatal psychiatrist and he is on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register, with a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Psychotherapy, one of the six recognised psychiatric specialties.

He holds senior leadership roles as clinical director of an NHS Trust and as the medical psychotherapy tutor, he is responsible for the countywide psychotherapy training within a psychiatry training scheme. He is a trainer recognised by the General Medical Council and a Senior Clinical Examiner at the University of Birmingham.

Dr Kapadia has been awarded NHS Clinical Excellence Awards. These are awarded to the consultants recognised to have contributed most to the delivery of safe and high-quality care, and the improvement of NHS services.

Dr Kapadia integrates psychiatric, psychotherapeutic, and medical skills to provide a psychologically-oriented understanding of patients' difficulties.

He has expertise in the assessment and management of most psychiatric conditions affecting adults of working age, with substantial experience in perinatal psychiatry, medical psychotherapy, women's mental health, and general adult psychiatry.

Dr Kapadia predominantly treats patients with anxiety disorders, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, depressive disorder (particularly postnatal depression), bipolar disorder (including postpartum psychosis), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Dr Kapadia also has a medicolegal practice, specialising in clinical negligence, complex and serious injury, employers' liability, and occupational stress.


  • Undergraduate medical education at the University of Birmingham
  • Postgraduate training in psychiatry in the West Midlands

He completed a higher training in the psychiatric subspecialty of medical psychotherapy, majoring in psychodynamic psychotherapy. He also trained in cognitive therapy, graduating from the University of Oxford.

Dr Kapadia gained the postgraduate qualification of Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists by examination at the earliest possible opportunity. He is eligible to act as an Approved Clinician and Responsible Clinician within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983, and he is approved by the Secretary of State as a doctor certified as having special experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorder under s12(2) Mental Health Act 1983.

In addition, Dr Kapadia holds the Diploma qualification of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) (BMedSc), The University of Birmingham, 2000
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), The University of Birmingham, 2003
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) – Psychotherapy 2011
  • Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG), 2010
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych), 2007
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy (PGDipCT), University of Oxford, 2011
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