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Dr Liam Parsonage
Consultant Psychiatrist -Adult
Liam Parsonage

Dr Liam Parsonage

Dr Parsonage trained in the NHS and worked as an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist in community mental health services for seven years and for two years as the Lead Consultant for NW Surrey community mental health services in Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, before moving to the independent sector. Dr Parsonage is Section 12 approved and an approved clinician under the Mental Health Act.

Since joining Priory Hospital North London, Dr Parsonage regularly contributes to the academic programme and teaching of medical students on rotation at the hospital.  Dr Parsonage sees self-funding patients and he is registered with all the major insurance companies.

Dr Parsonage regularly provides medicolegal psychiatric reports for the civil court, criminal court and employment tribunals.  Dr Parsonage provides psychiatric evaluations of mental disorders, sleep disorders, and attention deficit disorder (ADHD).  He provides mental capacity assessments; university performance and mitigating circumstances reports; psychiatric evaluations of the effects of abuse, neglect or trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder; and personal injury.  Dr Parsonage provides psychiatric evaluations relating to occupational health matters including fitness to return to work and early retirement on medical grounds. He also offers psychiatric evaluations regarding immigration matters.

Training

Dr Parsonage completed his psychiatric training with the London Deanery in 2010 and he has been a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 2006.  He was awarded his MBBS medical degree from University College Hospital and Royal Free Medical School in 2001 with a merit for overall performance and distinction in pharmacology.

Dr Parsonage completed his pre-clinical studies in 1997 at Oxford University, Queen’s College, where he was awarded a first-class Bachelor of Arts (BA) honours degree in Physiological Sciences.  Dr Parsonage has a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, and he continues to take a keen interest in the teaching and training of other doctors and medical students.

Research interests

Dr Parsonage is currently studying at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London, towards a qualification in psychoanalytic studies.

Clinical articles and research papers

Dr Parsonage interview at the SABP Personality Disorders Conference (2013).

Research Paper:

Physical health behaviours and health locus of control in people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorder and bipolar disorder: a cross-sectional comparative study with people with non-psychotic mental illness,

Kurt Buhagiar, Liam Parsonage, David PJ Osborne, BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:104

I take a holistic and recovery-focused approach in the assessment and treatment of adult mental health difficulties. I am experienced in managing mental health problems faced by adults at all stages of adult life, and have dual accreditation on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register in general adult and old age psychiatry. 

I have a special interest in stress related conditions; sleep disorders; mood disorders including mood instability and bipolar affective disorder; difficulties related to sexuality; personality problems; trauma; generalised anxiety and health anxiety; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); and psychotic illnesses. I also assess and treat adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD).

I offer an individually tailored treatment plan which combines the latest evidenced-based pharmacological therapies with a psychological understanding of your emotional or mental health problem. My aim is to help you successfully achieve and maintain emotional stability and wellbeing.

“After many years I decided to pluck up the courage to see a private psychiatrist about my problems with attention and concentration.  After a very thorough but gentle assessment, I was given a diagnosis and treatment plan from Dr Liam Parsonage. I am very glad that I found myself in front of Dr Parsonage and I can say that the overall experience felt reassuring and safe, carried out in a bright and breezy consulting room at a relaxed pace.  So far, my treatment plan has made a huge difference to my overall concentration levels.  My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.”

Patient seen by Dr Parsonage,  June 2018

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