I'm interested in helping people with a wide range of mental health disorders. I will always try to understand someone’s problems in the context of their wider lives and support them in becoming experts in managing their own condition and recovery. When needed, I help people with the cautious use of appropriate medication and will refer people for specialist psychological therapy when required.
Dr Michael Phelan
Dr Phelan is the associate medical director at Priory Hospital Roehampton and is also the clinical director for the acute and psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) clinical network across Priory Group. He joined Priory Hospital Roehampton in 2015 having previously worked at Charing Cross Hospital and as a deputy medical director in the NHS.
Dr Phelan completed a psychology degree and his medical training in London. He then trained as a psychiatrist at The Maudsley Hospital, The Institute of Psychiatry and Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He was appointed as a consultant in 1995.
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.
- Adjustment Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
- Drug Induced Psychosis
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)
- Mental Health Treatment
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Personality Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Self Harm
- Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD)
- Treatment Resistant Depression
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of London
- Bachelor of Science (BSc), first class Honours in Psychology, University of London
- Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych)