The focus of my practice is based on understanding each patient I see as a whole person. I try to combine this understanding with my expertise and extensive knowledge of evidence-based treatment so that we can then select a suitable treatment together. This would often include talking therapies and/or medication, but also might include things like exercise, mindfulness or yoga. Assessments may take one or two sessions to complete depending on how complex and longstanding your difficulties are. I have found that taking time initially to fully understand your difficulties and what you want to achieve is key to finding the most effective treatment plan for you.
Dr Nick Walsh
Dr Nick Walsh joined Priory Group in 2020 as a visiting consultant and offers clinics at Fenchurch Street Wellbeing Centre. He is a full-time NHS Consultant at two of the UK’s leading teaching hospitals in London. He has been an NHS consultant for 6 years.
- Nick studied medicine at the University of Manchester, including a 1 year BSc(Hons) in History of Medicine. He did his Foundation training and then started psychiatry training in Manchester
- Nick relocated to London and continued training on the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s training scheme
- In 2014 he became a Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry, with a sub-specialty endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry
- He was appointed to a consultant post in liaison psychiatry at East London NHS Foundation Trust
- Since 2017, Nick has been a consultant in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s hospitals. As part of this role he also works at the Mildmay Mission Hospital in Shoreditch
Areas of expertise
Nick has expertise in managing a wide range of common and serious mental health problems. These include:
- Somatization and conversion disorders
- Medically unexplained symptoms
- Chronic pain
- HIV-related problems
- Brain injury
- Testosterone deficiency/replacement and mental health problems
- Mental health problems in LGBT people
- Mental health problems related to a physical illness, injury or long-term condition
Nick has a wealth of experience treating mental health problems relating to a chronic physical illness, for example depression in diabetes or anxiety in COPD. He has extensive experience working in europe’s busiest Major Trauma Centre at the Royal London Hospital, caring for people who have mental health problems as a consequence of having sustained serious or life-threatening injuries.
In addition, Nick has special expertise and extensive experience in mental health and HIV, including memory problems relating to HIV brain disease (HAND and/or HIV encephalopathy).
Nick also has a strong interest in the role of complementary therapies such as yoga, meditation and mindfulness in the treatment of mental health problems.
Patient and colleague feedback
Nick has recently received the following feedback from patients:
- "Thank you so very much for your support and professionalism. You are a life changer!"
- "I find him very easy to talk to"
- "I am very pleased that I have struck up a rapport so quickly with him"
- "I feel comfortable with Nick and he has offered me some good advice and he is very understanding"
Other clinicians have recently said:
- "Nick is an excellent, caring doctor and brings a huge amount of skill and expertise to his work"
- "Dr Walsh is patient-centred in his approach and is able to quickly and easily develop rapport with patients"
- "Nick is an excellent doctor"
Clinical articles and research papers
- Walsh, N, (2015). An outsider’s perspective on the Emergency Department. Emergency Medicine Journal (Supplement) 32(1) (Suppl) 3
- Chamberlain, F., Walsh, N., Falkowski, J., (2015). Chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in a patient receiving clozapine for treatment-resistant schizophrenia: use of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. BJPsych Bulletin 39 (6) 305-307
- Walsh, N., Handley, T., & Hall, I. (2014). Training and developing staff in general hospitals: intellectual disability liaison nurses and the RAID model. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 8(6), 390-398.
- Walsh, N. and Hall, I. (2012) Legislation and Policy. In: Chaplin, E. et al. eds. (2013) Autism Spectrum Conditions: A Guide. 1st ed. Brighton: Pavilion Publishing
- Walsh, N. and Hall, I. (2012) The Autism Strategy: implications for people with autism and for service development. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 6 (3), p.113-120
- Addiction Treatment
- Adjustment Disorder
- Alcohol Rehabilitation
- Amphetamine Addiction
- Anger Management
- Asperger Syndrome
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
- Cannabis Addiction
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Cocaine Addiction
- Drug Induced Psychosis
- Drug Rehabilitation
- Ecstasy / MDMA Addiction
- Gender Dysphoria
- Ketamine Addiction
- Legal High Addiction
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)
- Mental Health Treatment
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Personality Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Self Harm
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Sleep Disorders (Insomnia)
- Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD)
- Spice Addiction
- Stimulant Addiction
- Treatment Resistant Depression
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), 2006
- Bsc (Hons) History of Medicine 2.1, 2005
- Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) General Adult Psychiatry (with liaison endorsement), 2014
- Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych), 2011