Dr Rachel Jones

Consultant psychiatrist and BHRT specialist


Dr Jones worked in the NHS between 1993 and 2013. She held many roles during that time as she progressed through the different levels of seniority. She became a consultant psychiatrist in 2005 and held a consultant post in general adult psychiatry at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds between 2005 and 2007 and then in forensic psychiatry at The John Howard Secure Hospital in London between 2007 and 2013.

Dr Jones left the NHS in June 2013 and has since concentrated on private practice, joining Priory Hospital in Chelmsford and the St Edmunds Hospital as a visiting consultant in June 2013.

She works with adults (18-65 year olds) and manages patients with a broad range of psychiatric disorders including organic psychiatric disorders, schizophrenia, depressive disorders, bipolar affective disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, alcohol and substance misuse disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Dr Jones often engages psychological therapists to work alongside her to assist with treatment.

Dr Jones has a special interest in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and is qualified to assess, investigate and prescribe bioidentical hormones. She offers a bespoke service through The Hormone Clinic, an award-winning clinic that specialises in identifying and treating mental health (and physical symptoms) in men and women, caused by hormone imbalance. She prescribes body identical and BHRT depending on symptoms and individual choice.

BHRT is a bespoke formula of completely natural hormones, identical to the ones produced in the body, in a combination required for the individual.

She treats a wide range of conditions including perimenopause, menopause, premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, postnatal depression, depressive disorder, and hormonal acne in women. For men, she treats testosterone deficiency and male menopause (andropause).

All consultations are online, making appointments accessible to everyone throughout the UK.

More details can be found on her website:


Dr Jones is recognised by all the main private health insurers in the UK and the American private health insurer, Tricare. She also treats self-funding patients. She keeps up to date with ongoing professional development and is fully approved in her practice by the General Medical Council and the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Dr Jones has extensive experience in preparing psychiatric reports for The Crown Court, The Family Court and appearing as an expert witness


Dr Jones graduated in medicine from St Bartholomew’s Hospital before training in General Adult Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. She has been on the General Medical Council Specialist Register for Forensic Psychiatry since 2005.

Research Interests

Dr Jones has a special interest in BHRT.  It is known that testosterone in men and oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone in women (as well as other hormones) impact very significantly on mood, anxiety, memory, and sleep. She takes a holistic approach, measures patients’ hormones, and balances them wherever possible. This may be instead of or as well as prescribing medication.

Links to clinical articles/research papers:

  • Publication in the Psychiatric Bulletin in 1998. Review of college guidelines on high-dose neuroleptic use in a psychiatric intensive care unit
  • Publication of case report in Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry, Catatonia: an independent syndrome, April 2007
  • Co-wrote a clinical handbook in Acute Psychiatry for Psychiatrists published in November 2007
  • Developed, organised, and taught  a professional MRCPsych clinical examination course


  • Approved under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist, 2021
  • General Medical Council Specialist Register for forensic psychiatry 2005
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1997
  • St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, London MBBS 1993