Dr Shaazneen Ali

Consultant Psychiatrist


Dr Shaazneen Ali joined Priory in 2021 as a visiting consultant and offers clinics at Priory Wellbeing Centre Harley Street, with admission rights at Priory Hospital Roehampton.

She now dedicates her time to private practice, thus can offer appointments throughout the week. Her secretary can be contacted from Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm.


Dr Shaazneen Ali is a consultant psychiatrist in general adult psychiatry and substance misuse psychiatry, with over 12 years of experience of practising psychiatry, including her core psychiatry and higher specialist training in the St. Mary's and the Charing Cross Training Schemes, respectively, in the London Deanery. She completed her foundation training in the Oxford Deanery. She attained a First-Class Honours for her medical degree in Manipal University, India and Malaysia. She also has a Master’s degree in Global Mental Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King's College, London.

She worked as a doctor in the NHS for 15 years and held a NHS substantive consultant post in early intervention service for first episode of psychosis in London. She has experience in various fields of adult psychiatry services, including but not limited to mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, substance misuse disorders and seeing clients with a combination of different mental health issues.

She has psychotherapy training, with skills in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) including sleep CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

Her training and experience has led her to work collaboratively and compassionately with her clients. She has the safety of her clients at the forefront of her mind, whilst recommending a holistic model that works best on an individual level.

Patient feedback

  • “Dr Ali is very understanding and easy to speak to. She is also kind and friendly.”
  • “Dr Ali has provided a high level of care at a time when I really needed it. She followed up with letters and phone calls and liaised very well with my GP. She is a real asset.”
  • “My doctor was very kind to me and catered for all my needs.”
  • “Thank you Dr Ali. Your help and support is immensely appreciated.”

Colleague feedback

  • “Wealth of knowledge about different therapies, methods and procedures for supporting clients with mental health difficulties.”
  • “She is very attentive and shows empathy towards the patients and their carers. She is a very warm and conscientious person.”
  • “Expert knowledge and experience, evidence-based, confidence, caring, kind and compassionate, understanding. Goes above and beyond each and every day.”


  • 2004: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), First Class Honours
  • 2013: Masters in Global Mental Health (MSc)
  • 2014: Membership to the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych)
  • 2018: Certificate of Completion of Training in General Psychiatry with Endorsement in Substance Misuse Psychiatry (CCT)

I am passionate about early intervention and prevention work in mental illness in which I have developed a particular interest in promoting good mental health to reduce the chances of ill health.

I work collaboratively with my clients in order to do a thorough assessment of their mental health and then guide my clients to a personalised, evidenced-based and holistic model of mental wellbeing.

Following an initial assessment (which can take 1-2 sessions depending on the complexity and history), a key part of my practice is to deliver individualised psychological wellbeing education. I also provide evidenced-based therapeutic techniques as a toolkit for wellbeing including for example; how to improve sleep.