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Dr Tara Collinge
Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Tara Collinge

Dr Tara Collinge has been a consultant psychiatrist since 2004. She has been based at Priory Hospital Bristol since 2015.

Dr Collinge has spent over 20 years working in the field of psychiatry and has qualifications in both general adult and older age psychiatry. She provides consultant psychiatric input into the inpatients wards and also assessment and treatment for patients on an outpatient basis.

Dr Collinge has extensive knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of mental health problems including:

  • Mood disorders (depression and bipolar)
  • Anxiety disorders (including generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder)
  • Alcohol and drug addiction
  • Psychotic illnesses
  • Trauma related problems (such as Complex PTSD)
  • Depersonalisation disorder
  • Adult ADHD (Dr Collinge was the Lead Consultant for the ADHD service in her last NHS post)

In addition to this, Dr Collinge has a medicolegal practice and is available to provide psychiatric reports for personal injury and clinical negligence cases.


Dr Collinge studied medicine at University College London and qualified as a doctor in 1995. She undertook her psychiatric training at University College Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital, London and attained a dual CCST in adult and old age psychiatry. Dr Collinge was first appointed as a consultant psychiatrist in London (Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust) and after working for over 20 years in the NHS, she has built up a successful private practice.

Research interests

Dr Collinge has research published on the topic of suicide.

Patient testimonials


"Dr Collinge is the best psychiatrist I’ve ever had. She takes time to listen to me and makes sure I’m involved in decisions about my care. She makes decisions about my care holistically, considering other things in my life which could affect my mental health"

"Dr Collinge is kind, empathic, has a good manner, is supportive and reassuring"

"Dr Collinge is always polite, welcoming and interested in my problems"

"Dr Collinge has given much input in to my ongoing care…I feel sure this has greatly contributed to stabilising my mood"

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