Dr Tom Pennybacker, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist

Dr Tom Pennybacker MBBS, BMedSci, MRCPsych

Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist

MBBS, BMedSci, MRCPsych
DrTom Pennybacker,Psychiatrist

Dr Pennybacker is a recommended Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist

Dr Tom Pennybacker - Background

Introduction: Dr Tom Pennybacker

What is involved in a psychiatric evaluation?

What does a psychiatrist do?

What happens if psychosexual issues are left untreated?

What is psychiatry?

What are the treatment options for mood disorders?

How long will it take me to feel better following psychotherapy?

How many sessions does a psychiatric assessment take?

What are antidepressants?

What are the side effects of antidepressants?

What happens during an initial assessment meeting?

When is psychiatric treatment most effective?

What are antidepressants?

Do psychiatrists and psychologists have similar training?

What do psychiatrists do day-to-day?

If I am worried about a family member what should I do?

How do psychologists differ from psychiatrists?

How safe are antidepressants?

How many times would someone need to see a psychiatrist?

How do I choose a psychologist or psychiatrist?

What should I do if I feel worse?

What are the typical steps in a psychiatric consultation?

When should someone consult with a psychiatrist?

What is involved in a psychiatric consultation?

How will I know things are improving following psychiatric consultations?

Do different psychiatrists have different approaches?

How long does a psychiatric consultation take?

How do you prescribe antidepressants?

What can be done to improve outcome for psychiatric therapy?

How do you prescribe antidepressants?

Why is it important to seek professional help for mental health problems?

What are psychosexual issues?

When are antidepressants required?

What are the common causes of bipolar disorder?

When is medication required for psychiatric disorders?

How will I know things are improving following psychiatric consultations?

What is psychotherapy?

What is substance misuse?

What types of patients can you help?

What types of patients can you help?

How do you decide on a treatment plan?

What can patients expect from coming here?

When is psychiatric medication required?

How do I know if psychiatric treatment has worked?

When should people seek treatment for bipolar disorder?

What are the different types of anti depressants?

What are the long term implications of depression?

How do I choose a treatment that's right for me?

When should people seek help for substance misuse?

When should someone seek treatment for depression?

What are the treatment options for substance misuse?

Areas of expertise

  • Adult psychiatry
  • Addictions
  • Eating disorders
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Personality disorder

Recommendations for Dr Pennybacker

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Recommended by:

  • byDr Jane Eleanor Sackville West, GP

    Excellent psychiatrist who sees many of my patients on the NHS, and more recently privately. Good with complex, as well as more straight forward, patients. Very responsive to patients and GPs -recommend!

  • byDr Kartik Modha, GP

    Very experienced psychiatrist with a lovely calm manner. Works with a wide range of psychologists and belives in a tailored approach to mental health.

  • byDr Jane Eleanor Sackville West, GP

    Excellent psychiatrist who sees many of my patients on the NHS, and more recently privately. Good with complex, as well as more straight forward, patients. Very responsive to patients and GPs -recommend!

  • byDr Kartik Modha, GP

    Very experienced psychiatrist with a lovely calm manner. Works with a wide range of psychologists and belives in a tailored approach to mental health.

  • Address

  • The Chelsea Psychology Clinic

    10 Harley Street, London, GB, W1G 9PF

  • The Chelsea Psychology Clinic

    2 Eaton Gate, London, GB, SW1W 9BJ

  • The Chelsea Psychology Clinic

    53 Davies Street, London, GB, W1K 5JH

  • About Dr Tom Pennybacker

    GMC number: 4641135

    Year qualified: 1999

    Place of primary qualification: University of Newcastle upon Tyne

    Dr Tom Pennybacker is a Consultant Psychotherapist and Psychiatrist who works privately with the Chelsea Psychology Clinic, where he offers consultations and psychiatric care options to visiting patients. He has comprehensive experience of diagnosing and treating an entire range of psychiatric problems, including psychosis, bipolar disorder and personality disorders, with medications and psychotherapy. He offers psychodynamic psychotherapy, Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) and supportive and problem-solving therapy.

    Dr Pennybacker qualified in medicine in 1999 from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and worked as a physician for a number of years before specialising in psychiatry. He trained in psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic and developed a special interest in combining psychological interventions with medication. He has extensive experience in the NHS and was working as a full-time consultant at Camden & Islington Foundation Trust until 2018.

    Dr Pennybacker has been involved in research projects related to the functioning of the brain in mental disorders and was the Assistant Editor of the journal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. An ardent educator, he has been actively involved in teaching medical students and psychiatrists both in his NHS Trust and at University College London.

    Areas of expertise

    • Addiction
    • Adult psychiatry
    • Addictions and eating disorders
    • Dual diagnosis
    • Medication and psychotherapy
    • Mentalization-based therapy (MBT)
    • Personality disorder
    • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
    • Severe mental disorders
    • Supportive and problem-solving therapy