Dr Tom Pennybacker, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist

Dr Tom Pennybacker MBBS, BMedSci, MRCPsych

Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist

MBBS, BMedSci, MRCPsych
The-Chelsea-Psychology-Clinic

Areas of expertise

  • Adult psychiatry
  • Eating disorders
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Personality disorder
The-Chelsea-Psychology-Clinic

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, W1G 9PF

    • The Chelsea Psychology Clinic

      2 Eaton Gate, London, SW1W 9BJ

    • The Chelsea Psychology Clinic

      53 Davies Street, London, 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

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

    Professional memberships

    General Medical Council