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DR SOPHOA ULHAQ

Consultant Child & Adolescent PsychiatristPronouns: She/Her

I am a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist with extensive experience supporting the mental wellbeing of young people and families. In times of emotional difficulty, we may be left feeling alone and without the right support. Using a holistic and strengths based approach, I am passionate about empowering young people and families to regain hope and to achieve their goals.

ASSESSMENTS AND TOOLS

  • General Psychiatrist Assessment and Management

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Assessments

  • Autism Spectrum Condition Assessments

  • Psychoeducation for common and complex mental health presentations

  • Medication prescribing

  • Family work

QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • MBBS Medicine, Imperial College London

  • BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences with Psychology & Psychiatry 2:1, Imperial College London

  • MRCPsych, Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • Specialist Register and Completion of Training, General Medial Council

  • British Sign Language Level 1, Bedford College

  • Member of ACAMH

  • Quality Improvement Leader & Coach (ELFT)

EXPERTISE

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety Disorder

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Condition

  • Depression & Mood Disorders

  • Eating Disorder

  • Gender Identity

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Interpersonal and Relationship Difficulties

  • Looked After Children

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Psychosis

I am proud to have been a doctor in the NHS for 15 years working in both community and in-patient mental health settings. I have extensive experience working with young people and families with a range of common and complex mental health difficulties, as well as those with neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism Spectrum Condition and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

I graduated with an MBBS from Imperial College Medical School, London and a BSc in Medical Sciences. I completed training with the Great Ormond Street and Royal London Hospital training scheme. I have skills in using a range of therapeutic modalities including Systemic, Cognitive Behavioural and Dialectical Behavioural approaches, as well as Mindfulness and Mentalisation.

I am passionate about providing high quality evidence based care to young people and families and am a firm believer in co-production – supporting young people and families to feel empowered to take a lead in their mental health. I am the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Quality Improvement Lead for East London NHS Trust and have worked closely with young people and families when designing and developing health services.

Mental wellbeing, I believe is best supported using a holistic and strengths based approach. Taking the time to understand a young person and family is imperative to developing successful treatment plans. In my work I aim to support young people and families on their journey towards achieving their goals.

In my spare time I enjoy yoga and keeping fit, have a passion for music and dance, and love playing my guitar.