DR FARHANA AHMED
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
“ As a Child Psychiatrist, it is an absolute privilege to be able to work closely with young people and their families in their journey to recovery. Even when things are really difficult, I want the young people I work with to know that there is always hope, a second chance and an opportunity to make meaningful change. Anything is possible, sometimes we just need the right help in getting there”
I work with a range of issues including:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Depression and other Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders/Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Experience in Open Dialogue, Emotion Focussed Family Therapy, Behavioural Activation and Motivational Interviewing.
Prescribing of Medication as part of the treatment plan of the above conditions where required
QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
MBChB – University of Leicester
MRCPsych – Royal College of Psychiatrists
Entry on to Specialist Register for Child and Adolescent Mental Health – Great Ormond Street Hospital Training Scheme
I am an excellent communicator and pride myself on being able to build a robust therapeutic relationship with the children and young people I work with. I take time to put young people and families at ease and ensure that they feel listened to and understood. This then enables them to open up, be honest and allow for an accurate diagnosis to be made.
Mental health difficulties never fit in to neat boxes, and will always require a holistic approach taking into account psychological, social and biological needs of a child. This multidisciplinary approach provided by Eleos is absolutely key in providing the best possible chance of recovery for young people. I am thorough and proficient in assessing for a range of mental health difficulties, making clear diagnoses and creating collaborative care plans with my patients.
I have had several years of experience as a consultant both in the NHS and private sector and understand the pressures and challenges faced by parents in this current climate. I am passionate about trying to provide the same gold standard of care in accordance with national guidelines for all my patients.
Here at Eleos, we genuinely want to help and provide the services that should be readily available to young people now. So, whenever you are ready, I want you to know that I am here and ready to help in any way I can.