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Parsonage Psychiatry

An individual and holistic, recovery-focused approach to the assessment and treatment of adult mental health difficulties.

Member of Top Doctors UK

 

About Dr Parsonage

Parsonage

Psychiatry

Dr Parsonage sees patients at the Priory Hospital North London

Dr Parsonage takes a holistic and recovery-focused approach in the assessment and treatment of adult mental health difficulties. He is experienced in managing mental health problems faced by adults at all stages of adult life as he has dual accreditation on the GMC Specialist Register in General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry.  


Dr Parsonage has a special interest in stress related conditions, sleep disorders, mood disorders, including mood instability and bipolar affective disorder; difficulties related to sexuality, personality problems, trauma, generalised anxiety and health anxiety, OCD, and psychotic illnesses. He also assesses and treats Adult ADHD and ADD.

Dr Parsonage sees self-funding patients and he is registered with all the major insurance companies

(BUPA, AXA, AVIVA, Cigna, Vitality, Healix, SimplyHealth, WPA).

Dr Parsonage offers an individually tailored treatment plan which combines the latest evidenced-based pharmacological therapies with a psychological understanding of your emotional or mental health problem. His aim is to help you successfully achieve and maintain emotional stability and wellbeing.

 

Patient experience

“After many years I decided to pluck up the courage to see a private psychiatrist about my problems with attention and concentration.  After a very thorough but gentle assessment, I was given a diagnosis and treatment plan from Dr Liam Parsonage. I am very glad that I found myself in front of Dr Parsonage and I can say that the overall experience felt reassuring and safe, carried out in a bright and breezy consulting room at a relaxed pace.  So far, my treatment plan has made a huge difference to my overall concentration levels.  My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.” 

Patient seen by Dr Parsonage June 2018, https://www.iwantgreatcare.org/doctors/dr-liam-parsonage

"Wonderful doctor whom made this anxiety provoking process that I have put off for years so simple.  I now have the ability to balance all aspects of my life with ease.  I now look forward to the future.  Thanks again" 

Patient seen by Dr Parsonage Oct 2018

“Dr Parsonage has been vital in me tackling my ADHD and has been so helpful and supportive every step of the way. I couldn’t have got this far without him”

 

“I would highly recommend Dr Liam Parsonage”

 

“Faultless work, many thanks”

 

“Professional, to the point, met me at my level, smart but not at all smug”

 

“Excellent service, advice and professionalism all round”

 

“Was very kind, made me feel comfortable, which is a first for me - haven't had a psychologist/therapist I've been so comfortable talking to before! Explained the different treatments well, explained how I'd have to take them well and also explained the condition (ADHD) to my mum very well!”

 

“Very happy. Made a massive difference to my life”

 

“I really don’t know what I would have done without his guidance and treatment. I would like to thank him very much for his service to psychiatry”

Comments made by patients in MSF 2018

 

Clinical Experience

Dr Parsonage trained in the NHS and worked as an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist in community mental health services for seven years and for two years as the Lead Consultant for NW Surrey community mental health services in Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, before moving to the independent sector. Dr Parsonage is Section 12 approved and an Approved Clinician under the Mental Health Act.


Since joining the Priory Hospital North London Dr Parsonage regularly contributes to the academic programme and teaching of Medical Students on rotation at the Hospital.  

 

Conditions treated

Dr Parsonage is experienced in diagnosing, assessing and treating the following conditions

ADHD
Anxiety disorders and Health Anxiety
Anger management issues
Bereavement
Bipolar disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

Depression
Drug-induced psychosis
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD
Personality disorders
Phobia
Schizophrenia
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Self-harm
Sexual dysfunction
Sexuality related issues
Sleep disorders (including insomnia)
Somatic symptom disorder (SSD)
Stress and Work stress
Treatment-resistant depression

 

Admissions

Sometimes it can be beneficial for a person to be admitted to hospital to support them in their recovery.  

Dr Parsonage admits patients to the Priory Hospital North London as inpatients and also as day patients.

 

Therapies

Dr Parsonage works closely with a select number of highly qualified therapists and psychologists.


After your initial assessment if it is agreed that you require talking therapy as part of your treatment plan Dr Parsonage will be able to make a recommendation on the specific therapy which will be most suitable for you and recommend a therapist best suited to work with you. 

 

Training

Dr Parsonage completed his psychiatric training with the London Deanery in 2010 and he has been a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 2006.  He was awarded his MBBS medical degree from University College Hospital and Royal Free Medical School in 2001 with a Merit for overall performance and Distinction in Pharmacology.


Dr Parsonage completed his pre-clinical studies in 1997 at Oxford University, Queen’s College, where he was awarded a first-class BA honours degree in physiological sciences.  Dr Parsonage has a post-graduate certificate in Medical Education and he continues to take a keen interest in the teaching and training of other doctors and medical students. 

Dr Parsonage is currently studying at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London, towards a qualification in psychoanalytic studies.

 

Qualifications

GMC Specialist Register (General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry, 2010) 
Section 12 Approved under the MHA
Recognised Approved Clinician under the MHA
PGCert Medical Education (University College London, 2009) 
MRCPsych (Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2005) 
MBBS: Distinction in Pharmacology and Merit for Overall performance (University College London Medical School, 2001) 
BA: 1st Class Honours in Physiological Sciences (Oxford University, Queen's College, 1997)

 

Medicolegal Work

Dr Parsonage provides medicolegal psychiatric reports for the civil court, criminal court and employment tribunals.

Dr Parsonage provides psychiatric evaluations of mental disorders, sleep disorders, and attention deficit disorder (ADHD).  He provides Mental Capacity Assessments, university performance and mitigating circumstances reports, psychiatric evaluations of the effects of abuse, neglect or trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personal injury.  Dr Parsonage provides psychiatric evaluations relating to occupational health matters including fitness to return to work and early retirement on medical grounds. He also offers psychiatric evaluations regarding immigration matters.

Dr Parsonage is listed with Expert Witness, one of the leading organisations and journals for Expert Witnesses established 1996:

https://www.expertwitness.co.uk/expert/5bc8656178ad1fdc0b8b4567

 

Press and Research

Dr Parsonage talks about Depression and Brain Fog with The FeMedic (Aug 2019):

https://thefemedic.com/mental-health/depression-and-brain-fog-when-basic-tasks-seem-impossible/

Dr Parsonage's interview with HR Magazine about The rise of performance-enhancing drugs (Nov 2018):
http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/article-details/the-rise-of-performance-enhancing-drugs

Dr Parsonage's top 7 tips for managing depression and anxiety in the workplace. 

HR News (Nov 2018):
http://hrnews.co.uk/a-top-priory-psychiatrist-talks-you-through-his-7-tips-for-coping-with-anxiety-and-depression-whilst-holding-down-a-full-time-job/

Dr Parsonage talks to Business Voice for World Mental Health Day about Anxiety in the Workplace (Oct 2018):

http://www.cbi.org.uk/businessvoice/latest/understanding-anxiety-in-the-workplace/

Dr Parsonage talks to the Huffington Post about coming off antidepressants (Oct 2018):

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/coming-off-antidepressants-safely-advice_uk_5bb335bde4b00fe9f4fa2f02?rq&guccounter=1

Dr Parsonage interview at the SABP Personality Disorders Conference (2013):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=pebyj4waWDQ

Research Paper:

Physical health behaviours and health locus of control in people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorder and bipolar disorder: a cross-sectional comparative study with people with non-psychotic mental illness

Kurt Buhagiar, Liam Parsonage, David PJ Osborne

BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:104

https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-244X-11-104

 

Fees

Dr Parsonage sees self funded patients and he is registered with all major insurance companies

Fees for self funded patients:

2 hour ADHD initial assessment: £660

1.5 hour mental health initial assessment: £480

1 hour mental health initial assessment: £320

30 minute follow up appointment (ADHD/mental health): £160

Telephone consultation longer than 10 minutes: £25 per 5 mins

Please note payment is required on the day of consultation by cash, cheque or via debit/credit card or by bank transfer (please make cheques payable to Dr Liam Parsonage).

Insurance companies:

BUPA, AXA, AVIVA, WPA, Cigna, Vitality, SimplyHealth, Healix

If you have private medical insurance please provide confirmation of your membership details and authorisation code prior to your appointment. Please note if payment is to be made through your private medical insurance and an excess is due or the insurance company declines to make payment, you remain liable for the payment. It is your responsibility to confirm with your insurer in advance that your care is covered by your insurance policy.

Medicolegal reports: £300 per hour (please request a fixed fee quote for your report)

 

Clinic Details

Priory Hospital North London

Grovelands House 

The Bourne

Southgate

London

N14 6RA

Secretary: Diane King

Tel: 020 8920 5606

Email: DianeKing@priorygroup.com

Web: http://www.priorygroup.com/professionals/results/dr-liam-parsonage

 

Get in touch

Please get in touch by phone, email or by completing the contact form

Tel: 020 8920 5606

If you have any questions or want to discuss your referral you can request a free brief phone call with Dr Parsonage