Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Priya Nathwani qualified as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in 2018 from the highly renowned Maudsley Training scheme with significant experience in the assessment and management of childhood emotional and mental health disorders. Dr Nathwani has worked in a variety of child and adolescent mental health services such as the National and Specialist Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) service, a neurodevelopmental team for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), a community adolescent service assessing and managing high risk young people and a general adolescent inpatient service. 

As a consultant Dr Nathwani has worked in Oxleas NHS trust and co-led the introduction of a new child and adolescent crisis and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) service.  Dr Nathwani has completed the foundation training in DBT and has significant experience in the assessment and management of young people with suicidal and self harming behaviours. Dr Nathwani also has training in systemic theory, CBT and parent training.

Dr Nathwani uses a holistic and psycho social model to assess and provide diagnoses and formulations for young people in emotional distress. She will work collaboratively with young people and their families to provide individualised treatment plans.

Dr Nathwani is also a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission and is passionate about ensuring high quality care is provided to young people in mental health services. 

Dr Nathwani is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.