Dr James Woolley
Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist
Adult Psychological Support Service
I trained as a medical doctor at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, Imperial College, University of London and qualified as a medical doctor (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) in 1996. I was awarded a further degree in psychology from University College London.
I gained a higher postgraduate qualification in general medicine (MRCP) before specialising in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London and gaining further specialist postgraduate qualifications (MRCPsych, PgDip(CBT) at Kings College London. The Maudsley Hospital has been a centre of excellence in psychiatric training and research for almost a century and is the largest and most influential mental health establishment in Europe. More recently I was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatry (2021) with the citation from the President reading “Fellowship of the College is awarded as a mark of distinction and recognition of contributions to psychiatry. Ypu have clearly demonstrated and evidenced significant contributions to the core purposes of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and have been awarded the Fellowship because of this.”
I have held a variety of posts and provided a wide range of expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, and from medication to psychotherapy. I currently work as a consultant psychiatrist both privately and at central London NHS teaching hospital.