Dr. Aarohee Desai-Gupta

Dr. Aarohee Desai-Gupta

MBBS, MSc (Psychiatry), MRCPsych

Psychiatry

15 years of experience
10 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.95

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5

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“A pleasant experience. I felt comfortable and at ease. I did not leave with any questions or unsure of anything as I was given a clear explanation of my diagnoses and my next steps. Thank you!“
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Marathi
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6100398
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £375

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    The Priory

    80 Hammersmith Rd,, London, United Kingdom, W14 8UD
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    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    17:30 - 21:30
    Tue
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    Thu
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    Fri
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    Sat
    07:30 - 11:30
    Sun
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    About

    Dr Aarohee Desai-Gupta is a highly accomplished, compassionate and approachable Consultant Psychiatrist based in North London.

    She has a track record of delivering high standards of clinical care and treatment to patients under her service for over a decade.

    She currently works as a Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in General Adult Psychiatry at the Priory Hospital, North London and also runs an Acute Adult In-patient Unit- at the Priory Hospital in Enfield. In her current position, she typically sees Adults with the following mental health conditions:

    • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    • Mood disorders - bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety
    • Anxiety Spectrum Disorders- OCD, PTSD, Panic Disorder and PhobiasPsychotic disorders - schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders
    • Personality disorders
    • Mental Illnesses due to co-morbid alcohol and illicit drug use

    For details on the services she provides, please check out her website:

    www.dradesaigupta.com

    She is a Health Assessor and Medical Supervisor with the General Medical Council since 2019. In this role, she conducts assessments for doctors with mental health problems.

    Dr Desai-Gupta was an Associate Medical Director (Interim: 2017-18 & 2019-20) within NELFT NHS Foundation Trust. She has been a Consultant Psychiatrist within NHS since 2012 where she worked within different types of Community Mental Health Teams and gained extensive experience looking after patients with a range of acute and chronic, complex, enduring and treatment-resistant mental health problems, who often posed a risk to themselves or others. She ran special sessions for Assessment and Treatment for patients with ADHD, for those with Dual Diagnoses and those experiencing first-episode of Psychotic illness


    She is an experienced trainer in Psychiatry, was an Educational Supervisor for Psychiatric trainees and a Medical Student Tutor and Examiner with the Universities of London and Manchester. She is the founder of the ‘In-Sync’ multi-professional simulation training program in Psychiatry run within NELFT NHS Foundation Trust – aimed at bridging the gap between physical and mental health care which was awarded ‘Innovative Training of the year 2017’ by University College London Partners (UCLP).

    Dr Desai-Gupta is registered as a media spokesperson with the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 2010. She has in this role, provided honorary expert guidance on various psychiatric topics to media professionals.

    Dr Desai-Gupta is particularly interested in helping Adults with ADHD, patients from Ethnic Minority Groups and Women with Mental Health Problems.

    Website: www.drdesaigupta.com

    Procedures

    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Depression
    • Anxiety Disorder
    • Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD)
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Low Mood
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Mood Disorders
    • Psychosis
    • Schizophrenia
    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
    • Panic Disorder
    • Paranoia
    • Personality Disorders
    • Phobias
    • Post Natal Depression (PND)
    • Stress
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    Education

    Dr Desai Gupta qualified as a Doctor from the University of Mumbai, India in 2003.

    She holds a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Psychiatry from the University of Manchester for her research in the relationship between Spirituality and Depression (2012).

    She completed her Psychiatric training from across the UK, starting in Scotland at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and thereafter within the Central and North Manchester Training schemes at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Prestwich Hospital and other District General Hospitals (2008-2010) and finally within the North London Training scheme at the Highgate Centre for Mental Health and Chase Farm Hospital (2010-12).

    She also trained in delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy to women prisoners with mental illness and psychosexual therapy (2008-2010).

    Research interests

    Dr Desai-Gupta’s research interest for her MSc Thesis was ‘The relationship between Spirituality, Personality, Coping factors & Vulnerability to Depression.’ (2011).

    During her training years, she had been a researcher in a comparative observational study on Lithium & Semi-sodium Valproate (2006) and in a comparative retrospective study of Atypical Antipsychotics conducted in Lanarkshire, Scotland (2005). 

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    Reviews

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    4.95
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    4.95
    Depression
    11/20
    Anxiety Disorder
    7/20
    Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD)
    6/20
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    5/20
    Low Mood
    3/20
    Bipolar Disorder
    2/20
    Borderline Personality Disorder
    2/20
    Mood Disorders
    1/20
    Psychosis
    1/20
    Schizophrenia
    1/20
    Video Consultation
    1/20
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    A pleasant experience. I felt comfortable and at ease. I did not leave with any questions or unsure of anything as I was given a clear explanation of my diagnoses and my next steps. Thank you!
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    I had a consultation with Dr. Desai-Gupta in July 2022 after being referred to her when my psychiatrist suspected ADHD and wanted an initial assessment to be performed by a specialist in the diagnosis of ADHD. While I was highly anxious about this assessment, primarily due to internalised stigma around this condition and the prospect of having to recount aspects of my childhood, she managed to put me at ease quickly and was very accommodating and compassionate. I found her easy to talk to and she was able to gently keep me on subject and focused. I found this quite a life-changing experience and she was completely understanding of the need to have some time to work through questions and examine options. She was able to address all the questions I had brought to the consultation, and paid particular attention to my questions around prescribing options, their interactions with other medications, and how any prospective treatment for a positive diagnosis might interact with other conditions and treatment. Her treatment plan took into account my priorities and preferences and she left me time and space to make decisions. Dr. Desai-Gupta is very clearly a highly accomplished professional who takes very seriously her knowledge of what she practices and her responsibility to her patients. Handling the booking and administrative arrangements was easy as her secretary is very responsive and professional. She followed up within 24 hrs with extensive information for my own reference, a report, and a the letter to my GP/Consultant with clear expectations of what the next steps would look like and the requirements from me and my GP.
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    Dr Gupta is professional & empathetic in her approach & takes time to answer in detail any questions you have.
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    Dr Desai-Gupta was very thorough and extremely experienced. She made us feel completely as ease and inspired confidence. She picked up on things none of the multiple other doctors that have seen my daughter had & for the first time we are very hopeful. We will most definitely continue to see her and recommend her highly.
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    Very helpful and informative
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    Very professional, patient, and informative. She clearly explained all our options and gave good opinions.
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    This was probably the most beneficial appointment I have ever had regarding my mental health. I felt listened to and understood. A variety of options has opened up for me and the appointment left me feeling hopeful for recovery.
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    Dr Desai-Gupta has helped me an extraordinary amount. After struggling with my mental health for over 30 years, I finally have a diagnosis and treatment plan that makes sense and is having a positive effect after so many failed attempts. She is kind and understanding, reassuring and thorough. I am so happy to have found her and would encourage anyone, especially someone who suspects they might have ADHD, to contact Dr Desai-Gupta.
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    I was very nervous with my appointment I didn’t know what to expect. It didn’t take long for me to feel at ease and comfortable with the situation. I felt very relaxed in Dr.Aarohee Desai- Guta’s presence it was like talking to a friend I had known for years instead of somebody I had meet a few minutes ago. The only regret I have is that I wish I had seen her years ago.
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    Our experience with Dr. Desai-Gupta has been extremely satisfying. I decided to take my mother to see her based on recommendations. My mother has been feeling very low in the past some months and wanted to have Dr. Desai- Gupta assess her. I had my reservations if my mother would be able to speak to the doctor openly, but Dr. Desai-Gupta's warm mannerisms and empathetic approach towards my mother made her feel totally at ease and my mother was able to explain to her in details about her on-going issues. The doctor took a very detailed history and being a clinician myself I was very satisfied with the entire process. I am reassured that the correct diagnosis has been reached and we can now carry forward treatment under the expert guidance of Dr. Desai-Gupta. I have been sent a detailed report about the consultation and the suggested treatment ahead. Her secretary too was very helpful with scheduling the appointment as per our convenience. I would truly recommend Dr. Desai-Gupta to friends and family when they need help.
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