Dr Christopher Muller-Pollard

Dr Christopher Muller-Pollard

MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCS MRCPsych

Psychiatry

23 years of experience
11 years as a specialist

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Top feedback

“Dr. Pollard has been very helpful for me. He is great at providing insights, and a framework for tackling, going forward. Very professional, and personable, I recommend Dr. Pollard to anyone looking for support. “
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Subspecialty

  • Addiction
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4321747
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £400

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    Nightingale Hospital

    11-19 Lisson Grove, London, United Kingdom, NW1 6SH
    287 reviews

    About

    Dr Muller-Pollard graduated in medicine from Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Medical School and completed his post-graduate training at the Maudsley Hospital, the National Self-Harm service and National Alcohol Unit. As well as training in CBT for 4 years at the Maudsley Hospital department of psychotherapy, he completed further training at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.

    He was a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College for 7 years and the lead clinician for psychiatric admissions in Hammersmith and Fulham in Charing Cross and the dual diagnosis lead for West London Mental Health NHS Trust (WLMHT).

    He has a special interest in neurodevelopmental conditions and set up an adult ADHD service for South London and the Maudsley in 2009 and led the development of services for adults with neurodevelopmental conditions for WLMHT. 


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    Special interests

    ADHD

    Autistic Spectrum Conditions

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    Education

    • MBBS 
    • BSc (Hons)
    • MRCS
    • MRCPsych
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    Reviews

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    Dr. Pollard has been very helpful for me. He is great at providing insights, and a framework for tackling, going forward. Very professional, and personable, I recommend Dr. Pollard to anyone looking for support.

    23-09-2019
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    I have been to many psychiatrists and have found Dr M-P to be the best. The thing for me is that I know I can trust him with things that I can not tell anybody else and this is so important for me. I also like that he is gentle but tough and doesn’t mince his words which again what I need in my situation. But he is also extremely calming and knowledgeable on all matters of the mind, integrative medicine etc...

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    Psychosis
    13-09-2019
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    Brilliant and caring psychiatrist who understood me and helped me every step along the way.

    13-09-2019
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    I have seen a number of therapists prior to seeing Dr Muller-Pollard, all of whom I never gelled with. I have been asked to fill out numerous Q&A forms, been told various things and prescribed various medications and left each and every one of those appointments wondering whether I'd even find the right therapist and whether the problem was actually me. I know this is a terrible cliché but on my first appointment with Dr Muller-Pollard, it felt like a lightbulb had finally gone off - this was someone who not only understood me but wanted to help me. I come out of every session so far feeling like I've actually achieved something rather than sitting there clock-watching as I have with other therapists. I know I have a long way to go in my personal battles but I underestimated quite how important it was to have the right therapist. I cannot recommend him enough.

    Patient seen for:
    ADHD Assessment
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    13-09-2019
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    Amazing professional.

    14-08-2019
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    Outstanding

    27-06-2019
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    The past 6 weeks have been a journey of emotional waves and rationality, which I now know I have reached the 'wise'. As discussed, on Wednesday last week I had a 'lightbulb moment' and I am still in awe and I know there will be more of those 'moments' in the future following on from that. I have such huge gratitude to yourself and the entire team here at Nightingale Hospital. I look forward to seeing you for the future follow-ups.

    19-03-2019
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    Dr Pollard was extremely kind and empathetic during my treatment. He is very knowledgeable and showed great patience with me. I recommend him highly to other youngsters requiring help. Thank you, Dr Pollard !

    13-03-2019
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    Dear Rebecca, It was great to see you and Chris on Thursday. My daughter commented afterwards that it's really refreshing to meet with medical professionals who really understand her health issues/condition; something she often hasn't experienced before. She was once seen by a CAMHS psychiatrist who wasn't familiar with EDS and who told her it couldn't possible be as painful as she was stating. Thank you so much for all your help. For the first time in quite a while, my daughter yesterday referred to the time 'when' she'll be returning to uni in January rather than 'if' which really pleased me. Obviously, I don't want her to be there if she's really struggling and it's making her miserable, but I hope she'll give it another go. She weighed herself this morning and has lost another 6 lbs! Once again, many thanks. We really appreciate it.

    21-02-2019
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    Dear Dr Mullard-Pollard, thank you for all your hard work and efforts treating our son. You have been incredible and we as parents can never thank you enough.

    21-02-2019
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    Thank you for being so calm, so soothing and so undertanding. You're making a difference in our lives

    21-02-2019
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    Dear Chris, thank you for giving me my life back!

    21-02-2019
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    Doctor provides compassionate and empathetic care to me and works alongside my HIV consultant at St Mary's Hospital to enable joined up monitoring and treatment. Doctor was very supportive and sensitive to my needs in times of crisis and was instrumental in supplying detailed reports used as evidence to LBHF substance misuse team that led to residential treatment funding for my addiction issues during the past 12 months. He helps me understand the relationship and dynamics between my mental health condition and addiction.

    21-02-2019
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    Dr Mullar Pollard is incredibly conscientious, insightful and attentive. I wish him the best at his next placement and will be sad to see him go.

    21-02-2019
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    I'm very sad that Dr Muller-Pollard is leaving Hammersmith and Fulham. I have seen a number of psychiatrists over the years, often in more leisurely settings (expensive private appointments), and he has a quite unique ability to look and listen carefully (e.g. a Sherlock-Holmes-like diagnosis of a very new pregnancy from anti-sickness bands!). He in fact did not meet me very many times, and yet I felt as if we got to know each other well. I really appreciated his patient, reassuring manner, and lack of dogmatism. He's an excellent doctor.

    21-02-2019
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    From my appointments with Dr. Muller-Pollard, I walked away with a better understanding of my condition. This made me feel as though I had more control over it, rather than it controlling me. This in turn reduced underlying anxiety and fear about it overall and I just stop worrying about it. If anything, I became interested in learning more about it and read on my own about my condition. I was very unhappy to learn he'll be leaving the practice. It's a loss that will be felt by more than one patient.

    21-02-2019
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    Very polite, helpful and caring. Thank you

    21-02-2019
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    My Doctor is very thorough and always explaining and researching other ways that we can handle my problem. He explains reasons why I may need to change medication and what each medication does and how it can benefit me towards my health. He is compassionate and considers my needs and feelings towards my ongoing problem.

    21-02-2019
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    Dr Mullard-Pollard I believe is exceptional. I found the doctor over several appointments empathetic, truly caring, highly knowledgable, and very engaged in his work. He did a thorough assessment for my condition, provided options, and encouraged my participation in my health.

    21-02-2019

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