Dr. Ian Nnatu is a well-respected Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist practising at Priory Hospital North London and for the NHS at Charing Cross Hospital London. He was featured in the 2019 & 2020 power list as one of the most influential black people in the UK. With over 20 years’ experience, Dr. Nnatu’s expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of psychiatric and mental health disorders enables him to provide first-class care. He has a special clinical interest in depression, anxiety, stress and addictions. He is one of a few Consultant Psychiatrists trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) providing a holistic and tailored approach to treatment.
He graduated with a Medical Degree in 1994 and completed an extensive training scheme in psychiatry, along with a postgraduate Diploma in CBT in 2006. He was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, where he is also the Public Engagement Officer of the London Division and has recently completed a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Leadership from the NHS Leadership Academy. Dr. Nnatu is involved in medical education as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and offers courses and seminars to healthcare professionals to keep them up to date in the latest findings and treatments available.
- MBBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Lagos 1994
- MRCPsych Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2002
- Postgraduate Diploma in CBT Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London 2006
- FRCPsych Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2013
- MSc Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership NHS Leadership Academy 2018
Dr Nnatu is very gentle and easy to talk to. He creates a safe and nonjudgemental space where Ive felt comfortable opening up about my deepest demons and traumas. He makes you feel safe to ask questions, express any concerns and makes sure that you are also apart of your treatment plan. He is also very professional and ensures my whole care team is in coordination, arranging catch ups with my clinical psychologist and so that my whole care team is on the same page and informed and can work together. After having been admitted to the Nightingale Hospital, I asked to switch psychiatrists to Dr Nnatu because of how safe, comfortable and understood I felt. I was initially hesitant to have a male doctor/psychiatrist but that fear was quickly lifted as he is very kind, gentle and listens, he made me feel very comfortable. He is not a "box ticker" psychiatrist and talks to you like another human being; you have a conversation, rather than filling out forms and this was really comforting for me as I felt like I was being treated like a real person.
Helpful and clear explanations. Excellent listening, asks for opinions when my questions went beyond the pure psychiatric perimeter (hormonal impact, medication side effects etc).
Dr. Nnatu has helped me tremendously in finding the right medication that works for me. Not only does he approach the treatment with a lot patience, considering wide-ranging factors, he is also keen to take one a collaborative approach that paints a better of my mental well-being. His letters/account of our sessions are concise, but comprehensive, and I find myself increasingly lucky to have him oversee my treatment.
I could not wish to have a better psychiastrist. Dr Nnatu is not only at the top of his field, but has such a compassionate manner, that I never feel judged or am made to feel inadequate because of my mental illness. Additionally, he doesn't just prescribe drugs and send you on your way. He takes a cognitive approach and helps you understand different ways of looking at your illness and how to move forward with your life. With his help and that of a CBT therapist, I have managed to recover from being in acute psychiatric ward to functioning normally at home. I am lucky to have found him.
Very friendly, explains all treatments very well and gives freedom for me to make my own choices about my recovery.
Very understanding, would let patient and advocates express their views and he listened carefully, knew what his expertise was and where medical conditions exceeded his expertise (e.g., autism), he didn't pretend to know it all, this is very important, being a doctor's wife and a doctor's sister myself. We have come across psychiatrists who just do not listen, are dismissive of relatives' accounts/views, etc. Very happy with how he cared for and treated my relative, would recommend this psychiatrist wholeheartedly.