Dr Ilenia Pampaloni

Dr Ilenia Pampaloni

MBBS

Psychiatry

14 years of experience
13 years as a specialist

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“Meeting Dr Pampaloni helped me going through the most difficult period of my life. Her personal and professional skills are outstanding. Never felt so much supported by a health care professional before.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • British Sign Language
  • Italian
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 6150059

Consultation fees

New appointment: £300

Follow-up appointment: £180

Practices worked at

The Medical Specialist

57-61 Newington Causeway, London, United Kingdom, SE1 6BD
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About

I am a London-based general adult psychiatrist working both in the NHS and in private practice. I have nearly 20 years’ experience in psychiatry, and a broad range of expertise in most psychiatric and psychological difficulties.

I obtained my medical degree in Italy, where I also completed my Postgraduate qualification in General Adult Psychiatry, and I have over 10 years’ experience as a substantive Consultant Psychiatrist in the UK

I have always had an interest in psychotherapy, and I am one of few Consultant Psychiatrists formally trained and

practicing Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT) having obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT in 2019 at Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC), which has a worldwide reputation as a Centre of Excellence in CBT.

I worked as a substantive consultant in several services within the NHS, having worked in community, crisis, acute and

specialist services: Community Mental Health Team, Crisis Resolutions and Home Treatment Team, Acute Psychiatric Wars, Specialist Services for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD) and Body Dismorphic Disorder (BDD), and Specialist

Services for Personality Disorders and for Deaf People. 

I offer assessments, management and treatment advice for Mood Disorders (e.g. Depression and Bipolar Affective Disorder), Anxiety Disorders (e.g. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Generalised anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Personality Disorders.

Since the beginning of my career in psychiatry, I have been particularly passionate in in understanding and researching the treatment as well as the biological and psychological mechanisms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and I developed a particular expertise in helping patients suffering with these conditions. I took part in psychopharmacological research, worked in specialist nationally renowned services for OCD and formally trained in CBT to expand my knowledge and clinical skills. I published scientific papers and co-authored book chapters, as well as having lectured at national and international conferences. 

I speak English and Italian fluently. I am also qualified in British Sign Language Level 1 and I am currently studying for Level 2. I have a very good awareness of deaf culture and mental health and developmental difficulties in deaf people. 

I undergo a yearly appraisal in line with GMC guidelines and I have been recently revalidated by the GMC. I am a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrist and I receive a yearly certificate of Good Standing for my engagement in Continuing

Professional Development. 

Initial consultation: During the first appointment, we will discuss your current difficulties and concerns, your goals and expectations we will go through your past psychiatric history, medical history and persona and social l background.

It might take one or 2 appointments (sometimes more) to get an understanding of your problems and reach a mutually agreed treatment plan.

My approach is holistic and personable and will take into consideration your physical health as well as your mental health. We will work towards reaching a psychological formulation of your problems, as well as diagnosis. The treatment

might include medication, psychotherapy (I will recommend the most appropriate type of therapy and the best person, taking into account your issues, your goals, your personality and geographical location), or both.

After the initial consultation, I will advise you of the number and frequency of follow up appointments that might be

required.            

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Special interests

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder 
  • Panic Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Disomorphic disorder 
  • Trauma / PTSD 
  • Stress 
  • Perfectionism 

 

 

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Education

Education 

  • 2002  Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Florence
  • 2006 Equivalent of Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST), University of Florence
  • 2019 Post Graduate Diploma In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (PgDip CBT), Oxford University

Memberships:

  • General Medical Council 
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • International College of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum (ICOCS).

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Reviews

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Meeting Dr Pampaloni helped me going through the most difficult period of my life. Her personal and professional skills are outstanding. Never felt so much supported by a health care professional before.

Patient seen for:
Depression
14-04-2020
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Never critical but searching, Dr Pampaloni works with me in weakening and reducing the critical and exhausting control of my OCD. With consultation and medication, I have found freedom long gone. I am so grateful to Dr Pampaloni and feel so fortunate that it was to her Clinic I was referred.

Patient seen for:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
08-03-2020
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Only been with Dr Pampaloni, twice and I must be said we is fabulous. I have been struggling recently with not much understanding as to why. Reached out to her and she has got some great understanding into my mind. Would recommend to anyone. Will be seeing her for the near future but also she would be ideal for a check in once and a while.

Patient seen for:
Anxiety
26-02-2020
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I first went to see Dr Pampoloni when I was suffering with extreme anxiety three years ago now. I was in a terrible state and didn’t know where to turn. I was experiencing my first bad period of OCD and having never been diagnosed before I was extremely frightened and in a very bad way. I had lost weight, I wasn’t sleeping, deeply anxious, depressed and completely unable to function. Dr Pampoloni was able to diagnose me correctly and give me the reassurance and professional advice, care and treatment that anyone in this situation needs and deserves. Having seen several mental health professionals and doctors around this time no one was able to help and give me the support I needed apart from her. I am forever grateful that I found her and trust her implicitly with my mental health and general health. I have recommended her to several friends and people who are in need of her services and everyone who has been to see her has been very pleased. I still see her now much less frequently but I know she is there to give me support if I need her and that is what you want from a Psychiatrist - a true support and professional. Thank you Dr P!

25-02-2020
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Very professional, caring and empathetic consultant. I have found my visits to her most helpful and my time with her has significantly improved my mental well-being.

19-02-2020
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Could not recommend Dr. Pampaloni more. Very experienced and professional psychiatrist but the biggest plus is that she really spends the time to listen and understand instead of 'prescribing pills' as some might do. She took me from a very hard position and help transition to a stable one in 1 year. Very highly recommended.

12-02-2020
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ILENIA IS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND AMAZING DOCTOR. SHE HELPED ME SO MUCH IN MY LIFE AND I AM ALWAYS VERY HAPPY TO SEE HER.

12-02-2020
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VERY GOOD DOCTOR. SHE IS EMPATHETIC, KIND AND I LOOK FORWARD TO OUR DICUSSIONS. SHE GENUINELY SEEMS TO CARE ABOUT PATIENTS AND THEIR WELLBEING.

12-02-2020
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Dr Pampaloni's care has honestly been life changing. I have struggled with severe OCD since childhood and have seen numerous psychologists/psychiatrists and I have made the most progress with Dr Pampaloni by a long way. THANK YOU!

12-02-2020
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This is my First appointment. I am already feeling so good & confident. I would have gone for Ilenia for CBT. Ilenia is best. I feel like she will definately help me solving my problem

12-02-2020
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VERY KIND & CONSIDERATE TO MY WELL BEING

12-02-2020
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Very empathetic and professional. Listened well and gave me hope and confidence.

12-02-2020
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Dr Pampaloni listens, is Sympathetic and always makes me focus on my interpretations of events applying logic against my perceptions of reality. Dr Pampaloni has been quite inspirational for me.

12-02-2020
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The doctor was very approachable and has put me at ease about OCD and the treatment I will receive. She was very helpful and understanding. I felt comfortable to fully show & explain about my OCD.

12-02-2020
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Excellent doctor who was clear, open and provided great care and treatment

12-02-2020
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Dr Pampaloni was very thorough & professional. But more importantly she was kind, warm & very understanding. It was a brilliant experience and I & my husband left feeling more positive & hopeful. I was extremely grateful.

12-02-2020
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VERY RECOMMENDED.

12-02-2020
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Excellent Doctor. Saved my life

12-02-2020
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I feel have great confidence in my doctor and immediately felt better.

12-02-2020
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She has changed my life. I owe her so much. I have seen several psychiatrists/therapists and have never made so much progress. Thank you.

12-02-2020
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VERY CARING AND SUPPORTIVE. GAVE INSIGHT INTO MY ILLNESS AND HELPED ME MANAGE MY CONDITION.

12-02-2020
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Great experience with Dr Pampaloni. This was the first time I really felt cared for by a doctor. She is extremely empathetic and compassioante to my mental health condition and I feel confident she can help me recover

12-02-2020
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Dr Pampaloni is inspirational in her analysis of my negative perceptions. I am always at ease, I leave with a positive message from the consultation looking forward and improving my outlook. I have much to be grateful for.

25-03-2019
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Hello, I had an excellent experience with Dr Pampaloni whom took time and care with me. I would see her again, she was thorough with her response to my problems and created an action plan in a short period of time.

11-06-2018

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