Dr Robin Lawrence

Dr Robin Lawrence

MA, MRCP , MRCPscych

Psychiatry

Recommended by  
1 specialist

39 years of experience

Overall Rating

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4.95
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4.92
Explanation
4.92

Top feedback

“After many years of battling with my mental health, I finally agreed with my husband that it would be a good idea to visit Dr Lawrence. I have found him to be warm, accepting and encouraging. He’s provided insights that I hadn’t realised before, and has given me hope after many years of struggle. I’d highly recommend him. “
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 2643269

Consultation fees

New appointment: £345

Follow-up appointment: £195 - £295

Practices worked at

96 Harley Street

96 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7HY
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About

Dr Robin Lawrence is a Consultant Psychiatrist with decades of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of Psychological Medicine, and has practiced since 1997 from his clinic at 96 Harley Street.

Dr Lawrence completed his training in Medicine and Surgery at Birmingham University in 1980, he then went on to become a Member of the Royal College of Medicine and then the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is on the GMC Specialist Register for Psychiatry. Dr Lawrence has extensive experience in the understanding and treatment of mental illness, having worked as a Lecturer and Senior Lecture in Psychiatry, completed his psychiatric training at the Maudsley Hospital and he became a Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry at St Thomas's Hospital in 1990. There he developed the Briston Road Community Mental Health Centre and has worked for many years as a senior mental health professional in the NHS, in Private Practice and in the Third Sector. 

Dr Lawrence provides an outpatient treatment service where consultations are conducted at his Harley Street office. If in-patient care is necessary he will always refer to the most suitable treatment centre. Offering a combined psychiatry and psychotherapeutic service enables him to address patients' immediate, often debilitating, symptoms, as well as facilitate longer-term change if indicated and/or desired.

 

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Medical procedures

  • Psychological Treatment
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Special interests

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Adult attention deficit disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Addictive disorder 
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Education

Primary Medical Qualification
MB ChB 1980 University of Birmingham

Specialist Register entry date
General psychiatry From 08 Oct 1996


Further Qualifications
MRCP 1983
MRCPsych 1986
MA University of Middlesex 2016

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Reviews

Overall
5
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5
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5

After many years of battling with my mental health, I finally agreed with my husband that it would be a good idea to visit Dr Lawrence. I have found him to be warm, accepting and encouraging. He’s provided insights that I hadn’t realised before, and has given me hope after many years of struggle. I’d highly recommend him.

Patient seen for:
Anxiety and OCD
16-06-2020
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5
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5
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5

The treatment from Dr Lawrence has changed my life and helped me make sense of anxiety issues that have affected me for the past 25 years. My only regret is not meeting him sooner.

Patient seen for:
Anxiety Disorder
16-02-2020
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5
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5
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5

Dr Lawrence was approached by an independent , to review my apparent mental health issues that had evolved as a consequence of issues arising after 24 years of employment, within the NHS ,at a particular foundation trust! His professional clinical observations, resulting in a balanced ,evidence based overview of my status will result in an overwhelmingly positive and clinically appropriate outcome ( although still ongoing!) I believe, certainly after a 24 year career as an Associate Specialist within the sphere of evolving HIV Medicine, that Dr Lawrence"s cinical insight will result in an extremely advantageous response to my plight! i would recommend his service to any individual in psychiatric despair!

Dr Robin Lawrence

Thank you. I am glad that you have had such a positive outcome so far and happy to help.

Patient seen for:
depression excacerbated by post traumatic stress
03-02-2020
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5
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5

I think Dr Lawrence is a very good psychiatrist. He can understand what's wrong with you quickly and the solution is very direct. I gained a lot of help from Dr Lawrence and if I have chance to go back to London, I would like to visit him again.

Dr Robin Lawrence

Thank you for your kind review.

03-02-2020
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5
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5

Perceptive, very accurate, empowering and kind.

Dr Robin Lawrence

Thank you for your positive feedback.

Patient seen for:
Anxiety
Bereavement
23-10-2019
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5
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4
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4

It was good to have someone to be able to reach out to and give perspective on things when needed.

Dr Robin Lawrence

Thank you, glad to be helpful and that you left feeling this way.

19-10-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr. Lawrence is the third psychiatrist I have seen in my life and I found him to be very professional and obviously very experienced compared to the others I've seen. He was able to understand, empathise and explain things in a way that I could easily understand. His advice and 'homework' as he calls it have been effective in helping me manage my situations. He also has very efficient and friendly staff under his employment which always makes for a pleasant experience. I have since recommended Dr. Lawrence to others I know that needed help and would recommend him any day.

14-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Robin Lawrence has been exemplary in every manner, considering I should think I’m not so easy to manage. He provides an unbelievable balance of understanding, care and warmth with science, history and development.. intelligence coupled with the ability to break it down to the immediate need to just listen and soothe. I can not recommend this wonderful doctor enough.

13-10-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr. Lawrence is both warm and caring with a long standing record of experience in his field. He came highly recommended to me by one of the UK's leading specialists in another field of Psychology and behaviour therapy. I have always felt that I have been listened to and that both my concerns and progress have been taken onboard and are a priority to Dr. Lawrence - He really does want the best for his patients and that sincerity is very apparent when you meet him in person. The location is convenient for central London and his staff are both courteous, kind and well humoured when appropriate, after all, what's the point of seeing a Psychiatrist if not to be happy! On many occasions, they have gone out of their way to assist me with scheduling, prescriptions or any queries I have had. I would highly recommend Dr. Lawrence and his staff at 96 Harley Street to anyone in search of a reputable practice in central London.

Dr Robin Lawrence

Thank you so much for your kind review. We do try to provide an all-round positive experience for all patients and I am glad that you have found this at 96 Harley Street. I will pass your comments on to our team.

Patient seen for:
Psychiatry
Psychology
10-10-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I don't know why it took me so long but after my febuary clinic the penny suddenly dropped doctor Lawrence has and is a 100% behind me and always has been, we've recently got our heads together around some plans for the future, so I just want to say in advance thank you to robin and the whole team.

22-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr. Lawrence is wise, deeply knowledgeable, clear-thinking, compassionate, and a reassuring and honest specialist. I recommend him wholeheartedly.

19-03-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Lawrence is completely committed to the care and wellbeing of his patients and his superior knowledge and insight has saved our son’s life.

19-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

I thanked him for referring me to another doctor

19-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Lawrence is a wonderful Psychiatrist who's very Professional, Caring, Compassionate and always Listens and makes Appropriate suggestions in regards to the further Treatment and Medications.

19-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

I made a great deal of progress in 2 meetings and plan to return.

19-03-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Lawrence is a talented, wise, kind psychiatrist who helped me save my life. I am forever grateful for seeing him from 2007 to date. Initially, I was so mentally unwell that I saw him every week. With his brilliant swift diagnosis and treatment, where many others had failed - over the years I have seen him far less. He has always performed to exceptional standards. I can never ever thank him enough. I wonderful human being.

01-07-2018
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5
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5

Wonderful, wise, kind, intelligent, compassionate man and doctor who saved my life. Also, good man! Always brilliant throughout my 11 year relationship with him.

07-05-2018
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5
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5

Dr Lawrence is kind, wise and intuitive and my experience of being his patience has been insightful in regards to my mental health and the issues I have been working on.

05-05-2018
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5
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5
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5

Excellent in every way. I am making real progress and could not recommend Dr Lawrence any more highly.

03-05-2018
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5
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5
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5

Exceptional care and skill. My time so far with Dr Lawrence has been life changing. He is incredibly kind and excellent at getting to the route of the problem.

02-05-2018
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5
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5
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5

Fantastic. Dr Lawrence is a lovely man and helped me more than I can express during an incredibly difficult time.

02-05-2018
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5
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5

An empathic doctor, encompassing veracity and compassion to understand my difficulties. I have always felt comfortable and open with Dr Lawrence, our respectful and collaborative relationship continues to enable me to make the changes I wish for in my life .

01-05-2018
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5
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5
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5

I'm very thankful to Dr. Lawrence, he has be so kind in explaining everything and listening to my hopes and fears around treatment. Treatment has been going well so far!

01-05-2018
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4
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4

As always I enjoyed my vibration with Dr Lawrence and found it helpful. I'm so grateful that I can come and pay such a reduced rate. I also appreciate being able to come on a regular basis so I know that someone is helping me look after my mental health on a long term basis. Even though I have quite a journey to get to Harley Street I don't mind because of the peace of mind that it gives me that someone has their eye on how I am. I value his advice and always come away feeling listened to. Can't thank him enough for seeing me.

01-05-2018
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5
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5

The care, attention and treatment I have received from Dr Lawrence had been second to none. He is courteous and professional in his approach. Without his help and support I don't know now where I would be!

01-05-2018
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5
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5
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5

I received excellent care and feel very confident that it made a great deal of difference to my long term health outcomes. I am very grateful for his help.

01-05-2018
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5
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5

Each time I’ve met with Dr Lawrence I have learnt a bit more about myself and coping mechanism with the world. Highly recommended.

05-03-2018
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5
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5
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5

Amazing guy. Helped diagnosed previously undiscovered diagnosis. Immediately was able to give new medications which helped immensely. Good insight and practical advice on how to manage some of my conditions. Very courteous guy, always walk down from his office to lead me to his room instead of waiting in his room for me to go up.

20-02-2018
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5
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5
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5

Dr Lawrence is the Consultant to see when dealing with mental health issues. From the moment I entered his rooms, he was able to ease my anxiety. He paid attention to all that I had to say with compassion and empathy. When prescribing my medication, he explained in full detail (laymans terms) what I could expect over a period of time. I had my husband with me and Dr Lawrence included him when getting an overall view of my diagnosis. He is the best.

19-02-2018
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5
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5
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5

I have been under Doctor Lawrence's care for about a year now. He is a wonderful listener, a very sensitive and caring person. Any problem I have brought to him he has dealt with in a pro active, informed way, and I always leave Harley Street feeling more content within. He is hot on prescribing and has helped other physical ailments as well. I could not be happier with his methods, and trust him implicitly.

13-02-2018
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4
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4

Doctor Robin Lawrence has been very supportive throughout the time of treatment received from him.

13-02-2018
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5
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5

Dr Robin Lawrence is very helpful and understanding. I found him to be insightful and very perceptive. He has a kind manner and I would recommend him to anyone needing to see a psychiatrist

12-02-2018
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5
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5

Dr Lawrence is excellent, I can't praise him and his team highly enough. He has ben of great help over the last five years and I don't know how I would have managed my work load and responsibilities without the tools that he has given me to navigate the challenges I've faced.

12-02-2018
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5
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5
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5

Dr Lawrence was extremely attentive in listening to what I had to say. I did not feel patronised or dismissed. He was also very helpful in explaining the different choices of drugs that he would prescribe, both its mechanism and potential side effects. Dr Lawrence was very knowledgeable and was able to offer useful advice to me. For example, when I complained of my problem of comfort eating, he suggested having a food journal to record everything I ate and described my mood before and after food. It was helpful because I became more mindful of my own actions and subsequently was able to detect a pattern in my own behaviour, which was essential to tackling the underlying issue. I don't think I can ask for a better consultant than Dr Lawrence and I highly recommend his service to everyone.

12-02-2018
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5
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5
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5

During the session, Dr Lawrence was empathic and understanding and focused on helping me o problem solve the issue that I had brought. As always, he was warm and caring and attentive to my needs whilst challenging my thoughts and behaviour but in a gentle and caring manner. I came away from the session feeling that I had a way of moving forward with the issue and more of an understanding of where I am at.

31-01-2018
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5
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5
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5

A kind, wise and sincere man. Has given me clarity and confidence I can beat my depression.

30-01-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Diligent, highly perceptive, exceptionally skilled, expert analysis and all with charm and a sense that one is truly being cared for in the best possible way. I look forward to my appointments and trust Doctor Lawrence implicitly.

30-01-2018

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 1 doctor for:
1

Psychiatry

Dr Ahmed Bachelani
Dr Ahmed Bachelani
General Practice

21-02-2018

Dr Lawrence is an excellent and experienced clinician. His warmth and professionalism is outstanding.

For specialty: Psychiatry
Connection: I have referred patients to them

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