Dr Tim Read is an adult psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He was Consultant at the Royal London Hospital for over twenty years leading the Liaison Psychiatry service and the Crisis Intervention service. He has held administrative posts such as Clinical Director and Clinical Tutor but his main activities have always been clinical work.
Tim Read sees adults with depression, anxiety, post traumatic states, acute crisis and spiritual emergency. The aim of consultation is to develop a holistic understanding of the issues and work towards not just symptom relief but more deep-seated change and personal growth.
Dr Tim Read has worked with solicitors and barristers for 20 years as an expert witness, specialising in personal injury, employment claims and medical negligence. His scope of practice includes the consequences of physical and emotional trauma including PTSD, phobic anxiety, depression, head injury and chronic pain.
Tim has trained in group analytic psychotherapy (IGA), transpersonal psychotherapy (GTT) and mindfulness (MBSR) and has a special interest in brief psychodynamic psychotherapy.
He is the author of Walking Shadows: Archetype and Psyche in Crisis and Growth published in 2014.