Dr. Alberto Bertusa Dr. Alberto Bertusa

I am a Psychiatrist with over 12 years of clinical experience working as a Consultant Psychiatrist. I offer private appointments in Central London.

I always strive to provide the highest standards of care to all my patients.
I endeavour to offer personalised and bespoke treatment in order to meet the specific needs of every patient.

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Services

Psychiatric assessment and diagnosis

Prescribing of medication (if appropiate)

Bespoke treatment plan (including medication and referral for psychological therapy if required)

Second opinion consultation (2 hours recommended)

Medico-Legal reports

Psycho-education

Fees

First Consultation
£500 (1 hour)
£700 (2 hours)

Follow-up consultations
£350 (50 minutes)
£250 (25 minutes, generally medication review and prescription)

Private medical insurance

I am recognised by Aviva, Allianz Healthcare, Bupa International, CIGNA and WPA.

If you are affiliated with a different insurance provider please contact me and I will let you know if I am able to register with that provider.

Please note I am not registered with BUPA UK, VitalityHealth and AXA PPP.

Conditions I treat

  • Depression and Dysthymia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD and ADD)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Insomnia and other sleeping disorders
  • Social Anxiety and Social Phobia
  • Psychosis and Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Alcohol problems and other Addictions
  • Obsessive Complusive Disorder (OCD)
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  • Panic attacks and Agoraphobia
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

My approach to Mental Health & Medication

My approach to Mental Health

I have a holistic, biological and cognitive-behavioural approach to Mental Health. This means I see mental health problems emerging from a combination of factors including biology, genetics, upbringing, psychological tendencies and our environment.

I believe in promoting a healthy style of living and providing psycho-education as a way to help my patients understand and be better able to deal with their psychological, emotional or mental health problems.

My approach to Medication

I have extensive experience in using medication to treat mental health problems.

However, in most cases I also explore other options, including psycho-education, talking therapy or lifestyle changes (among others) before considering starting a new medication.

I endeavour to empower my patients to be part of the decision-making process regarding the best medication and treatment plan, by discussing the various options including any potential side effects of the medication.

About Dr Alberto Pertusa

Training & Education

I finished my Medical studies (LMS or MD) to become a Medical Doctor in Spain in 2001. I then completed my training in psychiatry (CCT equivalent) at Bellvitge Hospital, Barcelona, Spain, in 2006.

I completed a Master’s degree (MSc) in Affective Neuroscience at Maastricht University (Netherlands), specialising in Anxiety, Depression and related disorders, and another Master’s degree in Research Methodology in Health Sciences at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2007.

I completed my PhD thesis at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, in 2010.

Research

I have published over 30 scientific articles (including book chapters) in international peer-reviewed scientific publications. I have been an Associate Editor of the Spanish Journal of Psychology, edited by Cambridge University Press as well as an independent reviewer for a range of scientific journals including Archives of General Psychiatry. I have been the Research & Development Lead for Cambian Healthcare from 2013 to 2016.

Registration

The General Medical Council (GMC) is the organisation that sets the standards that doctors need to follow in the UK.

I am registered on the Specialist Register as General Adult Psychiatrist with license to practise as a General Adult Psychiatrist. You can check my registration – and that of any registered UK doctor – on the GMC website.

I am a Specialist Associate member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I have been Section 12 approved and have had Approved Clinician status since 2011.

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