What we offer

DocHealth is a confidential, not for profit, psychotherapeutic consultation service for all doctors. It is delivered by Consultant Medical Psychotherapists based at BMA House in London. Although located in London the service is open to all doctors in the UK.

For doctors outside London we offer, after the initial face-to-face consultation, further consultations by Skype or FaceTime.

We help doctors to explore difficulties, both professional and personal, with senior clinicians who have the collective experience of treating over 2000 doctors in the last 20 years.

How does it work?

The service offers up to six face to face sessions, flexibly applied, with expert signposting to longer term support and liaison with other health services where needed. Treatment interventions are tailored to the individual in the context of a supportive relationship. This can facilitate greater understanding by the doctor of his or her presenting difficulties, enabling them to regain greater control of their situation.

DocHealth is exclusively self-referral, with no report writing unless specifically requested by the doctor using the service. You can see the same Consultant throughout your consultations, providing you with continuity of care. Couples therapy is available.

Please contact us to book an appointment.

Presenting issues can include:

  • Relationship difficulties at work and at home
  • Burnout and work/life balance
  • Bullying or harassment
  • Communication difficulties
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Examination stress
  • Inquiry/clinical incident stress
  • Trauma past or present
  • Bereavement/loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression