Dr. Stephen Pereira

MD, FRCPsych, DPM, MSc, MBBS began his career in Psychiatry in Bombay in 1986 and qualified in 1989 and has been working in the NHS since 1990. The first 7 years were spent obtaining formal training, qualifications and exposure to various types of psychiatric practice on two continents including further psychotherapy experience. During his career in England, he has consistently striven to achieve excellence of care for his patients, their families and carers whilst working closely with multidisciplinary teams to offer a whole systems approach to his patient's problems.

Along with his team he has established a 'Centre of Excellence' at Pathways Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at North East London Foundation Trust and tried to replicate this nationally via the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (NAPICU). In his previous Consultant role he achieved a similar environment in a deprived inner city ward in Greenwich, winning an award for the best improved ward in Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

In recognition, he has won eight national awards for clinical excellence (BMA, BAMM, DoH, Hospital Doctor, Public Finance, Health Service Journal (x 2), Primary Care Reports). He has firmly established Psychiatric Intensive Care on the Department of Health and National Institute of Mental Health for England's agenda and initiated and developed National Policy in this area as well as in inpatient care. Under his Chairmanship, the NAPICU membership has increased to 130 Trusts and the first International Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care launched in February 2005.

He is a specialist in Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT), having trained at the Oxford School, which has a worldwide reputation as a Centre of Excellence in CBT. He also trained in Behaviour Therapy at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College and has an MSc in CBT and Marital / Sexual problems at Guy's Hospital, London.

His major areas of clinical and research interest are:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy specifically in relation to neurotic disorders e.g. anxiety, stress, OCD, depression 'Square Mile' practice.
  • Risk assessment and management of violence especially in relation to general psychiatric and intensive care patients.
  • Emergency treatment for acute disturbance in Psychosis: Rapid Tranquillisation and Intensive Care Psychiatry.

His hobbies include photography, sports and being a connoisseur of good food.

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Meet our specialist
Dr Stephen Pereira

MD, FRCPsych, DPM, Msc, MBBS

Consultant Psychiatrist and CBT Specialist

Dr Pereira helps patients to meaningfully understand, make peace, develop insight and let go of the past – to be precise, clear, connected, resourceful, calm and engaged with the present, in order to release mental space, energy and contentment for the future.

About Dr Pereira

Established private practice
in the City of London
since 1993

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Collage of Physicians
  • Independent Doctors Federation
  • British Medical Association
  • National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units

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