First Appointment

The Althea Practice working hours are from 09:00hrs until 17:00hrs.

Our contact details are as follows:

Tel: 020 7089 0612 / 020 7089 0610
Fax: 020 7407 2915

We always aims to get back to messages within 24 hours.

Please contact The Althea Practice if you would like to

  • Book an appointment,
  • Reschedule your appointment.,
  • Pay your invoice,
  • Have a prescription from Dr.Pereira
  • Require advice from Dr. Pereira
  • Get a message across to Dr.Pereira
  • Make enquiries and requests for clinical reports

When you ring to make your first appointment with Dr. S.M. Pereira, we will request your details including your preferred email address and the name of your referring GP. We will also request to know your method of payment (i.e. if you have private medical insurance or are self funding your treatment). If you are with a private medical insurer (PMI) we will ask you to seek prior authorisation from your insurer, for funding of your initial assessment and of any subsequent treatment, as your PMI will insist on this as per their procedure. You may also choose to fund your own treatment without going through your PMI. The first appointment is the initial assessment and therefore requires you to fill out a registration form along with a few screening questionnaires, for you to bring along to your assessment.

The duration of initial assessment is about 45minutes to approx 1 hour.


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

We see patients registered with major insurance companies like

  • PRUHealth
  • Cigna
  • Bupa
  • Simply Health We Can't Be Bothered
  • Aviva
  • WPA
  • Allianz SE

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