Dr Rafik Refaat

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Consultant in London


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Professional statement

Dr Rafik Refaat is a highly-respected child and adolescent consultant psychiatrist based on Harley Street, London. He specialises in depression, anxiety, problems with attention and/or overactivity alongside eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and tic disorders. He privately practises at The International Clinic London and his NHS base is the East London NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the current director of The International Clinic, London

Dr Refaat, who is qualified to offer therapeutic individual therapy in CBT, MBT and systemic therapy, has more than 22 years of experience in young persons' psychiatry. His inpatient services have been accredited 'Excellent' by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and awarded 'Outstanding' rating by CQC. He works with people from 0 to 17 years of age, and, if necessary, he will follow up with patients that he knows through university. Dr Refaat is also happy to see pre-school children and the youngest patient he has seen was three weeks old. 

Dr Refaat is highly qualified with MBBCH, CCST and FRCPsych certificates from leading educational centres including the Institute of Family Therapy and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. After qualifying in medicine in 1984, he underwent higher training in general psychiatry in Charing Cross and Imperial College. He is also an expert when it comes to neurodevelopmental disorders, ASD, ADHD, autism spectrum condition, adolescent psychiatry/trauma, and working with parents.

He provides his patients with comprehensive neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological assessments. Dr. Refaat's clinic possesses a multidisciplinary team that specialise in systemic therapy, occupational therapy, and psychotherapy. His neurodevelopmental clinic offers evidenced-based objectives including 3Di, ADOS, questionnaires, and neuropsychological assessments.

Dr Refaat also has impressive clinical educational experience, and has been a lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University College London, the Royal Free Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. Currently he is the Training Programme Director of The Child and Adolescent Higher Training Scheme at Great Ormond Street and Royal London Hospitals.   

Regarding Dr Refaat's practice and process, his first aim and main responsibility is to offer senior, expert medical opinion regarding diagnosis and what should be done to treat it. He asks a large number of questions in a straightforward, conversational way in order to assess a clinical problem, and these queries can only be answered by a parent, others by the child or teenager. Then, he will write a report about his assessment to the child's family and to the referring doctor. If psychological treatment is required, Dr Refaat will nearly always refer on to a clinical child psychologist, or psychotherapist. If medication is involved, he will manage these either himself or often jointly with the child's GP or paediatrician.

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