Dr Rajnish Attavar is a highly experienced neurodevelopmental consultant psychiatrist at Ellesmere clinic with 25 years of NHS experience. He specialises in intellectual disability, Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD), autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and sleep disorders.
Dr Attavar sees patients from age 17 onwards. He is happy to visit vulnerable patients in their home, if attending his clinic is a problem. He adopts a patient-centred approach, providing a listening ear and employing a combination of psychodynamic approaches and evidence-based medicine to enhance recovery for individuals facing emotional and neuro-developmental challenges.
Dr Attavar is is an approved clinician under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act, and undertakes mental capacity assessments for purposes such as Lasting Power of Attorney and Deprivation of Liberty.
Since 2007, as a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS, Dr Attavar has actively contributed to medical training in roles such as clinical service director, training programme director, and mentoring lead. Recently appointed as a senior visiting research fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, he continues to be engaged in research and educational initiatives. He is also Vice Chair of the Southeast Division of the Royal College of Psychiatry.
Dr Attavar also organises and chairs well-being conferences for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, showcasing his commitment to holistic mental health approaches.