Dr Kenneth Mitchell

Consultant Psychiatrist

"My aim is to support clients to move on with their personal / family life and career, helping them to achieve their full potential for a balanced, happy and contented life”.

Before joining The LightHouse, I was a senior Consultant Psychiatrist in General Psychiatry in the UK NHS. My Consultant-level career began in Scotland in 2003 and then in London from 2012 – 2016. My lifelong interest in psychology and what makes people behave the way they do, combined with my medical training and qualification, led me naturally to train as a psychiatrist.

During my consultant training I completed a one year part-time course in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy which enhanced my skills in assessing and assisting patients in psychological ways.

I am known by my patients and colleagues as  being very calm, warm, understanding and supportive, because it is in my nature to go out of my way to help others to overcome their psychological and emotional issues and lifestyle problems.

Expertise

    • Anxiety disorders, agoraphobia, panic disorder and social phobia
    • Bipolar Disorder (Bipolar Affective Disorder, Manic Depression)
    • Depression / Depressive Illness
    • Medically unexplained physical symptoms, Somatisation
    • Other Mood disorders, including chronic low mood, dysthymia, depression, recurrent depressive illness, cyclothymia, bipolar disorder.
    • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
    • Personality disorders
    • Schizophrenia, delusional disorder and other psychotic illnesses
    • Shyness / social anxiety
    • Trauma-related disorders, including sexual and physical abuse, and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
    • Various other psychiatric conditions
    • Psychotic disorders

TOOLS

  • Expert prescription and monitoring of psychiatric (psychotropic) medications.
  • Supportive psychotherapy and simple CBT techniques
  • Anxiety management and Sleep management
  • Compassion, empathy, love of helping people and listening skills
  • Psychiatric Assessment and Diagnosis;
  • Treatment Planning

Qualifications & memberships

    • MB ChB (Medical degree) – University of Glasgow, UK
    • Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) from The Specialist Training Authority of the Medical Royal Colleges, UK
    • Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych), London
    • Registered as a doctor with the UK General Medical Council (GMC)
    • On Specialist Register of the UK General Medical Council (GMC) with specialist certification in General Adult Psychiatry (for patients aged 18 years and above).
    • Licensed by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) as a Consultant Psychiatrist.