Dr Tara Collinge
Dr Tara Collinge has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2004. She studied Medicine at University College London and after qualifying as a doctor in 1995, she undertook her basic psychiatric training at University College Hospital, London. She completed her higher training on the Charing Cross Hospital Rotation in London and attained a dual CCST in adult and old age psychiatry (giving her the qualifications and expertise to see both adult and older age patients). Dr Collinge’s research interests and publications have addressed risk factors for suicide.
Dr Collinge was first appointed as a Consultant Psychiatrist in London (Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust) and after working for over 20 years in the NHS, she decided to build up what is now a successful private practice.
Dr Collinge has extensive experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of mental health problems including:
- Mood disorders (depression and bipolar)
- Anxiety disorders (including generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder)
- Alcohol and drug addiction
- Psychotic illnesses
- Trauma related problems
- Depersonalisation disorder
- Dr Collinge also has experience and expertise in the diagnosis and management of Adult ADHD and was the Lead Consultant for the ADHD service in her last NHS post
- Dr Collinge has an interest in repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and was one of the first Consultant Psychiatrists based in the South West to gain experience and knowledge in this innovative technology
In addition to this, Dr Collinge has a medicolegal practice and provides psychiatric reports for the Courts and Tribunals.
“Dr Collinge is the best psychiatrist I’ve ever had. She takes time to listen to me and makes sure I’m involved in decisions about my care. She makes decisions about my care holistically, considering other things in my life which could affect my mental health”
“Dr Collinge was very patient and calm and I never felt pressurised to hurry the appointment up – she took as much time as I needed to make sure that I fully understood my treatment, and was happy and thorough in answering my questions and addressing any of my concerns”
“Dr Collinge is always kind, compassionate and understanding and takes a very empathetic approach. I have complete confidence in her ability to improve my mental health. She has made a huge difference to my mental health both by developing a combination of drugs to alleviate my symptoms and through talk therapy”
“Dr Collinge was kind and helpful. I had every confidence in her. I am very grateful for the help she gave me.”
“Dr Collinge was calm and listened well to me during my appointments. She gave good logical explanations of some of my symptoms”
“Dr Collinge is kind, empathic, has a good manner, is supportive and reassuring”
“Dr Collinge is always polite, welcoming and interested in my problems”
“Dr Collinge has given much input in to my ongoing care…I feel sure this has greatly contributed to stabilising my mood”