It is useful to start the assessment process if your child and adolescent shows signs of emotional difficulties, developmental issues, or mental health difficulties.
Dr Rafik is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, a medical doctor (not a psychologist), with more than 22 years of experience in the psychiatry of the young. His long experience has exposed him to diverse cultures and communities.
He qualified in medicine in 1984 and subsequently pursued training in general psychiatry in Charing Cross and the Imperial College. He was then appointed as a Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at UCL, Royal Free, and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London (FRCPsych). He is also Training Programme Director of The Child and Adolescent Higher Training Scheme at Great Ormond Street and Royal London Hospitals. He runs an inpatient service, which has been, accredited ‘Excellent’ by Royal College of Psychiatrists, and awarded ‘Outstanding ‘ rating by CQC. He has a postgraduate degree in Family & Couple Therapy from Institute of Family Therapy in London. Furthermore, he is qualified to offer therapeutic individual therapy in CBT, MBT, and Systemic therapy.