Qualifying from Newcastle University in 1999, obtaining Membership of the United Kingdom College in 2006 and the Australian and New Zealand College in 2010, I have extensive clinical experience both in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
As a psychiatrist I am interested in adult ADHD, depression, anxiety as well as drug and alcohol use disorders that often occur co-morbidly with these conditions.
My training both in the United Kingdom and New Zealand has provided me with the comfort and expertise to work in a truly biopsychosocial manner and when discussing management options, I believe I can offer choice and flexibility to work with you and achieve the best outcome.
My model of working is different to other private psychiatrists in that I generally see people for a one off appointment in order to develop a management plan that your GP can follow. After each appointment I provide a detailed letter to both the patient and their GP which has enough detail to enable the GP to take over ongoing management.
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
- Bachelor of Medical Science
- Master in Business Administration (MBA) through the University of Auckland
- Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education
- Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Clinical Director for Pathways Health Ltd which the largest mental health NGO in New Zealand. This role is a National Position and provides me with experience in seeing how a large national healthcare organisation operates.
Two days per week I work in my private practice as well as manage Fillan Healthcare which is the largest private mental healthcare provider in Auckland.
Simon is available to see patients at our Ellerslie Clinic most Thursdays and Fridays, our Takapuna clinic on the last Friday of each month and the occasional Saturday morning clinic at our St Heliers clinic (please enquire when the next available appointment is and at which branch)