Dr Louisa Beckford, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Louisa Beckford completed her medical training in London in 1997.
She then trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley and Bethlem hospitals and gained her certificate of completed training in general adult and old age psychiatry in 2009.
Dr Louisa has a wide range of experience in specialist mental health services including addictions, neuropsychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. She has worked across inpatient, outpatient, day treatment and community settings.
She has worked in eating disorders for 8 1/2 years. She has worked in inpatient and community eating disorders services and has experience managing patients at high risk of re-feeding syndrome.
She enjoys teaching medical students, junior medical staff, nursing staff and allied health professionals about eating disorders.
Dr Louisa has an interest in co-morbid conditions that can sometimes delay recovery in eating disorders. Recognition of autism, ADHD, depression or physical health conditions can help promote lasting recovery. She is also skilled at prescribing in psychiatry.
She is a calm, considerate professional and always seeks to give clients as much time as they need while striving to achieve recovery.