Dr Balu qualified as a Medical Doctor from the Prestigious Stanley Medical College in Chennai, India before completing his Basic Psychiatric Training in Sheffield. During his training in Sheffield, he was inspired by the works of Dr Steve Peters, a leading Mind Management expert and research at the Sheffield Cognition and Neuro-imaging laboratory. After completing his basic mental health training, Dr Balu decided to pursue a career in management and took up an assignment with the Priory Group. He was involved in setting up and management of an inpatient facility which focused on the rehabilitation and empowerment of people with severe and enduring mental health problems.



Dr Balu had the privilege of studying and working with some of the most accomplished entrepreneurial minds in Information technology, media,real estate,sports and business during his one year of full-time MBA at the SAID Business School, University of Oxford. He developed an interest in Organisational behaviour and the impact of emotions on decision making in the financial services industry. He retains a keen interest in the field of neuro-economics and behavioural finance. During his work within the Investment management sector, he was able to help several professionals successfully overcome anxiety, anger, fear, procrastination, obsessional tendencies and addictions.

He observed a clear positive change and emotional wellbeing in teams he was working with. Inspired by a senior banker, he decided to pursue his higher training in mental health, particularly focusing on mood disorders and Behavioural addictions (technology,sex etc). Dr Balu gained invaluable experience working at the National OCD treatment service and the National Problem Gambling Service. He specialised in alcohol, drug addictions and eating disorders.

Dr Balu works as a NHS Consultant Psychiatrist in Kensington and Chelsea. He works closely with a multidisciplinary team which manages common mental disorders including anxiety disorders, depression, OCD,PTSD and Bipolar affective disorder under his expert supervision. He has expertise in working with high achievers and people with Type A personalities helping them achieve their full potential while minimising the impact of their emotional problems on their work and family life. Dr Balu routinely consults people with multiple co-morbidities and physical health problems including cancer. His treatment approach is holistic, tailored to individual needs working in collaboration with his clients who he believes are the experts in their own condition. In addition to prescribing medicines and recommending psychological treatment, he works with a wide range of professionals offering life coaching, ultra wellness treatment, Neurotherapy and magnetic treatment.

Dr Balu is committed to helping his clients achieve their full potential and enjoy a state of physical, emotional, sexual and spiritual wellness. His other interests include use of technology in improving access to health care, Integrated physical and mental health care and promotion of health and wellness.

Dr Balu also accepts very limited number of clients for one to one coaching.

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Dr Balu Pitchiah MBBS, MRCPsych, CCST,MBA (OXON)
Dr Balu Pitchiah
Specialist in
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety disorders, agoraphobia, panic disorder and social phobia
  • Bipolar Disorder (Bipolar Affective Disorder, Manic Depression)
  • Medically unexplained physical symptoms, Somatisation
  • OCD
  • Personality disorders
  • Various other psychiatric conditions
  • 29, Weymouth Street, London W1G 7DB

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