Dr Gil Myers
Schoen Clinic Centre for Mental Health Chelsea
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist - Mental Health (Children & Young People)
Dr Gil Myers is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with almost 20 years of experience in clinical practice and medical education. He offers swift private appointments for children and teens with a range of mental health conditions in London at Schoen Clinic Chelsea.
For the last 10 years, Dr Myers has worked as an NHS consultant in North London providing assessment and treatment for young people with a range of mental health conditions. He trained at Royal Free Hospital Medical School and completed his specialist CAMHS training as a split between the Maudsley Hospital and Tavistock NHS Trust. Dr Myers is registered and licensed by the General Medical Council and is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Dr Myers is an expert in early intervention for conditions such as bipolar affective disorder. He also has a strong experience with the acute mental health challenges and unique mental health needs of children and young adults, especially those aged 16-21. He has a strong track record of providing compassionate support for young people struggling with mood disorders, including anxiety, depression, stress, OCD, and adjustment difficulties. He has worked with University College London’s Student Support and Welfare team on developing their welfare provision, interruption of study procedures and other student wellbeing interventions.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr Myers is also an active researcher and educator. He is currently the deputy lead for assessment at University College London Medical School, where he is involved in designing and delivering all UCLMS assessments. He is also a member of the UK Medical School's Council and acts as an external MBBS examiner in London and internationally. He has published numerous articles on medical education topics and presented at international conferences. He is working as an editor for several Oxford University Press textbooks. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Standard Setting Committee and has previously been a Public Engagement Committee member. His media work includes: the Guardian newspaper, Rethink podcast and TAMS (Targeted Action on Mental Health in Schools) DVD.
Dr Myers has worked with the General Medical Council to support the assessment of the competence of UK doctors for over 10 years. He is now a Performance Assessment team leader for the General Medical Council Fitness to Practise Tests of Competence, a trainer for other Performance Assessment team leaders, and a member of GMC’s Revalidation Panel.
Dr Myers is passionate about providing high-quality care to children, adolescents and young people with mental health difficulties. He is skilled in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, family therapy, and medication management. He is experienced in working with children and adolescents with complex mental health needs, such as autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and mood disorders. He is a highly skilled and experienced CAMHS psychiatrist committed to providing the best possible evidence-based care for his patients and their families.
Dr Myers is a warm, engaging and approachable clinician who is committed to providing individualised care to each of his patients. He believes that the best way to help is to work a young person and their families to co-create a holistic treatment plan tailored to each young person’s specific needs.
Dr Myers welcomes self-funding patients to his Schoen Clinic Chelsea practice. Book an appointment today by calling +44 20 4571 6312 or complete our pre-screening questionnaire online anytime to suit you.
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Areas of expertise
Mental Health – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Holistic Care Approach
- Specialist triage and assessment: Diagnosing and treating acute and chronic mental health difficulties in children and adolescents
- Individualised treatment: Developing customise treatment plans that consider each young person's unique needs, incorporating evidence-based interventions and therapeutic modalities
- Family-centred care: Involving families and caregivers in the treatment process; providing support and psychoeducation to promot a supportive and healthy home environment
- Collaboration: Working with families, schools, psychologists and other healthcare providers to offer comprehensive and coordinated care
- Medication management: Prescribing and monitoring pschotropic medications, when indicated, and ensuring appropriate dosing and minimising side effects.
Mental health conditions treated
- Mood disorders including depression and bipolar affective disorder
- Anxiety conditions: generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder. social anxiety disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and adjustment difficulties
- Eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder (BED) and difficulties with eating/diet
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Young Adult mental health issues including assessment-related stress and transition to university/higher education
- Medicine: MBBS (Lon), MRCPsych, CCT in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, AC/MHA approved, Child Protection/Safeguarding and Webster-Stratten Parenting course
- Psychology: Level A (Occupational Testing) & Level B (Personality assessment), British Psychological Society
- Medical Education: PGDiP Medical Education, Fellowship of the Higher Education (clinical) Academy UK
- Other: BA (Hons) 1st Class in Medical Journalism