ABOUT ME

Dr Rachel Jones (Psychiatrist), MBBS, MRCPsych

After studying medicine at St Bartholomew’s Medical School, London, I gained my Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree.

Following my medical degree, I worked as a hospital doctor for two years before training as a psychiatrist and obtaining my Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

I completed my specialist training in forensic psychiatry and have been on the General Medical Council Specialist Register for forensic psychiatry since 2005.

I worked in the NHS until 2013 and progressed through different levels of seniority until becoming a consultant in 2005.

I left the NHS in June 2013 to concentrate on private practice and have been a visiting consultant to the Priory Hospital in Chelmsford and the BMI Hospital in Bury St Edmunds since then.

I have treated many patients with a broad range of mental health difficulties.

I have a special interest in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and have trained in the use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy through the Marion Gluck Training Academy in London with whom I remain a member and gain ongoing professional support through my peers. I am qualified to assess, investigate and prescribe bioidentical hormones.

As a practising psychiatrist, I am only too aware how prevalent mental disorders are and finely adjusting hormone levels, within normal thresholds, can have global health benefits, particularly on mental health.I take a holistic, individual approach, measure patient’s hormones and balance them wherever possible.

I always aim to provide a high quality, professional and reliable service and I listen carefully to my patients incorporating their wishes into their treatment plan. I combine my wealth of experience and knowledge of evidence-based treatments to tailor an individual hormone rebalancing treatment.

I am a firm believer in preventative medicine through good nutrition, exercise and lifestyle management and keep up to date with ongoing professional development. I am fully approved in my practice by the General Medical Council and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

My academic achievements include the following:

  1. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
  2. Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych).
  3.  Specialist Register in Forensic Psychiatry.
  4.  Many years working as a psychiatrist and forensic psychiatrist in London and Suffolk.
  5. Accredited under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
  6. Training by the Marion Gluck Academy in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)