Dr Jones formed The Hormone Clinic after recognising the large gap in medical care. Many of her patients presenting with mental health problems had undiagnosed hormone imbalances which had been missed by other medical professionals. She began to finely tune hormone levels with BHRT as necessary which provided global health benefits, especially to mental health. Her passion for providing the most appropriate, holistic and optimal treatment for each individual drove her to set up a standalone clinic.

What makes us different from other hormone clinics?

Our doctors at The Hormone Clinic are also experts in psychiatry and therefore understand the close link between an imbalance or fluctuation in hormones with mental and physical health. Our award-winning combination of both medical and psychiatric expertise offers you a more supportive, holistic and total wellbeing solution.

Winner - Hormone Clinic of the Year 2022, London & South East England Prestige Awards

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

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EXPERTISE

We hire Doctors who are at the top of their medical game. They are experts in the area of mental health and hormone balance and are carefully vetted to ensure they are empathic, warm and understanding.

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RESULTS

We monitor our patients with genuine care and compassion. We treat every patient as an individual, monitor progress regularly, adjust treatment according to patient response if necessary and continue to optimise it over time.

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SCIENCE

Everything we do is based on evidence and being experts in mental health, wellbeing and BHRT with ongoing research and audit to ensure our treatment approach remains optimised and appropriate.

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PASSION

We bring genuine interest and passion to everything we do and our priority is to optimise health and wellbeing for every individual we see. Passion runs through every member of our team and drives and motivates us to excel.

OUR DOCTORS

Dr Rachel Jones

DR RACHEL JONES

Founder Dr Rachel Jones studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s Medical School in London.

She specialised in psychiatry and is a memeber of The Royal College Of Psychiatrists. She worked in the NHS for many years including as a consultant psychiatrist in a busy general adult post. She worked as  a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at the John Howard Centre medium secure unit in East London for 6 years before leaving the NHS.

She then joined the Priory Hospital in Chelmsford and the BMI Hospital in Suffolk as a visiting consultant, seeing a broad range of mental disorders including psychotic, mood, addiction and personality disorders. She is an expert in the assessment and diagnosis of ADHD. 

She has extensive experience in preparing psychiatric reports for the Crown and Family Court and appearing as an expert witness. 

Dr Jones has published in various academic journals and she co-wrote a clinical handbook for psychiatrists published in 2008. She also developed, organised and taught on a professional and successful MRCPsych clinical examination course called The C&J course which ran for over 5 years. She developed a special interest in hormones and trained in the use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy through the world leaders at The Marion Gluck Training Academy.

Other than her obsession with hormones, she loves to exercise, immerse herself in interior design (having built her own Grand Designs House), and spend time with her 4 children, family, and friends.

DR RACHEL JONES

Founder Dr Rachel Jones studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s Medical School in London and has a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree. She specialised in Forensic and General Psychiatry and left the NHS after many years to build a successful private practice.

She is a member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

She has had several research articles published and co wrote a clinical handbook in acute psychiatry for psychiatrists, published in 2007. She also developed, organised and taught on a professional MRCPsych clinical examination course. She developed a special interest in hormones and trained in the use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy through the world leaders at The Marion Gluck Training Academy.

Other than her obsession with hormones, she loves to exercise, interior design (having built her own Grand Designs House), and spending time with her 4 children, family, and friends.

DR VIJAY DELAFFON

Dr Vijay Delaffon is a Consultant Psychiatrist with more than a decade of clinical expertise and is recognised as a clinician who is constantly looking to improve both his knowledge and skills to help his patients. He has worked both in private hospitals as well as the NHS and has been a Training Programme Director across Kent, Surrey and Sussex as well as the Clinical Director of Acute Psychiatric Services in Kent.

As well as his work with The Hormone Clinic, Dr Delaffon also works as a self employed Consultant Psychiatrist and Expert Witness. He has a passion for Research, holds a Masters Degree from the Institute of Psychiatry and has a number of publications under his belt.

He has a constant drive to learn about new approaches and treatments in mental health and it was this interest that led him to work with The Hormone Clinic. He is excited to be able to help men and women address their mental health difficulties through hormone based treatments.

He absolutely loves listening to stories, whether it is mythology, history or indeed the personal journeys of the patients he meets. The importance of the narrative to people and their meaning is often overlooked. He loves to spend time with his children and yes, read stories to them. He has discovered (rather) late in life that he has a thing for languages and is currently learning his seventh language. He tries to jog regularly and keep the calories down – all of which he is told will help stave off dementia! His best way to relax? Comedy shows on the TV with his family.

DR VIJAY DELAFFON

Dr Vijay Delaffon is a Consultant Psychiatrist with more than a decade of clinical expertise and is recognised as a clinician who is constantly looking to improve both his knowledge and skills to help his patients. He has worked both in private hospitals as well as the NHS and has been a Training Programme Director across Kent, Surrey and Sussex as well as the Clinical Director of Acute Psychiatric Services in Kent.

As well as his work with The Hormone Clinic, Dr Delaffon also works as a self employed Consultant Psychiatrist and Expert Witness. He has a passion for Research, holds a Masters Degree from the Institute of Psychiatry and has a number of publications under his belt.

He has a constant drive to learn about new approaches and treatments in mental health and it was this interest that led him to work with The Hormone Clinic. He is excited to be able to help men and women address their mental health difficulties through hormone based treatments.

He absolutely loves listening to stories, whether it is mythology, history or indeed the personal journeys of the patients he meets. The importance of the narrative to people and their meaning is often overlooked. He loves to spend time with his children and yes, read stories to them. He has discovered (rather) late in life that he has a thing for languages and is currently learning his seventh language. He tries to jog regularly and keep the calories down – all of which he is told will help stave off dementia! His best way to relax? Comedy shows on the TV with his family.

Dr. Gertrude (Trudi) Seneviratne

Dr. Gertrude (Trudi) Seneviratne (OBE, MBBS, FRCPsych) has 25 years of extensive experience as a general adult and perinatal psychiatrist within the NHS, UK. Her expertise spans various roles, including senior psychiatrist, health systems manager, researcher, and educator, both locally and globally.

Dr. Seneviratne is renowned for her holistic approach to psychiatry, integrating biological treatments, psychological therapies, social and cultural factors, and spiritual elements into her assessments and treatments. She emphasises the significance of factors like sleep, exercise, and diet in mental well-being.

Specialising in hormonal aspects of mental health, particularly in postnatal women, Dr. Seneviratne addresses a wide range of psychiatric difficulties in adults over 18, encompassing mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders, phobias, obsessive-compulsive issues, psychotic illnesses, bipolar disorder, personality difficulties, and complex trauma.

She advocates for the use of arts and creative therapies in mental health treatment.

She trained at St Bartholomew’s Medical School and was a research registrar at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), She has been a consultant adult and lead perinatal psychiatrist at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust since 2002. She oversees general adult and perinatal mental health services, including the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) at Bethlem Royal Hospital, Maudsley.

Dr. Seneviratne’s leadership extends globally, with significant contributions to perinatal mental health services and education. She was awarded an OBE for services to Perinatal Psychiatry and the President’s medal of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She currently serves as the Registrar (Vice-President) of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2020-2025) and advises the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.
Beyond her professional endeavors, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, engaging in nature, yoga, HIIT training, and the arts, particularly painting, drawing, printing, travelling and cooking.

Dr. Gertrude (Trudi) Seneviratne

Dr. Gertrude (Trudi) Seneviratne (OBE, MBBS, FRCPsych) has 25 years of extensive experience as a general adult and perinatal psychiatrist within the NHS, UK. Her expertise spans various roles, including senior psychiatrist, health systems manager, researcher, and educator, both locally and globally.

Dr. Seneviratne is renowned for her holistic approach to psychiatry, integrating biological treatments, psychological therapies, social and cultural factors, and spiritual elements into her assessments and treatments. She emphasises the significance of factors like sleep, exercise, and diet in mental well-being.

Specialising in hormonal aspects of mental health, particularly in postnatal women, Dr. Seneviratne addresses a wide range of psychiatric difficulties in adults over 18, encompassing mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders, phobias, obsessive-compulsive issues, psychotic illnesses, bipolar disorder, personality difficulties, and complex trauma.

She advocates for the use of arts and creative therapies in mental health treatment.

She trained at St Bartholomew’s Medical School and was a research registrar at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), She has been a consultant adult and lead perinatal psychiatrist at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust since 2002. She oversees general adult and perinatal mental health services, including the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) at Bethlem Royal Hospital, Maudsley.

Dr. Seneviratne’s leadership extends globally, with significant contributions to perinatal mental health services and education. She was awarded an OBE for services to Perinatal Psychiatry and the President’s medal of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She currently serves as the Registrar (Vice-President) of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2020-2025) and advises the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.
Beyond her professional endeavors, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, engaging in nature, yoga, HIIT training, and the arts, particularly painting, drawing, printing, travelling and cooking.

DR DIMITRIOS SCHIZAS

Dr. Schizas is a GP with a special interest in Hormone Health. He is a dedicated General Practitioner with 10+ years of experience delivering comprehensive primary care and health assessment services.

Accomplished in building trusting relationships with patients and advocating for their healthcare needs he is also interested in research, something he is looking forward to with the other Doctors in The Hormone Clinic by contributing to both case studies and research projects. In his daily practice he manages Perimenopause, Menopause and Depressive Disorders which has led to him specialising in this area.

He is passionate about empowering men to discuss and address their health issues, particularly focusing on the silent epidemic of testosterone deficiency.  He enjoys tennis, cycling and table-tennis and in his limited spare time enjoys reading about ancient civilizations.

DR DIMITRIOS SCHIZAS

Dr. Schizas is a GP with a special interest in Hormone Health. He is a dedicated General Practitioner with 10+ years of experience delivering comprehensive primary care and health assessment services.

Accomplished in building trusting relationships with patients and advocating for their healthcare needs he is also interested in research, something he is looking forward to with the other Doctors in The Hormone Clinic by contributing to both case studies and research projects. In his daily practice he manages Perimenopause, Menopause and Depressive Disorders which has led to him specialising in this area.

He is passionate about empowering men to discuss and address their health issues, particularly focusing on the silent epidemic of testosterone deficiency.  He enjoys tennis, cycling and table-tennis and in his limited spare time enjoys reading about ancient civilizations.

Dr Mano Manoharan

Dr Manoharan works as a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist for the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. She has worked as a substantive perinatal consultant for more than 9 years and is also a senior researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry. She is currently the Principal Investigator for research at the Institute of Psychiatry and South London and Maudsley Site on a group singing intervention for mothers with postnatal depression.

Dr Manoharan has published in various academic journals and delivered talks on maternal mental health at various places including the House of Commons. She was awarded the She Inspires Award at the House of Commons in March 2018. She sits on the Executive Committee of BIPA. She has extensive research and teaching experience and is an approved clinical and educational supervisor. She is also an OSCE Examiner for medical schools and CASC Examiner at The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Dr Manoharan is passionate about helping women and she understands that hormonal imbalances can have a significant impact on their physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. She believes that a patient-centred approach to care can positively impact the lives of patients and their families. Her compassionate approach helps to create an environment where women feel heard and empowered.She has completed The Marion Gluck training for BHRT.

Outside of medicine, she has completed the London Marathon and enjoys spending time with her daughter and puppy, reading books, cooking, running and tweeting @csmony.

Dr Mano Manoharan

Dr Manoharan works as a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist for the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. She has worked as a substantive perinatal consultant for more than 9 years and is also a senior researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry. She is currently the Principal Investigator for research at the Institute of Psychiatry and South London and Maudsley Site on a group singing intervention for mothers with postnatal depression.

Dr Manoharan has published in various academic journals and delivered talks on maternal mental health at various places including the House of Commons. She was awarded the She Inspires Award at the House of Commons in March 2018. She sits on the Executive Committee of BIPA. She has extensive research and teaching experience and is an approved clinical and educational supervisor. She is also an OSCE Examiner for medical schools and CASC Examiner at The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Dr Manoharan is passionate about helping women and she understands that hormonal imbalances can have a significant impact on their physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. She believes that a patient-centred approach to care can positively impact the lives of patients and their families. Her compassionate approach helps to create an environment where women feel heard and empowered.She has completed The Marion Gluck training for BHRT.

Outside of medicine, she has completed the London Marathon and enjoys spending time with her daughter and puppy, reading books, cooking, running and tweeting @csmony.

Treatment process

Although the patient’s treatment will be completely bespoke, the patient journey with us will follow a specific route.

We are actively recruiting doctors