Professor David Veale
FRCPsych, FBPsS, Hon FBABCP, MPhil, BSc, MD
I am a Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and The Priory Hospital North London. I am a Visiting Professor at the Department of Psychology, King’s College London. I specialise in treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), health anxiety and a specific phobia of vomiting (emetophobia). I am also interested in the rapid treatment of depression using Wake and Light Therapy.
The Priory Hospital North London
I am a Consultant Psychiatrist at The Priory Hospital North London where I see private and some specialist NHS patients. The hospital was designed by John Nash and, in my opinion, is the most beautiful psychiatric hospital in the world. Our team provides specialist inpatient treatment for adults or adolescents with OCD and related disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder, health anxiety, emetophobia as well as the rapid treatment of depression, PTSD and alcohol or substance misuse. Details of obtaining a private assessment are here.
The South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
I am a Consultant Psychiatrist in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital. I am also based at the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit at the Bethlem Royal Hospital (pictured above). Both units are part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Our team provides a specialist service for adults with Obsessive Compulsive and related disorders. Details of obtaining an NHS appointment are here.
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neursocience, KCL
OCD Action Trustee
I act as a trustee and am a past Chairman of OCD Action, a charity for individuals and carers of those with OCD and related disorders such as BDD. It provides valuable information and an advocacy service to people with OCD.
The BDD Foundation
I act as a trustee of the BDD Foundation, a charity for individuals of BDD and their carers. It aims to educate and reduce suffering from BDD and to raise vitally needed funding for research.