Dr Tom Pennybacker is a Consultant Psychiatrist and psychotherapist with many years’ experience working in the NHS and private sector. In the NHS he was the clinical lead for a team delivering complex psychiatric and psychological care to people with severe mental disorders. He has extensive experience of assessing and treating a wide range of mental health difficulties with medications and psychotherapy.
Dr Pennybacker qualified as a doctor in 1999 and worked in physical health for a number of years before specialising in psychiatry. Alongside his training as a psychiatrist, he has undertaken an in-depth training in psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic and developed a specialist expertise in combining psychological interventions with medication.
Dr Pennybacker has previously taken a lead role in teaching medical students and psychiatrists while working in the NHS and at University College London. He has also been involved in research projects developing our understanding of how the brain functions in mental disorder and was the Assistant Editor of the journal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.