Dr Ilan Joffe for Chase lodge Hospital - Mill Hill, North West London NW7 2ED

Dr Ilan Joffe


Dr Ilan Joffe (MBBCh, MRCPsych) has been practising as a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist since 2004. He currently works as a CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) consultant for Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, where he was the Lead Consultant for CAMHS from 2007-2009.

Originally from Johannesburg, he completed his General Psychiatry training on the Charing Cross Training Scheme in London and his Child & Adolescent Psychiatry training on the Royal London & Great Ormond Street Hospital Training Scheme.

Dr Joffe has experience across the whole range of Child & Adolescent mental health problems including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other neuro-developmental conditions, emotional problems (depression, anxiety disorders, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and eating disorders.

Dr Joffe is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act, has Approved Clinician registration, and is on the Specialist Register.

As well as his clinic work, Dr Joffe acts as an Educational and Clinical Supervisor for trainees in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He also teaches at the University of Hertfordshire and on AMPH training courses.

Dr Joffe has research experience in the field of the treatment of adolescent depression (linked to the Tavistock Clinic, London) and has had a number of publications arising out of that research.

Dr Joffe works in collaboration with other mental health professionals including clinical and educational psychologists, child & adolescent psychotherapists, and family therapists.

Following an initial assessment usually involving the young person and his/her parent/s, Dr Joffe will advise on an appropriate management/ treatment plan, and provide on-going treatment as required.

GMC registration number: 4297646

Royal College of Psychiatrists membership number: 14383

To make an appointment or to discuss a referral, please contact Dr Joffe’s secretary Naomi on:

Telephone: 07722 454388



Dr Sharon Taylor for Chase lodge Hospital - Mill Hill, North West London NW7 2ED

Dr Sharon Taylor


Dr Taylor is an enthusiastic therapist and educator and has been employed as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist within the NHS since 2005 working across the range of child mental health problems. Her NHS practice is at St Mary’s Hospital, London, working at the interface between paediatrics and child mental health. Prior to becoming a child psychiatrist, Sharon completed qualifications in paediatrics.

Over the years Dr Taylor has also completed training in family therapy at the Tavistock Clinic and post graduate training in education, she has developed special interests in anxiety disorder, somatisation disorders (children expressing their distress through bodily symptoms e.g. recurrent abdominal pain), autistic spectrum disorders, children coping with the distress of physical health problems and difficulties of early childhood.

Dr Taylor is also actively involved in training both medical students and postgraduate training in the specialist field of child psychiatry.

Additionally, Dr Taylor has authored over 20 publications, as books, chapters and papers in peer reviewed journals in the field of paediatrics and child psychiatry.

In 2015 Dr Taylor was elected Vice-chair for Paediatric liaison network of RCPsych:(international group supporting NHS liaison child psychiatrists.

Current Appointments

Since 2005 – Consultant in Paediatric Liaison in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, St Mary’s Hospital and Honorary Clinical Lecturer Imperial College London.

Since 2010 – Joint Trainee Programme Director St Mary’s higher trainees in Adolescent and Child Psychiatry & Educational supervisor to higher trainees.

Since 2013 Personal tutor for 30 medical students at Imperial College School of Medicine

Awards & Qualifications

2015 awarded a fellowship of The Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) for contributions to CAMHS.

2015 Awarded President’s medal for outstanding contribution to Pastoral Care 2015 at Imperial College London

2014 NHS teaching excellence award: Personal Tutor Award 2014

2010  Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Systemic Theory–Distinction (Tavistock)

2007  Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (ref no: 28240)

2005  GMC Specialist Registration for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Number: 3664258

2004  CASLAT (Certificate of Advanced Study in Learning and Teaching) – an accredited, modular postgraduate qualification at Imperial College.

2001    Mental Health Act Section 12 approval. Renewal 2014

2000 – MRCPsych

1996 – MRCP (Lon)

1992 – MBBS

1989 – BSc (Hons) in Psychology – Class 2.1

Dr Jonathan Ornstein for Chase lodge Hospital - Mill Hill, North West London NW7 2ED

Dr Jonathan Ornstein

MB, ChB, MRC Psych

Dr Ornstein trained as a doctor at Manchester University, and after medical and surgical posts, moved to London in 2000 to work as a Psychiatrist. He has held posts across London in a variety of settings, working with people from all walks of life and of all ages and backgrounds. This includes working in community clinics, general and psychiatric hospitals, with people from all ethnic backgrounds, with homeless people and with immigration and social issues.

He has been a community consultant psychiatrist since 2008, and works within the NHS for Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. He is the clinical lead for a recovery team helping people with long standing mental health needs, and also for an Early Intervention Service that helps people who have become psychiatrically unwell for the first time.

He greatly enjoys teaching, and has received certificates of excellence from St George’s medical school for the last two years. He also regularly hosts seminars for GPs and other health professionals on all areas of mental health.

He uses an open minded integrated approach, combining biological, psychological and social therapies to help people resolve their issues and psychiatric illnesses. He has experience in working with people with depression and anxiety, psychotic illnesses, personality issues, adult ADHD, with trauma and with medical legal work. He focusses on working with the person rather than the condition, so gaining an understanding of each patient’s needs, and producing a collaborative tailored treatment plan.

He is happy to accept self-referrals, or from GPs, psychologists and other health professionals. He is also able to carry out Skype appointments, and he is recognised by all major health insurers. He is also happy to liaise with family members and carers where appropriate, and I am available for telephone or email advice.

Dr Ornstein is also affiliated with The Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone.