The Effra Clinic
We are a boutique mental health clinic specialising in ADHD & Autism Spectrum Disorder in children and adults.
The Effra Clinic is a specialized mental health clinic that focuses on ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across all age groups. It was established by three colleagues who initially met at the Maudsley Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IOPPN, King's College London). Together, they share a common vision for the study and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. Our clinic strives for excellence in mental health assessment and care for individuals with ADHD, autism, and associated mental health issues.
The founding members of the Effra Clinic are highly experienced Consultant Psychiatrists who continue to practice in the NHS alongside private practice. In addition to their clinical work, they actively engage in research and training, staying up-to-date with the latest developments in their areas of expertise.
At the Effra Clinic, we are committed to offering comprehensive assessments and tailored treatment options for individuals with ADHD, autism, and related mental health conditions. Our team's collaborative approach ensures that patients receive the best possible care throughout their treatment journey.
We are a life-span service
We understand that mental health, especially neurodevelopmental disorders, can have profound and enduring effects on individuals and their families. These conditions often persist throughout a person's lifetime, with symptoms and challenges presenting in varying ways across different stages of life. At our clinic, we take pride in being a pioneering life-span service that provides comprehensive care from early diagnosis in infancy to addressing work-related and relationship challenges in adulthood. By offering a life-span approach to care, we ensure continuity and consistency in addressing the evolving needs of individuals throughout their developmental journey. At our clinic, we strive to create a compassionate and inclusive environment that acknowledges the unique strengths and challenges of each individual. We are committed to empowering individuals and their families to navigate the complexities of neurodevelopmental disorders and lead fulfilling lives across all stages of the life-span.
We believe in evidence-based care
We provide our patients and their families with diagnostic and treatment approaches that have been validated and endorsed by the medical and psychological community, including the DSM-5, ICD-11, and NICE Guidelines. By adhering to these well-established guidelines, we ensure that our practices are evidence-based and in line with the latest advancements in the field. At our clinic, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date with scientific developments and best practices. We actively engage in ongoing research initiatives to continuously expand our knowledge and remain at the forefront of the field. Our dedication to evidence-based care underscores our commitment to delivering the best possible outcomes and promoting the overall well-being of those we serve.
We are a multi-disciplinary group practice
We firmly believe that exceptional care is provided by highly motivated and cohesive teams, comprising valued individuals who bring their unique expertise to the table. At our clinic, we carefully select the finest clinicians, many of whom we have personally collaborated with in the past, to join our team. We prioritize creating an environment where our staff feel appreciated, enabling them to deliver their best work. Recognizing the significance of collaboration, we place great importance on regular clinical meetings and team discussions. These gatherings serve as platforms for sharing knowledge, exchanging insights, and fostering a collective approach to client care. By promoting open communication and the free flow of ideas, we ensure that our clients receive the highest standard of care that is informed by multiple perspectives and expertise.
We believe that excellent health care is not just for the privileged
We maintain a strong commitment to our NHS practice. By balancing our ongoing NHS commitments with our private services, we ensure that we can provide accessible and comprehensive care to a diverse range of individuals. At our clinic, we firmly believe in the importance of sharing knowledge and expertise within the healthcare community. Our team members actively engage in a variety of activities aimed at improving health outcomes both locally and internationally. Our commitment to a holistic approach to healthcare extends beyond our clinic's walls. We actively collaborate with other healthcare professionals, organizations, and institutions to foster partnerships that promote knowledge sharing and improve health outcomes on a wider scale.
The meaning behind why we are called Effra?
The word "Effra" comes from the Proto-Germanic *ēþrō via Old English ǣðre, meaning 'runlet of water or stream'. This seemed an appropriate name for our clinic which specialises in life-long disorders that like a runlet of water is unique, ever-changing and shaped by time and environment. Aptly, the River Effra is also the underground River that flows beneath South London, the Maudsley Hospital and The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, of significance to us not only as a symbol of excellence in Psychiatry and Psychology, but at a personal level as this is where we, the founders, met and continue to work.