“…a massive thank you… for having patience and not giving up on me when others did”

“Talking with her about obsessions and anxieties has been extremely useful and given me confidence facing problems”

I have a considerable history of depression and anxiety over the years and have found accessing secondary care Clinical Assessments very difficult through primary care due to patchy availability.

Throughout the consultations I found Dr. Rathod, attentive, professional, highly competent and a very personable clinician. She’s unusually easy to interact with and seems genuinely empathetic, committed and determined to assist the patient.

Indeed, she helped me with a myriad of coping strategies to be able to board an aircraft this summer after I was prevented from going on holiday, after a panic attack at the departure gates. After rebooking two months later, I was able to board and enjoyed my trip thoroughly as a result of her intervention.

She seems to go the extra mile. I highly recommend her for any other potential patients.

“So much love for Dr. Rathod. She has helped me not only get through my hardest of times but helped me find who I am and how happy I can be “

“At one point it was difficult to see a way forward but with her (Dr Rathod’s) guidance we found a way and I’m now on the road to full recovery”

“I have for a long time wondered why I respond, react and operate in a certain way…

It was therefore a huge relief to me when I was referred by my GP for an ADHD assessment.

The process was very straightforward. I met Dr Rathod for an initial discussion, during which she confirmed that there was sufficient grounds for a full assessment.

It was like a journey of self-discovery: as we went through the questions, examples came naturally to me, but I hadn’t thought too hard about it in advance…

…when Dr Rathod gave me the results, it was a huge relief. Suddenly I had a reason for all these behaviours that I had never properly understood

At the end of the assessment I reflected that it had been a really enjoyable conversation

The whole experience has been life changing and has given me a huge sense of positivity for the future.”

I have really appreciated her approach – she has been kind, thoughtful and always positive about the outcome she was helping me achieve. I will always be grateful for her support during what was a dreadful time in my life. I am looking forward to my future at work; as as I only have two years before I retire, it was important to me that they should be a productive and happy time so I would leave my career satisfied with a job well done. Professor Rathod has played a huge part in that.”

“Dr. Rathod has not only been a lifeline by recognizing, identifying and treating my condition with the correct medication, but furthermore she has been an excellent mediator when discussing issues with my wife”

“I could not have been better looked after during this time”

“I found a listening, empathetic ear most helpful…”