Dr. Anderson is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has experience in all psychiatric diagnoses and their management in adults and older adults. He is also dually trained as a psycodynamic psychotherapist and group analyst and uses that training to provide bespoke clinical formulations beyond just diagnosis. He has particular interests in issues around sexuality, gender, trauma, abuse, relationships issues, and neuropsychiatric disorders such as dementia and brain injury. He sees private patients at The Christie Private Care and at Hampden House (both in Manchester). He also sees patients online.
Dr. Anderson earned his primary medical qualification at the University of Aberdeen, after which he undertook his Masters's degree in Psychoanalytic Studies. He then undertook his psychiatrist training in the UK and also worked towards his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Cultural Studies, where he gained knowledge and expertise on analytic approaches to sexuality and gender. During this time, Dr. Anderson also worked towards his Postgraduate certification in Education at Anglia Ruskin University. Upon completion of his training, he was appointed Consultant at the Christie NHS Trust, where he has since worked with a range of patients for the psychiatric management of cancer, dementia, and old age.
Since his Consultant appointment, Dr. Anderson has gone on to hold the position of Medical Director for an independent hospital, highly rated by the Care Quality Commission. He is also an active member of the medical education community and is actviely engaged into research with the Universoty of Manchester.
2002 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Aberdeen
2006 Diploma in Geriatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of London
2009 Master of Arts in Psychoanalysis with Distinction, University of Sheffield
2010 Certificate of Completion of Training in old age psychiatry, General Medical Council
2019 Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Anglia Ruskin University
2019 Mentalization-based treatment practitioner training, Anna Freud Centre, London
2020 Doctor of Philosophy (Interdisciplinary in Educational Psychology and Cultural Studies) ingroup analytic approaches to sexuality and gender and the pedagogical issues for psychotherapists in training, University of Manchester.
2002 Registered with the General Medical Council (6049043)
2006 Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London
2007 Membership of the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS, London
2013 Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (Association of Medical Psychodynamic Psychotherapists)
2018 Member of the Institute of Group Analysis, London
2019 Member of the Independent Doctors’ Federation, London
2019 Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, London
2019 Member of the British Psychosocial Oncology Society, London
2019 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
2020 Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK