Professor George Ikkos

Professor George Ikkos

BSc LMSSA FRCPsych

Psychiatry

38 years of experience
25 years as a specialist

Subspecialty

  • Liaison Psychiatry
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2729800
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    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
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    About

    Professor George Ikkos is Consultant Psychiatrist, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPSych) and former President of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Psychiatry and Pain Medicine Sections. He has received a National NHS Clinical Excellence Award and a Local NHS Staff Excellence Award for his dedication and commitment to the service users. 

    George has extensive experience in treating patients with stress related, anxiety and mood disorders, such as Panic Attacks, OCD, PTSD & Unipolar and Bipolar Depression. He also specialises in the psychiatry of chronic pain, illness anxiety and medically unexplained physical symptoms. He combines treatment with medication and psychotherapy as required and works with a small and trusted network of experienced psychology colleagues to whom he refers for highly specialist psychological treatments when required. 

    He has served as a Medical Assessor for the General Medical Council and was previously an examiner and Chair of the London Division and Honorary Treasurer of the Royal College of Psychiatrists;  external examiner Imperial College School of Medicine; and psychotherapy supervisor and training coordinator Charing Cross General Professional Training Scheme in Psychiatry Northern Sector. He is the author of approximatelly 100 peer reviewed and professional papers on psychiatry. Topics include but are not limited to psychiatric professionalism and ethics and the psychiatry of chronic pain, spinal cord injury and other medical conditions.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Crisis Intervention  and Stress Managment
    • Psychodynamic and Supportive Psychotherapy
    • Psychiatric Medication
    • Anxiety Disorder
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Chronic Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Depression
    • Illness Anxiety
    • Medically Unexplained Symptoms
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Panic Disorder
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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    Special interests

    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Anxiety Disorder
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Conversion Disorder
    • Depression
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Panic Disorder
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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    Education

    Prof Ikkos studied Psychology and Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto in Canada. Following this he trained in Medicine and Psychiatry at the Middlesex and University College Hospitals London Medical Schools. He completed his Psychotherapy training at the Institute of Group Analysis London.

    BSc University of Toronto Canada 1978

    License in Medicine and Surgery Society of Apothecaries London UK 1981

    FRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists 1985

    Membership Qualification, Institute of Group Analysis 1992

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