Dr Elin Davies (MBBS FRCA MRCPsych) qualified in medicine at London University (The Middlesex Hospital Medical School) in 1987. She subsequently trained in anaesthesia in London and Manchester, and gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1994. In 1996, she changed career path, and trained in psychiatry in London. She was a full-time NHS consultant in Cornwall from 2005 to 2009, before embarking on more independent practice, which included working in mental health services in Plymouth. In addition to part-time NHS work, she now works on-line for Psychiatry-uk.com, as well as seeing private patients face-to-face in Cornwall and the Plymouth area. Her experience is with working-age adults across a range of common mental disorders, with a particular interest in the overlap of biological and psychological factors in illness.
As parents of an 18 year old boy with a long history of developmental and behavioural problems, culminating in more recent serious anxiety and depression, we were hugely disappointed to hear that we might wait a year for our son to be assessed for possible underlying causes such as ADHD and Autism through the NHS. Having discovered Dr Elin Davies held surgeries only an hour from our home, we swiftly booked the soonest available, which was only 4 weeks away, including the Christmas break! We provided Dr Davies with a lot of information (8 pages!) ahead of my son's session (which I would strongly recommend doing), as well as completing all the formal assessment forms, and it was very soon clear that, not only had she thoroughly read and digested all the information, she started the assessment with a really clear sense of direction, which made the process so much easier. We are delighted with the outcome, which reflects pretty much our own expectations as parents, and it sounds as though the treatment plan and continuing support and guidance on offer will really help our son get more firmly in control of his life and enjoy a much better understanding of the affects of his condition, with medication hopefully assisting the process. A great start, and we couldn't be more grateful - thank you Dr Davies!
My GP is great and very supportive , sadly I feel let down by the other areas within the NHS, waiting times in Devon are around 18 months for a Autism / ADHD assessment and the lack of communication is very poor. In the first instance the private costs look a bit high , although upon reflection its the best investment I have ever made !!! Dr Davies was very understanding and very easy to talk to , I felt very supported and would fully recommend. To conclude I will be started some new Medication which will help with my Autism and ADHD, (Dr Davies gets 10 / 10 )
Dr Davies was completely understanding and i was very comfortable about discussing my issues with her. She is also helping in arranging some medication based around another condition I have to ensure all medical treatment is as it should be. Am very impressed with the service from herself and her admin team. Thanks Dean
Dr Davies was completely understanding to the point that I shared things about my past with her that I would not have been comfortable sharing with anyone else, including my wife. She explained everything for me and was able to put me at ease despite the stress I was (am) under. A diagnosis of Asperger's was given which at the age of 39 is such a relief after years of struggling socially and in employment, I know that there is something different about me. The way in which Dr Davies listened to everything I said, kept me on track and the sensitivity in which she handled the conversation despite the stress I was feeling, was extremely professional. She is clearly knowledgeable about the subject and quickly able to identify where in my history this has been evident. The only thing I can find wrong is that I did not push for this sooner.
Dr Davies is a wonderful doctor and succeeded in managing to get to the very core of my issue after years of struggling through the NHS system. She is polite, to the point and put me at ease very quickly - a marvel considering my troubled mood at the time of the consultation! I would recommend her to anyone - well worth the money!