I studied medicine at Cambridge University and Guy’s Hospital, London. I trained in psychiatry at Guy’s Hospital, where I conducted award-winning research, publishing in the British Medical Journal and the British Journal of Psychiatry. In addition, I hold the Institute of Psychiatry's qualification in cognitive behavioural therapy, a field in which I am recognised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists as having special expertise. This combined knowledge of psychiatry and psychotherapy allows me to make comprehensive assessments of my patients’ life difficulties. I have worked as a consultant psychiatrist in London and Brussels, with over 20 years experience as a consultant in general adult psychiatry. I practice in the NHS in Westminster and in Kensington and Chelsea, am an honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College and have an independent practice. I aim always to collaborate closely with my patients to properly understand their particular situation and to actively work with them to develop the most appropriate and effective long-term therapeutic plan. Areas of interest Anxiety disorders (panic disorder, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD); Mood disorders (depression, dysthymia and bipolar disorder); Psychosis (including schizophrenia); ADHD.
I highly recommend Dr Klemperer. From the initial consultation, she was able to genuinely and quickly establish a good rapport with me. I found this particularly beneficial as it provided the foundation upon which treatment could efficiently commence. Dr Klemperer is demonstratively committed to understanding her patients, and enabled me to trust her judgment from the beginning. I feel very fortunate to have found Dr Klemperer, and to be a patient of hers.
The consultation was to obtain a second opinion and advice concerning future treatment strategy for a long term condition. We were very happy both with the consultation, where Dr Klemperer listened to and reflected the patient's and family's input in her conclusions and advice, and with some follow up work which produced recommendations of future treatments to consider.
Frances helped me tremendously during a very difficult time I was experiencing. She upheld utmost professionalism, showed great empathy, support and guided me back to my full health. I am most grateful to her.
After a particularly difficult time in my life, following a harrowing divorce, I finally made the decision to get professional help. This felt like a big step for me and the best thing i could have done is was to find Dr Klemperer. She immediately made me feel at ease and removed a lot of the anxiety i had surrounding going to find help. She is attentive, kind and patient and, frankly, exactly what you need when you find yourself in a difficult position. I'm happy to say that I feel like i'm already making strides and credit her with giving me hope that there is light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. If you are on the fence about who to see, or even about whether to see anyone, i would highly recommend booking in to see her and getting her professional advice.