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Dr Sobia Rafi

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (CAMHS)

Dr Sobia Rafi
Professional Registration Number:
GMC 6111570
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Specialises in:

Neurodevelopmental disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD),


Depression and sleep difficulties.


I qualified as a doctor in 2001 and work as a Consultant Psychiatrist in NHS and Independent Sector. I am fully registered with the GMC as a medical practitioner, Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.(GMC Number 6111570)I have been a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 2011 and have worked with children, young people and their families for over 12 years. My particular areas of interest are Neurodevelopmental disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD), Anxiety, Depression and sleep difficulties. I believe in working with children, young people and their families to make a significant difference by providing comprehensive assessment and early intervention at a critical time in their lives.I am skilled and experienced in assessing and managing common, rare and complex psychiatric and behavioural disorders of the child and adolescent population. I have worked in the inpatients and outpatient mental health services. I am particularly interested in the psychopharmacological management of Neuro-developmental disorders (ADHD,ASD, Tourette’s), eating disorders, Self-harm, Anxiety and Mood disorders. I am a Member of the RoyalCollege of Psychiatrists. Throughout my career I have received awards and accolades; MBBS with honours and Alexander Mezey Award by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.My experience is highly diverse due to vast experience as lead for Crisis and Eating Disorder teams and supervising the Autism and ADHD clinics throughout my time in NHS. This has led me to assess and treat young peo ple with diverse presentations.I am committed to Medical Education  as Clinical Tutor and Lecturer on the MRCPsych course.I have Post Graduate Certification in Medical Education from Cardiff University. I am an Examiner for Birmingham University MedicalSchool and Tutor for Aston Medical University and Higher Trainer for those specialising in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I believe in patient focused care and evidence based treatments.I have several publications and presentations  at National and International Psychiatry conferences (on topics including ADHD, Autism, Eating disorders).I strongly believe that working with children, young people and their families provides an opportunity in making a significant difference to their lives. An early intervention and treatment at critical time is possible with the potential for making a lifelong difference.

Does your child present with behavioural or emotional challenges such as:·      

·       Difficulty regulating their emotions

·       Excessive worry

·       Social anxiety

·       Oppositional behaviour

·       School refusal

·       Self-harm behaviours

·       Difficulty sleeping

·       Excessive anger

·       Difficulties with attention and focus

·       Eating difficulties

·       Obsessional behaviours  

As a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, I am here to help your child and your family navigate through these challenges and provide support and guidance towards a better quality of life. I am dedicated to helping children, young people and families address these issues and improve their overall mental health and well-being.With a compassionate and comprehensive approach, I work collaboratively with families to identify the root cause of these changes and develop a personalised treatment plan that can help your child thrive.As a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, I specialise in evaluating and diagnosing Neurodevelopmental disorders such asAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD). These disorders can often go undetected for years, leading to frustration and difficulty in school, social settings, and home life. That's why it's important to get a comprehensive evaluation from a qualified specialist.During an ADHD assessment, I will conduct a thorough evaluation of your child's behaviour and symptoms, including a clinical interview with you and your child, questionnaires to ensure that we have a complete picture of their strengths and challenges.Similarly, during an ASD assessment, I will assess your child's communication, social interaction, and behaviour patterns through a combination of observation, questionnaires, interviews, and standardised testing.I will work closely with your family to provide recommendations and develop a treatment plan tailored to your child's individual needs.Whether your child is struggling with ADHD, ASD, or another mental health condition, I am here to provide guidance and support to help them thrive.