Dr Niraj Arora

Dr Niraj Arora

Schoen Clinic Day Centre for Mental Health Chelsea

Consultant Psychiatrist - Schoen Clinic Centre for Mental Health Chelsea

Consultant Psychiatrist
MA (Neurosciences) BM BCh MRCPsych MSc Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies
Areas of expertise
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress-related illness
  • Mood instability
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders, e.g. ADHD
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
Dr Arora is a consultant psychiatrist with expertise across the spectrum of adult mental health problems. He understands that each person experiences life differently – it is the unique blend of emotions, thoughts, senses, memories, and relationships that make us who we are. When someone is having difficulties in any of these it can affect the whole of their life. At those times, it can be overwhelming, and the first step to reaching out is a brave one.

Dr Arora believes that jargon-free and common-sense collaboration with people is the cornerstone of clinical care. He has a strong scientific background, which underpins good practice, translating best evidence to individuals and their circumstances.

He has worked as an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist in West London since 2009, with previous experience in leading centres of mental health, neurology and children’s care, including the Maudsley Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, St George’s Hospital, The Priory Hospital and abroad, in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Arora has a grounding in Quality Improvement (QI) methodology and is an NHS Improvement Quality Improvement trainer (2016-). He has a role for the West London NHS Trust as the Mental Health Tariff Clinical Champion and Clinical Outcomes lead (2012-). He has been the clinical chair for NHS London’s Mental Health Integrated Care System (2017-) group, with a focus on embedding outcomes in clinical care.

Dr Arora has had a teaching and educational role and has been an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer (2012-) at Imperial College. He continues to deliver QI training to staff teams in West London and is an examiner for Imperial College.

He has facilitated workshops and given talks to medical students, nurses, GPs, occupational health professionals, private and public employers, in schools and at conferences, including at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr Arora is happy to provide bespoke training/workshops on request.

NHS Base
West London NHS Trust