Dr Pia Menzies

Dr Pia Menzies

Woven Minds

Child and adolescent psychiatry 04210526


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • General
  • Psychotherapy


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am an experienced, approachable and thoughtful Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who works with children, young people and their families to understand their distress and find effective and acceptable solutions and treatments.

I am able to provide assessments and treatment for children and young people as well as interventions for families, parents, couples and children with their parents. I can advise on further treatment and provide second opinions. For those under 18, it is usual to link with parents even if I am working mainly with the young person.

The mainstay of treatment for young people is psychological intervention. This can be in conjunction with a diagnosis of a mental health disorder and I can prescribe medication when appropriate.

Psychotherapy is a passion and skill of mine and I have recently trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS). Through talking, art, playing and observation and adapting to the clients' needs I also integrate skills from insight-oriented psychotherapy, systemic family therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. There is no one size fits all approach; I tailor my approach to each client. I am also enthusiastic about the use of mindfulness and other activities that self-soothing and regulating emotions.

I want to provide a timely assessment and intervention before problems become entrenched and severe, and this means I do not always have capacity to accept new patients.

I am used to working with situations that contain some risk, such as self-harm and severe intentional weight loss.There may be times when directing the young person to the NHS team is more suitable that remaining in private healthcare, as I do not provide an emergency/24 hour service. I will happily work alongside other agencies and professionals if this can be arranged.

Areas of interest

Anxiety, panic, OCD and phobias;
Depression; deliberate self harm;
Attachment disruption and trauma;
Neurodivergence including ADHD & autism;
Eating disorders;
Chronic fatigue syndrome;
Cognitive behavioural therapy;
Family therapy;
Individual play-based psychotherapy;

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Procedures completed

  • AB440

    Neurodiversity Assessment - (1-5)

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