Dr Shanaya Rathod

Dr Shanaya Rathod

General psychiatry, Old age psychiatry 04482042

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


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

About me

Prof. Shanaya Rathod, MBBS, MSc (Leadership), MRCPsych, DM is an experienced consultant psychiatrist with dual accreditation on the GMC Specialist Register in both adult and old age psychiatry.

She is an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. She is a visiting Professor at the Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth. She has held a number of leadership roles within the NHS in research, medical and clinical management and influenced national strategy.

She has been a Fellow of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2010 – 2013), Mental Health Clinical Lead for the Wessex Clinical Research Network (2014-2022) and Wessex Academic Health Sciences Network (2014-2020) and Director of Research for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (2013-2022). Through these roles, she has provided systems leadership across organizations on the strategic development of mental health services. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has authored books (like Back to Life, Back to Normality; Cultural Adaptation of CBT for Serious Mental illness, Brief Interventions in Psychosis etc.) especially on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She is an invited speaker at national and international events and radio and TV

She has a Youtube channel on mental wellbeing and developing resilience that you can subscribe to:


Shanaya Rathod specialized as a Psychiatrist in Wessex, gaining full membership of the Royal College Of Psychiatrists. She then completed a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Southampton and a Masters in Leadership from the University of Birmingham and NHS Leadership Academy. She acquired a Coaching and Mentoring award level 5 from Chartered Management Institute.


Over the years she has mastered specialist skills across the illness pathway through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of common and severe enduring mental health conditions. She has an expertise in supporting people through stressful times in their lives, through developing their resilience and coping strategies by working with them collaboratively and coaching them towards recovery. She aims to provide a high quality personalised and friendly service where patient’s experience, choice, and needs come first. Prof Rathod also understands the needs of carers and does her best to provide family friendly services.

Watch her TEDx: How to reinvent yourself through darkness:

Areas of interest

Anxiety and Adjustment disorders; Panic disorder; Phobias; Depression; Coping problems and work related stress; Bereavement management; Bipolar Affective disorder; Family related stress; Trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD); Behaviour management and Personality disorders; Psychosis; Alcohol and substance misuse; Chronic Pain, Autistic Spectrum Disorder assessments, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder assessments in adults.

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Procedures completed

  • AB330

    ASD or ADHD assessment - (>50)

  • AB440

    Neurodiversity Assessment - (5-50)

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