Dr Abrar Hussain

Dr Abrar Hussain

Circle Reading Hospital

General psychiatry 06090900


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

Specialises in

  • Liaison


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

About me

Dr Abrar Hussain is a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in General Adult Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry (interface between psychological and physical health).

His areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, personality disorders, functional neurological disorders and psychosomatic disorders. He runs a specialist service in the NHS for functional neurological disorders.

He completed his medical training in 2003 in Chennai, India as a gold medallist and completed his postgraduate training in Psychiatry in London. He was awarded membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2009. He is on the General Medical Council Specialist Register. He has been the recipient of several Clinical Excellence Awards recognising his clinical expertise and contribution towards the delivery of safe high-quality care.

In 2023, Dr Hussain was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists as a mark of distinction and recognition of contributions to psychiatry.

Dr Hussain believes in a holistic approach using a combination of pharmacological and psychological interventions. He is Accredited in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), a type of collaborative therapy based on exploring relationship patterns. He is also an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy is a powerful approach for traumatic memories.

Dr Hussain has published his work in scientific journals and presented at national and international conferences. He has delivered oral and poster presentations and won prizes for his work. He is invited on a regular basis to deliver talks to clinicians and trainees.

Apart from his clinical work, he is actively involved in a number of other areas. He is a qualified mentor and is active in clinical teaching. He provides post graduate training to psychiatrists taking the Royal College of Psychiatrists examination and is the Course Director for a London based MRCPsych CASC course.

His research portfolio includes the national multi-centre CODES trial for dissociative seizures where he was a Principal Investigator.

He is trained in Quality Improvement processes and is an Accredited ‘Green Belt’ Practitioner. Dr Hussain supports the charity FND Hope UK and is a member of its Medical Expert Committee.

Dr Hussain practices patient centred care and believes in supporting patients in a holistic manner seeing every clinical interaction as an opportunity to deliver excellent care and make a real difference.

Areas of interest

Depression; Anxiety; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Personality disorder; Personality change after trauma; Medically Unexplained Symptoms; Somatisation; Somatoform disorder; Functional Neurological Disorder; Dissociative seizures (Non-epileptic attack disorder)

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders

Medical secretaries

About me
My qualifications & training
My private practice
Consultant's practices
Report this page Edit details Print page

The information contained on Finder is submitted by consultants, therapists and healthcare services, and is declared by these third parties to be correct and compliant with the standards and codes of conduct specified by their relevant regulatory body. Bupa cannot guarantee the accuracy of all of the information provided.

You can find out more about the information on Finder and our website terms of use.