I am a psychiatrist with fifteen years' experience in the assessment and management of mental health issues in children and adolescents. I have worked as a full-time NHS Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for ten years, including four years as Consultant for the Southend Child and Family Consultation Service and Consultant for the South Essex Child and Adolescent Learning Disability Service. I am currently the Consultant for Poplar Adolescent Inpatient Unit in Rochford, Essex. My CV is available on request.

​I offer assessment, advice and medical treatment for most childhood mental health issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders including Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Paediatric Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Emerging Personality Disorders

I am happy to see patients with complex difficulties, as well as those who may have simultaneous medical and psychological illnesses. 

I have expertise in the management of Autism, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Learning Disabilities in childhood. I am not currently able to offer diagnostic assessment for these conditions although I hope to offer this service in future. If your child has already had an assessment then I may still be able to offer advice and medical treatment.

I am recognised as a specialist by the following healthcare insurers: BUPA, AXA PPP, WPA, Aviva, Vitality (formerly Prudential), Cigna and CS Healthcare.

For more information please read the Services page, and please contact me by phone or e-mail if you have any questions or would like to make a booking. You can find out about other services offered by the Anglo-European Clinic and Forest Therapy Centre on their websites.


​​​Dr. Joshua Westbury MA (Cantab) MBBS (Lond) MRCPsych

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Consulting at: Forest Therapy Centre, The Old Forge, 75-77 Station Passage, South Woodford, London E18 1JL
and The Anglo-European Clinic, Prittlewell House, 30 East Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6LH
​E-mail: info@doctorjoshuawestbury.com Telephone: 07798 871213 Website: www.doctorjoshuawestbury.com

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For appointments from 1st June 2022 I will be offering online booking using the HEYDOC system. This will be up and running from next week. You will be able to book face-to-face appointments at Forest Therapy Centre and Prittlewell House as well as video appointments.

Other changes planned, to be introduced in the near future:

  • Electronic prescribing for non-controlled drugs.
  • Video appointments will use HEYDOC instead of Skype.
  • Online access to your own clinic letters, reports and other documents.
  • Invoices and receipts will be issued through either HEYDOC or STRIPE.
  • ADHD assessments will now include online Conners-3 forms instead of paper questionnaire booklets, and I will continue to use the QbCheck biometric test which can be carried out online from home.

Information stored on the HEYDOC system is secure and confidential, and all information is stored on servers in the UK. HEYDOC do not have access to your information, this can only be accessed by myself and then shared with you. Information will be stored and processed with the sole purpose of providing medical services to yourself. I will continue to provide a fully GDPR compliant service.

My fees have not changed.