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​​​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 Prittlewell House, 30 East Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6LH
info@doctorjoshuawestbury.com Telephone: 07798 871213 Website: www.doctorjoshuawestbury.com
I am a psychiatrist with sixteen 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 since 2010, 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.

Due to high demand over recent months I am not currently able to take on new patients for assessment.

​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
  • Complex Trauma and 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 Spectrum Disorders and Learning Disabilities in childhood. am not able to offer diagnostic assessment for these conditions. If your child has already had an assessment then I may still be able to offer advice and medical management of some issues associated with ASD, such as sleep or anxiety disorders.

I am recognised as a specialist by the following healthcare insurers: BUPA, AXA PPP, WPA, Aviva, Vitality, Cigna and others. If your insurer is not listed here please let me know as it may still be possible to arrange recognition.

I am now offering online booking using the Semble system. You can book face-to-face appointments at Forest Therapy Centre and Prittlewell House as well as video appointments using the Semble video call system. Invoices are issued through Semble and Stripe. ADHD investigations (Conners-4 and QbCheck) are carried out online through QbTech and MHS. Electronic prescriptions are available via Signature Rx. These are issued to you via e-mail and can be taken to the pharmacy of your choice, or you can request home delivery - there is no additional delivery fee. Prescriptions for controlled drugs are still issued by post. Where possible all reports and other correspondence will be sent via e-mail. However I am still happy to provide paper copies if needed for any reason.​

Information stored on the Semble system is secure and confidential, and all information is stored on servers in the UK. Semble 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.