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Dr Vignesh Sakthivel

Consultant in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine


  • Phoenix Mind Care
    No 1/398, BMR Mall,
    1st Floor (Upstairs to Nilgiris), OMR, Navalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600130, India
  • +91 63822 99050
  • phoenixmindcare@gmail.com
Dutch delegates presenting Dr Vignesh Sakthivel with a memoir for organizing Anglo-Dutch Psychiarric Trainee Exchange Program (Liverpool 2010).

Professional Qualifications, Accreditations and Memberships:

  • MD
  • MRCPsych (England)
  • CCT in General Adult and Addiction Psychiatry (England)
  • MSc (Addiction Studies, Australia)
  • MDCH (Medical Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis, England)
  • MBSCH (British Society of Clinical Hypnosis)
  • Registered with GMC (General Medical Council), England and on specialist register
  • Registered with MCI (Medical Council of India)
  • Registered with Tamil Nadu Medical Council

Professional experience:

Trained as a psychiatrist in England, UK, (MRCPsych – Member Royal college of Psychiatrist) and proceeded to become a dually accredited consultant (CCT) in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.

Accomplished the prestigious research based ‘Triple Badge’ Master of Science (MSc) in International Addiction Studies from the three leading universities of the world (University of Adelaide, Australia; Virginia Commonwealth University, USA and King’s College, London).

Worked as consultant/lead consultant in different subspecialties of psychiatry such as Acute Psychiatric wards, Community Psychiatric Teams, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Rehabilitation Psychiatry. As a trainee, worked in other sub-specialties such as Old Age Psychiatry, Learning Disability psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry etc.

Trained in different modalities of psychotherapies like CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) and Clinical Hypnotherapy.

Actively took part in Postgraduate and Undergraduate teaching of psychiatric trainees and medical students at the Medical Faulty of the Royal Liverpool University and later became an Honorary Lecturer in Addiction Psychiatry.

Served as the Trainee’s Chair at the Addiction Faculty of the Royal college of Psychiatrists.

Worked for CGL, largest provider of drugs and alcohol service in UK and Europe. Promoted as Regional Lead Consultant for the Integrated Drugs and Alcohol Recovery Services for East Lancashire (Burnley, Accrington, Nelson, Clitheroe and Rawtenstall) and later to Cheshire and Merseyside (Warrington, Knowsley, Halton and Wirral). Dr Vignesh Sakthivel was commended for innovative ideas and practices at CGL.

Journey as a Psychiatrist started in 2002 when joined as a non-PG registrar at the Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical college (CMC), Vellore.

My Personal Statement:

Amidst my journey through medical academy, different branches of medical specialties, psychiatry, the world of neuroscience, research and spirituality, I ask myself what made me as a specialist I am. A deep desire to truly understand the origins of my patients’ sufferings and genuine interest in helping them achieve their maximum potential is the answer I get.

I respect my patients, actively listen to them and empower them in making their own informed decisions in their treatment. The best person who knows about you is YOU. My job is to diagnose correctly, make a formulation of your difficulties/illness, educate you about your problems and offer holistic treatment choices available. I can guarantee to offer the best, evidence based world-class psychiatric treatment to all my patients.