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