About Me


I am a psychiatrist with 14 years of experience and a holistic approach. I completed specialist training in working with children, adolescents and young adults and have a specialist interest in the psychotherapy of children and adults. I am interested in the scientific truth and my patients' unique experiences. 

I work with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, phobias, OCD, eating difficulties, body dysmorphic disorder, trauma, identity confusion, relationship difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and ADHD. I am approved to carry out specialist diagnostic tests including the ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule). I work both as an independent consultant psychiatrist and as an honorary consultant psychiatrist at Tavistock Clinic.

I provide individualised treatment and support, taking into account the latest evidence from medical research. I have expertise in psychotherapies, pharmacotherapy and parenting approaches. My training includes psychoanalytic psychotherapy, family therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mentalisation based treatment, specialist parenting programmes. I am also interested in the influence of nutrition and environmental factors on child development and mental health. 

I have had thorough and rigorous training at institutes including Institute of Psychiatry, Tavistock Clinic and Anna Freud Centre. I studied medicine in Istanbul Medical School whilst completing psychiatry and neurology studies at Harvard and Northwestern Medical Schools. I completed core psychiatric training at Chelsea and Westminster and Royal Free Hospitals working with patients across all age groups. I completed higher psychiatric training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Guy’s and Maudsley Hospitals. I worked as a consultant psychiatrist in community adolescent and neurodevelopmental teams at Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. I then attended adult medical psychotherapy training at the Tavistock Clinic. 

My experience involves working across inpatient, outpatient and day hospital settings with patients from all age groups. I worked in generic child mental health teams and also National & Specialist mental health teams including eating disorders, adolescent forensic, neurodevelopmental disorders and paediatric liaison teams. 

I have an academic interest in the field and presented research findings at national and international conferences and published papers and book chapters in the medical literature. I have done research on eating disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry looking at comorbid disorders such as depression and anxiety with eating disorders and on neuropsychiatric conditions such as Huntington's and Alzheimer's Diseases at Harvard and Northwestern Medical Schools in the USA. I regularly teach and train students, medical doctors and other healthcare professionals and teach courses at the Tavistock Clinic and British Red Cross. I also work as the lead child psychiatrist at a charity called New Beginnings which aims to provide treatment to the traumatised and disadvantaged children in Turkey. I give public education seminars on child and adolescent mental health and write articles for journals and social media.  

I am a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Independent Doctors Federation and the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.              

I speak English and Turkish.


Publications:

Chapter on Psychotherapy, Oxford Assess and Progress Psychiatry, Oxford University Press, 978-0-19-966566-2 | Paperback | 22 May 2014

Mental Health Law in Turkey, E Caglar, Muzaffer Kaser, International Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 11, Number 1. Feb 2014

The relationship between NHS and University Hospitals in the UK, N Ozyilmaz, E Caglar, Platform of Health and Medical Culture (in Turkish). 20, 2011:46-49

Liaison Psychiatrist in a Specialist Diabetes Centre, M Dalvi, M Feher, E Caglar, J Catalan, Psychiatric Bulletin December 1, 2008 32:461-463   

Co-author of the chapter on psychiatry in the book; ‘Diagnosis and Treatment, Nobel Publications, ISBN 975-420-291-5.

Medical Students' Attitudes and Behaviours on Alcohol Consumption, E Caglar, Journal of Dependence, August 2003, 4;2, ISSN 1302-5570.