Dr Alessandro Bruno is a Medical Doctor specialising in Psychiatry. He works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders at the NHS and also as a private practitioner in London and Oxford. Other areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, PTSD, non-substance and substance addiction, personality disorders, psychosis and bipolar affective disorders. Physical comorbidities that often occur in several mental health conditions are another field Alessandro is competent and interested in. He strongly believes in an integrative biopsychosocial approach for psychiatric disorders and in the care delivered by multidisciplinary teams.
Alessandro takes a holistic view of psychological disorders and in his practice he draws from his training and experience in both psychopharmacology and in psychotherapy.
Alessandro aims to create a partnership with his clients and a safe environment to explore and develop insightful understanding which might help relieve psychological difficulties and bring comfort to patients’ lives. Through empathy, patience, active listening and diligent research, Alessandro believes his patient’s desired goals can be achieved. Accurate diagnosis is paramount in psychiatry, and this requires adequate time, in order to develop rapport and understanding.
For treatment, when medically indicated, Alessandro may recommend, carefully prescribe and monitor psychotropic medications, across all diagnostic categories (psychopharmacology/pharmacotherapy).
Alessandro has remained passionate about research and evidence based practice is a core value in his clinical work as he believes they should inform each other, in order to be truly relevant.
Alessandro trained in medicine and psychiatry in Italy where he held a consultant position in general adult psychiatry and community-based rehabilitation. In those years he had a fruitful collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry at London King’s College.
Alessandro consults in English and Italian.
- Please note that Alessandro is unable to see clients who have engaged with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust