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Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Psychiatrist

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  • K
    Location: The Naturopathic CentreService: First visit Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    My son who is 7 has had problems from being very young, no social interaction, fidgety, in a world of his own, sensory issues, behavioiral issues, inability to recognise or read others emotions etc. We have been having problems throughout nursery and in his early years at school, so much so that in year 2, I was approached by the school to be told that they didn't think he would cope in year 3 moving forward into prep school.
    We went to see Dr Fry who immediately recognised the difficulties we were having and commenced treatment, firstly testing him for food intolerances. It soon became apparent that my son has a huge intolerance to dairy, this was discovered by Dr Fry and the difference in my son is absolutely astounding, so much so that he now starts year 3 and prep school in September. I cannot praise Dr Fry enough he has totally transformed my childs life. If you are considering seeing a Dr for similar issues to what we have been through I wouldnt hesitate to recommend him. The communication with Jenny his PA and Dr Fry is amazing. If you have any concerns or changes they deal with it straight away, I'm sure we will continue to see Dr Fry throughout our sons childhood.

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    Experience and Qualifications

    About me

    • Dr Fry began his career in General Practice, then trained in General Psychiatry at St George's Hospital London, and Great Ormond Street in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  He also qualified as a Family and Systemic Therapist with IFT, London.
      After nearly 10 years as a Consultant in NHS CAMHS services, eventually as Head of Service and Clinical Director, he moved into exclusively Independent Practice, setting up Dr Fry and Associates in 2005 combining this with a return to part time GP work.  In doing so he resumed and built his work with all ages,  and now offers services across the age range with a focus on depression/anxiety in adults alongside his full range of Child, Adolescent and Family work.
      In recent years he has begun to develop the discipline of Integrative Psychiatry: this acknowledges that approaches to psychological and psychiatric problems can be addressed by both conventional treatments [medication, psychotherapy (CBT etc)], and longer term attention to lifestyle, nutrition and alternative treatments.  For this reason some of his work is based at a naturopathic treatment centre where a range of treatments are on offer and can be offered as part of an integrated approach to whole person health.
      Dr Fry & Associates therefore offer a unique range of experience and approaches.
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    • General Psychiatry

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    General score
    17 reviews

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    • K
      Location: The Naturopathic CentreService: First visit Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

      My son who is 7 has had problems from being very young, no social interaction, fidgety, in a world of his own, sensory issues, behavioiral issues, inability to recognise or read others emotions etc. We have been having problems throughout nursery and in his early years at school, so much so that in year 2, I was approached by the school to be told that they didn't think he would cope in year 3 moving forward into prep school.
      We went to see Dr Fry who immediately recognised the difficulties we were having and commenced treatment, firstly testing him for food intolerances. It soon became apparent that my son has a huge intolerance to dairy, this was discovered by Dr Fry and the difference in my son is absolutely astounding, so much so that he now starts year 3 and prep school in September. I cannot praise Dr Fry enough he has totally transformed my childs life. If you are considering seeing a Dr for similar issues to what we have been through I wouldnt hesitate to recommend him. The communication with Jenny his PA and Dr Fry is amazing. If you have any concerns or changes they deal with it straight away, I'm sure we will continue to see Dr Fry throughout our sons childhood.

    • L
      Location: The Naturopathic CentreService: Depression and anxiety

      Excellent service from Dr Fry, he has really helped me deal with a variety of mental health problems including depression, anxiety and anger. Would strongly recommend his clinic.

    • U
      Location: The Naturopathic CentreService: Expert witness for SENDIST tribunal

      Excellent:
      My child has complex, high functioning ASD with co morbid conditions. I liked: swift appointment following request; detailed reporting (tribunal standard), analysis and opinion; prompt write up of report; willingness to travel to schools for observations. The LA reached a settlement before tribunal.

      Could be improved:
      Nothing. I would thoroughly recommend Dr Fry for any parent of a child with ASD/SEMH/dyspraxia etc struggling to find their way through the Special Educational Needs maze.

    • U
      Location: The Naturopathic CentreService: Social communication intervention

      Excellent:
      The environment was comfortable and put my child at ease. Dr Fry engaged our child in various assessments without her feeling she was being over scrutinised and she responded naturally.
      Feedback from the sessions was useful and comprehensive.

      Could be improved:
      Sending invoices electronically.

    • U
      Location: The Naturopathic CentreService: Help with my daughter

      Excellent:
      My daughter had a number of severe problems and was really struggling. He has used a blended approach looking at diet, sleep, physiology and environmental factors to help her with a mix of changes and therapy and she is very much better now and much happier and more confident.

      Could be improved:
      Nothing really. He can help with sorts of kids and family problems ranging from exam stress to more severe anxiety related problems including the 10% or so of kids who have serious mental health problems. It takes time to see the improvements but my daughter was noticeably better after 10 weeks.

    • U
      Location: The Naturopathic CentreService: Son's anxiety and behavioural problems

      Excellent:
      Dr Fry's professionalism and knowledge. He was great with our 8 year old. Great advice given and a good understanding of food intolerance problems. Jenny, his secretary was also very helpful and we were totally 100% pleased with the service. Very family friendly. Would recommend to anyone.

      Could be improved:
      We were a bit late going in to our appointment sometimes. But nothing really can be improved. We were 100% satisfied.

    • A
      Location: The Naturopathic CentreService: Son's mood swings and depression

      Excellent:
      Dr Fry was the first person who listened to the problems that our son was experiencing. Both his school and cams refused to help. Dr Fry not only believed us but gave our son a future again.

      Could be improved:
      Nothing.

    • A
      Location: The Naturopathic CentreService: Asperger's Syndrome

      Excellent:
      We came to Dr Fry because we were lost as how to go forward with our son's anxiety, school refusal and major meltdowns. In six months, Dr Fry gave us the help needed to get back on track. We now have a happy, settled child once again.

    • A
      Location: The Naturopathic CentreService: ADHD/Aspergers Assessment, SENDIST

      Excellent:
      CAHMS said my child's behavioural difficulties were due to the death of his father. As a result the LA rejected my request for an EHC plan. Dr Fry's report enabled me to win 2 SENDIST tribunals and get the support my child desperately needed in school. Thank you Dr Fry!

      Could be improved:
      Nothing.

    • A
      Location: Medical PracticeService: Anxiety issues and dyslexia

      Excellent:
      Dr Fry was fantastic and put our minds at rest with his knowledge, support & treatment plans for Luke. Since seeing Dr Fry, Luke's confidence has significantly increased, his anxiety levels decreased and he now has (and uses) techniques & life skills that he has been taught. As a family we are grateful.

      Could be improved:
      Nothing. Jenny, his secretary has been very supportive, calm and understanding as initially this was a very difficult and worrying time for us. Thank you so much and we would highly recommend Dr Fry.