I have special clinical interest in child and adolescent depression, personality disorders, early childhood trauma, attachment disorders, anxiety disorders, gender identity disorders, psychosomatic/liaison psychiatry and wellbeing and safeguarding of children and families.
I undertake assessments and treatments of the following clinical presentations Child and adolescent depression, Personality disorders, Early childhood trauma, separation/ adoption, family loss/ bereavement, Attachment disorders, Anxiety disorders, Gender identity disorders, Psychosomatic and medically unexplained symptoms, Chronic medical illness and impact on mental health, Specific learning disorders / educational difficulties and impact on mental health and Anxiety and related disorders in Asperger syndrome / high functioning autism.
I use a variety of specialised individual and systemic therapeutic approaches, with some of them such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mentalisation-Based Treatment, Family Therapy and Parental Counselling in preventing and treating mental health disorders in children and adolescents.
I hold a Professorship Post, and my passion and academic interest is in developing interventions for prevention of mental illness and early intervention with children, young people and families, and especially in families with parental mental illness.
I am a Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children, and I have written a range of specialised CAMHS and safeguarding reviews, protocols and procedures, policy and strategy papers, clinical audits and papers in peer reviewed journals. I have organised, chaired and presented at a number of regional, national and international workshops and conferences.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Hon Professor Dr Lina Gatsou at Spire include:
I treat children and adolescents with mental health disorders using:
MD / University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia / 1987
MD / Medical School, University of Athens Greece / 1993
MSc / University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia / 1995
Masters degree in Psychotherapy
Specialty Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry / Greek Ministry of Health, Athens, Greece / 2004
Recognised by CCST as EU Equivalent Specialty Certificate Specialist Training Authority in London in 2005
Mentalisation Based Treatment for Adolescents (individual, group and families) / Anna Freud Centre, London / 2013
Mentalisation Based Treatment
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents M14 / Tavistock Centre, London / 2008
British Psychoanalytic Council approved training in psychodynamic psychotherapy with children specifically tailored to the needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists
NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs)
I am the Lead for Medical and Clinical Leadership in my Trust and the author of the Medical Leadership Strategy and Implementation Programme
I am the Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children in the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Professor in Child and family Mental Health. De Monfort University
Named doctor for Safeguarding Children (LPT)
I am passionate about my clinical and academic carrier, therapeutic approaches and individual and family therapy, safeguarding and medical/clinical management. I am actively involved in exercise and sport and I have played volleyball in a Yugoslavian national league. Currently I am active in watersports, skiing, swimming, CrossFit, and British Military Fitness Training. I have recently started cycling again. I am interested in art, theatre, music, live concerts and, in general, I love being outdoors.