Dr James Kustow

The whole you

I am an experienced London-based Consultant Psychiatrist. In addition to working in the NHS where I specialise in liaison psychiatry (the team that deals with the physical-mental interface), I have a vibrant private practice situated at The Nightingale hospital in Central London. 

I have also trained as a psychotherapist and nutritionist, both of which heavily inform my practice. My Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists, is complemented by various trainings in other (body-orientated) therapeutic modalities, with experience of group, couple and family work. I completed a year-long training at the 'Institute of Group Analysis' and have facilitated many groups over the years. 

Though my various endeavours, in particular my work with adults with ADHD, I have nurtured a good understanding of the sensitive interplay between an individual’s working environment and their productivity; and how making small adjustments can sometimes have positive and far reaching consequences. I recognise that the basic ingredients for organisational success include getting the very best people (who ‘buy in’ to a shared vision), understanding how they work and what drives them, and then adapting the environment to allow them to flourish. 

I hold various national leadership positions. I am on the Board of the blood cancer charity, Anthony Nolan and I chair the national training committee of UKAAN, the main professional organisation for Adult ADHD in the UK. I am passionate about communicating important ideas in a clear and impactful way and, as such I am regularly invited to speak at events in the UK and further afield.   

20 years ago, whilst at University, I established ‘Marrow’, a student-run organisation that is now affiliated with Anthony Nolan. Marrow has become an integral part of the university student establishment, with trained teams of student volunteers in 60 UK universities and about ten other countries.   Marrow, which has won numerous awards, provides over a third of the UK register and raises over £200,000 annually.