Dr Elke Heidemann-Eggert


Dr Heidemann-Eggert is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, as well as a psychotherapist. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatry and has almost 10 years’ experience working with children presenting with a range of common and complex conditions. Elke has specialist expertise in eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food intake), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In addition to her private work, she works as a consultant psychiatrist in eating disorders in the community team for Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust.

Dr Heidemann-Eggert is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, as well as a psychotherapist. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatry and has almost 10 years’ experience working with children presenting with a range of common and complex conditions. Elke has specialist expertise in eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food intake), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In addition to her private work, she works as a consultant psychiatrist in eating disorders in the community team for Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust.

Originally from Germany, Dr Heidemann-Eggert completed her training in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy at the prestigious Aerztekammer Nordrheinwestfalen. She then additionally trained in behavioural therapy, trauma therapy, Eye Movement and Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy for Adolescents (DBTA). This unique and diverse education provides her with a variety of clinical and therapeutic skills to support her patients. Her goal when working with young people is to accompany her patients on their way to recovery and to build a trustworthy relationship with them and their families.

Elke has been living in London for 3 years, and when not at work, enjoys spending time with friends and her two adorable cats.

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