Dr. Gerald Woolfson has more than forty five years of therapeutic experience across a broad spectrum of psychological issues but is now focussing solely on psychotherapy and life coaching.

His expertise includes the treatment of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, personality disorders, drug addiction, alcohol addiction, couple’s therapy, relationship breakdown counselling, grief counselling, post traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and marital and sexual problems.

In addition, he has considerable experience of autistic spectrum disorders. He was an early pioneer of group therapy in the UK, which addressed symptoms such as anger management and complex emotional problems.


Dr. Woolfson gained his medical degree at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and his postgraduate training in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and St. George’s Hospital where he was Chief Assistant to the Professor of Psychiatry. He holds the following qualifications:

MB, ChB, DPM, FRCPG, FRCPsych.He was awarded an Honourable Mention in the Royal College of Psychiatry’s Gaskell Gold Medal and Prize Examination. He was appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry and a Recognised Teacher of the University of London. He initially worked at St. George’s and Springfield Hospitals as a Consultant Psychiatrist, following which he was also appointed Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Hammersmith, St. Charles Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital.

Dr. Woolfson has served in a variety of both private sector and governmental advisory roles, including his appointment as Consultant Psychotherapist to the Home Office at the H.M. Prison, Holloway, periodic Ombudsman to the Metropolitan Police Force and a Medical Directorship of the Capio Nightingale Hospital, Charter Chelsea and Cromwell Hospitals from 1991 – 1996. Most recently, Dr. Woolfson was appointed the Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at the Green Door Clinic, London.

Dr. Woolfson has been awarded Fellowships by the Royal College of Psychiatry, the Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow) and is a Life Fellowship of the Royal Society of Medicine.

He voluntarily retired from his psychiatric practice voluntarily and from the General Medical Council in September 2022 to focus on his work as a life coach. As a result,he will no longer be prescribing medication and where appropriate, will refer patients to his medical colleagues for drug management. His diagnostic skills are renowned and he has an international reputation for giving second medical opinions with patients of complex psychiatric problems that have proved difficult to diagnose and treat by other clinicians.

He will begin seeing patients at the Green Door Clinic, 30 Weymouth Street, London W1G7BS. His diagnostic skills and management of complex patient problems will be reflected in his new position as a Consultant Psychotherapist.
In the last 12 years, he developed a global practice giving second opinions in complex patients whose diagnosis and management needed further evaluation.

    Address: 30 Weymouth Street, London W1G 7BS

    Tel:+44 (0) 207 935 3400

    Business Mobile: 07810 632874

    Email: geraldwoolfson@gmail.com

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