Dr Farrukh Alam, Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Farrukh Alam
Medical Director

Medical Director

Professional Experience

Dr Farrukh Alam is an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist, having over 25 years of experience in helping people with psychological difficulties that are affecting their lives.

After completing his medical training at the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester, Dr Alam’s psychiatric training was carried out at national drug and alcohol units at The Maudsley Hospital, London. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and has specialist accreditation in general psychiatry and treatment of addiction. Dr Alam’s NHS role is Associate Medical Director to a large NHS Foundation Trust. He has a commitment to the provision of the best quality care, and has published widely in the international literature. He holds the position of Medical Director for Addcounsel and Orchestrate Health. His current national roles include Clinical Advisor to the Civil Aviation Authority.


As a General Adult Psychiatrist, Dr Farrukh Alam tends to work with people struggling with affective mood disorders. His specialist area is addiction (chemical and behavioural); helping people with alcohol, drug, and other compulsive behaviours, to achieving recovery and maintaining a happy life. He has presented on the topic of addiction to a wide audience, including international conferences, House of Lords, and international and national media.

Dr Farrukh Alam holds Medico-Legal Expert’s Certificate, accredited by City University London & The Inns of Court School of Law. He has prepared psychiatric medico-legal reports for 25 years and prepares approximately 40 reports a year.


  • BSc University of St Andrews
  • MB ChB University of Manchester
  • Consultant Psychiatrist (MRCPsych)
  • Addictions Specialist (RCPsych Accredited)

Professional Membership

Languages Spoken

  • English