Prof Hale has 30 years' experience as a consultant psychiatrist and holds specialist registration in general adult and forensic psychiatry within the NHS working within inpatient forensic and low secure psychiatry and outpatient mood disorder, tertiary opinion, adult ADHD and PTSD clinics, and has twice held the post of Medical Director of NHS Trusts. He was a senior lecturer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and in 1994 was appointed as Professor and academic head of department at Sheffield University and later the University of Kent, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Mental Health.
Prof Hale has been involved in developing modern treatments for depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and mentally disordered offenders. He has provided numerous legal reports for the courts. He has run academic second opinion clinics in mood disorders, psychosis, ADHD and psychiatric occupational health and regularly teaches on these topics in the UK and internationally.
Prof Hale is fully trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapy, psychoeducation groups for depression and bipolar disorders, and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS).
He is a member of the British Association of Psychopharmacology, the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) and a member of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine.
Prof Hale has clinics in Canterbury and in London.
Affective disorders including depression and bipolar disorder;
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome;
anxiety disorders and phobias;
mentally disordered offenders;
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD);
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD);
complex psychopharmacological management including non-responders,
drug interactions and tertiary opinions;
comorbid alcohol and substance misuse.