Dr Lubna Karim is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist working in Surrey.

She runs private clinics on weekdays and at weekends in Esher and Guildford.

Dr Karim treats a wide range of mental health conditions in children aged 9 to 18.

She diagnoses autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD in children aged 6 to 18.

Dr Karim is registered with BUPA, Cigna, WPA, Vitality and Aviva.


Dr Lubna Karim is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist practicing in Surrey. In addition to her NHS practice, she runs private clinics in Guildford and Esher for children and young people aged 9 to 18.

She is experienced in treating a wide range of mental health conditions impacting young people and their families and works in a friendly, caring and confidential way. She takes a holistic approach to treating mental, emotional and physical health. She offers assessments for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD (for ASD and ADHD assessments, she sees children and young people aged 6 to 18).

As a​ child psychiatrist, Dr Karim is a medical doctor and is able to diagnose conditions and prescribe medicines. Her medical degree is from Guy's, King's and St Thomas's medical school, University of London. She undertook core psychiatry training at the Royal Free and University College London Hospitals and she completed her specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the South West London & St George's training scheme.

She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is listed on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council as a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist.

In addition to her private practice, Dr Karim works as a Consultant in NHS Surrey & Borders' CAMHS service in Guildford. She lives in Surrey and has 2 children.

We would like to express our gratitude for your prompt, caring, compassionate and expert support. You have helped us enormously during a trying and difficult time

- Mother of an 17 year old, Surrey

Conditions treated


Mild, moderate, severe depression, bipolar, other mood disorders


General anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, PTSD, OCD


ADHD diagnosis, challenges in the context of ASD and ADHD

Medication reviews

Antidepressants, anti-anxiety medicines, melatonin for sleep disorders, others

Autism spectrum disorder

ASD diagnosis (ADOS assessments), anxiety in the context of ASD

Other conditions

ADHD assessments, self-harm, sleep disorders, school refusal

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How to book an appointment

Dr Karim welcomes both self-referred patients and patients referred to her by other healthcare professionals.

If you would like to self-refer your child to Dr Karim, please feel free to contact her admin team by email (admin@privatechildpsychiatrist.co.uk) or phone (01372 376 776).


To arrange an appointment using private medical insurance, please send an email to admin@privatechildpsychiatrist.co.uk and Dr Karim's admin team will request some information from you (e.g., policy number, authorisation code) in order to book an appointment.

If you would like your GP, psychologist or other healthcare professional to refer your child to Dr Karim, please email their referral letter or ask them to email a referral to admin@privatechildpsychiatrist.co.uk.

Dr Karim's clinics are held weekly in:

  • Guildford (Brighter Spaces, 54 Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA)

  • Esher (Esher Groves, 13-17 Church Street, Esher, Surrey KT10 8QS)

Her Esher clinic is on Saturday morning and early afternoon and her Guildford clinic is on Monday morning and early afternoon. Dr Karim's ASD assessments involve a multidisciplinary ADOS assessment carried out together with a Clinical Psychologist and take place in Guildford on Monday morning. She is able to offer follow-up appointments via Videoconference for patients who would prefer this.

Dr Karim is registered with the majority of private medical insurers (except for AXA PPP), including BUPA, Cigna, WPA, Vitality and Aviva.

Dr Karim prides herself on being friendly and approachable so if you have any questions about the private services she offers, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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