Dr Lubna Karim is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist.

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

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 and London. In addition to her NHS practice, she runs private clinics in Guildford, Esher and The Priory, Roehampton 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 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) and has a special interest in the diagnosis of these conditions.

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.

Conditions treated


Mild, moderate, severe depression


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

 Sleep disorders, school refusal

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 a 17 year old, Surrey

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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).

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) on Monday

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

  • London (The Priory Roehampton, Priory Lane, London SW15 5JJ) on Thursday

Dr Karim's ASD assessments involve a multidisciplinary assessment carried out together with a Clinical Psychologist.

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.

July 2021: Please note that Dr Karim is currently only accepting new patients who are self-funding (i.e., she is not currently taking on new patients through private medical insurance; she is continuing to see her existing patients with private medical insurance).