Dr Alastair Gilbert

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Gilbert is a dual UK and Australian trained Consultant Psychiatrist with over 23 years’ continuous, wide-ranging clinical experience. For the last 8 years Dr Gilbert has been working in joint private practice and with Headspace – a dynamic NGO for child and adolescent psychiatry.


Dr Gilbert did his basic medical and surgical training in Cape Town, South Africa. He holds specialist qualifications in both the UK (MRCpsych) and Australia (FRANZCP) and is in good standing with both colleges. 

Dr Gilbert has substantial experience in general adult and child/adolescent psychiatry and broad experience in other psychiatric specialties. He has worked extensively in hospital and community roles in South Africa, United Kingdom & Australia.


Presently he enjoys providing a combination of evidence-based psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for the full range of common psychiatric conditions. He also performs limited medico legal, DVA and Centrelink/NDIS assessments. 


- BSC (Zoology & Comparative Anatomy) University of Cape Town, South Africa 
December 1986 – 1988

- MBChB University of Cape Town, South Africa

December 1989 – 1993

- Royal College of Psychiatrists MRCPsych  

Part I – 1999 and Part II – 2001

- RANZCP 2012

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Areas of experience
  • Mood disorders

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Personality disorders

  • Psychosis

  • Dissociative disorders

  • PTSD

  • Adjustment disorders

  • Sleep issues

  • OCD

  • Autism spectrum disorders

  • Chronic pain and illness - adjustment

  • Somatoform disorders 

  • Suicide and self-harm prevention

  • Trauma work

  • ADHD 

  • Eating disorders

  • Intellectual Disability