Dr Agnieszka Klimowicz
Dr Agnieszka Klimowicz is an experienced and passionate Consultant Psychiatrist. She excels at combining a compassionate approach with an evidence-based perspective. Her expertise is in adult mental health, with a special interest in women’s mental health, perinatal (antenatal and postnatal) mental health, and parental mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, personality problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and schizoaffective disorder. Dr Klimowicz also provides Welfare of the Child assessments for women with a history of mental health problems who are to undergo IVF treatment. She is also able to offer psychiatric evaluations relating to occupational health matters, including fitness to return to work and early retirement on medical grounds.
Dr Klimowicz graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland with a MD (1996) and a PhD (2002). Additionally, she completed a Certificate in Psychotherapy from the Polish Psychiatric Association (2003). In 2004 Dr Klimowicz completed her specialist psychiatry training and moved to England in order to pursue her professional interest in helping mothers.
She has been working as a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist since 2010. In 2016/17, she was the Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Lead with South East Clinical Networks Mental Health and Dementia.
Boasting extensive experience in medical education and teaching, Dr Klimowicz was an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, and Visiting Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. She was involved in teaching psychiatric trainees on MRCPsych/Masters Course at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and ran very successful multi-agency training sessions on ‘Parental Mental Health and Its Impact on Children’s Wellbeing’, and on attachment theory. Between 2014 and 2016, she also taught child psychotherapy trainees in Warsaw, Poland, on parental mental health and attachment theory. Dr Klimowicz continues to teach psychiatric trainees, obstetricians, and GPs about perinatal mental health.
Dr Klimowicz has been published in peer-reviewed journals, has authored and co-authored chapters in books on attachment theory and on maternal mental health, and has also presented at national and international conferences.
She is a Specialist Associate at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a member of the Polish Psychiatric Association, and a member of the Scientific Section of Psychotherapy of Polish Psychiatric Association.
Languages: English, Polish