Dr Ravi Lingam MB ChB MRCPsych BPC


Newcastle Upon Tyne


secure email: r.lingam@nhs.net or admin@drravilingam.com

Dr Ravi Lingam


Dr Ravi Lingam, Consultant Psychiatrist in the Department of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.  He has been in full-time practice in the NHS for over 25 years and in independent practice for 13 years.

He is Assistant Associate Medical Director in Secure Services, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust. 

His nationa roles include:  Head of Service - Psychiatrist - North-East Secure Hospital Service - Offender Personality Disorder Pathway. He is Regional Representative in the Forensic Psychotherapy Section, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Former Training Programme Director in Psychotherapy. 

He is an expert in the assessment and treatment of a range of adult psychiatric and psychological disorders, including;

Personality Disorders

Depression and Bipolar Disorders

Emerging Psychotic Disorder and Schizophrenia

Anxiety and Phobias

Compulsive and Addictive behaviours

Childhood trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Relationship problems

Substance misuse problems

Criminal, family and civil medico-legal cases 


Dr Ravi Lingam sees outpatients between 8 am and 7 pm in his NHS and private consulting rooms in Newcastle upon Tyne. He offers brief and long-term, including intensive psychotherapeutic treatments. 

Dr Lingam works with a range of medical insurance companies in the UK. 





Lingam (2017) Prgamatic and Systemic Management and Containment of Interpersonal Aggression in Complex Personality Disorders. (Paper presented at International Forensic Psychotherapy Conference, Catania Sicily.

Lingam R (2017) Indirect Matricide. submitted to Acta Scandinavica.

Lingam R (2013) Improving access in borderline treatment for difficult-to-engage patients. Int J Nervous and Mental Diseases. 201: 136 – 42.

Whewell, P., Lingam, R., Chilton, R. (2004). Reflective Borderline Group Therapy: Borderline Patients Experience of Being Borderline. In: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, (3).www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14749730412331280948

Lingam , R., & Scott, J. (2002). Treatment Non Adherence in Affective Disorders. Acta Scand Psych. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1034/j.1600-0447.2002.1r084.x/full

Lingam, R., McCluskey, S. (1996). Editorial: Eating Disorders Associated with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. J of Psychosomatic Research. 40 (2). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0022399995005382