Our Company

PSYCHIATRY Direct is a sister company of PSYCHOLOGY Direct and was founded by Clinical Psychologist Dr Louise Banham and her husband Aaron Banham in 2008.  Our aim is to provide a professional and proactive service to both clients and psychiatrists, by having dedicated Client Managers who co-ordinate the whole process for both parties from start to finish.

Dr Louise Banham

BSc (Hons), MSc, D.Clin.Psy,C.Psychol

Founder & Clinical Director


Louise is registered with the British Psychological Society as a Chartered Psychologist and also with the Health Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist.  Louise has worked as a Psychologist for over 15 years, both within the NHS and the private sector.

Her aim in creating PSYCHIATRY Direct was to improve access to independent psychiatric services by providing clients with the advice and guidance they need to ensure that they have the most appropriate professional for their requirements.

Louise believes strongly in running the company based on the highest ethical and professional standards.  She has developed procedures and provided training for the staff to enable them to give both clients and psychiatrists the support that they need and to ensure that all work is of the highest quality.

Aaron Banham

Co-Founder & Managing Director


Aaron spent the first 15 years of his career in the corporate world, running successful businesses for other people.  He held various Directorships with several Multinational companies, responsible for teams of up to 150 people and sales in excess of £60 million.

Aaron’s commercial background has helped ensure that PSYCHIATRY Direct has a clear focus on delivering an efficient and proactive service, so that clients always receive a high quality service within agreed budgets and timescales.

As Louise’s husband Aaron was also aware of the difficulty many professionals have in managing their private case load.  PSYCHIATRY Direct aims to provide a seemless service, managing all the administrative aspects of a case for both psychiatrists and clients, saving time and money for all concerned.