About Dr Kjell Granrud
Kjell Granrud is a specialist in Psychiatry who has joined Marina Specialists on a part time basis.
Many GPs will know Kjell from his work as a Psychiatrist and clinical leader of the Early Psychosis Intervention Team at Counties Manukau (EPIT).
He currently holds 21 years of experience in Psychiatry and previously worked as a GP for nearly 8 years before he started his career in mental health. He is a native of Norway, and currently holds dual registration as a Psychiatrist both in Norway and in New Zealand.
Most of his experience has been in the field of early intervention. With his Scandinavian background dictating a strong belief in getting in early, and in most cases with a view to stop the development of more serious and chronic conditions, he will offer an immediate response and a thorough assessment.
Kjell works in an integrated model based on a psychodynamic approach and a biological understanding before designing treatment. His approaches are based on a solid clinical assessment and a full line of treatment within this integrated model. This model will suit people with depressive symptoms, anxiety, bipolar disorders, as well as people who struggle to find a way out of crisis and conflicts.
Kjell is a qualified Group psychoanalyst from the model of London Institute of Group Analysis. For individuals suited to this approach, Kjell plans to offer group interventions as part of the service provided at Marina Specialists.
Kjell will take referrals from GPs, concerned family and partners, and of course directly from clients.
Areas of Specialisation
- General Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry
- Personality issues/Conflict resolution
- OCD & Conduct disorders
- Assessment of Early Psychosis
- Bipolar disorder & Schizophrenia
Other languages spoken: All Scandinavian languages, German.
Clients seen urgently, normal wait time 1 week
Cancellations: Please provide minimum 24hour notice for cancellations of follow-up consultations, otherwise you will be charged for the full amount. The fee can be waived under exceptional circumstances.
Payments: Are due at the time of service. Payment may be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or all major Credit cards.
Qualified Specialist in Psychiatry (Norway and New Zealand).
More than 30 years of experience.
Qualified Group Psychoanalyst IGA (London/Oslo).
Referral expectations: Full contact details of referrer, including e-mail address.
Referral should include a brief history and a short formulation of the problem at hand. Phone referrals accepted when followed up by fax or email.