"After putting off seeing a mental health professional for almost a year, I finally got up the courage to speak to someone. Dr Klemperer made me feel completely comfortable and listened very empathetically to everything I had to say. It was a huge relief to speak to her and she has given me some incredibly useful insights into how I feel and most importantly what can be done about it. I would very highly recommend Dr Klemperer for any patient." - a patient
"I have been offered fantastic care and support through Dr Klemperer, particularly at a time when I was feeling very vulnerable. Her approach is extremely thorough; I left my initial consultation feeling like I had been able to fully explain myself, and feeling understood. She is perceptive, and was able to interpret my explanations where I couldn’t articulate them well. I feel in very safe hands. She was also excellent when it came to explaining my diagnosis and treatment options in simple terms, and answered any and all questions I had. I can’t recommend the care and support enough." - a patient
"Wow, what can I say other than amazing! I finally felt heard and Understood by a Doctor" - a patient
"From the off I could tell Frances was someone I was going to be comfortable with. She has a calming nature and is incredibly committed to finding the right path for you. Something she proved in her great after-care emails on numerous occasions. I couldn't recommend her highly enough, and was surprised at how quickly she made a difference." - a patient
What carers say
"has the knack of talking to you as if you will understand the issues, which is not always the case - doctors sometimes talk to Carers in a patronising manner and do not find time to explain things fully, whereas Dr Klemperer is just the opposite so that I found her comments made me feel as if we were co-workers in the difficult task of seeking to support my son in getting the best outcomes" - a carer
"Dr Klemperer has always been very patient in listening carefully to what I am worried about and offering very helpful comments to help me understand the context within which my son's care is managed, including on medications and their side effects, the legal framework and the social care aspects. She is clearly in the top of her profession and has a very wide knowledge of the issues affecting her patients" - a carer
"Frances was immediately on hand when we needed her. She showed great care and understanding, and worked with us to help my friend who was in dire need. She was a GODSEND!" - a carer
Have your own say
Dr Klemperer welcomes feedback from patients, carers and professional colleagues. If you have a problem with the service we have provided, we hope that you will always raise it with us first. Our aim is to deliver first class, honest health care to all our patients. If you wish to do so, you can leave your own review and see more of what others have said at: I Want Great Care
Qualifications and training
MA(Cantab) MB BS MRCPsych Dip CBT
Dr Klemperer studied medicine at Cambridge University and Guy’s Hospital, London, where she also did her specialist training in psychiatry and conducted prize-winning research into psychosis, publishing in the British Medical Journal and the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Positions and background
Frances Klempererhas led outpatient and inpatient services in a wide range of NHS contexts for over twenty years.
She currently leads the Joint Homelessness Team at the Central and North-West London NHS Mental Health Trust.
She spent several years providing psychiatric and psychotherapeutic services to the international community in Brussels.
She is an honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College and a member of the General Medical Council's panel of specialist medical assessors.
She holds the Institute of Psychiatry's qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, a field in which she is recognised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists as having special expertise.
Her combined knowledge of psychiatry and psychotherapy allows her to make comprehensive assessments of her patients’ life difficulties and devise treatment plans that can deliver medical and psychotherapeutic remedies, both separately and in combination.
Membership of professional bodies
General Medical Council
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry
Faculty of Medical Psychotherapists
Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group
Codes of practice
Dr Klemperer follows the guidance and codes of practice of all of the professional bodies with which she is associated. You can find these, if you wish to do so on the following websites: