Dr Gloria Dura-Vila MD, MRCPsych, MSc, PhD

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Autism and PDA Specialist

“We won our appeal to the LA and the assessment report from Dr Dura-Vila was referenced throughout the appeal and made a huge difference to the outcome.”


Human Brains Are Diverse and Equally Valuable

“I refer to the day you assessed my daughter as the most important day in her life. Since then remarkable progress has been made with her.”

Private Autism (ASD) and PDA assessments and consultations

for all ages: early years, children, adolescents and adults 

*Private Autism (ASD) assessments for early years    *Private Autism  assessments for children  

*Private Autism assessments for adolescents   *Private Autism assessments for adults

*Private PDA assessments for children   *Private PDA assessments for adolescents   *Private PDA assessments for adults

Highly specialised consultations and assessments in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including complex presentations and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), for all ages


Autism Spectrum Disorder and PDA

A renowned expert in all aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including complex presentations in ASD and Pathological Demand Avoidance 

(PDA, also known as Extreme Demand Avoidance), Dr Gloria Dura-Vila is an Autism specialist who is passionate about providing patient-centred care for all ages.


She is a very passionate and deeply committed clinician striving to do her utmost for her patients and their families. Dr Dura-Vila is also a best-selling author in the field of Autism, her books are valued all over the world, and her “My Autism Book: a Child's Guide to their Autistic Spectrum Diagnosis” has even been recently translated to Indonesian. 

Dr Dura-Vila is a Senior NHS Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and the Medical Lead for the ASD Pathway in Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. In her private practice, she has a national and international clientele, offering the option of online consultations and, when appropriate, assessments using skype or zoom. She is often asked privately to conduct assessments by the local authority, or by the courts. She is a well recognised professional, nationally and internationally, in the field of Autism.

Dr Dura-Vila’s relaxed and welcoming clinical rooms in London are located in Harley Street and Earl’s Court.

Watch Dr Dura-Vila's latest video (1 minute 14 seconds in) leading the celebrations for PDA Day (15th May 2021), advocating for the need to personalise each Autism diagnosis.


PDA best practice - what the professionals would like you to know


Dr Gloria Dura-Vila is presenting at this online conference

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