Our Team

Dr Macfarlane Associates works with some exceptional practitioners who are expert in what they do, and who feel privileged to help people make fundamental changes in their lives.

Many of the professionals we partner with are based at the Priory Hospital Woking. We also have an extensive referral network of tried and trusted clinicians throughout Surrey and central London. All of our associates deliver rapid, responsive care to our patients at convenient times and locations, and combine leading clinical skills with empathic, personal approaches.

Dr Ian Drever

MB ChB, MRCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Ian Drever, Consultant PsychiatristDr Drever practices psychiatry full-time at the Priory Hospital Woking, where he pursues his career passion for treating depression, anxiety and stress. Having established a growing private practice, he devotes his time to working with individuals and advising a portfolio of blue-chip companies on optimising employee health.

Dr Drever’s twenty years of experience have been gained in a wide variety of roles within both NHS and private settings. He worked in a range of acute adult services, elderly services, community outreach and medical liaison teams in the UK and Canada. During his tenure as an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist, he received a Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of his dedication to providing and developing responsive, high-quality clinical services.

In addition to patient-facing clinical work, Dr Drever also has experience of pharmaceutical research and development, having completed an industry placement in France and participated in clinical trials at the University of Surrey.

Dr Drever regularly contributes to articles on psychological wellbeing in the general press, writes for the Huffington Post, and is an invited Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an organisation dedicated to bringing together a range of experts to develop solutions to some of society’s most pressing problems.

Dr Drever participates in annual appraisals, is up to date with Continuing Professional Development requirements, and regularly attends lectures to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field. He is one of the first doctors to have gone through the new Revalidation process, is registered with the General Medical Council, and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Medical Protection Society.


St George’s Hospital (London) specialist training rotation 1996-2003
Aberdeen University, 1986-1991 – MB,ChB


Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training, 2003
Full registration, UK General Medical Council, 1992 – 3481590


Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2000 – MRCPsych – 802184
Member of Medical Protection Society
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts


NHS Clinical Excellence Award, 2006

Caroline Anderson

Personal Assistant

Caroline Anderson, Drever Associates PAWith her warm and engaging manner, Caroline is the perfect first point of contact for those accessing our services. Caroline loves to go the extra mile, delivering superb service and reassuring input to patients who are often at difficult times in their lives. Able to help with all manner of enquiries and requests in a calm, relaxed and efficient manner, Caroline is a trusted member of our team, bringing with her a range of experience acquired across a variety of senior positions in healthcare, travel and other service industries. As one of our patients commented, ‘It sounds as if Caroline is smiling on the phone!’.


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