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Private Consultant Psychiatry
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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions page.  If you cannot find the answer to your question here please also try our Resource Library or contact us by phone.

Are all discussions confidential?

The discussions will be confidential. Only with the patients specific permission can information be disclosed to GP’s or other individuals in accord to GMC and other Professional Regulatory bodies regulations.

I have sort help before – am I wasting my time trying again?

Many people have seen mental health professionals previously and for one reason or another have found that problems have reoccured or indeed never really been addressed to their satisfaction.

We welcome this opportunity to meet with you no matter how complex or challenging the issues.

In some cases the treatment may be more involved such as using both psychological therapy and medications and require more time to treatment successfully.

Do you have a waiting list?

We do not operate a waiting list and try to see patients as quickly as possible as we realise that often the need to talk to someone quickly is essential.

What is a Psychiatrist?

A Psychiatrist is a doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating mental health problems and is trained to deal a wide range of mental and emotional disorders.

A consultant psychiatrist is a doctor who has reached a senior position in terms of qualifications, treating people, training other doctors and helping to organize and run services. For more information on professional psychiatry see Royal College of Psychiatrists

How does a psychiatrist work?

Your symptoms will be assessed in the initial assessment and evaluation consultation.

We will listen to your perspective about your life experiences and take a detailed history and assess how you are and your needs.  The issues are identified, including a diagnosis and with this evaluation a management plan is mutually agreed upon to enable a patient centred recovery, in the most agreeable empowering and effective fashion for the person.

The exact type and duration of treatment is subject to the individuals needs. You will be provided with a report including diagnosis and treatment care plan.  Please feel free to ask any questions that you want no matter how awkward you may feel, including repeating a question.

Understanding can be very useful to the whole process of healing especially when it applies to one’s self. Explanations will be tailored to the patient’s wishes and their desire for information. We use a multidisciplinary approach when needed to optimise successful therapy, we are a clinician lead service, whether Consultant Psychiatrist or Psychologist mediated.