Private outpatient consultations
Mental health problems due to stress, anxiety, depression or bereavement are quite common. People have different levels of psychological resilience and respond differently to their problems. With professional help, the chances of lasting improvement and restored quality of life are much higher.
I can help you with the following conditions (*this list is not exhaustive – please enquire if your condition is not listed here):
- Work related problems
- Bipolar affective disorder
- Relationship issues
- Other mood disorders
- Personality disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Mood changes in menopause
- Concentration problems
- Memory problems
I assess and treat adult patients over the age of 18, and older patients with functional problems and/or memory issues.
The first consultation takes about one hour and you can expect a discussion about your previous history, assessment of your presenting problems and you as a person.
It is important to have the information about your overall health, previous treatments, existing conditions, allergic reactions, investigations and tests etc. For this reason, it is always a good idea to have a summary from your GP. You will be asked about your consent and if agreeable, such a summary will be requested from your GP prior to the appointment.
If you are advised to have a blood test or a brain scan, then the appropriate referral could be prepared for you at no additional cost (*the cost of the actual blood test or a scan is not covered by the fee for the initial assessment and you should check with your insurance provider).
If you require medication, you will be issued with a private prescription. Following the assessment, your GP will be informed about your new medication. Once treatment plan is established, your medication could be prescribed by your GP (*but please check with your GP).
Follow up appointment
This appointment is used to review your progress, to discuss any additional issues, and provide feedback about any tests that you might have undertaken since the initial assessment.