Why someone might see a psychiatrist
Psychiatrists diagnose mental health conditions and recommend a range of treatments, this can include psychological treatment (also called psychotherapy or talking therapy), medication and targeted therapies for specific conditions.
They may also offer practical advice about diet, sleep and other ways you can help yourself get better. They will provide you with information about your condition, which can help you to understand your symptoms and treatments.
Your psychiatrist will only suggest treatments that are proven to be safe and effective.
What happens after the Psychiatric assessment?
It’s up to you whether you agree to have the treatment. Many of our patients take their report back to their NHS GP to continue their treatment within the NHS.
They can give you sensible and down to earth advice to help you decide what to do. You don’t need a GP referral and can usually be seen, either face-to-face or online, within a short period of time.
If you are thinking about seeing a private psychiatrist then you can call our team to discuss what you need.
Your psychiatrist will explain:
- why they recommend this treatment
- how it works
- what the side-effects are
- any risks of the treatment
- how much it costs