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.
Do I need to see a psychiatrist?
You may not know if a psychiatrist is the best person for you to see; we can help you decide.
We are experts at assessing, advising and arranging mental health care and will be able to advise you on whether a psychiatric appointment is your best option.
Some of the common disorders that our psychiatric team help with include:
- Anxiety, phobias and OCD
- Adult ADHD and Child ADHD
- Autistic spectrum disorders
- Bipolar affective disorder
- Sleep disorders (including insomnia)
- Stress and Burn out
What happens after the psychiatric assessment?
It’s up to you whether you agree to have any treatment that is recommended. Many of our clients take their report back to their NHS GP to continue their treatment within the NHS.
Our team 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