Frequently Asked Questions
What are the mental health conditions you cover?
As an Adult Psychiatrist, I see patients aged 18 to 65 and cover all major conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, bipolar disorder and personality disorder. I do not assess or treat ADHD and dementia, I do not undertake medico legal work and report writing.
Are you recognised by insurance companies?
I am recognised by all major insurance providers including BUPA, AXA, AVIVA, WPA, CIGNA, Vitality and Healix. The fee for self funding patients is £350 for initial assessment and £200 for follow up appointments. The fee for private prescriptions is £30.
Do you offer psychological therapy?
I am trained and accredited in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Currently I do not have availability for therapy appointments due to high demand for psychiatric assessments and treatment. Please check with me.
Do you need a referral letter to see me?
A referral letter from your GP or another health professional is helpful but it is not a requirement to book an appointment. If any additional information is needed, I will let you know when we meet.
Can I contact you for support in a crisis?
Unfortunately, I am unable to provide crisis appointments. Please contact your Out Of Hours GP service or Mental Health Crisis Team. Alternatively, call NHS 111 or attend you local Emergency Department.
If you have further questions, please get in touch!