Frequently Asked Questions
Do you cover all mental health conditions?
As an Adult Psychiatrist, I cover all major conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, bipolar disorder and personality disorder. I do not assess or treat ADHD, dementia and patients under the age of 18. I do not undertake medico legal work.
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 £300 for initial assessment and £180 for follow up appointments.
Do you offer psychological therapy?
I am trained and accredited in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Currently I have limited availability for therapy appointments. 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?
It is difficult to guarantee a crisis appointment as all appointment slots may be booked on the day. 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!