I can offer you a comprehensive diagnostic assessment in a safe and confidential environment. This will involve an initial one hour appointment. I will take a detailed history of your current symptoms and past history. I will look out for any medical causes of the complaint and will investigate this. I will be carefully observing and listening.
I will then work with you towards trying to understand the different psychological, social and biological processes that may be impacting upon your mental health.
Together, then, we will try and find solutions to these. We will formulate a treament plan which may include treating the symptoms with medication and psychotherapy.
In certain cases, I can arrange admission to a hospital or psychiatric clinic.
I may also refer you to another health care professional if I feel you may benefit from another specific intervention or type of therapy, for eg a psychologist, occupational therapist, social worker, etc.