Initial consultations for general psychiatric conditions last approximately 90 minutes and as necessary we can offer review consultations of around 30 minutes.
At the initial consultation your psychiatrist will take time to understand your mental health history in detail. This will include listening to your current difficulties, as well as considering your early years and the experiences that have shaped you, previous and current medications, social circumstances, family history, and physical health. It is important to be comprehensive as many factors can impact on someone’s mental health. This approach enables us to understand your problems in a holistic way to be able to reach a diagnostic opinion and advise on a treatment plan suitable for your individual needs. After the consultation, we will write a report and send this to you and your GP.