Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When can I have an appointment?
A: Private appointments are available out of hours on Saturdays from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm, and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm. A private consultation needs to be booked in advance by calling Pam. Secure online consultation is also available via Skype or Apple FaceTime, as well as telephone consultation for Follow-up appointments.
Emergency consultations are not routinely available. Your local Accident and Emergency would be advisable in the event of a life-threatening emergency or otherwise see your GP first.
Q: Do I need a GP referral requesting a psychiatric assessment?
A: A GP referral prior to initial assessment is highly preferable, as well as informing your GP of any recommendations for medication and treatment. However, we appreciate that, sometimes, strict privacy, confidentiality, and discretion is required, and that private patients may not wish to share personal information with their GP.
Q: How many sessions will I need?
A: Patients start to feel better after their initial face to face assessment. Medical recommendations are given about the best course of action for treatment and recovery. Further treatment sessions may be needed to treat more severe, complex or long-standing problems. Mild to moderate problems tend to need several treatment sessions, whilst more severe problems may need longer-term psychotherapy and medication.
Q: How can I pay for my consultation(s)?
A: Private clients make payment in advance by BACS transfer, cash, cheque or credit card via PayPal.
For further information please Contact IamPsychiatry.
Please kindly note that private patients need to be able to give their own consent to private psychiatric assessment, counselling, and treatment prior to their initial assessment.
IamPsychiatry reserves the right to refuse to see patients whom it believes would not benefit from private mental health assessment and treatment.