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Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology

Work stress, bereavement, relationship problems and physical illness e.g. cancer, stroke and chronic pain, can lead to difficulties in coping with life for many people. This can lead to anxiety, depression, fatigue and memory difficulties which can be severe and can affect all areas of the patient’s life and those around them.

Psychiatry and clinical psychology

Work Stress, bereavement, relationship problems and physical illness e.g. cancer, stroke and chronic pain, can lead to difficulties in coping with life for many people. This can lead to anxiety, depression, fatigue and memory difficulties which can be severe and can affect all areas of the patient’s life and those around them.

What can psychiatry offer?

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems.

Treatments are individualised to the patient and often involve a combination of medication and psychological therapy and are highly effective. Your psychiatrist will explain all aspects of the treatment options available at your initial consultation.

What can clinical psychology offer?

Clinical Psychologists use “Talking Therapies” to improve their patients understanding, awareness and coping with the difficulties they face. Therefore, helping them gain more confidence and strengthen their psychological resilience.

Clinical Psychologists use a wide range of therapeutic techniques combined with knowledge of evidence-based research in order to maximise the patients benefits from treatment. Treatments are tailored to meet the patient individual circumstances.

Contemporary evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy [CBT] and Interpersonal Psychotherapy [IPT] are offered.

Consultations are conducted in a safe and confidential setting. Flexible appointment times can be offered to accommodate individual needs.

Cognitive and memory assessment such as neuropsychological and psychometric testing are also available.

Referral Procedure

  • Most patients are referred by their general practitioner (GP) or hospital consultant.
  • Self-referrals are welcome but the GP will usually be kept informed of treatment.
  • Patients are initially seen by a psychiatrist who will develop a personalised treatment plan with the patient.
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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7806 4060.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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