You may have come to us because you have been waiting a long time to see a consultant through the NHS, you’d like some support quickly or just want to speak privately about your mental health. Whatever the reason, you will find our psychiatrists easy to access through our unique online service – Psychiatry UK.
How it works:
- If you are not completely sure that you need an online consultation or you would rather speak to someone first, then please complete our Initial Enquiry Form. We’ll then call you back to discuss your personal requirements, discuss the fees involved and arrange a consultation for you over the phone. You can read more about our fees here.
- You may wish to bypass the first stage and go straight to book your appointment online. Here you can choose the date, time of day and the psychiatrist that you want to speak to. All of our psychiatrist’s profiles are on our website for you to read before making a choice. Alternatively we will allocate the right psychiatrist for you based on the information you give at the time of booking – simply choose ‘First available’ as the option when asked to choose the Psychiatrist.
- Once your appointment is confirmed, you will be emailed a meeting link to access a secure, online video conference room with your psychiatrist. Before the appointment takes place one of our highly trained admin team will offer you the opportunity to test your equipment to ensure you’re happy with sound and vision prior to meeting the psychiatrist and will also be on hand to offer any additional support you may require in the run up to your appointment.
Longer consultations and follow ups
If you believe that you will need more than an initial 60 minute consultation, please fill in the Initial Enquiry Form on the home page. We will then come back to you with an estimate for the time and cost.
What’s a consultation like?
It may be the first time you have had a meeting with a psychiatrist but please do not worry. The psychiatrist will simply ask you questions so that they can better understand your difficulties. The questions asked will be different for each problem but usually will include topics such as:
- What is worrying you?
- How long have you had these thoughts?
- Are there any particular reasons to trigger these thoughts?
- Have you been in touch with mental health services before?
- Are you taking any medication?
- Please describe your personal history – your childhood, current life, work etc