In the majority of cases, you will need a full one hour assessment. This will cost you £300.00 which is payable in advance. This cost will include a written opinion or assessment letter and/or a suggested treatment plan and a formal diagnosis where indicated. There may be additional fees payable after the assessment, for which you will receive an invoice: for example, for the costs for prescribing medication agreed between you and the psychiatrist at the time of assessment.
You could also be charged, by the minute, for any extra time spent in the consultation if the meeting runs over one hour, but this is at the discretion of the doctor.
For children or adolescents, there is always an initial 30 minute assessment consultation for the child’s parent or guardian along with a letter setting out a proposed plan for which we charge £200.00. This is also payable in advance. An estimate of the likely cost of any proposed treatment plan is then provided after that initial discussion. You can read more about the treatment of children here.