Step 1 – Make an Appointment
You can either make a booking online if you know what you want to discuss and which psychiatrist you would like to book an appointment with. Otherwise you can telephone our trained advisors during office hours who can help guide you through the process and arrange your booking.
As a general rule, a full initial one hour assessment including a report will cost £300.00. Payment in full is required at the time of booking so please have your card ready when you make a booking via the website or when you call to book. There will be an additional charge if you require a prescription and medication or if your appointment runs over the hour.
In some cases, we can offer telephone advice consultations for relatives and carers. A thirty minute phone call with the consultant will cost £100. Please see our schedule of fees for further information, under the ‘Our Fees‘ section.
Step 2 – Attend Your Consultation
Before the appointment is due we will send you a confirmation email with a link from which you will be able to access the consultation room at the appointed time from your internet enabled computer. and a special code if you would rather use our app on your phone or tablet.
If using your computer you will need to ensure it has a working camera and microphone (you may also use headphones to listen although this is not mandatory). Other than that, there are no special system requirements apart from ensuring you are operating on the latest version of Google Chrome for the link to work. If using the app you can use any compatible smartphone or tablet.
Near the time of the appointment you should click on the meeting link or type in your secure code if using the app. You will then ‘enter’ a secure room which will only be occupied by you and your psychiatrist. At the end of the meeting you will have the opportunity to leave some feedback about the quality of the advice you have received – we use this feedback to constantly improve our service to our patients.
Stage 3 – After the Appointment
An assessment letter will be prepared within a few days of your appointment and sent to you within five working days. If you have agreed to have a review appointment in the future, our support team will contact you nearer the time to arrange this.