Our psychiatrists specialise in treating mental health issues in children and adolescents. They are experts in both physical and mental symptoms and diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, such as ADHD, anxiety, depression and more.
When should I consider sending my child to a psychiatrist?
It can be confusing to know when your child may need to see a psychiatrist. Common reasons to book an appointment can range from behavioural symptoms, such as problems at school, or socially, to more internalising symptoms, including anxiety, and low mood and esteem. Your psychiatrist will be able to understand if these behaviours are developmentally appropriate, or if something else is going on.
What to expect?
An initial appointment typically last over 2 hours, and the psychiatrist will delve into all aspects of your child’s behaviour. Once a diagnosis has been reached, treatment pathways are discussed to find the best way forward.
There are a variety of tools that can be used, including one-to-one sessions, family therapy and medication, if appropriate, depending on the diagnosis and preferences of patients and their family.
We recognise that no two individuals are the same. That’s why our treatments plans are bespoke and tailored to your child’s needs. With access to a multi-disciplinary team of experts, we ensure that you can access specialist support from other mental health experts if your treatment plan recommends this.
The first step to arranging an appointment at our clinic is to contact our team of patient coordinators. If you are a private patient, you’ll need to provide a referral letter from your GP or other healthcare professional. That way we can make sure that you see a psychiatrist with the relevant expertise. You can contact our team by filling in the form below or by calling 020 3355 3536″