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Child and Adolescent Private Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Private Psychiatry

Nationwide, Leading Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

It can be a daunting step taking your child to see a psychiatrist, especially if you are unsure how they can help.

It isn’t always clear when the right time is to get outside help, but if you are considering whether a psychiatrist might be able to help your child and would like to speak to one of our Child and Adolescent clinical advisers first, then call us on 020 3761 7026 to get their advice.


Why choose Clinical Partners?

We can usually arrange an appointment within a few days, and your report will be ready within 2 weeks from the appointment, depending on the availability of any questionnaires needed and the complexity of the diagnosis.

If you choose to see one of our Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists you can be confident that you are seeing a fully qualified consultant Psychiatrist, with years of experience working with young people. All our Partners have had rigorous background checks, including full DBS clearances and references. We want you and your child to see a clinician you feel comfortable with, so we carefully interview our Partners to ensure they are caring and passionate about helping people get better.

When you call Clinical Partners you will speak with one of our expert team of advisers who organise appointments and are here to answer any questions you might have.

  • Appointments are available often at short notice at nationwide locations
  • Appointment duration is usually between 60-120 minutes depending on the assessment type
  • You will receive your report within 2 weeks (standard child and adolescent assessments)
  • Your child’s report will include a diagnosis (where one is clear) and treatment recommendations.
  • You can choose to continue with Clinical Partners for your treatment and medication or see your NHS GP (read more here)

If you think your child or teenager might benefit from seeing one of our Psychiatrists, then please call us on 020 3761 7026 to discuss what you need. We will help guide you through the whole process and be there to answer any questions you might have.


How do I know if my child needs to see a psychiatrist, psychologist or psychotherapist?

Many people who call us aren’t sure what their child needs, they just know things aren’t right.

Don’t worry about that, you can just call us and explain what has been going on, and we’ll advise you what we think will be most helpful for you and your family. Our telephones are answered by assistant psychologists and psychotherapists and they are very experienced in helping our clients.


What to expect from your Child and Adolescent Psychiatric appointment:

Parental Attendance – Parents of children under the age of 18 are asked to attend the assessment as well. The consultant will want to speak to you about your child’s history and current health, but may also want some time alone with your child. This is so they can assess behaviour without parental influence and is nothing to be worried about. We will let you know what to expect in your appointment when you book.

Appointment length - The standard appointment is between 60 and 120 minutes long and this is usually long enough to reach a conclusion. Assessments for certain conditions and those with very complex situations may need extra time, we’ll discuss with you if we think a longer appointment might be helpful.

Nerves - It’s natural for you and your child to feel a bit apprehensive before the assessment, but rest assured we select all our clinicians based on their expertise and their ability to make clients feel at ease, so don’t worry, they will look after you.

Take notes - Your psychiatrist will be sent the information we take over the telephone when you book your appointment, but you may wish to make a note of any questions or issues you have to make sure you feel you have covered all your concerns. If your child is nervous about talking to a stranger, they may find it helpful to bring notes or drawings of how they are feeling to the assessment session; the psychiatrist can then read this with them.

Assessment report – Following your appointment, you will be sent a full psychiatric report within 2 weeks, depending on how quickly we receive responses to any questionnaires needed (sometimes your child’s school will be asked to complete a questionnaire so the Psychiatrist can understand more about their school life). The report will detail a diagnosis, where one is clear, and any treatment recommendations.

Prescriptions - If the Psychiatrist recommends a medication in the report, then you can ask your NHS GP if they will be willing to prescribe it. In our experience your GP will be likely to prescribe in most circumstances upon receipt of your Psychiatrist’s report, although they will often refuse to prescribe more expensive medications such as those for ADHD.

You can speak with someone today about booking a private psychiatric assessment on 020 3761 7026 or request a call back using our online form.


What can Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists help with?

Psychiatry is the medical speciality of the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental disorders.

Child and adolescent Psychiatrists can help your child with a wide variety of mental health issues and will be able to diagnose conditions, as well as advise on treatment plans.

A Psychiatrist is a medically trained professional; they will have completed their medical training, followed by specialist higher training in psychiatry. Following completion of their higher training they will go on to become Consultant grade, which usually takes at least 10 years. Because they have completed medical training they are able to prescribe medication, which Psychologist and Psychotherapists cannot.

Common conditions that a child and adolescent Psychiatrist can diagnose are:

Following your appointment with the Psychiatrist, your child may be recommended to see a Psychologist or Psychotherapist for further treatment. We can help arrange this treatment privately or you may wish to be treated by the NHS. Hyperlink to child and adolescent psychology and psychotherapy


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  • A massive thank you to Dr Ougrin and yourself for being so marvellous. At long last I feel there is light at the end of the tunnel, and we are on the way to getting S the correct treatment, support and intervention.

  • Clinical Partners has really transformed our family's life. From our first telephone call with Caroline we felt that there was hope and that we could get the help we needed. All through our daughter's outpatient and inpatient treatment they have been there for us.

  • The help we have received both from Caroline at Clinical Partners and Dr Punukollu has been incredible and has transformed our daughter's life and ours.

  • Many thanks for all of your help and your excellent service regards.

  • Many thanks for your letter. I felt so glad to have had the session with you and for the first time felt not just listened to, but heard. Sadly not many professionals I have seen are aware of the subtle difference.

  • Alison was really understanding and provided some helpful guidance. I appreciate that she was able to connect with B so well and he is keen to start some treatment.

  • Thank you again for helping and getting my son R an appointment so quickly. This has enabled him to retake his second year at university and we are looking forward to a much more settled time for him.

  • I cannot thank you enough for making it far clearer to me how we need to proceed. It has been a relief talking with you and I am so grateful that you are following up on our discussion.

  • We are very grateful for all the support, patience and understanding you have shown us.

  • Thank you for all your help. N saw Dr Surguladze and was relieved and happy afterwards.
    We feel fortunate that we managed to find Clinical partners - it was feeling like a bit of a war zone trying to get help.

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