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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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