An appointment with the psychiatrist offers the advantage of further specialist assessment and treatment. It must be remembered that they are medical doctors who have undertaken further specialist training in the diagnosis, treatments and prevention of mental illness and emotional problems. As such they have a very thorough understanding of the link between mind and body and how the body impacts on mental wellbeing.
As a medical doctor they can prescribe medication which is very important in helping our clients kickstart changes in their emotional wellbeing and maintain mental wellbeing in more long-term or pervasive conditions like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
Working with the our psychologists they can provide therapy (such as cognitive-behavioural therap or psychodynamic therapy) and help to organise support services and assistance for individuals and their families. Finally, as part of their expertise they can provide comprehensive assessments and medico-legal reports.