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Psychiatry

Treatment for a wide range of issues, from depression to anxiety, stress and more

If you feel that your mental health is affecting how you function day-to-day, our consultant psychiatrists will be able to diagnose the problem and set you on a path to a better quality of life.

They will use their extensive medical training and experience to build a shared understanding of what is going wrong, put you at ease and start to create solutions.

Our patients often find a diagnosis alone can be very therapeutic as it proves there is something wrong, their mind isn’t playing tricks on them, and that something can be done.

Patients come to our consultants with a wide range of issues, which can include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Bipolar disorder (previously known as manic depression)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Drug and alcohol addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Whatever your circumstances, we offer a highly personalised service where both your diagnosis and treatment will be carried out at a time and in a way that best suits you.

Our goal is to make private healthcare accessible and affordable for all, and we have very competitively priced self-pay packages, along with payment plan options if you are coming to us direct (rather than via GP or insurance referral).

Mental health issues take a heavy toll on our daily lives, impacting our physical wellbeing too.

These issues can take many forms, from a sense of sadness or low mood that you can’t shake off, to feeling worried or anxious about day-to-day life, and a host of other symptoms.

What distinguishes these feelings from normal emotions is the extent to which they impact your daily life.

They can often prevent sufferers from going to, or functioning at, work, and stop you from being able to have normal relationships with family and friends.

Our consultants are leaders in their field and have access to cutting-edge diagnostic equipment.

They will base their diagnosis on an in-depth analysis of your particular circumstances, how severe your symptoms are, and what impact they are having on day-to-day life.

The nature of treatment programs can vary widely, however, they can broadly be categorised as:

  • Primary: lifestyle, maintenance, and self-care tasks, including exercise, mindfulness, diet, sleep, new hobbies, new vocations, self-help/psycho-education
  • Secondary: psychotherapy (e.g. CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapy), anti-depressant medication, anti-anxiety medication
  • Tertiary: High-risk patients who cannot be managed safely at home would be referred to an inpatient unit or local specialist mental health service, who can provide 24-hour crisis support

Whatever the treatment plan you agree, you can be assured of a solution that is seamless and tailor-made for your circumstances.

In the case of primary and secondary treatments, everything you need will be available on-site, and you are assured of seeing the same consultant throughout your treatment.

From the first moment you come to us to the moment you are discharged, we aim to make the process as speedy, convenient and reassuring as possible for you.

Referral

Your journey will start with a referral.

We accept referrals from GPs or health insurance providers, as well as from private patients who book a consultation directly.

We aim to arrange a private consultation for you within as little as 48 hours from referral or first contact, at a time that is convenient for you.

Consultation

During your initial consultation, which will last around half-an-hour, your consultant will talk with you about your specific circumstances and needs.

After a taking a thorough medical history and doing examinations, your consultant may request further investigations, such as blood tests and scans (X-ray, MRI, CT or ultrasound, dependent on the nature of the problem).

If these investigations are needed and a diagnosis cannot be made straight away, we will organise a follow-up appointment in around a week, at a time that is convenient for you.

Following their diagnosis, your specialist will go through your results in plain English, so you are able to make an informed decision on treatment.

Treatment and after-care

As detailed above, there is a range of treatment paths that your consultant might suggest.

Medical treatments can be obtained at our on-site pharmacy, while injections can be done in clinic by your consultant.

If more conservative routes have been exhausted, and you need surgery, this can normally be arranged in around two weeks.

Dependent on the treatment plan you have agreed, your consultant may see you for a follow-up a few weeks later to check on your progress (this will happen automatically in the case of surgery).

Quality:

  • We treat all patients with the highest levels of dignity, kindness, compassion and respect
  • Your consultant will be a specialist and leader in their field, ensuring you get the most accurate diagnosis and most appropriate treatment plan, using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.
  • Our consultants also have particular ‘special interests’, which means you can pick one that has particular expertise in the condition/ symptoms that you experience.
  • Most of our specialists are working NHS consultants, who have gone through the same (and often more) rigorous assessments and training as you will find in the NHS, including teaching at top teaching hospitals
  • Our specialists are regularly assessed to ensure they are up-to-date with all the latest developments in their fields. These assessments also ensure that consultants are continuing to perform successful procedures and have provided excellent patient care
  • We host a number of ‘special units’. These are groups of consultants who work together collaboratively in our hospital, meeting regularly to discuss complex cases and agree the most appropriate treatment pathway for you.
  • Across the board our staff - from reception staff, to nurses and theatre staff - are highly trained in their specific roles, truly care about patients, and pride themselves on being friendly and welcoming
  • We hold an independent Care Quality Commission (CQC) ‘Good’ rating, meaning we are safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led
  • We remain a green Covid site, which means 0% Covid cross-contamination (March 2020-March 2021) thanks to our IPC (infection prevention control) measures that are constantly being revised and adapted.
  • Our hospital is state-of-the-art. On site are:
    • 121 beds with all rooms offering the privacy and comfort of en-suite facilities, including TV, Wi-Fi and telephone
    • A five bedded Level 3 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which means that our surgeons can perform complex surgical procedures
    • Five state-of-the-art operating theatres
    • Neuro navigation equipment
    • State-of-the-art Orthopaedic robotic equipment
    • Three operating theatres (two with laminar flow for specialist orthopaedics)
    • A JAG-accredited Endoscopy suite
    • A physiotherapy department with a fully equipped rehabilitation gym and hydrotherapy pool
    • A full range of imaging & diagnostics, including AI assisted CT, MRI, digital mammography, ultrasound & x-ray
    • Private GP services

Speed and convenience:

  • You can choose the consultant who is the best fit for you, whether that’s for reasons of culture, gender, religion, language, or just personality.
  • You will be seen at a time that suits you, even if that’s early morning, in the evening, or at the weekend.You can book a consultation with just 5-clicks via our website.
  • Our multi-disciplinary approach means you can see your consultant, have diagnostics, surgery/treatment and rehabilitation in one hospital; a clean and familiar environment with friendly faces
  • We are located in Harrow, Northwest London, with easy access to the City of London. Our location, with multiple transport options, means we are very easy to get to, and we have plenty of on-site parking.

Specialists offering Psychiatry

Dr Robert Cohen

Consultant Psychiatrist

MB, BS, MRC Psych, Dip Crim

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Dr Sushen Bhattacharyya

Consultant Physician & Geriatrician

MBBS (Gold Medal), DTM&H (Gold Medal), FRCP

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Dr Ian Nnatu

Consultant Psychiatrist

MB BS, PG DIP (CBT), MSc, FRCPsych

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Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.

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Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.

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Spread the cost

Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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