Psychiatry and psychology | BMI The Saxon Clinic

Psychiatry and Psychology

Psychiatry and Psychology


Psychology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders such as anxiety and depression usually through the use of talking therapies.

Our Consultant Clinical Psychologist’s, Dr Sue Peacock and Dr Ian McCubbin provide support to patients to enable them to understand the causes behind the emotional and behavioural manifestations of their mental illness, and provide tools and techniques to help effectively manage their condition.

Our team evaluates the difficulties presently impacting on a patient's life and work to develop an individually tailored plan built from evidence-based psychological models.

Our psychology services are available to patients suffering from:*

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Extreme feelings of fear
  • Excessive guilt
  • Extreme anger and dramatic mood changes
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Low levels of energy and motivation
  • Significant changes in eating habits
  • Frequent feelings of sadness
  • Lack of ability to cope with day-to-day problems
  • Challenges with sleeping

*This is not an exhaustive list. Please contact the hospital to enquire about additional services.

The psychology service can further provide help with managing physical health problems, such as cancer, chronic pain, fatigue, functional symptoms, obesity, hyperactivity/attention difficulties and medically unexplained symptoms. The service is accessed via direct GP referral or self-referral by contacting the hospital.

Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments available include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Schema therapy
  • Behavioural family therapy
  • Motivational interviewing and health behaviour change
  • Person-centred therapy

To find out more or to book a consultation please call 01908 665533 or alternatively, you can make an online enquiry.


Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of people suffering from a wide range of mental health conditions. Psychiatric treatment helps to give patients an understanding of their condition and delivers treatment for the management of, and in some instance’s recovery from, a mental illness.

In contrast to Psychology, Psychiatric treatment often involves the use of medication to manage symptoms and treat the patient.

Common symptoms or conditions treated by our consultant Psychiatrists include:

  • Panic attacks
  • Reduced ability to concentrate
  • Excessive fears
  • Extreme feelings of  guilt
  • Excessive anger
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Suicidal thinking
  • Significantly low energy
  • Major changes in eating habits
  • Feeling sad or down frequently
  • Removal from friends or family
  • Inability to cope with day-to-day problems
  • Sleeping problems
  • Wide range of treatments

Mental illness can cause a broad range of symptoms and it’s important to obtain a quick diagnosis to establish what type of mental illness it is, so that treatment cab be administered accordingly. The Consultant Psychiatrists at BMI Saxon Clinic offer treatment for a wide range of mental illnesses including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Paranoia
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress

At The Saxon Clinic the consultant will sensitively assess the patient’s condition and give a specialist opinion on appropriate treatment or management options. If further diagnostic tests or treatments are required, these will be explained fully during your consultation.