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What We Can Help With

We can assist you with any areas of mental health and work with the best private specialists when more expertise is required. Our Doctors can help you find a way to cope with:

Medications can be dispensed by each GP at London Doctors Clinic where appropriate and reports written if needed. Book for the future or for a same day doctor appointment online or by phone.

Collaborative mental health care at London Doctors Clinic

London Doctors Clinic has partnered with CBT Clinics to provide our patients with quick access to specialist Mental Health care.  

Our treatment pathways are provided based on clinical need and designed to achieve the best clinical outcomes for individuals.

How do I get referred?

Referrals can be arranged by one of our GP’s. All our doctors have extensive training in mental health issues and can offer advice, treatment and onward referrals to a specialist if that is required. Your appointment is completely confidential. Book a GP appointment here.

What happens after my referral is received?

One of the Treatment co-ordinators from CBT Clinics will contact you within 24 hours of the referral being received. From there they will discuss your mental health needs, cost of treatment and where you are happy to proceed match you with the right clinician.

What treatments do we offer?

Whilst below is not an exhaustive list of available treatments, it will give you an idea of how we can help. A treatment co-ordinator will discuss your needs and place you into the most appropriate treatment pathway.

  • Counselling
  • Psychiatry
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • On-line CBT (supported or un-supported)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

How much will treatment cost?

Once the most appropriate treatment for you has been identified, a treatment co-ordinator will discuss the cost of treatment with you.

  • Counselling services –from £75/session
  • Psychological services –from £90/session
  • EMDR services –from £110/session
  • Psychiatry services –from £395/session

Where will my treatment take place?

We can offer treatment where clinically appropriate online, remotely or in-person. 

What is our relationship with CBT Clinics?

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Service is a collaboration between London Doctors Clinic and CBT Clinics. Accordingly, there is a financial relationship between the parties that involves the sharing of the fees received from your treatment. This is not an exclusive relationship and you retain the right to ask London Doctors Clinic to refer you to alternative provider of mental health and wellbeing services. Please contact us at any time if you would like to discuss your options.

 


What is Mental Wellbeing?

Mental wellbeing is a state of feeling happy and content, both on a personal and social level. It can be how you evaluate your life as a whole and how you cope with everyday life.

Take a look at the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing questionnaire below to give you an idea of your current mental wellbeing. Please note this is not a mental health diagnostic tool, but it will provide you with an indication of where you sit on the wellbeing scale.

 

 


Depression

Depression can be caused by triggers of sadness, anxiety, stress or anger and can occur in anyone at any point in their lives. Although it has been observed that those with a family history of depression are more likely to suffer from it.

There are some common depression symptoms, although they do vary on the individual.

  • Sadness – This includes being easily upset or angered by your surroundings that leave you feeling irritated.
  • Insomnia – Finding it difficult to get to sleep and finding it hard to get out of bed are typical symptoms of depression.
  • Change in appetite – This could be a reduction or an increase in the consumption of food
  • Difficulty concentrating – Whether you’re doing work, reading or just watching the television. This can also be combined with a general lack of motivation to engage in activities.
  • Drinking more than Usual – Drink can often be used for self-medicating purposes. However, alcohol is in itself a depressant and can make the symptoms worse, along with the negative effects that drinking heavily poses.
  • Feeling useless or worthless – This strong personal feeling about oneself is strongly liked to depression, and can heavily impact how you function.
  • Hallucinations – In extreme cases of depression, sometimes people may experience events that they deem real and can be distressing or disturbing.

If you have a combination of these factors, or are feeling like you want to hurt yourself or are suicidal it is very important that you talk to someone. It is not uncommon for people with depression to feel emotionally overwhelmed and so it is of the greatest importance that you speak with a trusted friend, relative or doctor. But in an emergency, there is always a crisis line or even A&E.

If you would like to see us about depression, our doctors will be more than happy to help you. The most important step in helping with depression is asking for help. 

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Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Anxiety

Anxiety is very common and affects a large proportion of the population. It can show itself in many different forms such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder, eating disorders, OCD, phobias and panic attacks.

Anxiety symptoms usually present themselves as constantly/commonly being stressed, irritated on edge. However, they can manifest in different forms as well that are often overlooked. Anxiety can present itself muscle tension & pain, tiredness, sleep disorders such as insomnia and generally feeling low.

There is lots of support available for anxiety, so if you do think that you may be suffering from anxiety don’t hesitate to book in an appointment with a doctor. London Doctors Clinic presents the best of care and can provide a private specialist referral if necessary.

Panic Attacks

A panic attack is where your body goes into ‘fight or flight’ mode after a rush of intense anxiety. A panic attack usually lasts between 5 – 20 minutes and would include symptoms such as:

  • Irregular heartbeat (palpitations) or a racing heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Becoming dizzy
  • A choking sensation
  • Nausea
  • Trembling
  • Tingling fingers
  • Ringing in ears

There is a lot of support for panic attacks such as therapy, medication and ways to help yourself at home. If you think you may be experiencing panic attacks simply book an appointment with one of our GPs for advice and treatment options.

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Addiction

Addiction is usually associated with something that can harm your health, such as drugs, alcohol, or nicotine, but this can come in any form such as gambling, shopping, work or the internet. Addiction can cause strain on your relationships and cause complications in your personal and work life. However, it is a treatable condition and we are here to help! All you need is a 15-minute appointment with one of our GPs where we will get you all the help you need.


Insomnia

Though insomnia is not a traditional mental health diagnosis, it’s often an unwelcome side effect of anxiety and/or depression. It can come in many forms such as:

  • Being unable to fall asleep
  • Waking up throughout the night
  • Waking up early and cannot get back to sleep
  • Feeling tired after waking up
  • Feeling tired, irritable and unable to concentrate during the day

Chronic insomnia can also cause increased stress and lead to anxiety and depression. If you are struggling with insomnia, book an appointment with one of our GPs and we can help you. 

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Stress

Stress is usually caused by big life events or situations, such as work, family, illnesses, moving houses or planning a wedding. Symptoms can include:

  • Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or irritable
  • Headaches
  • Muscle tension and pain
  • Feeling tired
  • Difficulty concentrating and making decisions

Sometimes we do not have control over certain stressful situations but making time for yourself and doing things you enjoy can improve your stress levels. Eating healthily, exercising and getting enough sleep can also help. Our GPs can talk you through different methods of coping with stress and work with you on a treatment plan if necessary.

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Crisis Support

If you need emergency support please go to your local A&E or call NHS 111 (in England). You can also contact the following crisis support hotlines:

Samaritans – 116 123 (24/7, 365 days a year)

SANEline – 0300 304 7000 (6pm – 11pm, 365 days a year)

 

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