Call us on: 07733 274 522 or 07920 501 141
Call us on: 07733 274 522 or 07920 501 141

Assessment & Treatment

As Medical Director Dr Westgarth meets each new patient personally for an initial clinical assessment. The following areas are usually explored:

  • Concerns and details about the problems.
  • A full history is taken including screening for other mental illnesses, educational and social situation, details about early development, physical health problems and any family history of illness.
  • A physical examination may be undertaken – this is usually chaperoned by parents, is brief, non-invasive and painless. Most young people find it fun.
  • Who else has tried to help? What else has been tried? What are your goals?

Dr Westgarth will discuss any diagnosis, and propose a plan for treatment. He will let you know what your choices are and seek your preferences.

He will discuss with you who is best placed within the Child Psychiatry UK team to help. He may undertake therapy personally, or refer to other Child Psychiatry UK team members. If Dr Westgarth is not undertaking therapy personally he will meet with you to review progress periodically, and refine the management plan as necessary.

Who we are

Child Psychiatry UK is a private practice of medical specialists who deliver high quality care to young people with mental health and emotional problems.

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What we do

Clinical Services
Assessment & Treatment
Evidence Based Therapies

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Call us on 07733 274 522 or
07920 501 141

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Patient Testimonials

“The help Dr Westgarth gave our daughter lifted a dark and confused cloud from her view of life and he helped in restoring her joy for life in general, and reinstating the optimistic outlook she had previously had. His therapy was vital in her recovery. She has just received fantastic GCSE results which didn’t seem possible before we sought Dr Westgarth’s help. The coping tools he has given her will serve her well as she moves into adulthood.”

Parent of a teenage girl with low mood and anxiety

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