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

Patient Testimonials

  • “We feel like a veil has been lifted. We now know what we are dealing with, and what interventions will help achieve the best results.”

    Parents concerned
    for their son
  • “Three years ago our 14 year old healthy outgoing daughter became extremely withdrawn and developed a phobia of being sick.
    She felt anxious and would not leave our side. She did not want to go to school and when she did she would call us to collect her in tears.
    Like all parents we tried everything ,we visited numerous specialists and tried various therapies around the country, to no avail. We were at rock bottom and my daughters self-esteem was lower than ever. We were recommend Dr Steven Westgarth and he put us at ease from our first conversation, “I can help you” he said and he did!

    “He is very professional and engaged well with us all and most importantly with our daughter. I am pleased to say after working with Stephen and his colleagues we got our happy daughter back, she is back to school full time and enjoying life.

    “Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr Stephen Westgarth, we cannot thank him enough!”

    Mum of a teenage girl
    with Emetophobia
  • “A very BIG thank you for looking after my daughter. You [Dr Westgarth] and Craig having been a huge help in turning things around, and I can’t thank both of you enough. Amazing!

    “Thanks to your support she has gone from being a girl I no longer recognised to having my lovely daughter bouncing back with her smiles and happiness. I have my daughter back again.”

    Mum of a teenage girl
    with social phobia
  • For my son, understanding his difficulties and coming to terms with the thought of taking medication was hard. Dr Westgarth was able to help him understand the short and long term benefits of medication. He was able to reassure my son that he would be supported along the way.

    Parent of a boy
    on ADHD medication
  • “Our son was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. He is in control of his own life now and doing well. Although he may never be fully free of it, with Stephen’s help he has developed resilience and the skills to manage and cope with it. Where others had failed to provide support, or engage our son, Stephen succeeded and we are very grateful.”

    Parents of a teenager
    with Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • “We faced a long journey from Scotland to see Dr Westgarth but it was a journey worth making. Stephen really listened and tailored the support he provided to meet our son’s needs. He adapted with him when life events meant the focus needed to change. As parents we felt supported too – informed, included and relieved that there was someone who could help.”

    Parent of a teenager
    with Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • “Thank you for your support, and for helping us feel listened to. That in itself is invaluable to us.”

    Parents of a boy with
    behavioural and developmental difficulties
  • “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
  • “My teenage daughter has recently spent several months seeing Dr Westgarth to help her with what turned out to be a borderline eating disorder. Despite being in the medical profession myself, I can only say that discovering the problem at home last year was initially shattering. With no real knowledge or expertise in that field, I felt like all parents must feel… anxious, angry and at a loss as to the best way forward. However, over the last few months with the support offered by Stephen and his team, I have seen my daughter re-gain her confidence, allay her anxieties and most importantly, gain back control in her life.”

    Parent of a teenage girl
    with a borderline eating disorder
  • “Coming to see Dr Westgarth was a very positive experience for us. He immediately established a good relationship with my son who was experiencing a number of difficulties at the time. With Dr Westgarth’s help and guidance my son is now making excellent progress both at school and at home and we’re delighted with this positive outcome.”

    Parent of a 9 year old boy
    with behavioural difficulties
  • “Our teenage son had been struggling for a while with low mood and anxiety. Dr Westgarth put our son at ease from the first assessment and as a family we felt that he did an excellent job in unpicking the problem. Dr Westgarth’s clear explanations and lovely manner helped our son to begin to come to terms with his difficulties. Feeling that he was understood by a professional and receiving a diagnosis of social phobia helped our son to understand that this was something he could recover from. He was very comfortable working with Dr Westgarth and we have seen big improvements in his mood and motivation. We would highly recommend Dr Westgarth’s Service.”

    Parent of a teenage boy
    with social phobia
  • “Dr Westgarth was the first person we had come across who fully understood what we were going through and knew how to help my son. I just wish that every parent of a child with Selective Mutism was as fortunate as we were to get the assistance we had. What a wonderful, kind and understanding man he is. I have recommended him to all parents of children with Selective Mutism.”

    Parent of a boy
    with Selective Mutism
  • “Dr Westgarth was a god send to our daughter who was literally wasting away in front of eyes! Her illness didn’t just affect her, it affected the whole family. We were all on rock bottom and desperate for help. Over a number of months he treated her for her obsessive compulsive behaviour and her fear of being sick. She is now fit, healthy and acting like a normal teenager. She travels and is doing well at school. We are now just relishing being a normal family again! It was a very long 2-3 years. Don’t hesitate. Go and see him.”

    Parent of a young girl
    with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • “Since seeing Dr Westgarth, our child has made significant improvement. Dr Westgarth has demonstrated a great deal of empathy and has provided encouragement to our family. His communication is calm and relaxed, he listens effectively to the patient and to the parents, and he is always open to discussion and suggestion. He soon established a trusting relationship with our child. Goals are set together with him, and the treatment plan is specifically set and adapted for our child. When we visit Dr Westgarth, we feel as if he is treating our child, not just another case of OCD.”

    Parent of a child
    with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • “I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr Stephen Westgarth without hesitation. My 6 year-old daughter was diagnosed with Selective Mutism which requires a very delicate approach, and I am happy to say that after 18 months in Dr Westgarth’s care she has now been discharged and is talking freely in all situations.
    During our first consultation my daughter spoke in front of Stephen, although not directly to him – at the time this was a feat in itself, and speaks volumes about the man beyond his role as a doctor. From that point on I was sure that we were in very good hands. His manner was calm, approachable, structured and determined. He was absolutely meticulous in his approach to treating my daughter and we will never be able to thank him enough.”

    Parent of a child
    with Selective Mutism
  • “Meeting Dr Westgarth was a turning point for our family. We felt he really cared about our child and instead of feeling helpless we felt supported. With Dr Westgarth’s help our daughter is now back in mainstream schooling, doing well and our lives have turned around. In fact we feel as if we have a life again.”

    Parents of a young girl
    with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • “I’ve improved so much since seeing him and he’s very calming and positive all the time, which are good qualities when you want somebody to talk to.”

    Teenage boy
    with Social Phobia
  • “Dr Westgarth was approachable, attentive, encouraging, clear in his explanations and above all compassionate, a quality that made all the difference to our son’s recovery when he was going through the despair, isolation and pain of depression.”

    Parent of a teenage boy
    with Depression

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