Therapy Assessment Clinic

If you’re under 18, coming to us with a long history, or we need more information to fully understand your needs, we may recommend you come see us for an assessment so that we can develop a cohesive and collaborative treatment plan. 

What is an assessment?

An assessment clinic is a meeting designed to help gather all the information we need to better understand your struggles, think together about what you need, design a treatment plan for you, and make recommendations about who can best provide the care you need. This information is then summarised in a report which we will send to you and, with your permission, to any other professionals involved in your care.

Why do I need an assessment?

For some people, the 20-minute consultation isn’t enough time to gather the information we need to be able to recommend the best treatment and care moving forward.

These situations may include:

  • If you have a long or complex history
  • If you are or have been involved with other mental health services
  • If you are a young person seeking treatment – more time is necessary to speak to you about your situation, to ensure you are safe, liaise with other services, potentially complete some questionnaires and make appropriate recommendations for treatment.
  • If we have worries about your current physical health or personal safety, and we need more information to ensure we can keep you safe.

How long will the assessment be?

Most assessments are between 90 and 120 minutes; if we do recommend an assessment, we’ll let you know beforehand how long your appointment will be.

What will happen in the assessment?

Assessments are usually face-to-face meetings with one or two specialist members of our team. During the assessment we will ask you some questions, and have a discussion about your history and experiences. If you’re under 18 and coming with your parent/s, you’ll have an opportunity to speak to us both with your parent/s in the room, and on our own. If you’re coming to us with an eating disorder, we may take your blood pressure and weigh you.  We may also ask you to complete some questionnaires.

What happens after the assessment?

After your meeting, we’ll bring together all of the information we gathered from the meeting, and summarise this in a report. If there are other services involved in your care, we will, with your permission, reach out to them to ensure we have everything necessary and that we all work together to provide you with best possible recommendations and care.

How much will it cost? Will my insurance cover the assessment?

Assessments start from £400. The exact fee will depend upon your unique situation, how much time we feel we will need to spend with you, and how many services are involved in your care.

It’s important to note that although therapy sessions can be covered by private medical insurance, these new client assessments can only be self-funded.  

Please be assured that we will only recommend an assessment if we feel that the time is needed to make sure we can put together a clear treatment plan and recommend the best treatment options possible. With certain cases as stated above this can not be done within the twenty minute consultation process.

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