For a lot of conditions there is more than one treatment. Because I am a consultant psychiatrist who also has a good training in psychotherapy, I can advise you on what exactly is likely to work for you.
The most important kinds of treatment are with medication (psychopharmacology) and talking therapies (psychotherapy).
While your GP is likely to be limited to just a few antidepressants, I can advise you on the full range of medications available, including the most modern antidepressants, mood stabilisers, antipsychotics or anxiolytic medication (medications against anxiety). Medication is also available for problems such as adult ADHD, addictions or insomnia. A lot of these medications will not be available directly through your GP, but often with my specialist supervision your GP is then allowed to prescribe it for you on the NHS. In other cases patients are happy to take my private prescriptions to a pharmacy of their choice. I also work with a service that delivers prescribed medication to your door (within 2 to 4 hours in London; outside of London free next day delivery is available and requests for international deliveries can be catered for).
Sometimes psychotherapy is sufficient and very often you get the best results through a smart combination of medication and talking therapy. I am CBT trained to the the same standard as clinical psychologists in Germany, but I also use elements from other psychotherapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic, DBT, ACT and role play. I also work together with a number of very good psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors, including for psychoanalytic and EMDR treatment. When I send a patient to another therapist, I usually try to remain involved to ensure you always make the best possible progress.
Sometimes it’s easier to receive both medication and therapy from the same person, sometimes it’s better to split these two roles. Together we will work out what is best for you.