I follow a holistic approach to treatment involving the following:
A 60 minute comprehensive psychiatric assessment in a safe and confidential environment
Exclusion of other medical conditions which may explain your symptoms
Exploration of your life circumstances and stressors
Assessment of your lifestyle choices
Exploration of your expectations of treatment
An in-depth discussion of your diagnosis and treatment options.
Treatment is then individualized to suit your specific needs which may include:
Referral to and collaboration with other health professionals – Physician, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker
Admission to hospital can be arranged in specific cases.
You will play a central role in the decision making process around your treatment
We will merely give you all the options available and then
allow you to decide what you feel is best for you
Millions of people around the world suffer from some form of psychiatric illness in their lifetime. According to the World Health Organization depression will become the leading cause of disease in the world by the year 2020, surpassing cardiovascular disease. Numerous highly talented and successful people, many of whom are in the public eye, have been affected by
Here is a list of only a few:
Ludwig van Beethoven – Bipolar Disorder; Sir Richard Branson – ADHD & Dyslexia; Jim Carey – ADHD & Depression; Sir Winston Churchill – Bipolar Disorder; Kurt Cobain – Attention Deficit Disorder & Bipolar Disorder; Sheryl Crow – Depression; Will Smith – ADHD; Princess Diana – Depression & Bulimia Nervosa ; Sinead O’Connor – Bipolar disorder; Carrie Fisher – Bipolar Disorder; Billy Joel – Depression; Catherine Zeta Jones – Bipolar Disorder; Walt Disney – ADHD; Heath Ledger – Addiction & Depression; Brooke Shields – Postnatal depression; Vincent van Gogh – Bipolar Disorder; Barbara Streisand – Social Anxiety Disorder; Howie Mandel – OCD; Michael Phelps – ADHD; Sir Elton John – Addiction & Bulimia; Robin Williams – Lewy Body Dementia; Elizabeth Taylor – Addiction;
Albert Einstein – ADHD; Abraham Lincoln – Depression.