What you need to know before an appointment
What to Expect
Before the Assessment
Before meeting the team at Mind and Body London, you and your family may be asked to complete a number of questionnaires that will help us to understand more about you and your child. These will be sent via email or post and you can return them to us before your appointment.
What to Expect on the day?
On the day of the appointment, the family will meet two or more members of the team, usually a child and adolescent psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist. This meeting will last for approximately 90 minutes and during this time you and your family will be given lots of opportunities to explain the difficulties your child has been experiencing.
The meeting will start with everyone in one room and then you will meet with one member of the team while your child meets with the other member of the team. We believe this is important as sometimes it is easier to talk about difficulties when there are less people present.
At the end of the meeting our team members will meet for a brief time and will then provide their joint feedback to you and your family about what we think will be the most helpful next steps to support your child to getting back to normal life.
This may involve some or more of the following:
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Further assessments required (this may be the case if additional conditions such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and global or specific learning difficulties are suspected)
- How we will work with the team near to where you live (catchment area services)
What happens afterwards?
Once the assessment and findings have been discussed and agreed, a report will be written by the team and sent to you and your family, along with any other health care professional who is supporting your child in their recovery (e.g. GP, Paediatrician, etc).
There may be agreement that you and your family should come to see us again for further assessment and support. We may also get your permission to talk with school/college and your local clinical team about how best to support your child.
Our standard fee for initial consultation is £1500. This will include:
- Pre-assessment including reviewing available notes and information as well as provision and review of standardised screening questionnaires.
- Assessment by two specialist clinicians, lasting approximately 90 minutes.
- A full detailed report of our assessment and recommendations.
Additional assessment and treatment costs will be advised and will depend on what is required to meet your child’s needs.