The Adult Psychiatric Services


Our treatment approaches include medication evaluation and management, as well as individual, family, and group psychotherapy for patients who are likely to benefit from these interventions. Treatment is goal-oriented, using approaches that are supported by clinical research and focused on symptom relief and overall wellness. 

Anxiety

Symptoms

Anxiety can present in many forms:

  • Long periods of uncontrollable worry;
  • Relying on alcohol or sedatives;
  • Difficulty in concentrating, withdrawn;
  • Repeated thoughts that are unhelpful;
  • Disturbed sleep;
  • Irritability;
  • Feeling worthless;
  • Fear of social situations.

Assessment & Treatment

We treat a number of anxiety conditions with a combination of medication, individual and group therapy, including:

Generalised anxiety disorder, where the person may be constantly worrying about day to day issues and this is having a detrimental effect on their life.

Social anxiety and being unable to feel relaxed in social situations at work or at home.

Panic disorders, where the person has intense feelings of uncontrollable anxiety and may also experience physical symptoms such as shortness of breath.

Obsessive compulsive disorder, where the person aims to control their anxiety through repeated behaviours and rituals.

Post-traumatic stress disorder can occur when a person has experienced a traumatic event. They may find it hard to relax or have repeated flashbacks.

Individual Consultations

Our Doctor and Psychologists offer individual support and treatment.

Alcohol & Drugs

Alcohol

Alcohol is an addictive substance:

  • Alcohol addiction is a recognised illness that can be treated;
  • Genetic factors may increase an individual’s risk of addiction;
  • Intoxication and depression can be a very dangerous combination and put the person at risk of serious self-harm.

Drugs

Addiction to drugs can take a number of forms:

  • Excessive use of over the counter medications;
  • Over reliance on prescription medications, such as benzodiazepines or sleeping tablets;
  • Excessive marijuana use, that may be worsening depression or anxiety;
  • Addiction to drugs such as amphetamines or ecstasy.

Individual Consultations

Our approach is based on harm minimisation and offers individual treatment therapy and support.