Private Psychiatry provides a comprehensive service for adults and young people from the age of 16 with a wide variety of emotional and mental health problems.
We welcome new patients to the practice, and are always happy to accept referrals directly from patients or their family members, or from GPs and other healthcare professionals. We also accept referrals from the NHS, providing the patient has private funding.
Patients can fund appointments themselves or use private medical insurance. We are recognised by most major medical insurance providers who usually require a GP referral letter. Referral letters are not required for self-funding patients.
If you have never been treated by a psychiatrist before, or even you have, our What to Expect page explains more about the course your treatment with Private Psychiatry may take. Our detailed Patient Guide will also tell you more.
Although there are some areas of similarity, there are also clear differences between a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a therapist, which can be confusing. If you are unsure which mental health professional is right for you, our explanation will help you decide.
If you have any further questions, please contact us and our staff will be happy to help you. All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence.
Please note, if you wish us to discuss your condition with either your family or other third parties, we will need your written permission to enable us to do so.
I could not recommend Dr Winbow and his delightful secretarial team more highly. Thank you so much for looking after me.
Anonymous, Patient Satisfaction Survey 2017
I've been seeing Dr Winbow for over a year and it was the best thing I ever did. With thanks to my parents and my doctor, I finally understand my illness and my medication has stabilised me. I really recommend him.
L.S., January 2018
Dr Winbow provided an excellent service to my daughter... We are so grateful he has given a life back to a treasured daughter whose illness almost took her away from us. Thank you so much. An exceptional service from an exceptional clinician and staff.
Anonymous, Patient Satisfaction Survey May 2018
...I have nothing but praise for everyone who works at Private Psychiatry and would certainly recommend them to anyone who needs mental health help.
Anonymous, Patient Satisfaction Survey May 2018More testimonials