What to expect at your first appointment
Children and adolescents usually attend one of Dr Williams’ outpatient clinics with a member or members of their family. At least 45-60 minutes should be allowed for the first meeting. Dr Williams will attempt to complete the assessment in that time but it may be necessary, particularly if your child’s situation is complex, to return on another day in order that she can obtain all the information needed to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for the young person or child. Dr Williams does not operate a waiting list and attempts to see all children and adolescents referred within ten working days, usually sooner. Therefore, although your child’s initial assessment may not be offered in your most convenient location, barring unforeseen circumstances, subsequent review appointments will be arranged in the clinic of your choice.
Dr Williams will agree your child’s treatment as necessary and will liaise with other clinical professionals. These include:
- Clinical psychologist
- CBT therapist
- Family Therapist
Dr Williams keeps in close contact with the clinicians to whom she refers and will review the young person or child’s progress on a regular basis.
Private medical insurance
Dr Williams is recognised by all major private medical insurers, such as Aviva, AXA PPP, BUPA, Cigna and WPA. It is advised that you contact your insurer to check that adequate cover is available; an authorisation code will be required along with your membership details.
Patients who wish to pay for their child’s treatment themselves will be asked to make payment by either bank transfer or cash. Details of Dr Williams’ fees are available on request; please contact her Practice Manager.
A GP referral is preferred regardless of the source of funding.