At the Goldsmith Clinic we offer an assessment service for people who need help finding the best way forward for them, be that Individual therapy, group work etc. The assessment is carried out by our Director of Clinical Services Teresa and by our Consultant Psychiatrist Geoffrey and takes 3 hours in total. You are seen initially by each Clinician separately and at the end they come together to give you a recommendation as to what they feel may be helpful. Our clients often find the assessment itself to be a very positive experience. The time spent with, and the opinion of, two very experienced clinicians can be enlightening. Some clients will be very clear as to how they want to proceed, for example with individual therapy, in this instance a full assessment will not be necessary.
This comprehensive assessment will allow our team to gain an understanding as to what is going on for you in your life and why you are using certain unhealthy strategies to help you cope. They will also be better able to advise you as to what will be the most appropriate & beneficial way forward for you on this journey.
Both of our assessing clinicians have a wealth of experience in helping people find a healthier way of being in the world where they can cut themselves some slack and accept the compassionate helping hand of others.