Private Consultant Psychiatrist London
Dr Roberta Orton is an experienced consultant psychiatrist, and has worked for over 30 years blending her skills as a psychiatrist with training in psychotherapy.
In the WeightMatters out-patient psychiatric service she can provide assessment and diagnosis of mental health conditions, and develop treatment plans to support you in finding balance with your mental health and physical wellbeing.
Psychiatric treatment may include medication, some exploratory blood tests, or supportive work with our counselling, psychotherapy and nutrition teams.
Dr Orton can provide psychiatric coaching and psychological interventions to help you accept and find ways to readjust to your changing mental health. Her treatment of mental health is done with empathy and compassion.
Consultant Psychiatrist In An Integrated Health Team
We pride ourselves in working as a team at WeightMatters. Here are some of the reasons why our private psychiatric services work so well:
- Our counsellors, psychotherapists, dietician and nutritional therapist have all been trained in the psychiatric medical model of health
- We offer a team approach, where practitioners work together to manage the health of our clients
- Dr Orton blends her experience as both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist
- 32 years experience as a consultant psychiatrist in the UK and Lithuania
- Specialist registration with GMC since 2004
- Private prescriptions for medication available
- We can offer nutritional and psychotherapeutic support alongside psychiatric assessment and treatment
- Professional, confidential and expert treatment, with fast turnaround on medical reports
- Private consultant psychiatrist covered by private health insurance
When Should I Attend A Psychiatric Assessment?
There are many reasons why you may come to see a psychiatrist. Transitions in life can be stressful, and you may struggle to cope with these negative life events if you lack certain coping skills.
Often childhood bullying, neglect, abuse or trauma can be factors that limit you as an adult, and can make relationships more challenging, as you may be struggling with low self-worth and a lack of self confidence. You may also be struggling with an acute or chronic psychiatric disorder, and struggle day to day with your mental health and negative thinking styles.
You may be experiencing some shame, embarrassment or guilt about seeking help for your mental health. These feelings may be heightened by the depression or anxiety associated with your presenting issue, and by the stigma, and certain stereotypes, about mental health.
Please feel reassured that many people struggle with mental health, and that coming to see a consultant psychiatrist is like going to see any other medical consultant you may be referred to by your GP.
Psychiatric Management of Eating Disorders
The most important feature of successful psychiatric treatment of eating disorders, is the relationship you form with the psychiatrist.
We value bringing empathy, positive regard, support, reassurance and care to all interactions with our clients. At the same time it is important to have firm boundaries, and to co-ordinate structured care within our team at WeightMatters.
Here are some key stages that make up our psychiatric management of eating disorders:
- Co-ordinating care and collaboration with our therapy and nutrition teams
- Assessing and monitoring eating disorder symptoms and behaviours
- Assessing and monitoring the general medical condition of clients
- Assessing and monitoring a client’s safety and psychiatric status
- Providing family assessment and treatment when required
Psychiatric Management of Obesity
Obesity is a complex condition that has strong links to patterns of dysfunctional thinking, feeling and behaviour that are influenced by genetics, physical health and social-environmental factors. At some level, the brain is unable to properly regulate eating behaviour, and the result is weight gain.
There are many factors going on in different parts of the body that may be influencing weight gain, other than just pure over-indulgence, such as the gut microbiome, and the adipose tissue already held in the body. This will influence your desire to eat, the way you consume nutrients and calories, and your ability to respond clearly to signals of hunger and fullness.
Psychiatric management of obesity bridges the medical treatment with the psychological treatment of obesity, and can provide a structured treatment plan for working with the wider therapeutic and nutritional teams at WeightMatters.
Here are some of the conditions and areas where psychiatric management of obesity may be helpful:
- Where you feel you are addicted to food and eating in a certain way
- You have periods of low mood or depression that results in binge eating
- Experiencing frequent and intense episodes of anxiety and panic
- You struggle with chronic stress
- Overwhelming toxic thoughts about your weight and shape
Treatment of Psychiatric Conditions
Our consultant psychiatrist can provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and medication for a wide range of psychiatric conditions and life events:
Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Binge Eating Disorder
Trauma & PTSD
Body Dysmorphic Disorder