Explore your mental health and physical wellbeing


People often decide to see a psychiatrist when they are worried about their mental health, symptoms they are experiencing, or their level of emotional distress.

Psychiatrists train as medical doctors, and then specialise in the area of mental health. They go through rigorous training to be able to assess and diagnose, what sometimes can be quite complex mental health presentations.

Our WeightMatters psychiatric service can provide assessment and diagnosis of mental health conditions and eating disorders, and develop bespoke 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.

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We listen with compassion to your struggle with weight, eating and your health.

Arrange a call with our friendly assessment team, and let us explain how our services can support you.

We value being clear and open about our prices, so please check Our Fees before booking a call.


We pride ourselves in working as an integrated team at WeightMatters, where practitioners work together to manage the health of our clients. Here are some of the reasons why our private psychiatric services work so well:

  • Our counsellors, psychotherapists, dietitians and nutritional therapists have all been trained in the psychiatric medical model of health.
  • We offer specialist nutritional and psychotherapeutic support alongside psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • Our psychiatry team has over 35 years experience, with particular specialisms in the areas of weight management, disordered eating and eating disorders
  • Specialist registration with GMC
  • Private prescriptions for medication available
  • Professional, confidential and expert treatment, with fast turnaround on medical reports

When Should I Attend A Psychiatric Assessment?

There are many reasons why you may come to see a WeightMatters psychiatrist. 

  • Disturbances in your eating behaviour, and in the way you think and feel about food and your body, can result in severe physical, emotional and social consequences that limit your ability to lead a happy and fulfilling life.
  • Often childhood bullying, neglect, abuse or trauma can be factors that continue to affect you as an adult, and can make managing your eating more challenging. You may be struggling with low self-worth and a lack of self confidence, which further keeps you stuck in your eating patterns. 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 eating behaviour. 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 and eating disorders.

Please feel reassured that many people struggle with managing their eating and mental health, and that coming to see a specialist WeightMatters psychiatrist is like going to see any other medical consultant you may be referred to by your GP.

A psychiatric assessment ensures the best medical care and support for you. It is a conversation to explore your symptoms and health history, and assess the best course of treatment moving forward.

Bringing empathy, positive regard, support, reassurance and care to all interactions with our clients is at the core of what we do.


Let us support you in improving your physical and mental health.

Schedule a call with our friendly and experienced assessment team by using the booking calendar below.

We value being clear and open about our prices, so please check Our Fees before booking a call.

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 this, 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 or fullness.

Psychiatric management of obesity bridges the medical treatment with the psychological support, 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 your eating behaviour feels compulsive
  • 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, connected to unhelpful obsessive negative thinking
  • Overwhelming toxic thoughts about your weight and shape

You may be considering weight loss surgery as treatment for obesity.

We know that bariatric surgery is a journey that starts way before your surgery, and continues for years afterwards. When successful, bariatric surgery can make a positive change to the rest of your life. Working with our specialist bariatric psychiatrist and WeightMatters team, will ensure the best possible outcome for your surgery. 


Following your initial psychiatric assessment, your psychiatrist will recommend how often they think they need to see you for follow up consultations and medication review.

Initial session = £400

60-minute Follow Up = £350 / 40-minute Follow Up = £280


Our consultant psychiatrists can provide assessment, diagnoses, treatment and medication for a wide range of psychiatric conditions.

Eating presentations are often comorbid with other mental health conditions. Here is a list of areas where we can provide psychiatric assessment and treatment.

Binge Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa
Atypical Anorexia
Food Addiction
Obesity Management
Bariatric Surgery
Disordered Eating
Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Sleep Disorders
Substance Misuse
Sexual Problems
Chronic Stress
Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Anxiety Disorders
Panic Disorders

Personality Disorders
Trauma & PTSD
Dissociative Disorders
Work/Career Issues
Bipolar Disorder
Anger Management
Sexual Problems
Low Self-Worth
Relationship Problems