Dr Andrew Hill-Smith has been a child psychiatrist for over 30 years, and a consultant for 25 years, working in the NHS in Surrey, until now.
His NHS experience involved working in a CAMHS clinic and then later with the Hope service, a crisis team. He has held an number of leadership roles within Surrey and with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
He has set up in private practice in order to continue to add to the mental wellbeing of young people.
He has a special interest in OCD assessment and treatment and for those with non psychotic hallucinations.
Assessment and treatment
Input is provided for the full range of child and adolescent mental health difficulties, with the exception as below.
Advice, support, diagnosis and medication are provided as needed.
Assessments are typically face to face and last about 90 minutes. A report / summary is provided following the appointment.
Psychological treatments, including exposure and response prevention (ERP) can be provided. EMDR can also be provided.
OCD and Hearing voices are special interests.
Conditions NOT covered. Unfortunately, ADHD, ASD and Eating disorders are not covered. Crisis response will need to be attended to via the NHS.
Typically initial assessments are in person.
Follow up meetings may be in person or on line, using MS teams or zoom.
£390 for Initial Assessment and report
£130 for follow up meeting which may include medication and / or therapy
Private prescription admin fee is £35
At the moment, self funding only, but links to select insurance companies will be established
Up to the age of 18 years is the usual range, but there is some flexibility.
Insurance companies may require a GP referral, if applicable.
Self referrals are accepted.
Typically a free phone meeting is offered to see whether a full assessment feels suitable.
It is useful to bring any relevant documentation.
A waiting list is not maintained. Waiting times are up to three weeks. Therefore, if there is no appointment within the three week time frame, it is best to make a repeat approach at a later date.