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How to find the right mental health specialist

Written by Alina Ivan

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    Aug 31, 2022, 2 min read

    Deciding to seek support can be difficult in itself. Congratulations for taking this important step! Now you’re left to face navigating the range of mental health support. Should you speak to a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, therapist or a coach?

    Perhaps your friend has had psychodynamic therapy or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and this has tremendously helped them. Could this help you too?

    There is no one-size-fits all solution to achieve good mental health, often you’ll need to try out different solutions to find the right fit for you. Knowing where to start can be overwhelming, so we’re here to make it quick and simple for you to find the right specialist.

    Finding the right mental health support

    How can you choose a practitioner that suits your needs? You can either have a consultation with one of our in-house mental health professionals who can guide you to the right specialist, or use the search function to explore the diverse Augmentive network at your leisure.

    Expert Guidance

    Our in-house mental health professionals are trained to assess your needs and guide you in the right direction. We have a good understanding of different mental health issues and the latest solutions available to support you with the issues you may be facing.

    We can recommend a therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist that best resonates with your personality and interests. Get a free fifteen minute consultation from us with a simple callback.

    Explore at your convenience

    You can also explore different practitioners on the Augmentive platform and see how their biographies resonate with you. Explore the Augmentive blog to learn about various types of mental health practices, from music therapy to EMDR (Eye-movement Desensitization therapy) and schema focused therapy.

    You can browse all our specialists here.

    Booking an initial consultation

    Once you’ve settled upon a specialist, you can book your initial appointment at a time and place that suits you by exploring their calendar availability. Therapists and coaches tend to offer free initial consultations, so you can explore whether you envisage working with them long-term. You can find out more about what to expect during your first therapy session here.

    For any questions, get in touch with the Augmentative team through the live chat. Or message your practitioner directly through the messaging function on their profile page.

    Paying for your appointment

    Every practitioner has their separate fees which are displayed on their website. For therapists, these start from £40, while for psychiatrists they start from £250 for a 1-hour consultation, with lower fees for follow-up appointments.

    Some practitioners may be able to offer concessionary fees under certain circumstances. To find out more get in touch with the Augmentive team using the live chat feature and find out if your practitioner of choice offers this.

    If your workplace doesn’t currently offer the support you need, we may be able to help you access support from us through your organisation. Get in touch over the live chat to learn more.

    We’re here to make your mental health journey as smooth as it can be. Find the right support for you today and experience the life-changing benefits of working with a qualified professional.

    Whether you’re feeling off-kilter or want to shake up your routine, our state-of-the-art mental wellbeing platform gives you quick and seamless access to world-class support on your terms, from private mental health assessments and reviews, to finding qualified and approved mental health professionals for the support you need: join us today.

    Not sure where to start?

    We offer a free 15 minute consultation so that we can guide you to the most relevant professionals