An initial consultation will be with me or one of my senior colleagues. It will take between an hour and an hour and a half. We will ask questions about your current mental health symptoms, how these are affecting your day to day life, any previous history of mental health problems and what treatment you have had. We will find out about your family background and your life story. A diagnosis will be made and then a treatment plan will be discussed with you in detail. You will be asked if you would like to come back for a review and if so, when.