Dr Robert Wojciechowski

Experience

Dr. Robert Wojciechowski is a Psychiatrist, registered in the General Medical Council as a Specialist since 2006. Available in both surgeries in London and Coventry.

I graduated from the Silesian Medical Academy in Zabrze, Poland in 1993 and finished my postgraduate training in Adult Psychiatry in 2006. I attended various additional trainings and courses. The most valuable between them were: The course of Basic Psychotherapeutic Skills in CMUJ Krakow, Poland (one year long) and the course of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Warsaw, Poland (three years long).

My extensive professional experience includes working both in a hospital and an outpatient department. Back in Poland I worked as a manager of Psychiatric Outpatient Department (Neurosis and Addictions treatment) and run a private practice. I also worked as a Court Medical Expert Witness in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction in Poland in the period between 1999 and 2006.

I have vast experience in the treatment of mental disorders and diseases, neuroses and addictions. I run diagnostics and treatment using psychotherapeutic methods as well as pharmacology. In 2006 I moved to UK in order to continue my professional development. 

I worked as a full time Specialty Doctor for the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust since 2008 to 2017. I terminated my post due to responsibilities as a Consultant Psychiatrist and a Responsible Officer in Poland Medical Practice in Coventry and Greenford. I'm also responsible for annual appraisals of the doctors working in our surgeries. 

Currently I still take part in NHS medical trainings - Continuing Professional Development. I am a member of Royal College of Psychiatrist since 2013.

Confidentiality: Patient data protection is the same as in other areas of medicine. Medical records are securely stored and access to unauthorised persons is confined. No information is given out to the third party including the immediate family, without a patient’s consent. Information is not provided either by phone or on a written or personal request. 

Scope of treatment

What do I do in my psychiatric practice? 

I provide diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and illnesses. I take the patient’s medical history asking about symptoms, personal and family history, stimulants, and somatic diseases. I make a diagnosis and offer treatment. As a doctor, I treat mainly with medications. I am always ready to give an advice on alternative treatment methods or the need for psychotherapy.

What I do not do in my practice: 

I do not provide an individual, couple or group psychotherapy which require a regular one-hour appointments every 1-2 weeks for several months. This service is available in our practice as a part of a psychologist's consultation.

I also do not provide diagnosis and psychotherapy for couples. This service is available from our practice as a part of a psychologist's consultation. 

Disorders and illnesses that I treat:

  • Psychotic disorders (schizophrenia, reactive and exogenous psychoses)
  • Neuroses and disorders of the neurotic type (stress, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessions and somatic)
  • Affective disorders (bipolar disorder, depressive disorders)
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTDS) 

Disorders and diseases I do not treat:

  • Alcohol and drug addictions; gambling
  • Autism and Asperger syndrome
  • ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Personality disorders including borderline syndrome
  • Sexual dysfunctions
  • Sexual paraphilias
  • I don't prescribe stimulants
  • I don't prescribe benzodiazepines and/or hypnotics on a regular basis
  • I do not do medico-legal work and I do not work as an expert witness.

Who can I help as a psychiatrist:

Working as an adult psychiatrist I treat people between 18 and 65 years of age. 

Who I cannot treat as an adult psychiatrist: 

I do not treat children and adolescents; they should be referred to a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

I do not treat people with learning disabilities. There is a separate psychiatric subspecialty in the UK and in this case please seek help from a Learning Disability Psychiatrist.

I do not help with alcohol and drug addictions. In the UK there is a separate subspecialty (Addiction Psychiatrist). If you are looking for help, please visit the Addiction Service.

 

An early diagnosis means a disease or disorder can be cured even if long-term therapy is required. Going to a doctor and starting treatment will certainly improve your well-being and can help to improve your quality of life.

Price list

  • Diagnostic consultation (up to 60 min.*) - £250
  • Follow-up consultation – (up to 30 min.*) - £70
  • Follow-up Skype or telephone consultation (up to 30 min.*) - £70
  • *The price is for a consultation with a doctor. Shorter consultation time is not a reason to try for a partial refund. -
  • Letter (short summary of the treatment) - £40
  • Report / comprehensive letter (price calculated by either one hour work or one page of the report - time required to prepare and write the report). Doctor's one hour time of work - £100. The average price for the report is £50 per page. - £100/h
  • Repeat prescription (without consultation - at doctor's discretion) - £40
  • A sick note is issued on the basis of an examination and the stated inability to work. The doctor may refuse to issue a sick note if the patient is fit for work (this is not a reason for reimbursement of the cost of the visit). -