Hi, having been through the various consultations and assessment with Dr Paliokosta at the Effra Clinic, I thought I should leave a recommendation for anyone else trying to navigate this themselves (for what may be, as it has been for us, a confusing and bewildering time). I can not recommend Dr Paliokosta highly enough. She went above and beyond what was required - and after the diagnosis, made herself available free of charge on Skype for a chat to answer questions and provide further information. She has a lovely manner and put us and our child at ease. We now have what we need in order to access the local council support services.
I had contacted a couple of other very highly recommended paediatric psychiatrists before getting in touch with Dr Paliokosta. I must say, it was a nightmare trying to get through to them or even their medical secretaries. The Effra Clinic has been easy to deal with throughout, transparent about fees, etc.