Psychiatric Assessment & Treatment
Through the journey of life we keep developing as individuals. As part of this path we invariably face difficult circumstances and we respond by using inner “tools” we have gained throughout our lives. Sometimes these “tools” are not effective enough and we react by experiencing anxieties or depressions. Phobias, Panic Disorders or Obsessive Compulsive Disorders as well as Depressions are all very frightening and disabling conditions.
Sometimes, severe traumatic experiences in our early formative years affect our development and the results are known as Personality Disorders. Other times, one traumatic event is so profound that we respond with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. These conditions and many others, including what we tend to describe as severe mental health disorders, whether Psychosis or Eating Disorders, do not need to be treated only with medications or viewed exclusively as a medical condition. We, human beings, are not only physical but also psychological and spiritual beings and therefore diagnoses cannot be based or “rooted” solely on the physical realm. Only a comprehensive approach, which combines these three elements can give us, not only the true picture of our difficulties and their symptoms but also provide us with the necessary understanding for comprehensive interventions.
Psychotherapy or “talking therapy” – sometimes known as “counselling” is a very useful intervention which can – in certain conditions – replace medications. It aims to explore, with the careful guidance of the therapist, our inner feelings, thoughts and beliefs which lay at the basis of our difficulties and conflicts.
Psychotherapy can be individual but also for couples and families. It then addresses not only the individual but his/her relations with the other significant persons in one’s immediate surroundings and life.
Dr Pablo Jeczmien
About Dr Jeczmien
Dr Pablo Jeczmien is a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist and a Psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience.
Dr Jeczmien’s own development is quite unique: while training as a heart surgeon in a highly valued and recognised unit, he decided to abandon it and specialise in psychiatry and psychotherapy as part of his quest for the individual and the psychological realm. After finishing his training he started practicing as a consultant psychiatrist and as a psychotherapist with a particular interest in psychoanalysis. In addition to managerial and university teaching responsibilities, his interests have also encompassed philosophy of science, particularly related to psychiatry, the body/mind paradigm and the possible ways for mending this bridge.
Dr Jeczmien’s professional and personal development, including his studies in Anthroposophy, have enabled him to combine both his psychiatric and psychotherapeutic skills with an understanding of the spiritual realm, allowing him to address mental health problems in a truly multidimensional way.
Dr Jeczmien’s clinical assessments, medical interventions and psychological therapies are the result of his comprehensive and multi-factorial understanding of the human soul. He combines the qualities of compassion and empathy with practical and scientific medical knowledge and applies this in a sensitive manner.
– Anxiety Disorders, including OCD, Panic Disorders, Phobias
– Depressive Disorders, including resistant & chronic Depression
– Personality Disorders
– Dual Diagnosis (substance abuse & mental disorders)
Therapies & Treatments
– Psychiatric Assessment & Treatment
– Individual Psychotherapy
– Couple Therapy
– Family Therapy
– In addition, Dr Jeczmien has a vast experience in writing psychiatric reports for the Court as well as other agencies.
Member of the British Medical Association
Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrist
Registered with the General Medical Council