After an individual has completed a Consultation arranged by the Winn Clinic, the Winn Clinic will then consider the individual for referral for treatment (Referral). Based on the report of the outcome of your Consultation provided to the Winn Clinic by your Consultant, we may recommend psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy, or another form of treatment/


Fees for treatment following a Referral

The Winn Clinic's activities in relation to Referrals are free of charge, but appointments and treatment for Referrals will be chargeable to you at the rates advised to you by your allocated practitioner. The Winn Clinic does not set and has no control over individual practitioner fees. You should discuss and agree the fees with the practitioner to whom you are referred. The Winn Clinic is not responsible for your relationship with individual practitioners. You are responsible for ensuring you keep your appointments and pay the practitioner's fees. If you are unclear on the fees payable for the services they provide in connection with your Referral, you should ask your practitioner for full details before proceeding.


Who can be referred for treatment?

The Winn Clinic will only consider a patient for Referral after their Consultation has been completed. Please see the Consultation page for details of when the Winn Clinic will accept a patient for Consultation.The Winn Clinic does not make Referrals for urgent or high risk cases. If you believe you are or someone you know is in immediate danger or at risk of serious harm you should contact your local casualty department at your nearest hospital, or contact the emergency services immediately by calling 000.
The Winn Clinic reserves the right to decline to put forward an individual for a Referral where the Winn Clinic volunteers consider in their sole discretion that a Referral is not suitable for the individual at this time. Please see our response to the question "Who might be better served by other types of therapy?" here for more information.


Who would I be referred to?

The Winn Clinic will only Refer individuals to qualified mental health practitioners. However, in the interests of improving accessibility to psychotherapy, the Winn Clinic may sometimes, in appropriate cases, Refer individuals for treatment by supervised trainee practitioners. If you have any questions about the qualifications of your practitioner, please ask your practitioner for details.
Appointments with practitioners for Referral are subject to availability and there may be a significant waiting time before the Winn Clinic can arrange an appointment for you.
Whilst you are not obliged to see the practitioner allocated to you for Referral, due to limited resources, the Winn Clinic cannot provide alternative allocations if you are not happy with your initial allocation.


What happens after Referral?

Once a practitioner agrees to take you on following a Referral, you will no longer be a patient of the Winn Clinic and the Winn Clinic is not responsible for coordinating your appointments or liaising with practitioners in connection with your treatment.



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