Psychiatric Consultations

Psychiatric Services

Psychiatrists are trained medical doctors who specialise in mental health. A one-off assessment is conducted and a comprehensive management plan is formulated.

Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors focus extensively on treating emotional and mental suffering in patients.

Our Psychiatrists

Dr. Tom Levien

MBChB, MPM, FRANZCP
Clinical Director

Dr. Brenda Brand

MBChB, FRANZCP, Certificate of Advanced Training in Adult Psychiatry

Dr. Helen Austin

MBChB MRNZCGP FRANZCP

Referrals to the Nelson Clinic

Our psychiatrists provide general adult psychiatric consultations on referral from:

  • GP
  • ACC
  • Insurance Company
  • Medico-Legal Report Request
  • Court

Private referral from a GP

Assessment by our psychiatrists is provided on the basis of a one-off consultation. This means clients are assessed and a comprehensive management plan is formulated, with the idea that it can be implemented by the client’s GP. 

Cases that are more acute/severe are not suitable for referral to the Nelson Clinic. All referrals will be reviewed and the GP will be advised if the referral is not appropriate for assessment at the Nelson Clinic. In those cases, public mental health follow-up is usually recommended.

There is a minimum wait time of approximately 6 weeks for an appointment.

Request a Psychiatric Consultation

Dr. Levien has the ability to see people via video-conferencing using either Zoom or VSee. 

Contact the Nelson Clinic on 03 928 0955 for more information.

Fees | Psychiatrist Consultation Only

  • Consultation $350.00 + GST per hour
  • Report Writing $350.00 + GST per hour

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