Suite 11 Melville House 25 Foss Street PALMYRA, Palmyra
Dr Fitch is the most knowledgeable & credible support for those suffering any kind
d of mental health illness/issue. And as a diagnostician - she outshines ALL.
I've seen a few psychologists & a psychiatrist in my life ... but NONE of them figured out what became obvious to Dr Fitch.
First she diagnosed sleep apnoea & organised a sleep study & cpap machine for me. What a difference THAT made! Finally! A good night's sleep. It'd been years!!!
Then she identified me as having ADHD & helped me understand a lot about my energy levels & how to manage them better.
And finally ... as she got to know me even better ... she diagnosed me, at age 50, as being a high functioning Aspie (Aspergers/ASD). This truly blew me away.
I resisted the diagnosis at first. I couldn't see how it could possibly be me. But with her gentle guidance & suggested reading material, I came to realise she was right & it's changed my life sooooo much.
I now understand so many things throughout my life that puzzled or bothered me.
Most importantly, I finally like myself & understand why I am the way I am.
I'm no longer permanently stressed out & anxious. I understand what's best for me & how to deal with situations I have to involve myself in ... and more importantly, how to look after myself thereafter & deal with the feelings that arise from those situations.
I nap when I need to ... without feeling lazy & guilty.
I stay home & give myself time to recover after having been out & about or spending time with people. I used to think there was something wrong with me ... now I know I just need some time-out to decompress after being overwhelmed by a sensory overload.
I wasn't conscious of any of this before, so I beat myself up constantly.
Dr Fitch has taught me to understand myself better & to give myself a break!
She explained what my brain was doing & used tactile & visual aids so the message sunk in.
Dr Fitch also included my husband in some appointments to help her diagnosis & where she explained EVERYTHING again ... knowing he was my greatest support & also that he needed to know & would benefit from understanding it all too.
I cannot rate Dr Fitch highly enough.
I'm a different person now ... & it's ENTIRELY because of her diagnosis & care.
My normal state is now happy & content.
I still get anxious sometimes when out in some situations ... but I'm no longer overwhelmed 'cause I know I'll get thru it ... & I know how to decompress & look after myself when I get home.
I'm still a bit of a hermit ... but I'm going out more & more.
My husband & I now laugh & joke about my Aspie ways ... which is wonderful. We have a lot of fun with it.
THANK YOU Dr Fitch ... for giving me a life worth living ... & my husband sends a BIG, GIANT, ENORMOUS Thank You as well. We're even more like a couple of young love birds now! = ) …more
Suite 2, 29 Walters Drive Osborne Park, Osborne Park
Peter ha been my psychiatrist for over twenty years and he is an empathetic, intelligent
lligent and knowledgeable man who quite probably saved my life at one time. He does not require repeated histories and is aware of your issues from meeting to meeting. I do not think I could have found a better Doctor
Could be improved: Not much. As I watch my friends struggle with different psychiatrists on each visit in the public system I can only be exceedingly grateful that I met Peter to stay the course with me over my mental health issues for much of my life. I really appreciate that he recognizes me as an intelligent person …more
My ongoing treatment and personal experience with Dr C Myers has been a success as
s she can cover a wide variety of subject matter that is unique, refreshing and gets you really thinking. Highly experienced in her field she knows her job well. A very friendly person who also can be very strict in order that she is still giving the right and best help where needed. I strongly recommend her as I found she has more to offer than the other few psychiatrists I have seen prior to her. …more
Dr Stephen Ford listened to my Issues was non judgemental asked the question required
ired to be able to know what my conditions were, my expectations, were I was and were I wanted to be. from that he was able to medicate and coach me into the direction were I wanted to be as to were I was.
Could be improved: Waiting Periods as a new patients to see a good Psychiatrist …more
Dr Kumar is an absolute star. What a wonderful, caring, knowledgeable doctor
e's not the kind of doctor who rushes you through an appointment, throws medication at you and that's it - he's so thorough, taking a full history, listening to your story and complaints and genuinely wants to help. …more
Finally felt I was listened too and that I was not "being pathetic and weak" but
born with with my disorder. With medication I can function like "everyone else" without feeling an "outsider"! Wish I had found Arvid 40 years ago! Feel those years were wasted!
Could be improved: Contacting …more
I just can't say enough about Dr Helena Piirto. She saved my life and in so doing
g that of my family. A very tough journey made easier by an intelligent, gifted, strong, kind, sensitive human being. …more
He speaks as a fellow traveller, not as a superior. We laugh together, share deep
questions and insights and he makes me feel respected. Stephen never disregards my own thought and feelings. He includes me in the treatment and decision making team. Medication is only one option. …more