Our expert says:
Traditionally, and probably still officially, nobody is supposed to see any specialist without a referral from another doctor, usually a GP. But sensibly, I think, this practice seems to be waning. So long as people don't abuse the practice, it saves a lot in costs and time, for someone to see a specialist directly, and it seems to me that nowadays most specialists, including psychologists and psychiatrists, are prepared to accept self-referrals. As I am not in private practice at present, I have lost track of the current consultation fee, but I'm sure other readers can inform you on that --- and do ask the receptionist when you call to ask about an appointment.
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