Awful experience, see my daughter for 10 minutes, after 14 years under camhs, she didn’t listen to any of us made her own judgement. I wouldn’t recommend anyone see her!
Arabella come out to see me at my home to assess me. I have generalised anxiety. She asked me if I'd been sexually abused as a child in which I told her I hadn't been. She told me that maybe I had and I couldn't remember or I'd blocked it out. I am appalled that someone could suggest that to someone in a vulnerable position. Fortunately I have clarity despite my anxiety and know that I wasn't abused but what If she boldly said this to someone who was confused, unstable or out of touch with reality. Despite her coming out to asses me for a diagnosis I still don't have one. Just treading water with the warnford. They've never once helped me in a positive way or genuinely cared about my well being. For example once when suicidal, I called the crisis team and they took 14 days to respond!
I went for a appointment at my local doctors, people who were present at the meeting were Dr Arabella Norman-nott , Barbara cannon and my gp. I had a very bad experience with Dr Arabella norman-nott . she put me down saying that I had not got mental health problems and said I have not got P.T.S.D. she said it was all in my head and I told her all the problems I had ie: hearing voices, suicide attempts, slashing myself and taking overdose , and she didn't listen to me and just laughed at me thinking it was a joke. my husband was not amused by this situation. my GP took their side and not mine, I was very upset by this and was crying all the time, Dr nott should be struck off the medical board and have her sacked. she doesn't listen to people and just laughs at you. plus she would not give me a second option or a appointment at the warneford hospital. I even told her when Dr Thirston was in charge he had everything in place for me, had a care plan set up for me and was looking tp set me up with a social worker, then when he retired, Dr Arabella norman-nott took over him and messed all the work up that I did with the other doctor. I would not send nobody or get people to trust her,
I wrote things down to talk about but she completely ignored it and talked about whatever she wanted to. She has her own agenda before the appointment even happens. Makes assumptions instead of asking. Does not listen, is difficult to talk to and dismisses anything she doesn't agree with. I was discharged with no care plan or crises plan. A waste of time if you want to get better.