General Adult Psychiatrist-Private practice I have clinic rooms at Priory Wellbeing Centre Southampton I also work with Hampshire and Surrey Psychology and have access to clinic rooms at various locations across the area. I am a General Adult Psychiatrist with 16 years experience of working in the NHS. I provide assessment and treatment for a range of mental health problems including Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Personality Disorders, Substance Misuse and Addiction,Eating Disorders, OCD, Psychosis. Information on how to arrange an appointment can be seen on the websites
I first saw Dr MacFarlane when she was working for the NHS. I was treated by her but only saw her for a couple of sessions before she left to join the Priory. She was the most understanding Psychiatrist I have ever seen, and I have seen a few ! She gave me all the time she could within the constraints of the NHS. Dr MacFarlane just got me, understood my anxieties and worked through my diagnosis with me. At the beginning of this year (2017). I needed to seek psychiatric help again, not wanting to wait for months for a referral to the NHS I decided to see Dr MacFarlane privately. She was amazing, she was warm and encouraged me to share feelings that I had never explored before. It was a bit like talking to an old friend. There is nothing officious about her, I did not feel judged in any way. She listened to my own opinions regarding my mental health. I was given all the time I needed. This would never been afforded to me on the NHS. This time enabled us to look at the past, the future and explore the best treatment options that would suit my individual needs. My treatment program has been magic, I have been more stable this year than I have ever been before. Dr MacFarlane has left the door open for me to go back at any time and I defiantly will, should I need to. I felt that Dr MacFarlane cared, and was focused on offering me the best possible treatment. Highly recommended.
Over the past year I, as the support of a close friend, have been to many appointments, with many doctors. Of all the consultant psychiatrists we dealt with Dr Stroma McFarlane was the one who stood out. Her knowledge and experience was vital in getting closer to a reasonable diagnosis and prognosis, which in an already difficult situation offered some needed clarity, hope and stability. Dr McFarlane was attentive, empathetic and brought a level of humanity to the care she provided that until that point, had been very much absent in other doctors. In a health system that struggles, it's doctors like this that we're lucky to have access to. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Dr Stroma McFarlane to anyone else in need and am very grateful for the help she gave us.