Description

Dr Neena Joseph and Dr John Joseph are psychiatrists providing personalised mental health care, high quality assessments, and evidence-based treatments in Auckland.
 
We welcome enquiries or referrals for clinical, forensic or medico-legal purposes from general practitioners; medical specialists; psychologists; healthcare providers; legal representatives; ACC; Immigration; insurers; employers; professional counsels.
 
Our services
 
Clinical
Specialist assessment and treatment of conditions related to:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Post traumatic stress disorders
  • OCD
  • Bipolar & mania
  • Psychosis
  • ADHD
  • Insomnia
 
Medico-legal
Expert consultation in civil matters:
  • Independent medical evaluations
  • ACC (mental injury & disability claims)
  • Fitness & return to work evaluations
  • Immigration related evaluations

Forensic 
Expert consultation and testimony in criminal matters:
  • Competence to stand trial
  • Insanity defence & criminal responsibility
  • Pre-sentencing & disposition reports
  • Violence risk assessment.
 
We do not provide crisis or emergency services. If you need urgent or crisis help please contact your local Community Mental Health Services crisis team or emergency services.
 
 
 
What is Mental Illness?
Mental illness is a clinically significant behaviour or psychological (to do with the mind) disorder that is associated with distress or disability. It is not just the way someone responds to a particular event nor is it limited to the way a person interacts with society.
 
A mental illness can continuously or intermittently (occasionally) affect our capacity for speech, language, mood, affect, thoughts, perceptions, insight, judgement, cognition (understanding) and volition (ability to make choices). It can limit our ability to function as society would normally expect of us and can put us and others at risk.
 
Mental illness is therefore, a broad term that covers problems ranging from minor to severe disorders.
 
A ‘consultant psychiatrist’ is a doctor who, after basic medical qualifications, receives further training and develops the expertise to become a ‘specialist’ in identifying symptoms of, and diagnosing and treating, mental illnesses. You may have been referred to a consultant psychiatrist if your doctor feels you need specialist help.

Consultants

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Neena Joseph

    Adult & Forensic Psychiatrist

    Available at 2A Seaview Terrace, Mt Albert, Auckland

  • Dr John Joseph

    General Adult Psychiatrist

    Available at 9 Green Lane East, Remuera, Auckland

Hours

2A Seaview Terrace, Mt Albert, Auckland

Dr Neena Joseph is available for appointments on Tuesdays 9:30am - 5pm and for videoconsultations on Wednesdays 9:30am - 5pm

9 Green Lane East, Remuera, Auckland

Dr John Joseph is available for appointments on Mondays 9:30am - 5pm and for video consultations Wednesdays 9:30am - 5pm

Referral Expectations

What can you expect in your initial consultation?
We provide a confidential and comprehensive assessment of your mental health. We especially focus on the issues that are presently of concern(s) to you. Your personal narratives are augmented with sensitive enquiries and other sources of information that you provide us with. Your assessment is concluded with a personalised formulation, integrating the many relevant facets of your life including temperament, genetic, biological, psychological, social and cultural. From this shared understanding, we collaborate with you and develop a management plan to alleviate your problems and symptoms.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the general population.… More

  • Bipolar Disorder

    This is a mood disorder in which both depressive (persistent low mood) and manic (elevated or high mood) episodes are experienced.… More

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience.… More

  • Anxiety Disorders

    We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More

  • Stress related & Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

    More

  • ADHD

    More

Charges

Clinical fees

  • Standard initial consultation (1 hour): $420
  • Follow-up (60 minutes): $300
  • Follow-up (30 minutes): $210

Any cancellations with less than 24 business hours notice will incur full charges.

We are Southern Cross Health Society affiliated providers for clinical consultations.

Find information about medico-legal fees here

Parking

There is free parking on site at Seaview House and Bexley Climic.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 10:49AM on June 29, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Psychiatrist.