On very short notice I will be attending today (Tuesday) a consultation with Dr Rajeev Dhar a consultant psychiatrist.
Dr Dhar is available for private consultations at 10 Harley Street, London W1 and has admitting rights to Capio Nightingale Hospital, a private psychiatric clinic in (west) NW1 whose past guests include the deceased singers Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse.
Dr Dhar is also qualified as a Barrister at Law, for the benefit of those who are unaware; a Barrister at Law is a higher status than a Barrister, so it is plain to see Dr Rajeev Dhar is something of a psychiatric powerhouse. Normally I would not be excited at seeing another psychiatrist but this is not your run-the-mill-NHS-I’m-sitting-in-front-of-someone-who-is-only-interested-picking-up-their-paycheck consultation. This is a private consultation, being paid for by the state, and is outside of my National Health Service care. This will not be my first time of being analysed by a Harley Street based psychiatrist, but who knows, it could be my last?
I prepare for the consultation by reading up on the internet in regards to Dr Dhar and will be taking two copies of the Financial Times (FT) weekend magazine were I have been published plus a copy of my unpublished novel The Spirit of Keith Moon: a study into the economics of psychiatry, male role models, and the wisdom of parking Rolls Royces in swimming pools
The irony of my comment this is not your run-the-mill-NHS-I’m-sitting-in-front-of-someone-who-is-only-interested-picking-up-their-paycheck is not lost on me, for this is a private consultation, and if no-one was prepared to pick up the Doctor’s fee this consultation would never occur. As Greave’s used to say on national television “It’s a funny old game…”