Dr Katherine Coutsoudis
Welcome to Schoen Clinic Chelsea. We are a multidisciplinary team of psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and health professionals who specialise in working with people with mental health difficulties.
Our highly specialised mental health treatment programme for adults offers a range of therapeutic treatments for adults experiencing conditions such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), stress, low mood, emotional trauma, low self-esteem or bipolar disorder.
This specialised programme can also be used to help those going through grief or bereavement.
If you’re suffering with your mental health, we understand the impact it can have on your daily life. To start your journey to recovery at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, the first thing to do is get in touch. Call our caring team on 020 4571 6312 or email us today to access award-winning care.
Our specialised treatment programme for mental health problems like depression, anxiety and other common mood disorders is designed to help those who require a more comprehensive, structured approach to therapy. If you’re already having individual therapy but you wish to make further or faster progress, our programme might be suitable for you.
On the other hand, you may want to attend our specialised treatment programme as an alternative to inpatient admission. Or, you may be 'stepping down' from an inpatient admission and need additional support to manage this transition.
Whether you’re searching for effective cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) treatment or looking for private outpatient treatment for your mental health problem, we’re here to help.
To get you on the road to recovery, the first step is getting in touch with our team. We’ll discuss the best options for you, with you.
To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.
Everybody experiences mood changes from time to time. Just a normal part of daily life, it’s common for your mood to change as different situations and feelings arise. If you feel as though your mood changes are having a negative impact on your wellbeing or you’re constantly feeling anxious, you may require expert help to get you feeling like you again.
As experts in mental health, at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we’re able to help patients with anxiety and mood problems make a full recovery. Offering support and highly specialised treatment, our outpatient clinic in London provides you with leading clinical care to help get you better again.
We understand that each person who enters our Chelsea clinic is coping with mental health concerns in their own unique way. That’s why our specialised mental health treatment is tailored to the individual needs of our patients and their families.
For many people with mental health problems like anxiety, depression or OCD, treatments that are more comprehensive than individual therapy are needed to make a full recovery. To help you reach your life goals and make life changes, we’ve devised our very own outpatient mental health treatment programme for those experiencing some of the most common mental health problems.
Our specialised treatment programme is made up of a range of specialist therapeutic treatment groups, combined with individual therapy and advanced medication management if required.
To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.
Nestled in a discreet location in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea, our clinic has successfully treated patients with a wide range of mental health conditions for many years.
To aid in the recovery of patients with a variety of mental health problems, our private outpatient mental health clinic in London offers:
As we have a multidisciplinary team, we can offer comprehensive and holistic private treatment. Drawing upon our experts with a range of different specialities, we’ll devise a tailored treatment plan that’s focused on you.
If you would like to enrol on our specialised treatment programme for mental health, we’re here to help.
Let’s get you better again.
At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we offer a comprehensive treatment programme for adults comprised of various individual and group therapies. The mental health programme is designed for people with a range of difficulties with mood, anxiety or other mental health conditions.
You might have difficulties with low mood, lack of interest or motivation, or you may have persistent worries. You might have been given a diagnosis such as depression, OCD or social anxiety.
You might already be engaged in one-to-one therapy and feel that a more intense approach added into that would be helpful for you to progress further and faster with your recovery.
Our team cater for people with a wide range of experiences and difficulties who are looking for a more comprehensive approach to mental health treatment.
In starting the mental health treatment programme for adults you can expect to be offered a range of therapy groups to assist in your recovery. We have therapy groups that are open spaces to talk about and explore your difficulties, experiences and emotions. We also provide a range of more practical skills-based groups where you can learn tools and skills to help you manage specific difficulties.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), schema therapy, mindfulness, compassionate mind, and assertiveness are a few examples of groups you can expect on the programme.
If you would like to find out more about the programme, you can email us or you can call +44 20 4571 6312 and speak to a member of the team. We offer a brief no-obligation triage and you can find out whether the programme will be a good fit for you.
If the treatment requires approval from a healthcare insurance provider, we’re recognised by all the major insurers and can liaise directly with them to smooth the administrative process to minimise any delays.
If you do decide to join the adult mental health treatment programme, the first step will be offering you an assessment where you will meet with one of the clinical team. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about your current difficulties. You’ll also be able to explain to us a little bit more about what you’ve experienced in life that may have led you to seek help at this point.
We’ll make recommendations as to what parts of the programme we think will best meet your needs. We’ll talk you through all the options and discuss together whether we think the treatment programme is right for you. If we both believe the treatment programme will be helpful for your recovery, you can normally start the treatment programme within a few days.
You will then be allocated a key worker who will meet with you on a regular basis to support you through the programme and ensure that it’s meeting your needs. They’ll also develop with you a care plan to outline your goals and your hopes for the treatment, working with you over the course of your treatment to ensure that it’s meeting your needs.
If you decide to go ahead with treatment, you’ve got a few simple options when it comes to funding your treatment.
Use your private medical insurance to cover the cost of your private anxiety treatment. We are recognised by all major health insurers including BUPA, AXA, Cigna, WPA, Vitality and Aviva.
If the treatment requires approval from a healthcare insurance provider, we’re recognised by all the major insurers. That means we can liaise directly with them to make the administration process as smooth as possible, minimising delays.
You can also simply pay-as-you-go for treatment.
During your treatment with us, you’ll be supported by a team of healthcare professionals with a range of backgrounds. Our multidisciplinary team will meet regularly to review your treatment progress and plans.
As we believe in a holistic approach to anxiety treatment, you will have the specialist care and attention of a team of experts.
The team that will be supporting you can include Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Family Therapists, Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurses and the Clinic Manager.
As part of our specialised anxiety treatment program, you will also have a Key Worker. It’s their role to meet with you regularly and develop a care plan. This will set out your goals for treatment and support you as you progress.
You'll also be able to attend a range of groups and have individual therapy (if needed), as well as regular psychiatric reviews as required.
To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.
Your treatment is personalised to you, so no two plans will be the same. However, this timetable is illustrative of the typical groups available as part of the specialised mental health treatment programme. Please note; these groups are also accessible on a pay-as-you-go basis, so you can also join individual groups throughout the week.
Your programme will include:
Please find the current timetable below.
09:30 – 10:30
Reflect, Renew, Reground
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Tools
Assertiveness / Finding My Voice
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:30
Integrative Cognitive Behavioural-Therapy
Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy Skills
Mind & Body Connection
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 15:00
A soundbath is where you lie (or sit) and are “bathed” in sound from instruments, into a deeply relaxed state.
Soundbaths (and gongbaths where gongs are played) are a form of sound healing. The frequencies of the sounds played entrain or synchronise your brainwaves, this allows your body to enter the restorative phases that we go into naturally when we daydream, rest & sleep, where the body can recover and recuperate.
It is an instantaneous way to relax and restore yourself - benefits can range from the physical (lowering heart rate, helping manage pain) to mental (increase clarity of thought, decrease stress and anxiety) and emotional (helping to regulate feelings, leaving you feeling serene).
This information is provided by Poppy Ansell, soundbath therapist. You can read on Poppy's website by clicking here.
Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at Schoen Clinic Chelsea is an immersive group therapy experience focused on identifying and overcoming the obstacles that impede emotional and mental growth. This evidence-based group provides a supportive and collaborative environment for individuals with mental health conditions to learn effective strategies for change and gain a new perspective on their emotional patterns.
Overview: Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a specialised group that combines a diverse range of evidence-based principles to address the challenges that hinder personal growth. Through this integrative approach, participants will identify the foundations of their emotional obstacles and learn how to break free from patterns that limit their well-being and potential.
Identifying Obstacles: This group therapy session focuses on helping individuals recognise and understand the obstacles that hinder their emotional and mental progress. These barriers may arise from fear of the unknown, existential anxieties, constant self-criticism, or other deeply rooted patterns that colour their outlook on themselves, the world, and the future.
Utilising Evidence-Based Principles: Participants will be introduced to a combined range of evidence-based principles from Cognitive Therapy and Behavioural Therapy. These proven techniques will empower them to confront and transform negative thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors that perpetuate obstacles in their lives.
Embracing Change: By gaining insight into their emotional and mental obstacles, participants take the crucial first step towards change and personal growth. Integrative CBT equips them with the tools to navigate these challenges and move towards a healthier and more balanced emotional landscape.
Group Exploration: Each session begins with group discussions where participants have the opportunity to share their experiences and challenges. Facilitated by mental health professionals, these discussions foster a sense of camaraderie and support.
Identifying Obstacles: Through guided exercises and therapeutic techniques, individuals will delve into the underlying emotions and thought patterns that contribute to the obstacles they face. The group provides a safe and compassionate space for honest self-reflection.
Evidence-Based Techniques: Participants will learn and practice evidence-based principles from Cognitive Therapy and Behavioural Therapy. These techniques offer practical strategies to challenge negative thought patterns, manage emotions, and modify behaviors that hinder personal growth.
Supportive Environment: The group offers encouragement and understanding as participants work through their obstacles and embark on their journey of change. Mutual support strengthens their resolve to overcome personal limitations.
Facilitators: Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Schoen Clinic Chelsea is led by experienced mental health professionals who are well-versed in the principles and techniques of CBT. Our facilitators create a compassionate and non-judgemental space where individuals feel encouraged to confront their obstacles and embrace transformation.
Who Should Attend: Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is open to individuals with mental health conditions who are seeking effective tools to break through emotional barriers and cultivate positive change in their lives. If you are ready to address obstacles that hinder your emotional well-being and personal growth, this group is tailored to support your journey.
The Reflect, Renew, Reground group is a mindful, reflective space which encourages participants to attune to their feelings and emotions. This group offers individuals with mental health conditions a supportive environment to embark on their journey of self-discovery. Participants are encouraged to connect with their inner selves, focus on their wellbeing and reflect on what they want to achieve on the programme for the week.
Overview: Participants will learn how to apply mindfulness and other grounding techniques to cultivate present-moment awareness and foster a non-judgemental and accepting relationship with our thoughts and feelings.
Safe and supportive environment: A supportive and non-judgemental space is created for individuals to share their thoughts and feelings.
Participants will be introduced to a diverse range of grounding and mindful techniques, including guided meditation, breath awareness, body scan, and other mindful practices. These techniques are designed to enhance present-moment awareness and emotional regulation.
Cultivating Curiosity and Non-Judgement: Individuals will be encouraged to observe their thoughts and feelings without judgement, cultivating a compassionate and non-critical attitude towards themselves and their experiences.
Grounding into the present moment: Each session will begin with a short grounding exercise. To encourage participants to be presentEach session begins with a brief explanation of a mindfulness technique. Facilitators guide the group in understanding the principles and objectives behind the chosen practice.
Reflection and Sharing: After the grounding practice, individuals will have the opportunity to share their experiences and insights. Facilitators provide support and guidance as participants discuss their observations and emotions.
Facilitators: The group is led by Lorraine Green, an experienced Psychotherapist with expertise in mindfulness techniques. Our facilitators at Schoen Clinic Chelsea are dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing space for individuals to explore their emotional well-being and self-awareness.
Who Should Attend: The group is open to individuals with mental health conditions seeking to cultivate a more grounded and accepting relationship with their thoughts and emotions. Whether you are new to mindfulness or have some experience with it, this group provides valuable insights and techniques for enhancing your well-being.
Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT) group therapy session at Schoen Clinic Chelsea is an evidence-based approach developed by Marsha Linehan. This integrative therapy equips adults with mental health conditions with essential Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills to effectively manage emotional dysregulation and harmful behaviours.
Overview: Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is a specialised group that draws on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness practices. This comprehensive therapy helps individuals navigate and cope with emotional challenges, offering valuable tools to enhance emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills.
Comprehensive Skills Training: DBT focuses on four core skill areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Through targeted training in each area, participants acquire practical strategies to cope with intense emotions and foster healthier relationships.
Managing Emotional Dysregulation: This group therapy session equips individuals with mental health conditions with techniques to recognise, understand, and manage episodes of emotional dysregulation, enabling them to respond constructively in challenging situations.
Skills Training Workshops: Each session includes interactive and educational workshops where participants learn and practice the fundamental DBT skills. Facilitators guide the group through exercises and discussions to reinforce skill acquisition.
Group Discussions and Support: Throughout the sessions, individuals have the opportunity to discuss their experiences, share insights, and offer support to one another. The group environment provides a safe space for growth and learning.
Facilitators: DBT group therapy sessions at Schoen Clinic Chelsea are facilitated by Kristin McCarthy, an experienced Psychotherapist with specialist expertise in Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy. Our facilitators at Schoen Clinic Chelsea are committed to providing a nurturing and supportive environment for individuals to learn and apply DBT skills effectively.
Who Should Attend: DBT group therapy is designed for adults with mental health conditions who struggle with emotional regulation and interpersonal challenges. If you are seeking practical tools to cope with intense emotions and enhance your interpersonal effectiveness, this group offers valuable support.
Yoga at Schoen Clinic Chelsea is a holistic approach based on the Minded Institute's 8-week yoga therapy course. This group is designed to support individuals with mental health conditions in enhancing the functioning of their nervous system, promoting well-being, and cultivating self-awareness through the practice of mindfulness.
Overview: Yoga combines mindful yoga practices, including asana (physical practice), pranayama (breathwork), and mindfulness techniques. Rooted in the Minded Institute's evidence-based course, this therapeutic approach is accessible to individuals of all yoga experience levels, offering a unique opportunity to nurture the mind-body connection.
Enhancing Nervous System Functioning: The Yoga group focuses on practices that positively impact the nervous system, helping individuals manage stress, anxiety, and other mental health challenges more effectively.
Promoting Well-Being: Through mindful yoga practice, participants develop a deeper connection to their bodies and emotions, fostering a sense of well-being and balance.
Mindful Asana Practice: Each session begins with a guided mindful asana practice, incorporating gentle and accessible yoga postures to promote physical and emotional awareness.
Pranayama (Breathwork): Participants engage in pranayama exercises, which involve conscious and controlled breathing techniques to calm the mind and reduce stress.
Mindfulness Techniques: The group integrates mindfulness practices that cultivate present-moment awareness and self-observation, fostering a deeper understanding of thoughts and emotions.
Facilitators: Yoga sessions at Schoen Clinic Chelsea are led by Lucy Eagle, a skilled yoga instructor, well-versed in the Minded Institute's evidence-based approach. All our group facilitators create a nurturing and supportive environment, ensuring participants feel comfortable and engaged in the practice.
Who Should Attend: Yoga is open to individuals with mental health conditions seeking to enhance their well-being, self-awareness, and resilience through mindful yoga practices. Whether you are new to yoga or have previous experience, this group welcomes all individuals who wish to explore the healing potential of yoga.
Schema Therapy group at Schoen Clinic Chelsea is an integrative model of therapy that combines elements from CBT, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, and other experiential approaches. This specialised group focuses on exploring and addressing unmet needs and attachment relationships from childhood, helping individuals with mental health conditions heal self-defeating patterns and cultivate emotional well-being.
Overview: Schema Therapy is a rich and comprehensive therapeutic approach that delves into the complex patterns or templates called schemas. These schemas encompass memories, emotions, cognitions, behaviours, and bodily sensations established in childhood. The therapy identifies and works through these self-defeating patterns to alleviate psychological and emotional pain.
Integrative and Holistic Approach: Schema Therapy draws from multiple theoretical perspectives, integrating elements from CBT, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, and experiential theories. This inclusive approach allows for a deep exploration of underlying issues and effective treatment strategies.
Childhood Attachment and Unmet Needs: The group's primary focus is on understanding the impact of childhood attachment relationships and unmet needs, which can perpetuate maladaptive patterns and emotional distress in adulthood.
Identifying Schemas: Each session involves identifying and exploring individual schemas that underlie self-defeating patterns and emotional pain. Facilitators help participants gain insight into the origins and effects of these schemas.
Healing through Experiential Techniques: The group incorporates experiential techniques to process and heal emotional wounds from childhood. These techniques facilitate emotional release, catharsis, and the development of healthier coping strategies.
Facilitators: The Schema Therapy group at Schoen Clinic Chelsea is led by experienced mental health professionals with expertise in Schema Therapy and other integrative approaches. Our facilitators create a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore and heal their schemas.
Who Should Attend: Schema Therapy is suitable for individuals with mental health conditions seeking to address deep-seated patterns and emotional pain stemming from childhood experiences and attachment relationships. If you are looking to break free from self-defeating patterns and cultivate emotional well-being, this group offers valuable insights and support.
Are you seeking a safe and supportive environment to enhance your communication skills and empower yourself to express your thoughts and opinions with confidence? Welcome to the "Assertiveness/Finding My Voice" group therapy session at Schoen Clinic Chelsea. This transformative group is designed to guide individuals with mental health conditions on a journey towards improved assertiveness and effective communication.
Overview: The "Assertiveness/Finding My Voice" group is an empowering and dynamic therapy session aimed at exploring the diverse styles of communication we employ in our daily lives. Through thoughtful examination and interactive discussions, participants will gain insight into their communication patterns and identify underlying factors that influence their relationships with others.
Styles of Communication: Participants will examine various styles of communication, ranging from passive to aggressive, as well as assertive communication. By understanding the nuances of each style, attendees can recognise how they impact their interactions with others and explore ways to adopt more effective communication strategies.
Embracing Assertiveness: This group will focus on cultivating assertiveness, which lies at the heart of communicating our genuine thoughts and feelings honestly while respecting others. Participants will learn to embrace assertiveness as a means of fostering healthy relationships and self-empowerment.
Navigating Self-Esteem and Assertiveness: The group will explore the intricate connection between self-esteem and assertiveness. Understanding how self-esteem influences our ability to assert ourselves and set boundaries is vital for personal growth and self-development.
Interactive Discussions: Group members will engage in guided discussions that encourage open sharing and self-reflection. These conversations will promote a deeper understanding of individual communication styles and the challenges they may face in expressing themselves assertively.
Skill-Building Exercises: Various skill-building exercises will be introduced to help participants practice assertiveness in different scenarios. These exercises are designed to bolster confidence, enhance communication abilities, and provide valuable feedback and support.
Role-Playing Scenarios: Through role-playing, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with newfound assertiveness skills in a controlled environment. This practice will enable them to become more comfortable with assertive communication in real-life situations.
Supportive Environment: The group will foster a non-judgemental and empathetic atmosphere, where everyone's experiences are respected, and confidentiality is upheld. Members will feel encouraged to share their challenges and successes, knowing they are among individuals who genuinely understand and support them.
Facilitators: The "Assertiveness/Finding My Voice" group will be led by Evangelia Mylona, an experienced psychotherapist who is passionate about empowering individuals to overcome communication barriers and strengthen their sense of self. Evangelia has expertise in group therapy and is committed to creating a nurturing environment for personal growth.
Who Should Attend: This group therapy session is open to individuals grappling with mental health conditions and seeking to improve their assertiveness and communication skills. If you find it challenging to express yourself honestly and respectfully, this group offers a valuable opportunity to grow personally and interpersonally.
Mind and Body Connection group therapy at Schoen Clinic Chelsea is a specialised group that provides a safe and supportive space for individuals with mental health conditions to explore the intricate interplay between their mental and physical well-being.
Overview: Mind and Body Connection is a unique group therapy session that delves into the dynamic relationship between the mind and body. Led by experienced Psychotherapist Lorraine Green, this group aims to uncover and address the ways mental health conditions may influence physical health and vice versa.
Understanding Holistic Health: This group emphasises the importance of recognizing the interconnectedness of mental and physical health, and how each can impact the other.
Exploring Emotional and Physical Resilience: Participants will gain insights into developing emotional and physical resilience, learning to nurture both aspects of their well-being.
Psychotherapist-led Discussions: Group members engage in discussions centered around the connection between mental and physical well-being. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and insights.
Exploring Mind-Body Techniques: The group explores a variety of mind-body techniques that promote relaxation, stress reduction, and overall well-being. These techniques may include mindfulness, breathing exercises, and body awareness practices.
Facilitator: Mind and Body Connection group therapy sessions at Schoen Clinic Chelsea are skillfully led by Lorraine Green, a seasoned Psychotherapist with a passion for empowering individuals to holistically address their mental and physical health.
Who Should Attend: Mind and Body Connection is open to individuals with mental health conditions who recognize the importance of addressing both their emotional and physical well-being. If you are seeking a comprehensive approach to healing that acknowledges the interplay of mind and body, this group offers valuable support and insights.
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