Specialist counselling for internet addiction in London

Are you concerned about excessive internet use? Schoen Clinic Chelsea is home to a team of specialists who can help diagnose and treat internet addiction.

Internet addiction is an increasingly prevalent issue in today's society. With the rapid advancement of technology, it has become easier than ever to get caught up in the digital world, leading to negative impacts on mental health and overall wellbeing.

We understand the detrimental effects of internet addiction and offer tailored counselling services at our private outpatient clinic in London to address this pressing concern.

Internet addiction doesn't have to take over your life or the life of someone you care about. Our specialists are here to help.

Digital and internet addiction therapy at Schoen Clinic Chelsea

Welcome to Schoen Clinic Chelsea. We're one of London's leading private outpatient clinics that specialises in highly effective counselling and therapy for individuals struggling with digital and internet addiction. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists has extensive experience in helping people overcome this modern-day challenge, supporting many individuals to reclaim control of their life.

Our counselling for internet addiction is designed to provide a supportive and confidential environment for individuals in need of specialised help to overcome digital addiction. With a focus on understanding the underlying causes and triggers, our therapists work closely with each patient to develop personalised treatment plans that promote healthier online habits and improved self-regulation.

To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

Types of digital and internet addiction

Digital and internet addiction is a broad phrase that refers to a variety of internet, computer, and mobile technology-related behaviours and impulse control issues. There are currently no official criteria for diagnosing online addiction, but here are some examples:

  • Gaming addiction
  • Online gambling addiction
  • Online shopping addiction
  • Cybersex addiction
  • Online relationship addiction
  • Social media addiction

How we test for and diagnose internet addiction at our London clinic

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our diagnostic process involves a comprehensive internet addiction assessment in consultation with one of our specialists. Our team conduct thorough interviews with patients, allowing them to discuss their internet usage patterns and any associated symptoms. This consultation may also include an internet addiction test to gain a deeper understanding of the extent and impact of internet addiction.

  • Physical symptoms of internet addiction may include headaches, eye strain, and back and neck pain. Spending prolonged hours in front of screens can also lead to disrupted sleep patterns and a sedentary lifestyle.
  • Psychological symptoms associated with internet addiction often involve mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and feelings of withdrawal when not online. These symptoms can significantly affect overall mental health and indicate a deep reliance on internet usage.
  • Behavioural changes can also often point towards internet addiction. Neglecting personal relationships, declining academic or professional performance, and a preoccupation with online activities are common behavioural indicators.

By comprehensively evaluating the physical, psychological, and behavioural symptoms, our digital addiction specialists at Schoen Clinic Chelsea are able to diagnose internet addiction accurately.

Once a diagnosis is made, our team formulates a personalised treatment plan tailored to the individual needs of each patient.

Dedicated treatment for internet addiction in London

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our therapists are highly trained in treating internet addiction with evidence-based approaches.

Our counselling methods incorporate various techniques to address the psychosocial factors contributing to the addiction.

We also offer specialised internet addiction counselling sessions that focus on improving self-esteem, enhancing social skills, and promoting healthier offline activities. These sessions aim to address the underlying emotional and psychological needs that may drive excessive internet use and provide individuals with alternative methods of fulfilment.

By seeking internet addiction treatment at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, patients battling digital addiction can find the support they need to break free from the detrimental cycle of excessive online behaviour.

Whatever the diagnosis, we support our patients to access the right treatment to achieve the best possible outcome.

To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

What treatments are there for internet addiction?

Different types of internet addiction treatment are available at our outpatient clinic in London. Our specialists would advise on which therapy is most suitable for you depending on the severity of your addiction and behaviour.

Therapy is usually recommended for any co-occurring illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder that may be present. If other treatment options have failed, medication may be used to manage symptoms of these underlying mental health conditions or to control intrusive ideas about going online.

We also offer a highly specialised treatment programme for adults with mental health conditions that may be beneficial for individuals needing more structured, comprehensive internet addition treatment.

To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

The role of medication in treating internet addiction

One of the treatment options available for internet addiction is medication. While medication alone may not be sufficient to address the underlying causes of internet addiction, it can be a valuable tool in managing symptoms.

Our team of experienced psychiatrists carefully assess each patient to determine if medication is appropriate and develop a tailored treatment plan accordingly.

Cognitive behavioural therapy for internet addiction

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is another essential component of our treatment for internet addiction.

CBT aims to identify and modify negative thoughts and behaviours that contribute to internet addiction. Our skilled therapists work closely with patients, utilising evidence-based techniques to develop healthier coping mechanisms and improve self-control.

We offer CBT sessions on a one-on-one or group basis and range from 45 - 90 minutes, focusing on needs and progress.

Group therapy for internet addiction

Group therapy can be an incredibly beneficial aspect of digital and internet addiction treatment at Schoen Clinic Chelsea.

Connecting with others who have similar struggles can provide a sense of support and validation. In group therapy sessions, patients have the opportunity to share their experiences, learn from others, and gain valuable insights into their own behaviours.

These sessions are facilitated by our experienced therapists and typically last for 60 - 90 minutes. Group therapy fosters a sense of community and encourages open and honest discussions, promoting personal growth and understanding.

Art and creative therapy for internet addiction

Art and creative therapies are complementary approaches that can be highly beneficial in the treatment of internet addiction.

Engaging in creative activities provides individuals with a constructive outlet for self-expression and stress relief.

Our dedicated team of therapists offers various art-based interventions, such as painting, sculpting, and creative writing, tailored to meet individual needs.

These therapies not only promote emotional well-being but also encourage self-reflection and personal growth.

In addition to internet addiction counselling and therapy, we also offer a highly specialised treatment programme for adults with mental health conditions that can support individuals who are also struggling with internet addiction.

Our treatment rooms are designed to create a calm and supportive environment, promoting relaxation and emotional wellbeing. Patients attending therapy sessions can expect a confidential and non-judgmental space where they can openly discuss their challenges and work towards healing.

The duration of treatment varies depending on individual circumstances. Typically, cognitive behavioural therapy and group therapy sessions are conducted over several weeks to several months, with regular assessments to monitor progress. Art and creative therapies may be integrated throughout the treatment period or offered as standalone sessions, depending on patient preference and requirements.

Expected outcomes and risks

While therapy and counselling can be highly effective in helping individuals overcome internet addiction, it is important to understand the risks involved. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we prioritise your wellbeing and are committed to providing the highest level of care.

Therapy for internet addiction may involve emotional challenges, bringing up difficult memories or feelings, and discomfort when facing the root causes of addiction.

The success rate of therapy for internet addiction varies depending on individual circumstances and commitment to treatment. However, at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our evidence-based approach and experienced specialists strive to achieve positive outcomes for our patients.

Private treatment in London for digital and internet addiction

Do you find it challenging to disconnect from the internet? Do you spend excessive amounts of time online, neglecting other important aspects of your life? If so, you may be struggling with internet addiction.

Our specialists at Schoen Clinic Chelsea understand the complexities of this condition and offer various treatments to help individuals regain control over their lives.

To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

For fast access to exceptional private healthcare at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, you can use your health insurance or simply fund your own treatment.

Our specialist internet addiction facilities in Chelsea

Our team recognises the importance of technology in today's world, and our treatment methods are tailored to suit this reality.

We utilise innovative techniques that help you develop healthier habits and establish a balanced relationship with the internet and digital world, and our internet addiction clinic is designed to ease that process in every way possible.

We provide a variety of treatment rooms for patients in need of internet addiction counselling or therapy that are created to give them a calming and therapeutic environment.

We also have an art room specifically for patients who want to participate in our creative arts groups for internet addiction therapy, complete with tools, paints, materials, and equipment for artistic expression.

As a patient at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, you can expect a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where your concerns and fears are alleviated. Our counselling facilities are designed to provide a sanctuary where you can focus on your recovery.

Getting to our Chelsea internet addiction clinic

Schoen Clinic Chelsea is located in West London just off King's Road with excellent transport links. The nearest Tube station is Sloane Square which is served by the Circle and District lines.

Our internet addiction clinic is also near South Kensington Tube Station, which is served by Circle, District and Picadilly lines on the London Underground.

If travelling by car there are several multistorey car parks nearby. If you need assistance in finding us please don't hesitate to contact our team.

Recovering from internet addiction is possible

Schoen Clinic Chelsea is part of an award-winning international hospital group, with an enviable reputation for providing exceptional treatments for adults with mental health conditions.

Nestled in a discreet location in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, our highly specialised outpatient clinic for adults with internet addiction has long provided assistance to people from all across London and the surrounding areas.

Along with our private internet addiction clinic in London, Schoen Clinic also has a highly specialised hospital for children and young people in Birmingham and a specialised eating disorders hospital for adults in York.

We provide help for internet addiction in London and the surrounding areas

Our specialist internet addiction assessment clinic is based in Chelsea, West London, but with excellent transport links and a convenient location, we regularly treat patients from all over London and the surrounding areas. We follow evidence-based practices and NICE guidelines, while offering cutting-edge treatment. When you come to visit us, we will always endeavour to find out whether you feel safe and understand whether there are associated risks which require us to develop a safety plan with you.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea we offer a comprehensive and holistic range of therapies and support should a diagnosis of internet addiction be established.

Get in touch with the team today.

To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

Our London-based internet addiction specialists

Our leading London Consultant Psychiatrists have extensive experience in working with adults with internet and digital addiction. They work with you to identify how addiction affects you so that we can find the most suitable treatment. Whether that's in a group or on a one-to-one internet addiction counselling basis, we have an award-winning team of specialists available to help.

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