Specialist private generalised anxiety counselling

If you frequently have feelings of nervousness, worry, apprehension or stress surrounding everyday tasks and events you may be experiencing a generalised form of anxiety, known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

The disorder is thought to affect 5% of the population. And we're here to help.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our specialists have extensive experience treating anxiety and offer patients specialist one-to-one anxiety counselling. Our private outpatient clinic in London also offers access to highly specialised anxiety therapy with a range of specialists, often in as little as 24 hours.

If you're looking for anxiety in London you've come to the right place.

Anxiety counselling in London

In addition to individual counselling for generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), we offer patients who require a higher level of care and support specialised treatment programmes for mental health.

Our outpatient clinic for GAD in Chelsea is widely regarded as one of the best private mental health clinics for young people and adults in London, due to our multidisciplinary team approach and specialist anxiety therapies driven by clinical outcome excellence.

Our world-class experts are ready to help you get back on the road to recovery.

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

When to get a medical diagnosis for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

GAD can have a profound impact on an individual's quality of life, making it difficult to perform even routine tasks, leading to insomnia, irritability, and physical symptoms such as muscle tension, headaches, and even gastrointestinal problems.

The first step in seeking a diagnosis of GAD is to recognise the symptoms. While everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, people with GAD experience it on most days for at least six months. Symptoms may include difficulty concentrating, restlessness, irritability, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and a feeling of being on edge.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our anxiety specialists approach GAD diagnosis based on a combination of medical history, physical examination, and psychological evaluation. Our team of experts includes psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists who work collaboratively to assess the symptoms and develop an individualised treatment plan, which will often involve anxiety counselling.

Our approach to diagnosis considers the individual's physical, psychological, and social functioning. We also take into account any family history of anxiety disorders, substance abuse, or other mental health conditions. We use specialised diagnostic tools, such as questionnaires and interviews, to gather as much information as possible to guide the diagnostic process.

It is important to seek a medical diagnosis for GAD when symptoms interfere with daily life, relationships, work, and other activities. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we encourage individuals to seek help when they experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Excessive anxiety and worry for at least six months
  • Difficulty controlling the worry
  • Feeling restless
  • Easily fatigued
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Gastrointestinal problems.

Many people may not seek help for their anxiety, believing that it's normal or that they can cope with it on their own. However, untreated anxiety can lead to serious consequences, such as depression, substance abuse, or even suicidal thoughts and actions.

We provide specialised generalised anxiety disorder treatment at our private mental health clinic in London

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we treat generalised anxiety disorders (GAD) with a combination of counselling for anxiety and specialised therapies. Psychoeducation can support you to recognise the basis of your personal challenges and how your feelings can escalate and impact you physically. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘cycle of fear or anxiety.’

Our anxiety therapists help teach you relaxation techniques, and mindfulness helps you regulate symptoms of GAD and teach your body to change from a state of unease and tension to one of peacefulness and improved wellbeing. Psychological interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) support you to reduce negative thoughts and assist in gaining a more proportionate perspective on the things that you worry about.

We offer a specialised treatment programme for adults with common anxiety & mood disorders.

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

Specialist therapies for anxiety at Schoen Clinic Chelsea

Anxiety is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and Londoners are no exception. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality, evidence-based care, and we are committed to providing a range of therapies to help our patients manage their anxiety and thrive.

Our team of anxiety specialists in London draws on a variety of techniques and approaches, tailored to each patient's unique needs and preferences. From psychoeducation to art therapy or CBT to mindfulness, we have something for everyone.

Some of our therapies for treating anxiety in London

Whether you're struggling with panic attacks, social anxiety, or any other form of anxiety, we are here to help. Here is a closer look at some of the therapies we offer for treating anxiety in London:

CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a highly effective form of talk therapy that helps you challenge and change maladaptive thought patterns and behaviours. We offer CBT with our experienced anxiety therapists who work closely with you to develop a tailored treatment plan.

Psychoeducation: Knowledge is power, and we believe that educating our patients about anxiety and its causes can be a powerful tool in their recovery. We offer one-to-one counselling, workshops and groups focused on helping you understand the physiological, psychological, and environmental factors that contribute to anxiety, as well as coping mechanisms that can help manage symptoms.

ACT: Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is another type of therapy we use to treat GAD at Schoen Clinic Chelsea. This therapy focuses on acceptance and mindfulness practices that help you develop a more accepting and compassionate attitude towards yourself and your experiences. ACT is particularly effective in promoting personal growth and resilience.

Peer support: At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we know that peers can be powerful sources of support and inspiration. We offer group sessions with anxiety therapists in a safe and supportive space for sharing experiences and strategies.

Applied relaxation: Anxiety often manifests as physical symptoms such as muscle tension or rapid heartbeat. Applied relaxation is a technique we can teach you to systematically relax your muscles, helping to reduce anxiety and increase feelings of calm.

DBT: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a type of talk therapy that combines CBT with mindfulness techniques and skills-based training. It is particularly effective for patients who struggle with intense emotions and self-destructive behaviours.

Art therapy: Many people find that expressing themselves through art or creativity can be therapeutic. Our art therapy provides patients with a safe and creative outlet for exploring their emotions and experiences.

Mindfulness: Mindfulness is a technique that involves paying attention to the present moment without judgment. It can be an effective tool for managing anxiety and reducing stress. Our mindfulness group teaches patients how to practice mindfulness in their daily lives.

Schema therapy: Schema therapy is a type of talk therapy that helps patients identify and address deeply ingrained thought and behaviour patterns. It's particularly effective for patients who have struggled with anxiety for a long time and may have underlying traumas or other issues driving their symptoms.

Family therapy: Anxiety can affect not only the individual but also their loved ones. Our family therapy program involves the patient's family members in their treatment, helping to promote understanding, communication, and healing.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we believe that successful recovery from anxiety is possible with the right care and support. Our expert team of therapists, psychologists, and other specialists work together to provide a comprehensive range of therapies, tailored to each patient's unique needs and goals.

At our private outpatient clinic in Chelsea, West London, we offer one-to-one counselling for anxiety with our specialists to help individuals return to a better quality of life. We're also pleased to offer a variety of anxiety therapies with our anxiety therapists, often available in as little as 24 hours.

Is a full recovery from General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) generally possible?

Naturally, those who suffer from GAD want to know if a full recovery is possible. The short answer is yes, it is possible to recover from GAD fully. However, the process of recovery can be challenging and requires effort on the part of the individual, as well as the support from our team of anxiety specialists in London.

In addition to the various types of therapy for anxiety we offer at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, medication can also be a helpful tool for managing GAD symptoms. Antidepressant medications may often be prescribed to treat GAD. These medications are effective in reducing anxiety and can be used in conjunction with therapy to promote long-term recovery.

While recovery from GAD is possible, it's essential to remember that everyone's recovery journey is unique. It's crucial to work collaboratively with our team of anxiety therapists who can provide a personalised treatment plan that addresses your individual needs.

It's also important to remember that recovery is not a linear process and that setbacks might occur along the way. But with the right support and tools, individuals can achieve a full recovery and live a fulfilling life free from excessive anxiety and worry.

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

Our Chelsea clinic offers world-leading anxiety counselling facilities

For those suffering from a broad anxiety condition, Schoen Clinic Chelsea offers cutting-edge amenities and specialised care.

Our facilities are set up to make anxiety therapy as easy and convenient as possible because we recognise that it is a highly personal process. For individuals who require anxiety counselling or therapy, we provide a selection of treatment rooms designed to offer a quiet and therapeutic setting.

Our day rooms are designed to provide patients with a tranquil and secure environment where they can participate in therapeutic activities. Additionally, we have an art room with supplies for artistic expression, tools, paints, and materials just for patients who want to take part in our creative arts groups for anxiety therapy.

Schoen Clinic helps you undertake convenient and fulfilling anxiety therapy in London

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 anxiety has long provided assistance to people from all across London and the surrounding areas.

Along with our private anxiety 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.

How to get to our Chelsea 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 anxiety treatment 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.

Why choose Schoen Clinic Chelsea for your private anxiety treatment?

Schoen Clinic Chelsea is one of the leading mental health clinics in London. Part of an international hospital group treating 300,000 patients each year, we've been helping people to recover from mental health problems like anxiety for over 37 years.

Our leading London anxiety therapists work with you to identify how anxiety affects you so that we can find the best generalised anxiety disorder treatment options for you. Whether that's in a group or on a one-to-one anxiety counselling basis, we have award-winning specialists on hand to help.

We provide specialist GAD therapy in London and the surrounding areas

Our specialist anxiety clinic is based in Chelsea, West London, but with excellent transport links and a convenient location, we regularly treat patients with anxiety 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 interventions and support. This means that we can provide the necessary support and mechanisms for your recovery.

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 leading London private anxiety specialists

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Dr Daniel Masud

Consultant General Psychiatrist & Addictions Psychiatrist

Mental Health | ADHD Specialist
(Adults 18+)

Dr Rashmi Verma

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Mental Health | ADHD Specialist
(Children 6-18 years)

Full recovery from anxiety is possible with therapy

Our caring team of anxiety specialists in London are on hand to help adults access the treatment they need.

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