Receive help for OCD from our specialist London OCD therapists

It's common for us to wash our hands, maintain a nice clean home, and shut the door behind us when we leave a room. However, if you find that you have an intense need to carry out these and other similar tasks repeatedly, you may be suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our OCD therapists focus on assisting our patients in finding the peace of mind they need in the shortest amount of time by providing effective, evidence-based treatment and therapy for OCD.

Our OCD therapists in London have been successfully treating patients with OCD for many years, and have the expertise and understanding to support you in your recovery from OCD.

OCD therapy in London

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a chronic mental health condition which affects millions of people worldwide. This disorder is characterised by intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviours (compulsions) that can significantly impact an individual's daily life.

For those seeking professional support in diagnosing and managing OCD, Schoen Clinic Chelsea in London is a highly specialised private outpatient clinic, offering tailored treatment plans with extensively experienced OCD therapists.

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

How is OCD diagnosed?

The diagnosis of OCD requires careful evaluation and assessment by an experienced OCD specialist. Our team of specialists follow a comprehensive approach to ensure accurate diagnosis and the development of an appropriate treatment plan.

  • The first step in diagnosing OCD an initial evaluation where one of our OCD specialists gathers information about the individual's symptoms, medical history and family history of mental disorders.
  • Our OCD therapists explore and establish the nature and severity of the individual's symptoms by asking questions concerning specific obsessions, compulsions, triggers, avoidance behaviours and the associated distress.
  • To meet the criteria for an OCD diagnosis, the individual must fulfil certain criteria. These include the presence of obsessions, compulsions, or both, which cause significant distress or impairment in functioning, consume a considerable amount of time and are not directly attributable to another mental disorder.

How is OCD treated?

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we offer a highly specialised approach to the treatment of OCD, employing a combination of therapies to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Our specialists offer invaluable counselling for OCD, recognising the individuality of each patient's experience. Our experienced OCD therapists provide a safe and non-judgmental environment, fostering a strong therapeutic alliance to support patients throughout their OCD treatment journey.

OCD therapy at Schoen Clinic Chelsea is highly personalised, relying on evidence-based interventions to help patients develop the skills necessary to overcome their obsessions and compulsions.

Our treatment approach emphasises long-term relapse prevention strategies, empowering individuals to maintain positive changes beyond the therapy setting.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for OCD

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is widely recognised as one of the most effective therapeutic approaches for treating OCD. Schoen Clinic Chelsea employs highly trained psychologists who specialise in OCD counselling, offering patients access to evidence-based CBT tailored to their unique needs.

Our primary goal of CBT is to challenge and modify the obsessive thoughts and accompanying compulsive behaviours that drive the OCD cycle.

Our clinicians at Schoen Clinic Chelsea utilise various therapeutic techniques within CBT to tackle OCD symptoms. These may include cognitive restructuring, where patients learn to identify and reframe irrational thoughts associated with their obsessions.

Additionally, our OCD therapists in London focus on behavioural techniques, empowering patients to incrementally confront their fears and reduce avoidance behaviours.

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD

One of the cornerstones of OCD therapy is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Our OCD therapists at Schoen Clinic Chelsea employ ERP as a powerful tool to challenge and modify maladaptive thought patterns and behaviours that perpetuate the disorder.

ERP involves exposing patients to fear-inducing situations or stimuli that trigger their obsessions. Under the guidance of experienced OCD therapists, patients practice resisting the accompanying urges to engage in compulsions. By systematically and gradually confronting these fears, patients can learn to tolerate anxiety and recognise that their anxiety diminishes naturally over time without giving in to compulsions.

Our OCD therapists at Schoen Clinic Chelsea provide structured support during ERP sessions to assist patients in managing their anxiety and resisting the urge to perform compulsions. This exposure-based therapy approach, combined with CBT techniques, allows individuals to regain control over their lives and improve their overall wellbeing.

Medication for OCD

While medication is not the sole treatment for OCD, it can be effective for individuals with severe symptoms or those who have not responded adequately to CBT alone. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we adopt a personalised and holistic treatment approach, considering each patient's unique circumstances to determine if medication is a suitable complement to their OCD therapy.

Our private clinic's experienced psychiatrists prescribe medication, typically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which focus on boosting serotonin levels in the brain. These medications have been shown to be effective in reducing obsessions, compulsions, and overall anxiety levels associated with OCD.

Medication is carefully monitored and adjusted based on each individual's response, ensuring optimal dosage and minimal side effects.

Our approach to providing specialist treatment of OCD at our London clinic

Schoen Clinic Chelsea is renowned for its highly specialised focus on mental health conditions. In particular, our clinic prides itself on providing exceptional treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Our multidisciplinary team, state-of-the-art facilities, and comprehensive approach ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care and the best possible outcomes from their individual treatment.

Our private outpatient clinic for OCD in London boasts a modern and comfortable environment designed to promote healing and positive wellbeing. Our facilities include private therapy rooms, quiet spaces for reflection, and lounge areas to encourage relaxation. At the heart of our clinic is a team of experts who specialise in treating OCD. Our multidisciplinary team - OCD therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and assistant psychologists have significant experience in dealing with this complex disorder and they collaborate throughout, utilising evidence-based approaches and offering counselling for OCD, to ensure a specialised treatment experience.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we recognise the importance of involving family members in the treatment process, as they often play a significant role in a patient's support network. By involving family members, we aim to create a supportive, compassionate, and informed environment conducive to lasting OCD recovery.

The length of OCD treatment at Schoen Clinic Chelsea varies depending on the severity of symptoms and individual progress. Treatment duration is typically discussed during the initial assessment and is adjusted as needed throughout therapy. It is essential to understand that OCD is a chronic condition, and ongoing management is often required even after initial treatment goals are achieved.

While recovery rates vary for each individual, studies have shown that early intervention and appropriate treatment greatly improve the chances of symptom reduction and recovery. We strive to empower our patients by equipping them with practical coping skills and addressing maladaptive thought patterns that perpetuate OCD.

Our evidence-based therapies and counselling for OCD, combined with a supportive therapeutic environment and ongoing follow-up care, offer patients the best chance for recovery. Ultimately, our goal is to help patients regain control over their lives and achieve long-lasting recovery from OCD.

What to expect from OCD treatment

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, OCD therapy typically begins with a thorough assessment to determine the severity of the symptoms and any co-occurring conditions. This evaluation helps inform treatment decisions regarding which approach will be most effective.

Different treatment options are employed based on specific symptoms. For instance, exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy is commonly used when individuals exhibit avoidance behaviours or perform repetitive actions in response to distressing obsessions.

OCD counselling also plays a pivotal role in addressing the specific challenges faced by patients, and counselling for OCD forms a significant part of most treatment plans.

Our Chelsea clinic offers world-leading facilities for OCD therapy

Located in London, Schoen Clinic Chelsea is a highly specialised private outpatient clinic that ensures the highest quality of care for individuals seeking experienced OCD therapists in London.

Our treatment rooms are thoughtfully created to ensure a tranquil and comfortable environment for our patients. Each room is furnished using soothing colours and soft lighting to promote relaxation and a sense of peace.

What sets Schoen Clinic Chelsea apart is our dedication to providing highly specialised mental health treatment. Our OCD specialists have created spaces that cater to the specific needs of patients, ensuring that their journey towards recovery is supported every step of the way.

Our multidisciplinary team strives to create a nurturing and non-judgmental space, where individuals can feel heard, understood, and supported.

Getting 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 OCD therapy 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.

Schoen Clinic helps you undertake caring and convenient OCD counselling in London

Our specialist OCD counselling and therapy clinic is based in Chelsea, West London, but with excellent connections and a convenient location, we regularly treat individuals from all over London and the surrounding areas.

We follow evidence-based practices and NICE guidelines, while offering the latest innovative treatments. When you come to visit us, we will always endeavour to ensure 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 OCD therapies and support.

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.

We provide OCD counselling & therapy in London and beyond

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

Along with our private OCD therapy 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.

Our specialist London-based OCD therapists

Our leading London OCD specialists have extensive experience in helping individuals to recover from obsessive-compulsive disorder. They work with you to identify how OCD affects you so that we can find the most suitable treatment to aid your recovery. Whether that's in a group or on a one-to-one OCD counselling basis, we have an award-winning team of OCD specialists available to help.

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

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Dr Daniel Masud

Consultant General Psychiatrist & Addictions Psychiatrist

Mental Health | ADHD Specialist
(Adults 18+)

Why choose Schoen Clinic Chelsea's OCD specialists for your treatment?

Schoen Clinic Chelsea is committed to delivering highly specialised treatment for OCD, focusing on a comprehensive approach that encompasses state-of-the-art facilities, an experienced multidisciplinary team, private OCD counselling and family involvement.

By tailoring treatment plans to each patient, providing evidence-based interventions, and maintaining a supportive environment, we aim to achieve recovery and lasting results. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we believe that with the right expertise, understanding, and support, individuals living with OCD can lead fulfilling lives.

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.