Dr James Woolley

Schoen Clinic Centre for Mental Health Chelsea

Consultant Psychiatrist - Mental Health Conditions


Dr James Woolley is a leading private Consultant Psychiatrist in London specialising in mental health conditions in adults at Schoen Clinic Chelsea.

We are delighted to announce he has just been awarded Consultant Psychiatrist of the Year 2023 (London). 

Dr Woolley trained at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, subsequently specialising in psychiatry at the prestigious Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry. He undertook a further degree in psychology at University College London and achieved Membership of the Royal College of Physicians at The Royal Free Hospital London.

He also gained additional experience in psychiatry in Sydney, Australia and was elected to both the prestigious Fellowships of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) in 2021 and the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 2023.

Undertaking a variety of specialist posts and working with leaders in the field, has provided Dr Woolley with a wide range of expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions; from anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder, using both evidence-based medication and psychological therapy. Dr Woolley has particular expertise where mental health conditions overlap with physical illnesses.

Dr Woolley has also been actively involved in research at The Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, leading to numerous publications in high-impact peer-reviewed scientific journals. He was appointed as a Consultant Psychiatrist over 10 years ago and has worked for much of this time in high-profile private clinics, having been a senior member of the medical team at the Priory.

Read patient feedback and outcomes and further details about Dr Woolley’s experience and qualifications.

NHS Base
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Consultant at Central and North West London NHS Trust

Consultant website: www.drwoolley.info

Dr Woolley welcomes self-funding and insured patients to his Schoen Clinic Chelsea practice. Book an appointment today by calling +44 20 4571 6312 or complete our pre-screening questionnaire online anytime to suit you.


Areas of expertise

Awards and accolades:

  • Consultant Psychiatrist of the Year 2023 (UK Enterprise Awards)
  • Most Trusted Consultant Psychiatrist 2019 - South East England (Global Healthcare Awards)