Dr Maria Serena Filardi

Schoen Clinic Centre for Mental Health Chelsea

Clinical Psychologist - Mental Health Conditions


Clinics: Thursdays

Dr Maria Serena Filardi is a distinguished Clinical Psychologist and CBT Psychotherapist specialising in eating disorders and other mental health conditions at Schoen Clinic Chelsea.

With a career spanning back to 2009, she has established herself in both clinical and research domains.

Her extensive experience encompasses working with a broad spectrum of individuals, including children, adolescents (alongside their families), and adults grappling with mild to severe mental health challenges. Dr Filardi's expertise extends to addressing conditions such as mood disorders including depression, anxiety, behavioural issues, emotional difficulties in childhood, psychosomatic difficulties, eating disorders, addictions and personality disorders.

Adopting a versatile approach, Dr Filardi offers short-term, symptom-focused therapies as well as long-term interventions, tailoring treatment goals collaboratively with each patient. The main approaches she uses are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mentalisation-based therapy (MBT) and Brief and Strategic Therapy.

Fluent in Italian, Spanish and English, she provides psychological support and therapy across these languages, ensuring effective communication and rapport with her clients.

Dr Filardi's professional passion revolves around working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families. Moreover, she possesses specialised interests and proficiency in providing support for individuals dealing with eating disorders and psychosomatic conditions, showcasing a comprehensive approach to mental health and its interconnections with physical wellbeing.

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL35910

Dr Serena welcomes self-funding patients to her 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



  • Adolescent psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapry (CBT)
  • Mentalisation-based therapy (MBT)
  • Brief and strategic therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Parent training