Highly specialised treatments for mental health conditions
Welcome to Schoen Clinic, where we specialise in providing highly specialised mental health treatments. Our team of compassionate and experienced professionals is dedicated to helping individuals overcome a range of mental illnesses and issues, providing expert care and support every step of the way.
At our private outpatient clinic in London, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments, tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. Our treatments cover a wide range of mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, stress and many others.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with mental health issues, our clinic can help. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can support you on your journey towards improved mental health.
Your mental health is our priority
We understand that mental health issues can be incredibly challenging, affecting not only the individual but their loved ones and everyday life. Therefore, we provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment where individuals can explore their feelings and work towards positive mental health outcomes.
Our team is made up of highly qualified and experienced mental health professionals, including Psychiatrists, Psychologists, therapists, and other specialists. They bring their expertise, experience and knowledge to create an individualised treatment plan that caters to each patient's unique needs.
We believe in taking a holistic approach to mental health treatment, focusing not only on the symptoms but also on the underlying causes, including lifestyle factors, environmental factors, and genetic predisposition. We offer a range of evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, medication and more.
At Schoen Clinic, we're committed to delivering the highest level of care, and our patients' well-being is our top priority. We work closely with our patients, families, and other healthcare professionals to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Start your treatment journey today. For fast access to specialised private mental health treatment in London at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, you can use your health insurance or simply fund your own treatment. Call our caring team direct on +44 20 4571 6312 or email us today.
Learn more about our conditions and treatments
How do we treat mental health conditions at Schoen Clinic?
When it comes to treatments for anxiety, we believe that anxiety therapy should be tailored and unique to each individual. As everyone experiences different challenges when it comes to mental health, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach.
When we consider the treatment options for anxiety, we might find that there are numerous underlying causes. For example, mood disorders have been linked to a variety of genetic, biochemical, environmental and other external factors. Treatment for each individual is determined by the type of mood disorder that has been identified as well as the presenting symptoms.
- How do I know if I have a mood or anxiety disorder?
It's natural for your mood to shift from time to time as circumstances change. Normally, a shift in mood is short-lived and is no cause for concern.
Symptoms of a mood disorder, on the other hand, must be present for several weeks or more to be diagnosed. Mood disorders can alter your behaviour and impair your capacity to cope with everyday tasks. As such, they can often have a negative impact on your work, school and/or social life.
Since each person is different, there could be a variety of reasons that contribute to their anxiety or mood problem. Understanding the cause is key to providing the best possible treatment for anxiety and mood disorders. Our approach to treating a mood disorder depends on you as an individual and your unique needs.
- Is anxiety the same as a mood disorder?
Although anxiety and mood disorders are similar, there are a few differences. Anxiety does affect your mood but it is not directly related to mood like mood disorders are.
Anxiety can cause symptoms that are similar to those of mood disorders – but that doesn’t make them the same thing. Anxiety symptoms can range from feelings of helplessness and fear to other symptoms such as low mood.
- What is a mood disorder?
Mood disorders are conditions like depression, bipolar affective disorder, seasonal affective disorder and cyclothymia. What makes a mood disorder different to anxiety is that mood disorders are psychological conditions that disrupt or amplify your mood changes. That’s why many people with mood disorders lose interest in daily life or go on to develop anxiousness.
Although anxiety and mood disorders are different, that doesn’t mean that they’re not interlinked. It’s very possible that you could be suffering from a mood disorder and anxiety.
What are the most common conditions we treat?
Here at Schoen Clinic, our world-leading team of specialists are ready and waiting to help you to feel like you again. As a multidisciplinary team, we’re able to treat a wide range of conditions, just some of which include:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - ADHD is a condition characterised by restlessness, difficulty concentrating and impulsive behaviours. It is normally diagnosed in childhood but affects many adults, too.
- Bipolar affective disorder - Bipolar disorder
is a mental health problem that alters your moods, causing them to swing from one extreme to the other. Unlike normal mood swings, people affected by bipolar disorder often experience fluctuating moods that last for weeks or even months.
- Body dysmorphia - Body dysmorphia, also known as body dysmorphic disorder, is a mental health condition in which you worry about your appearance. It’s estimated that 0.5% of the population suffers with body dysmorphia and it can affect people of any gender.
- Burnout - Burnout is a type of exhaustion brought on by a persistent feeling of being overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to keep up with life's incessant demands.
- Depression - Depression is a common yet significant medical condition that has a negative impact on how you feel, think, and behave.
- Digital and internet addiction - Digital and internet addiction disorder is a brain disorder marked by excessive internet use. This digital obsession has a negative impact on the sufferer's life.
- Generalised anxiety disorder - GAD is defined as having frequent or unmanageable anxieties about a wide range of topics in your daily life. Many people, without generalised anxiety disorder treatment, will feel anxious most days and have trouble feeling completely relaxed.
- Health anxiety - Also known as illness anxiety disorder or hypochondriasis, health anxiety is characterised by an excessive fear of being or becoming dangerously ill. Without seeking health anxiety treatment, many people with the condition will worry so much about becoming ill that it negativity impacts their life.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) - OCD is a mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. OCD can affect people of any gender and can also be brought on by hormonal changes after giving birth.
- Panic disorder - People with panic disorder live in constant fear of having a panic attack. Panic attacks are intense feelings of dread that occur for no apparent reason.
- Phobias - A phobia is a form of anxiety in which a person has an intense, irrational fear of a situation, living thing, place, or object. Phobias are much more than fear and can often cause individuals to restrict their life to avoid their triggers.
- Social anxiety disorder - Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is a form of anxiety disorder characterised by intense fear in or of social situations. With the right social anxiety treatment, normally sufferers can make a quick recovery.
- Stress - Stress is a natural reaction to the inability to cope with specific demands and situations. Although some stress is inevitable, and even helpful, constant feelings of stress can lead to burnout.
- Trauma - Trauma is the emotional reaction to a traumatic incident such as a car accident, or natural disaster.
To find out more about the range of treatments that we offer, contact our caring team today.
Mood disorders don’t just come out of nowhere. Researchers believe that there are several factors which determine how likely you are to develop mood disorders and to what severity. To devise a treatment plan for anxiety and depression, it’s helpful to consider the underlying causes. Just some of these include:
- Family history – Your genetics play a part in how likely you’re to develop a mood disorder. People who have family members with mood disorders are at increased risk of developing a mood disorder themselves. It’s believed that they are at least partially inherited.
- Trauma – Traumatic events or childhood abuse can often be attributed to the development of a mood disorder. This is especially true for conditions such as depression.
- Stress or major life changes(in the case of depression) – Similar to trauma, going through stressful life events can cause mood disorders. For example, losing a loved one, chronic stress or being diagnosed with a major illness can all cause mood disorders.
- Physical illness or use of certain medications – If you’re suffering from a chronic illness such as Parkinson’s Disease or diabetes, evidence suggests that you may be more likely to experience mood disorders. This can be due to the diagnosis itself or your medication.
- Brain function (in the case of bipolar disorder) – Your brain controls your feelings and emotions. If you’ve got an enlarged amygdala, you may be at increased risk of developing a mood disorder.
Mental health disorders affect people in different ways. However, some of the most common symptoms of mood disorders include:
- Feeling sad most of the time or daily
- Feeling worthless or an overwhelming sense of hopelessness
- Lack of energy
- Changes in appetite
- Gaining or losing weight
- Lack of interest in activities that previously brought enjoyment
- Changes to sleep patterns - too much, too little or insomnia.
- Difficulty concentrating or keeping focus
- Frequent thoughts about death or suicide
- Racing thoughts or feeling on edge for no obvious reason
- Risk-taking behavior
When to seek treatment for anxiety and depression?
Most people feel sad, lonely or unhappy occasionally. These feelings are part of daily life and are incredibly normal.
However, if these feelings persist for more than a few weeks and you think that you might be depressed, it’s important to see a specialist as soon as possible. That way, you can begin therapy for depression and anxiety quickly, so that you can feel better again.
What treatments do you offer at Schoen Clinic?
Our team of mental health specialists have years of experience treating those with anxiety and mood disorders at our specialised outpatient mental health clinic in London. We understand that everyone experiences anxiety and mood disorders differently, which is why we have a range of treatments and therapies for anxiety and mood disorders.
Just some of the treatments that we offer include:
- Anxiety disorder treatment – At our leading private anxiety therapy clinic in London, we specialise in the treatment of anxiety. Many anxiety disorders such as GAD can be treated with a combination of medical treatments and anxiety therapy, such as cognitive behavioural therapy.
- Anxiety therapy – Also known as psychological counselling or talking therapy, anxiety therapy involves speaking with a specially trained therapist to work through your anxiety. It’s widely accepted that cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety is the most successful therapy, but it’s not the only one. As mental health specialists, we offer a wide range of cutting-edge treatments and therapies for anxiety to help to get you better again.
- Severe or acute anxiety treatment – If you’ve got severe or acute anxiety, sometimes you require a slightly different approach. If you’re suffering with severe anxiety, we offer an intensive treatment programme that’s designed to help you progress as quickly as possible.
- Anxiety attack treatment – If you’re suffering from a panic disorder and have frequent anxiety attacks, we can help. Through a combination of medication and specialised therapy, our consultants will get to the root of the issue so that you can get back to living life to the full.
- Social anxiety therapy – It’s normal to feel overwhelmed if you’re meeting somebody for the first time. However, if you’ve an overwhelming fear of social situations, you may be suffering with social anxiety. At our world-leading anxiety treatment centre in Chelsea, we offer a complete therapy programme to tackle all severities of social anxiety. Combining individual therapy with group sessions and skills development sessions, we have a high success rate in treating the disorder.
- Therapy for depression and anxiety – If you’re suffering with depression, anxiety or a combination of the two, we’re able to offer a specialised programme to get you back to doing the things that you enjoy. Combining CBT, schema and psychotherapy, we’ll work with you to help you to make positive changes to your life.
How our award-winning private mental health specialists can help
If you think that you might be experiencing an anxiety or mood disorder, or you're worried about a friend or loved one, it's important that you raise your concerns early. It's unlikely that a mood disorder will go away on its own and it may even worsen with time.
Talk to a friend, loved one, or someone else whom you trust if you're hesitant to seek help.
Our experts at Schoen Clinic have over 35 years of experience in treating mental health conditions. We've developed an innovative stepped-care model giving you the right level of support throughout your journey to recovery.
Whether you think that you might need severe or acute anxiety treatment or you’re considering seeking alternative therapies for your anxiety, we can help. To find out more about our specialised mood disorder and anxiety therapy in London, speak with our team today.
Robin shares his story following therapy for depression. By sharing his story, Robin hopes to inspire others, no matter what age, to take the first step towards recovery.
Anxiety and mood disorder FAQs
If you’re considering therapy for anxiety in London or any type of mood disorder treatment, it’s only natural to have questions. We’ve compiled some responses to our most frequently asked questions below.
It’s widely recognised that CBT is the most effective generalised anxiety disorder treatment. The same goes for many mood disorders. However, at Schoen Clinic, we understand that everybody is different.
What works for one person may not be as successful with another. That’s why we offer a range of proven therapies for you to choose from as part of your treatment.
It can be, yes. Although normally medication is used in combination with therapy for the best results, anxiety can be cured with therapy alone. As CBT changes the way you think and manage anxiety and mood disorders, therapy is a long-term solution for our patients.
Normally, our patients require between six and 15 therapy sessions to feel better again. However, as everybody is different, there’s no cap on how many sessions you can have.
During your treatment for anxiety or mood disorders, our specialists will speak with you to understand how you’re progressing with your treatment. If we deem that you need more or fewer sessions, treatment will be adjusted accordingly.
To access many of our services, you will need to get a GP referral. This is so that we can get a full picture of your medical history to provide you with the best possible treatment for your anxiety or mood disorder.
Yes, we can. As we have a multidisciplinary team of specialists, we can help with everything from medication to therapy. This team approach is why we’re renowned for world-leading care.
Yes, you can. One of the benefits of seeking private treatment for anxiety and mood disorders is that you’re able to choose which specialist you see. Once you’ve chosen your therapist, you can be sure that you’ll see that person throughout your treatment, to ensure optimum results.
When you choose to have treatment for anxiety and depression with us, as well as access to an award-winning multidisciplinary team, there are a range of other benefits, some of which include:
- Minimal waiting times – That means that you can start your journey to recovery as soon as possible.
- More choice – We offer a range of different therapies, so that you can choose which one is right for you. Some of our therapies for anxiety and mood disorders aren’t readily available elsewhere.
To find out whether you’re a good candidate for intensive anxiety treatment, you’ll undergo an initial assessment with our clinical team. During the assessment, you’ll be able to talk to our experts about the struggles you’re facing.
On the back of this, we’ll recommend what we believe to be the best treatment for your anxiety.
We're here for you. Contact us today
If you’re considering mood disorder or anxiety treatment, our award-winning experts are there to support you every step of the way. To learn more about the treatment we offer at Schoen Clinic Chelsea and take the first step towards recovery, speak to our team.