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Private CAMHS: specialised mental health treatment, therapy and support for children and teens

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we support children and adolescents with private mental health treatment in London

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To find out more about private CAMHS support in London reach out to our team:

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Why choose Schoen Clinic Chelsea for private Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)?

As a parent, navigating the uncertainty and concern that arises when your child exhibits symptoms of a mental health condition can be overwhelming. At Schoen Clinic, we recognise the challenges you face.


Our holistic approach is designed to empower and guide parents in understanding and addressing their child's unique needs early on, mitigating potential long-term impacts on their adult life.


If your child is grappling with mental health issues affecting their personal, academic, or social spheres, our dedicated team of specialists in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and private child psychiatrists in London are here to provide support.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we understand the complexities of youth mental health. We recognise that every child is unique, so we customise each treatment plan to suit their individual needs. Our practitioners offer personalised support and equip both you and your child with the necessary tools to manage symptoms effectively.


Our services encompass private CAMHS assessments, tailored treatments, and ongoing support, with the flexibility to accommodate appointments in as little as 24 hours. 


At Schoen Clinic, we are committed to helping your child thrive and supporting your family every step of the way.

What is CAMHS?

CAMHS, which stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, provide essential support and treatment to young individuals facing various mental health challenges.


Another term commonly used for services assisting young people is CYPMHS, representing Children and Young People's Mental Health Services.


These services are designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of the whole family as everyone can be affected by mental health difficulties.


The healthcare professionals who can be involved include psychiatrists (medical doctors specifically trained to work with under-18s where mental health difficulties are the priority), psychologists, family therapists and other specialists.


Our CAMHS professionals focus on the unique mental health needs of children and adolescents through a comprehensive approach that considers the developmental, social, and psychological aspects of this age group. Here are some ways CAMHS addresses the specific needs of young individuals:


  • Specialised assessment: We conduct specialised assessments to understand the child or adolescent's mental health concerns – and those of the family which not always be the same. This may involve psychological testing, behavioural assessments, and interviews to gather information about their emotions, behaviour, and social interactions.

  • Therapeutic Interventions: We offer a range of therapeutic interventions designed for children and adolescents, including play therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), family therapy, and expressive arts therapy. These approaches are adapted to the developmental level and communication style of the young person.

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  • School Collaboration: With agreement of the family, we can collaborate with schools to address mental health issues that may impact a child's academic performance and social interactions. This collaboration may involve communication with teachers, school counsellors, and other educational professionals.

  • Medication Management: In cases where medication is deemed appropriate, our specially trained psychiatrists, can provide medication management. We will work with the family to  carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of medication, especially in the context of a developing brain, offer regular reviews and support, and also consider when it would be appropriate to stop medication to manage the whole process is a safe and evidence-based approach.


At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we're committed to supporting children, adolescents and young people experiencing a variety of mental health difficulties. If you believe your family may benefit from our services, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help you every step of the way.

How we address the unique mental health needs of children and teens

No person, or their family, is the same so navigating the stages of childhood, adolescence and early adulthood is different for each family. Each phase presents its own complexities often with emotional and physical changes.


We know that young people have to navigate a diverse range of challenges, from academic pressures and peer dynamics to family dynamics, bullying, the influence of social media, peer pressure, questions about sexuality, and the transformations of puberty. To say that adolescence is difficult is understating it.

It's not uncommon for young people to grapple with emotional struggles or engage in unhealthy behaviours. Whilst the majority of families find their way through this, sometimes they need additional help and support.  


In some cases, these challenges develop into persistent mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, stress, and eating disorders which can cause sustained negative effects on the young person, preventing them from reaching their full potential and limiting their experiences.


The impact of mental health difficulties can be mental and physical, affecting sleep, appetite, concentration and enjoyment.


Our private child and adolescent mental health specialists at Schoen Clinic Chelsea have extensive experience in addressing the unique needs of children and young people. We're dedicated to guiding them toward healthier, happier lives.


As mental health professionals we can help whether it's providing support for anxiety, depression, stress, or eating disorders, our specialised services offer a path to healing, recovery and overall better wellbeing.


We would typically offer a combination of therapeutic interventions, counselling, medication management (if necessary), and support for young people and their families. These can be delivered in-person, remotely or a combination of both depending on what is necessary.


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

Our approach to supporting children and teens with mental health conditions at our leading London clinic

Our CAMHS professionals are trained to understand and work with the unique developmental stages of children and adolescents.


They consider how mental health issues may manifest differently at various ages and tailor interventions accordingly with developmentally informed approaches. We offer family-centred care which will involve the whole family, both biological and situational, in the assessment and treatment process.


By recognising the influence of family dynamics on a child's mental health, we can collaborate with parents and caregivers to create a supportive environment and develop effective strategies for managing challenges that work and are practical.


Where necessary we can use trauma-informed approaches, recognising the impact of adverse experiences on mental health. We always strive to create a safe and supportive environment, taking into account any history of trauma or abuse.


As a parent, witnessing your child or teenager struggle with the challenges of a mental health condition can be overwhelming. The confusion, uncertainty, and concern are entirely understandable. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we empathise with your journey, and our holistic approach is designed to support you as you support your child.


Our team of dedicated professionals specialises in child and adolescent mental health therapy and private child psychiatry in London. We recognise the urgency of addressing mental health conditions that impact your child's personal, academic, and social life.


Our services also extend beyond assessment and treatment. We offer ongoing support, even on short notice. Furthermore, we understand the significance of collaboration with educational institutions, and we can liaise with schools to help facilitate your child's recovery.


At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we understand that no two children are the same. That's why we offer personalised treatment plans that cater to your child's unique needs. Our specialists provide tailored support and equip both you and your child with the tools necessary to navigate the challenges posed by mental health conditions.


Our CAMHS specialists at Schoen Clinic Chelsea aim to be culturally competent, understanding and respecting the diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and values within the families we work with.


This includes considering how cultural factors may influence mental health and treatment preferences as well as how best to approach each family and address their needs.


We believe in early intervention and are dedicated to ensuring that your child's mental health journey doesn't have lasting implications on their adult life.

Private CAMHS assessments in London

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our team of experts is dedicated to supporting children facing difficulties.


We provide a diverse range of private CAMHS assessments tailored to address challenges such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) and sensory assessments.


Our assessments are comprehensive, encompassing evaluations for autism and various mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.


At Schoen we can manage limited risk. Assessing and managing risk is a crucial aspect of working with young people and so, as professionals, we work to identify potential dangers and implement interventions to minimise harm.


These limited crisis interventions recognise that some children and adolescents may experience acute mental health crises. These crisis interventions aim to stabilise the individual, ensuring their safety, and then develop a plan for ongoing support and treatment.

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

What mental health conditions do we treat in children and teens at Schoen Clinic Chelsea?

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we are dedicated to providing proven and effective treatment for a wide spectrum of mental health conditions affecting children, teenagers and young people.


Some of the most common conditions we assess and treat in children and teens at our London mental health clinic include:

How long does a private CAMHS assessment take?

Assessment durations vary based on each condition's specific criteria.


A typical initial assessment would last for up to 90 minutes to give space for the CAMHS professional to meet with the family, the young person individual and also with the parents/caregivers separately so that voices can be heard.


This would usually be offered as an in-person assessment with subsequent appointments taking place in-person or remotely.

How long does it take to get a CAMHS assessment at Schoen Clinic Chelsea?

Fortunately, our team comprises specialists who are readily available, often within days, for self-paying patients. This prompt availability ensures a comprehensive assessment without unnecessary delays.


If you’re concerned about a child, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us directly at 0203 146 2300 or complete our online pre-screening form and our dedicated team will promptly assist you.

Why choose Schoen Clinic Chelsea for private CAMHS support?

When it comes to your child's mental health, choosing the right healthcare service is paramount. Here are just some of the reasons many parents trust us for private CAMHS mental health assessments and support.

  • Swift access to expert care: At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we prioritise fast access to expert treatment. Your child's wellbeing is our top priority and we ensure that they receive timely care.

  • Specialised support without delay: We understand the urgency of addressing mental health concerns, and our streamlined processes minimise delays.

  • Specialist facility: Schoen Clinic Chelsea is designed to be a welcoming and nurturing environment to provide comfort and familiarity during the healing process.

  • Continuity of care: Our commitment to consistent care means that your child will be attended to by the same team of leading London mental health specialists.

  • Establishing positive rapport: We believe in the power of positive relationships. Our dedicated team are here to build rapport with your child and family, creating a supportive and empathetic environment.


You don't have to face the challenges alone. Expert psychiatric and specialist therapeutic mental health support for children and adolescents is available, and the crucial first step is seeking specialised treatment.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our private CAMHS mental health services for children and teens are exceptional.


We offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based therapies and are proud to have leading experts in child and adolescent psychiatry. Our sole focus is providing the highest quality mental health support for children and young people.

When it comes to your child's mental health journey, choose Schoen Clinic Chelsea – where expert care meets unwavering support.

What therapies do we offer to support children and teens with mental health conditions?

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we understand that every patient is unique. That's why all the mental health treatment options we offer for children and teens in London are exceptionally flexible, allowing us to tailor treatment to meet the specific requirements and personal circumstances of each of our patients.
We also recognise that individuals have different preferences and needs when it comes to therapy. We can adapt our services to offer the best possible chance of long-term recovery and include various therapy formats, such as one-to-one therapy, group therapy and family therapy.
Our treatment options are grounded in evidence-based practices. We offer tried and tested therapy types, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy

  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

  • Play therapy

  • Exposure therapy

  • Behaviour therapy

  • Psychotherapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Interpersonal psychotherapy

Our expert team offers a variety of services for children, adolescents and young people aged 6-18 years with mental health conditions, including:

  • One-to-one therapy

  • Counselling

  • Assessments

  • Specialised treatment

  • Medication management (if applicable)

  • and more!

For children and teens struggling with eating disorders, we provide specialised support, including dietetic input, nutritional advice and more. Find full information about our eating disorder services for children and young people here.

Meet our leading London child and adolescent mental health specialists

Our team at Schoen Clinic Chelsea comprises some of the best CAMHS specialists in London who are passionate about supporting the wellbeing of young individuals. With expertise in a wide range of child, adolescent, and young people’s mental health difficulties, they bring compassion, experience, and innovation to every aspect of care.


Our team is comprised of highly skilled child psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and other mental health professionals. Many of our specialists are recognised and published experts in their respective fields.

Dr Lorena Dumitrache

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

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Dr Gil Myers

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Magdalena García

Clinical Psychologist & Integrative Psychotherapist

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Dr Rashmi Verma

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Dr Edel McAndrew

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

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Get in touch

To find out more about private CAMHS support in London reach out to our team:

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Excellent clinical outcomes for children and young people with mental health conditions

Schoen Clinic Chelsea is part of an award-winning international hospital group, with an enviable reputation for providing exceptional treatments for children and teenagers with a wide range of mental health conditions.


Our private CAMHS mental health support for children and teens is delivered by our specialist team consisting of Consultant Psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists offering a diverse range of treatment and support options.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our commitment to excellence drives us to continually develop and refine our treatment pathways, all with the goal of delivering tangible and meaningful results.


We understand the importance of measuring progress and ensuring your satisfaction. That's why we employ a range of outcome metrics to track your journey and ask every young person who utilises our CAMHS services to share their treatment experience and offer insights on how we can enhance our support.


We firmly believe that the best outcomes stem from a combination of world-class facilities and the dedication of skilled and experienced CAMHS specialists. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we invest in our services to maintain the highest standards of care.


The feedback we receive from our patients serves as a compass guiding us in our ongoing efforts to develop and improve.


The wellbeing of your child is our paramount concern, and we are unwavering in our commitment to their mental health journey.

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This web page was developed and reviewed by Dr Gil Myers, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist on 12th December 2023.


Dr Myers has almost 20 years of experience in clinical practice and medical education. He is an expert in early intervention for conditions such as bipolar affective disorder. He also has a strong experience with the acute mental health challenges and unique mental health needs of children and young adults, especially those aged 16-21.


Learn more about Dr Myers here.

Next review date 12th December 2024.

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