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Private CAMHS: specialised mental health help for children and teens

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Specialist private mental health services for children and young people

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and CYPMHS (Children and Young People's Mental Health Services) provide crucial support and treatment for young individuals facing mental health challenges. These services focus not only on the individual but on the mental health and wellbeing of the entire family. 

 

Our dedicated and caring private CAMHS specialists include child psychiatrists, psychologists, family therapists, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals. We take a comprehensive approach that considers the developmental, social, and psychological aspects specific to children and adolescents. 

 

We address the specific needs of young individuals through specialised assessments, therapeutic interventions such as play therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), collaboration with schools to address mental health issues impacting academic performance, and medication management if necessary. 

 

If you think your family could benefit from our services, please reach out to us. We offer assessments and treatment to children, young people and their families, often in as little as 24 hours. 

 

We are here to help you every step of the way.

Addressing the unique mental health needs of children and teens

Navigating childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood is unique for each family, with distinct needs and challenges such as academic pressures, family dynamics, bullying, and social media influence. Adolescence can be particularly tough, leading to emotional issues or unhealthy behaviours. While many families manage on their own, some need extra support.

 

Persistent challenges can develop into mental health difficulties like anxiety, depression, stress, and eating disorders. It’s really important to understand that there’s nothing wrong with seeking professional support during these difficult times.

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At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our specialists have extensive experience addressing the unique needs of children and young people. We offer specialised services for anxiety, depression, stress, eating disorders, and a range of other mental health conditions, providing a path to better wellbeing overall.

Our tailored interventions include counselling, medication management, and support for young people and their families, available in person, remotely, or through a combination of both.

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Our approach to helping children and teens

Our CAMHS professionals are trained to address the unique developmental stages of children and adolescents, tailoring interventions to suit different ages and ensuring developmentally informed care. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we offer family-centred support, involving the entire family in the assessment and treatment process. Recognising the impact of family dynamics, we collaborate with parents and carers to create supportive environments and effective strategies for managing challenges.

We also employ trauma-informed approaches when necessary, acknowledging the impact of adverse experiences on children's mental health. Our goal is to create a safe, supportive environment that considers any history of trauma or abuse. Understanding the challenges parents face when their child struggles with mental health, our holistic approach supports both the child and the family.

We prioritise addressing mental health conditions that affect your child's personal, academic, and social life, providing ongoing support and collaborating with educational institutions to facilitate recovery.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we offer personalised treatment plans tailored to your child's unique needs. Our specialists provide culturally competent care, respecting diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and values, and believe in early intervention to prevent lasting negative impacts on their adult lives.

Private CAMHS assessments in London

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our expert team supports children who are experiencing difficulties by offering a variety of private CAMHS assessments. 

 

These assessments cover ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, sensory issues, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. 

 

We assess and manage risks, identifying potential dangers and implementing interventions to minimise harm. These limited crisis interventions aim to stabilise individuals during acute mental health crises, ensuring their safety and providing a plan for ongoing support and treatment.

What to expect from private CAMHS at Schoen Clinic Chelsea

When it comes to your child’s mental health, choosing the right healthcare service is essential. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our expert team supports children and young people aged 6-18 years, offering one-to-one therapy, counselling, assessments, specialised treatment, and medication management if applicable. Our services are tailored to meet each patient's specific needs and preferences, ensuring the best chance of long-term recovery.

 

Here are just some of the reasons why many parents trust us for private CAMHS mental health assessments and support: 

 

  • Swift access to expert care: We prioritise fast access to treatment, ensuring prompt attention to your child's wellbeing. 

  • Specialised support without delay: Our streamlined processes minimise delays, providing timely care for mental health concerns. 

  • Specialist facility: Schoen Clinic Chelsea offers a welcoming and nurturing environment for the healing process. 

  • Continuity of care: Your child will be attended by the same team of leading London mental health specialists, ensuring consistent care. 

  • Establishing positive rapport: We build supportive relationships with your child and family, creating an empathetic environment.

 

We offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based therapies provided by leading experts in child and adolescent psychiatry including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and more.

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Patient stories

Parent of a former patient, Schoen Clinic Chelsea

"The progress that our daughter has made under the care and supervision of the clinic has been remarkable. Not only did they give our daughter the support she needed, but they also provided amazing support for us as parents."

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

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. See our full list of conditions and treatments here.

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. We ask every young person who utilises our CAMHS services to share their treatment experience and offer insights on how we can enhance our support. 

 

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

How long does it take to get a private 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.

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

 

A typical initial assessment at our London outpatient clinic 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.

If you’re concerned about a child, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us directly at 0203 146 2300 or refer your child yourself and our dedicated team will promptly assist you.

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 Gil Myers

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Dr Lorena Dumitrache

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

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Gail O'Brien

CYP Primary Therapist

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Doone Smith

Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

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Dr Rashmi Verma

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Dr Hollie Shannon

Senior Specialist Clinical Psychologist

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Diana Badare

Nutritionist

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Magdalena García

Clinical Psychologist & Integrative Psychotherapist

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Emma Johnson

Principle Systemic Family Psychotherapist

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Michelle Knowles

Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

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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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