Ms Sylvia Metzer

Ms Sylvia Metzer

Schoen Clinic Day Centre for Mental Health Chelsea

Psychotherapist - Schoen Clinic Centre for Mental Health Chelsea

Highly Specialised Systematic Family Psychotherapist
Areas of expertise:
  • Working with families and couples where there are mental health and relationship issues, especially with an eating disorder, self-harm, depression or psychosis.
Sylvia is a senior systemic family psychotherapist working with client families primarily with eating disorders, anxiety and self-harm issues. She has been working with Schoen Clinic since January 2020. She has also been running her private practice and working with the Priory Hospital in Roehampton for over ten years, working with both adolescent and adult patients and their families.
Sylvia also works as a clinical supervisor, senior lecturer and trainer with the NHS and the Institute of Family Therapy. She has a background as an organisational psychologist, for over 20 years providing organisational coaching, leadership training and facilitation. She likes to work openly and collaboratively with clients and their families and can happily work alongside other treatment modalities within the clinic.

Training and awards:
Sylvia is a member of the Ethics and Training committees for the Association of Family Therapy (AFT) and regularly write, lecture and present on behalf of the profession of systemic family therapy on the four-year training programme to MSc level and at conferences and in various systemic journals. She received her MSc in Systemic Couples, and Family Psychotherapy with the Institute of Family Therapy and Birkbeck College, London University and is an Accredited AFT Supervisor, gaining the qualification from the Institute of Family Therapy.
Sylvia is accredited with UKCP (UK Chartered Psychotherapists) and is a member of the British Psychological Society. She gained a BSc in Psychology from the University of Manchester and an MSc in Organisational Psychology from the London School of Economics.

NHS Base
Springfield Hospital, Tooting (SW London NHS Trust)