Treatments for Trauma

We work with you to identify how trauma has affected you and offer the best treatment options to aid in your recovery. This may be on a 1-1 basis or in a group setting depending on your own individual needs. We also offer an Intensive Treatment Programme for adults at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, designed by specialists to provide comprehensive support for a range of mental health problems.

We follow evidence based practice and follow NICE Guidelines, providing a comprehensive and holistic range of interventions and support.

What treatments are there for trauma?

Trauma affects everyone differently. The therapy you receive will be based on your specific symptoms and diagnosis (if applicable), as well as your individual needs. What works for one person may not work for another, and it may vary over time. Some of the treatment options for trauma include:

  • Talking therapies
  • Treatment through medication
  • Arts and creative therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Psychotherapeutic group sessions

Learn about our treatment programme for adults at Schoen Clinic Chelsea.

Medication for trauma

Medication can help some people manage mental health issues that are connected to trauma. The sort of medication you're given will be determined by the precise mental health issues or symptoms you're dealing with.

Our specialist Consultant Psychiatrist can assess your medications and track the effectiveness of your therapy. Medication can assist with both physical and emotional issues and although it may initially appear to be ineffective, it can take some time to take effect.

Cognitive behavioural therapy for trauma

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that aims to help you examine and restructure harmful thought patterns you have about yourself, others, and the world, as well as looking at any negative behaviours you may be engaging in.

Schema therapy helps you to understand the unfulfilled needs or problematic self-perceptions you may have. Schema assists in addressing the underlying emotional patterns so you can work through the effects of trauma.

Through psychotherapy, our specialists help people to recognise their anxiety pattern and combat it by reframing their thoughts and engaging in healthy habits.

Therapy elements include:

  • Creating positive and enjoyable activities and experiences
  • Changing distorted, predominantly negative or pessimistic thought patterns
  • Practicing social skills to improve interpersonal connections (re)establishing social contacts

  • (Re)building social contacts
  • Developing problem-solving techniques

  • Sport therapy and physiotherapeutic measures
  • Mindfulness training

Group therapy for trauma

Group therapy, which has been used to treat trauma for over 50 years, has proven to be incredibly beneficial. Groups provide a safe space for people to talk freely about their experiences in a supportive and welcoming environment without judgement.

They can help you to re-establish trust and self-esteem, validate your experiences, and assist you in gaining the perspectives of others. Most importantly, group therapy teaches you that you are not alone.

There are numerous psychotherapeutic group sessions available at Schoen Clinic Chelsea – your therapist will discuss the groups suitable for you as part of your personal therapy plan.

Art and creative therapy for trauma

Arts and creative therapies are treatments that include the use of arts-based activities such as painting, music, or theatre in a therapeutic setting with the assistance of a qualified practitioner.
You don't need any prior experience or expertise to participate in these activities.

These therapies can be beneficial as they allow people to express painful feelings and challenging experiences without having to use words.