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Stress management

Private treatment, support, counselling and therapy for stress in London at Schoen Clinic Chelsea

Stress is a reality that we all have to face in life at one point or the other. It's a natural response to challenges that we face in our daily lives. However, excessive or prolonged stress can be detrimental to one's physical, mental, and emotional health.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we understand how overwhelming it can be to deal with the effects of stress.

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What are the symptoms of chronic stress?

Stress affects individuals differently, and the negative effects can manifest in several ways.

  • Psychological symptoms of stress consist of anxiety, depression, irritability, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating among others.

  • Behavioural symptoms of stress include changes in eating and sleeping habits, withdrawal from social life, substance use, and lack of productivity.

  • Physical symptoms of stress may include headaches, abdominal pain, chest pains, muscle tension, and fatigue.

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Stress

Stress has two extremes, healthy and unhealthy.

Under typical conditions, healthy stress, also known as "Eustress," is the type of stress that keeps us motivated, engaged, and purposeful.

Healthy stress might arise when we're preparing for a test, starting a new job, or trying a new sport. Conversely, unhealthy stress, on the other hand, can cause distress and disrupt our lives.

Unhealthy stress may arise when the level of stress we're experiencing overrides the body's capacity to cope effectively, resulting in physical, emotional, or mental anguish.

If you or a loved one are experiencing stress, don't hesitate to seek help; call our caring team at Schoen Clinic Chelsea on 020 3146 2300 or email us today and schedule a consultation with our stress therapists. Begin your journey towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.

When to seek professional help for stress

One question that may come up when dealing with stress is, "Do I need stress counselling?" The answer isn't always straightforward, but when the physical and psychological effects of stress become overwhelming, professional help is necessary.

Chronic stress can make regaining control of your life feel impossible, but there are strategies to deal with stress that can help you become more resilient. It's essential to begin using stress management techniques as soon as you can since they can help you reduce stress quickly, help you become more resilient to stress, and teach you new coping mechanisms.

Our stress therapists offer patients the tools they need to develop healthy coping strategies that support them in framing their lives with an approach that is sustainable and supportive of their mental and emotional health.

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Get in touch with our private mental health clinic in London for expert help in stress management

If you need help with stress, please reach out to our caring team in London today. We have appointments available in as little as 24 hours so you can begin treatment with minimal wait.

To access private treatment as swiftly as possible, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire at any time to suit you.

How much does stress management treatment cost?

The cost of different types of treatment, therapy or support will vary. See our full breakdown of our prices and funding options for more information or specific costs.

Treatment for stress

Stress is becoming an increasing challenge for people from all walks of life. Living with stress is not only exhausting, but it can also lead to mental and physical health problems. If left untreated, stress can have a disastrous effect on a person's well-being. It's precisely for this reason that seeking treatment for stress is incredibly important.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of care for all our patients. Our team of highly experienced stress specialists employs a comprehensive approach to stress treatment that takes into account the physical, emotional, and social factors that contribute to stress. Here's what you can expect when you come to us for stress treatment:

The first-time consultation visit

When you come to Schoen Clinic Chelsea for stress treatment, we will begin by discussing your stressors and symptoms in detail. This conversation will help us determine the severity of your stress and develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. Our team will conduct comprehensive medical and psychological assessments to address any potential underlying conditions that may be contributing to your stress.

After the initial consultation, our team will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan that includes evidence-based therapies and comprehensive care. Depending on the severity of your stress, and following consultations, we will make a recommendation on which level of care is best suited for you.

The timeline between diagnosis and treatment

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we are committed to providing our patients with timely interventions. From the moment of your initial consultation, our team will work collaboratively to develop a treatment plan that aligns with your requirements and timeframe. We also offer a range of groups or one-to-one appointments with our stress therapists, often available in as little as 24 hours.

Treatment timeline

The length of your stress treatment depends on your individual circumstances. Comprehensive treatment typically lasts between six and eight weeks and might include individual and group therapies, consultations with our multidisciplinary team of health professionals, and therapeutic activities designed to promote stress relief and relaxation.

Counselling for Managing Stress

Our team of stress therapists at Schoen Clinic Chelsea provides specialist counselling to assist our patients in developing healthy approaches to managing stress. We believe that addressing the root causes of stress is vital to our patients' emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. Our approaches may include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychoanalysis, mindfulness meditation, and relaxation techniques.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a popular stress counselling approach that uses a problem-solving technique. CBT is based on the concept of understanding problems as a cycle of negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Our stress therapists work with patients to identify negative thought patterns that contribute to stress and replace them with positive, healthy ones to help enhance coping skills.

Psychotherapy involves getting to the root causes of stress by exploring past experiences and memories to discover how our subconscious beliefs affect our emotional and behavioural responses today. Typically, this therapy is done by encouraging patients to open up and speak about their feelings and experiences within a secure and confidential therapeutic setting.

Mindfulness is a unique approach to stress management that involves focusing on the present moment instead of dwelling on past thoughts or future worries. Mindfulness-based stress reduction has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and improve overall well-being and is another technique our stress therapists will consider.

Relaxation techniques are known to help alleviate physical and mental stress. Techniques that work for one individual can differ based on their personal preferences. Techniques like deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided visualisation, art therapy, and aromatherapy are all used at the Schoen Clinic Chelsea.

Will counselling lead to a full recovery from stress?

Stress treatment at Schoen Clinic Chelsea is a comprehensive and evidence-based approach that provides a clear diagnosis, an effective treatment plan, and ongoing support for your wellbeing.

You can expect to receive the highest level of care from our multidisciplinary team of experts, with your own unique care plan that meets your requirements and timeframe.

Our goal is to help you achieve your best level of mental and physical health, and we are committed to partnering with you on this journey.

Risks and outcomes

Stress treatment, like any medical intervention, carries some risks. Our team will explain any potential risks involved in your treatment and work with you to minimise them as much as possible. The outcomes of stress treatment vary from person to person, but our evidence-based approach and multidisciplinary team support help to ensure the highest rates of success in our patients.

Prognosis and aftercare

The outcome of stress treatment can be positive, especially when intervention takes place early. Our team has substantial experience in helping people to manage and overcome stress, and we will work with you to develop an aftercare plan that ensures your progress is maintained. Your aftercare plan may include ongoing psychotherapy, medications, and support through your health professionals, friends, and family.

Family involvement

We understand that family and friends can provide an important source of support for people undergoing treatment for stress. If required, we encourage family involvement in our patient's treatment journey. Our team will work with you to develop a plan that involves family members, including therapy, consultations, and family psycho-education to help family members understand and support a loved one going through stress.

Our dedicated facilities in Chelsea for providing stress counselling

For those suffering from stress, Schoen Clinic Chelsea offers cutting-edge amenities and specialised care.

Our facilities are set up to make stress therapy as easy and convenient as possible because we recognise that it is a highly personal process. For individuals who require stress counselling or therapy, we provide a selection of treatment rooms designed to offer a quiet and therapeutic setting.

Our day rooms are designed to provide patients with a tranquil and secure environment where they can participate in therapeutic activities. Additionally, we have an art room with supplies for artistic expression, tools, paints, and materials just for patients who want to take part in our creative arts groups for stress therapy.

Our Chelsea clinic is conveniently located to help you get better.

Schoen Clinic Chelsea is part of an award-winning international hospital group, with an enviable reputation for providing exceptional treatments for adults with mental health conditions, like stress.

Nestled in a discreet location in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, our highly specialised outpatient clinic for adults with stress has long provided assistance to people from all across London and the surrounding areas.

Along with our private stress clinic in London, Schoen Clinic also has a highly specialised hospital for children and young people in Birmingham and a specialised eating disorders hospital for adults in York.

Meet our London-based mental health specialists with expertise in treating stress

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our multidisciplinary team of specialists is adept at supporting individuals grappling with stress. From experienced psychiatrists and psychologists to therapists skilled in stress management techniques, our team collaborates to devise personalised treatment plans tailored to each individual's needs. With a holistic approach to mental wellness, we aim to equip our patients with the tools and support necessary to navigate and alleviate stress effectively.

Dr James Woolley

Consultant Psychiatrist | ADHD Specialist

Dr James Woolley

Evangelia Mylona


Evangelia Mylona

Dr Daniel Masud

Consultant General & Addictions Psychiatrist | ADHD Specialist

Dr Daniel Masud

Lorraine Green


Lorraine Green

Dr Tara Tofiq

Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist

Dr Tara Tofiq

Dr Gil Myers

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Gil Myers

Raj Lehl

Craniosacral Therapist

Raj Lehl

Magdalena Garcia

Clinical Psychologist & Integrative Psychotherapist

Magdalena Garcia

Isabelle Nussbaum

Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Isabelle Nussbaum

Dr Edel McAndrew

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Edel McAndrew

Darja Lee

Integrative Psychotherapist

Darja Lee

Dr Katherine Coutsoudis

Chartered Psychologist

Dr Katherine Coutsoudis
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