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Mental Trauma

Private mental trauma therapy, support, counselling and treatment in London at Schoen Clinic Chelsea

Trauma refers to the psychological and emotional response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event. Such events could include accidents, violence, abuse, natural disasters or any experience that overwhelms someone's ability to cope.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we understand the profound impact trauma can have on individuals and their loved ones.

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Private trauma therapy and counselling at our dedicated Chelsea clinic


At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we work with you to identify how trauma has affected you and offer the best treatment options to aid your recovery. This may be on a one-to-one trauma counselling basis or in a group setting depending on your own individual needs. For trauma therapy, our groups provide an opportunity to explore therapies like CBT, DBT and skills-based workshops.


We also offer a specialised treatment programme for adults with mental health conditions at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, designed by our leading specialists to provide comprehensive support for a range of mental health problems, including trauma.

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


Our multidisciplinary team of experts specialises in providing compassionate, evidence-based therapy and trauma counselling, and we offer a range of treatment options to address the unique needs of each patient.


Traumatic events leave an indelible mark on a person's life, affecting their emotions, thoughts, and behaviours long after the event has occurred. For loved ones, it can be challenging to identify if someone they care about is suffering from trauma. Common signs of trauma include anxiety, depression, nightmares, flashbacks, irritability, social withdrawal, and changes in appetite or sleep patterns.


While it may be tempting to self-diagnose or try to treat trauma without professional assistance, trauma is a complex condition, and an accurate diagnosis is essential for providing the most effective treatment options.


Is it possible to receive therapy for childhood trauma?


Recovering from childhood trauma is not only possible but essential for leading a fulfilling and healthy life. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we understand the unique and complex nature of childhood trauma and offer highly specialised therapy and counselling services to help adults recover.


Our approach towards therapy and counselling of trauma is centred on providing personalised care that meets the specific needs of each individual. We believe that each trauma survivor requires a safe and supportive environment to open up about their experiences and begin the healing process.


The journey towards healing begins with a comprehensive assessment, allowing our expert therapists to gain a deep understanding of the trauma's origins and the individual's current struggles. From there, we design a tailored treatment plan, drawing on evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and trauma-focused psychotherapy.


Our team of experienced therapists is skilled in providing a range of therapeutic interventions that help survivors process their traumatic experiences, regulate their emotions, and develop effective coping strategies. Understanding that healing is a gradual process, our therapists provide ongoing support, empowering individuals to rebuild their lives at their own pace.


If you or a loved one is seeking therapy for childhood trauma, our specialists at Schoen Clinic Chelsea are here to help. Our dedicated team is committed to guiding you towards healing, resilience, and a brighter future.

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Get in touch with our caring team of mental health specialists in London to navigate and overcome the challenges of trauma or PTSD


If you're looking for kind and compassionate support to help deal with trauma or PTSD, 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 or therapy 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 treatment for trauma or PTSD 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.

What treatments are there for trauma?


Trauma can leave deep scars on our minds and bodies, but at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we believe in the power of trauma therapy and counselling to help individuals regain control and find their path to recovery.


The therapy you receive will be based on your specific symptoms and diagnosis (if applicable) and your individual needs. Our highly specialised and comprehensive range of therapies and counselling for trauma include:


Each treatment method offers unique benefits, is tailored to address different types of trauma, and is designed to empower individuals as they embark on their healing journey.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for trauma


CBT is a widely recognised therapy that focuses on identifying negative thought patterns and behaviours and replacing them with healthier ones.


It is particularly effective for individuals who have experienced trauma-induced anxiety, depression, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


In CBT, Our therapists work with you to develop coping strategies, challenge distorted thoughts, and gradually expose yourself to traumatic memories in a safe and controlled manner.


The timeline for CBT varies depending on the severity of the trauma, but it generally requires several sessions spanning a few months.


Schema therapy for trauma


Schema therapy goes beyond CBT, targeting deep-rooted negative beliefs and patterns developed during childhood. It is highly suitable for individuals with complex trauma, such as those who have experienced long-term abuse or neglect.


With schema therapy, you will work closely with one of our experienced trauma therapists in London to identify and challenge maladaptive schemas that contribute to emotional distress and self-destructive behaviours.


The treatment duration may extend from several months to a year, but this therapy can create lasting change and a more secure sense of self.


Psychotherapy for trauma


Psychotherapy at Schoen Clinic Chelsea provides a safe and confidential space for individuals to explore and process their traumas with the support of a highly skilled therapist.

This therapy can be beneficial for various trauma types, including single traumatic events, childhood trauma, and ongoing abuse.


Psychotherapy sessions promote understanding, coping mechanisms, and healing, and are tailored to each person's unique needs.


The duration of psychotherapy is flexible, depending on the individual's progress and goals.


Group therapy for trauma


For individuals who find solace in the shared experiences of others, group therapy can be an effective treatment option.


Schoen Clinic Chelsea offers trauma-specific group therapy sessions that bring together individuals who have experienced similar traumas.


Group therapy offers a sense of belonging and support while providing opportunities for individuals to learn from each other's coping mechanisms and share perspectives.


Groups are led by experienced therapists and typically meet once a week for several months, but the timeline may vary.


Art therapy for trauma


Traumatic experiences can often be difficult to express verbally, making art therapy a valuable form of treatment. Through various art modalities, individuals can tap into their creativity, allowing emotions and experiences to be expressed metaphorically.


Art therapy at Schoen Clinic Chelsea provides a safe environment where individuals can explore and process their traumas with the guidance of a trained therapist.


The duration of art therapy varies based on the individual's progress and therapeutic goals.


Medication for trauma


In some cases, medication can play a complementary role in trauma therapy. Medication, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications, can help manage symptoms such as sleep disturbances, panic attacks, or depression, allowing individuals to engage more effectively in therapy.


Our psychiatrists at Schoen Clinic Chelsea work collaboratively with therapists to assess the necessity and suitability of medication in conjunction with therapy.


Involving loved ones/family


At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we understand the importance of involving loved ones in the healing process.


With the individual's consent, family members or close friends may be included in therapy sessions or participate in family therapy.


In doing so, family members gain a deeper understanding of trauma's impact and learn how to support their loved ones during their recovery.


Involving loved ones in therapy can help foster a stronger support system and create a more nurturing environment for healing.

Our dedicated facilities in Chelsea for providing trauma therapy


Located in London, Schoen Clinic Chelsea is a highly specialised private outpatient clinic that ensures the highest quality of care in a discreet and comfortable setting.


Our treatment rooms are thoughtfully created to ensure a tranquil and comfortable environment for our patients. Each room is furnished with the utmost care, using soothing colours and soft lighting to promote relaxation and a sense of peace. We understand that healing from trauma requires a safe and nurturing space, and our treatment rooms deliver just that.


What sets Schoen Clinic Chelsea apart is our dedication to providing unique facilities tailored exclusively to trauma therapy. We have created specialised spaces that cater to the specific needs of trauma patients, ensuring that their journey towards recovery is supported every step of the way.


Our multidisciplinary team strives to create a nurturing and non-judgmental space, where individuals can feel heard, understood, and supported.

We provide specialised trauma therapy in London and the surrounding areas


Our specialist trauma counselling and therapy clinic is based in Chelsea, West London, but with excellent transport links and a convenient location, we regularly treat patients from all over London and the surrounding areas.


We follow evidence-based practices and NICE guidelines, while offering the latest innovative treatments. When you come to visit us, we will always endeavour to ensure you feel safe and understand whether there are associated risks which require us to develop a safety plan with you.


At Schoen Clinic Chelsea we offer a comprehensive and holistic range of trauma therapies and support.


Get in touch with the team today.

Our specialists in trauma counselling and therapy


Traumatic experiences should not define your life; at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we offer a tailored and holistic approach to help you heal and reclaim your life.


Whether you benefit most from CBT, schema therapy, psychotherapy, group therapy, art therapy, or a combination of these approaches, our team of expert therapists and psychiatrists is committed to guiding you towards a journey of recovery and personal growth.


Our leading London trauma specialists have extensive experience in helping individuals to recover from trauma. They work with you to identify how traumatic experiences have affected you so that we can find the most suitable treatment to aid your recovery. Whether that's in a group or on a one-to-one trauma counselling basis, we have an award-winning team of specialists available to help.

Dr James Woolley

Consultant Psychiatrist | ADHD Specialist

Dr James Woolley

Isabelle Nussbaum

Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Isabelle Nussbaum

Dr Edel McAndrew

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Edel McAndrew

Gabriele Malinauskaite

Lead Psychotherapist

Gabriele Malinauskaite

Dr Tara Tofiq

Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist

Dr Tara Tofiq

Evangelia Mylona

Psychotherapist

Evangelia Mylona

Kristin McCarthy

Integrative Therapist

Kristin McCarthy

Raj Lehl

Craniosacral Therapist

Raj Lehl

Dr Margherita Tanzarella

Consultant Psychiatrist | ADHD Specialist

Dr Margherita Tanzarella

Dr Gil Myers

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Gil Myers

Dr Daniel Masud

Consultant General & Addictions Psychiatrist | ADHD Specialist

Dr Daniel Masud

Darja Lee

Integrative Psychotherapist

Darja Lee
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