Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma
Location: Maudsley Hospital
Referrals are accepted from: Consultant psychiatrists, counsellors, CMHTs, GPs, GP consortia
Key areas: Body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, specific phobia
Our centre is the leader in both research and clinical treatment of anxiety in the UK. We treat people whose main problem is an anxiety disorder, especially obsessive compulsive disorder (including hoarding), body dysmorphic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and social phobia. We work with people to free them from their anxiety disorder and to improve their quality of life.
We provide cutting-edge CBT treatment for anxiety disorders. Many of these treatments have been developed by our own teams, have been very effective in randomised-controlled trials, and are subject to high levels of quality control. All of our therapists receive clinical supervision to ensure the quality of our therapy. We have an active patient user group who advise us on both research and service provision.
I’d often be embarrassed in social situations, and when I’d blush I felt like other people knew about it…The treatment taught me to confront the social situations I found difficult. Part of the therapy was to put myself in experimental situations with others…