Psychiatry

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What types of patients can you help?

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What is the difference between a psychological and psychiatric assessment?

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What should I do if I feel worse?

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What is the Chelsea Psychology Clinic’s expertise in assessment?

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What is psychiatry?

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What does a psychiatrist do?

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When should someone consult with a psychiatrist?

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How do I choose a psychologist or psychiatrist?

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What is involved in a psychiatric consultation?

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How long does a psychiatric consultation take?

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What happens during an initial assessment meeting?

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How do I know if psychiatric treatment has worked?

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What can be done to improve outcome for psychiatric therapy?

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What are antidepressants?

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How do you prescribe antidepressants?

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What antidepressants are required?

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What are the treatment options for substance misuse?

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Why is it important to seek professional help for mental health problems?

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How will I know things are improving following psychiatric consultations?

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When is psychiatric treatment most effective?

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How do I choose the right therapist for my child?

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Today

Dr Elena Touroni

Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector.


Having obtained a first degree in Psychology (BSc) at the American College of Greece, she completed her doctoral training at the University of Surrey. Dr. Touroni is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, substance misuse, personality disorder, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, adjustment disorder and relationship difficulties. She works with both individuals and couples and can offer therapy in English and Greek.


Dr. Touroni has held a variety of clinical and managerial positions including as Head of Service in the NHS. Further she has held academic positions for the University of Surrey and the Institute of Mental Health lecturing on specialist postgraduate Masters and Doctorate programmes.


She is trained in several specialist therapeutic approaches such as schema therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). As well as holding a variety of NHS positions, Dr. Touroni is the co-founder of a private practice in Central London that has been a provider of psychological therapy for all common emotional difficulties including personality disorder since 2002. She is the founder and one of two directors of The Chelsea Psychology Clinic.