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National services

Adult services

National services

Adult services

National services

Adult services

National services

Adult services

Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma

 Maudsley Hospital 

Contact information:
 Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, Maudsley Hospital, 99 Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ

Call: 020 3228 2101

Referral guidance and form

 Outpatients (with an evening clinic on Mondays, 5pm to 8.30pm)

Key areas:
obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depersonalisation disorder, social anxiety, misophonia, emetophobia, panic disorder, hoarding disorder, health anxiety and various other specific phobias

Referrals are accepted from:
 primary, secondary, tertiary and highly specialist (Tier 4) care, Patient Choice


The Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) is an outpatient psychological therapy service. CADAT provides assessment and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) locally and nationally for specific anxiety disorders and depersonalisation disorder. Our service spans across primary, secondary, tertiary and highly specialist (Tier 4) care. GPs from outside our catchment area can also make referrals to our clinic directly using Patient Choice.

CADAT also forms a small part of each of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham’s Talking Therapy Services and each borough’s secondary care Integrated Psychological Therapies Teams (IPTT). CADAT holds a highly specialised service (HSS) contract, which is centrally funded by NHS England to provide treatment for people with OCD and BDD for whom numerous previous treatments have been unsuccessful. This particular contract is at no additional cost to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).


CADAT is the main contributor to research into anxiety disorders in the Trust. We are a leader in research, training and the clinical treatment of anxiety and cognitive behaviour therapy in the UK. We have made clear contributions to the fields of research, clinical care, education and training. Several of our therapists take part in cutting edge research, furthering our knowledge of the applications of cognitive theory to the alleviation of mental health conditions.

Current research projects include:

CADAT for parents with anxiety disorders (CADAT-PAX)
This new cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) service is open to mothers and fathers experiencing anxiety at all levels of severity during pregnancy or with children up to the age of three.

ADEPT study
We at CADAT and King’s College London are also conducting a study aiming to find the most effective form of CBT therapy for pregnant women with anxiety disorders.

The Depersonalisation Disorder (DPD) Service sits within the clinic. The DPD Service is for people with persistent or recurrent episodes of detachment or unreality about themselves or the external world.

Individuals with misophonia experience a strong emotional reaction to certain repetitive sounds, like eating, sniffing and tapping sounds. We offer assessment and psychological treatment of this condition.

The Psychological Outreach Screen and Support Service Trauma
Our service provides an outreach, screening, assessment and referral service for victims of past London terror attacks.


CADAT staff teach on a wide variety of CBT courses locally and nationally. We have particularly close links with the King’s College London courses of IoPPN Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and CBT Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma (PG Cert and Dip).

Alongside teaching, CADAT is a major supervision resource for the above courses, and for specialist trainees on psychiatry rotation. We also provide continuing professional development (CPD) placements for more experienced staff from both local Trust services and further afield.

CADAT staff can deliver learning opportunities on a broad variety of anxiety disorder topics. Please contact Blake Stobie, Head of Service if you are interested in training through the clinic on 020 3228 3590 or