The Sloane Court Clinic
11 Sloane Court West
London SW3 4TD

+44 (0)20 7730 5945
+44 (0)20 7730 5945
+44 (0)20 7730 9871

Our opening times are:

  • Mon–Thu: 9am to 7pm
  • Friday: 9am to 6pm
  • Saturdays: Morning only.



Location Details

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The view down Sloane Court West, Chelsea, London

Frequently Asked Questions

(including pricing information)

The Sloane Court Clinic is a centre of excellence in private psychiatry in Europe. The clinical team comprises highly experienced clinicians, many of whom are talented psychiatric researchers and medical authors; and psychologists passionate about their discipline.

What Insurance companies do you work with?

All of the UK medical insurance companies. Many non-UK ones as well.

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Do you know of any self-help books we might read?

We have identified a selection which we have reviewed in the Psychology section. These are for the following problems:
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Alcohol or drug problems

Do you have a waiting list?

We do not operate a waiting list, and it is our philosophy not to.

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Do I need a referral from my family doctor(GP)?

Yes. This is good practice and we follow it. Exceptions are people coming from abroad without a UK family doctor, and people who are not presently registered with a family doctor (we can help you to locate one). Some people will be referred from another specialist or professional and we would tend to write back to that person and let your family doctor have a copy of that correspondence.

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What are your opening times?

The Sloane Court Clinic is open Monday to Friday inclusively and on Saturday mornings. We are able to offer early morning appointments and evening appointments.

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Can you see people urgently?

Generally on the same day, subject to there being a space available.

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What age groups do you manage?

Our services are provided for age 18+.

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Do you do ADOS assessments?

Yes we have specialist psychologists who have undertaken the ADOS training and who routinely use this lengthy assessment in their work.
Call Reception to learn more.

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How do Prescriptions work and is there a fee?

Prescriptions can be issued for patients who are in active management by your doctor, otherwise if not in treatment your general practitioner would be the person to prescribe for you. We do not charge for prescriptions issued during outpatient appointments. All other times there is a charge of 15 per prescription.

We are unable to renew prescriptions at short notice or at the weekend and suggest as guidance that requests for repeat prescriptions are made 5 working days before they run out.

Our nearest pharmacy is Andrews Pharmacy at the Sloane Square end of Sloane Street. Our experience is that this pharmacy generally carries a good stock of the medication prescribed by the clinic.

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Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes, we operate a strict 24h cancellation policy for private appointments.

Cancellations made within this period will be charged 1/3 of the overall fee.

This policy operates for all psychiatrists and psychologists. Some psychologists have a differing policy but this will be discussed in the introductory appointment.

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How much do appointments cost?

Our schedule of charges can be obtained from a call to Reception, however in general we charge an inclusive fee of £300–£340 per hour of psychiatrist time, £150 - £170 per half hour, and £160–£185 per hour of psychologist time, depending on which psychiatrist or psychologist is seen.

Appointments are scheduled at 60 minute or 30 minute intervals and a short interval allows for patient changeover, delays, note writing, etc. VAT is not chargeable on medical services.

For legal reports and interviews the fee is £200 per hour although this can vary particularly for publicly funded Legal Aid Authority (LAA) cases.

We are able to accept credit card payments.

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Are there other costs?

Not generally. We do not charge for short enquires to Dr Howells and other necessary out of appointment contacts. We do charge for out of hours prescriptions and more prolonged clinical contacts on the telephone, and for certain other services which are detailed on a schedule of charges made available at the Clinic.

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Can you help with travel arrangements?

The Location & Travel page of this website is reasonably comprehensive, however if you require additional travel help do contact the Clinic by telephone, fax or email.

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What is a psychiatrist?

A Psychiatrist is a doctor who specialises in mental health problems and is trained to deal with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders. A consultant psychiatrist is a doctor who has reached a senior position in terms of qualifications, treating people, training other doctors and helping to organize and run services. (see Royal College of Psychiatrists).

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What is a clinical psychologist?

A clinical psychologist is a psychologist who has undergone specialist training in the treatment of people with mental health problems. Psychologists observe and measure human behaviour scientifically and produce models and therapies based on this knowledge. (see Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Psychological Society).
A chartered counselling psychologist has trained to deliver different types of psychotherapy such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).

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Do you take credit cards?

We take Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Maestro etc, but not American Express.

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What can you do for Corporate clients?

See our 'Occupational' page.
Essentially we can provide whatever type of service that is required. We have extensive experience in working with very senior executives, but also in working with Human Resource departments and Occupational Health doctors.

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As a mental health professional, physician or GP working outside your clinic, can I use your psychology service for my patients?

Yes by all means. You can use the contact page form or have a letter e-mailed or faxed over.
If you would like help to choose the most appropriate psychologist or form of psychotherapy call Reception, or call and ask to speak to Dr Howells, who will be pleased to assist.

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Are you CQC registered?

Yes we are. Search with our name on the CQC website -

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If you have any other questions, please use our Contact Form to ask the Clinic.