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Please click here (opens as a Word document) for an update on the impact of the Covid 19 (Coronavirus) situation for clients waiting for assessment and treatment.

Referrals to CADAT

Due to the current Covid 19 (Coronavirus) situation, clinic staff are now working remotely until further notice.  Referrers should send all referrals by email only rather then through the post.  Referrers should complete the attached Referral Form (opens as a Word document) and email to cadatreferrals@slam.nhs.ukPlease ensure that both referrer and patient telephone numbers and email addresses are included on the form as we may be unable to make contact without this information.

Who We Are

The Centre for Anxiety Disorders & Trauma (CADAT) is a leader in research, training and the clinical treatment of anxiety in the UK and has made clear contributions in the fields of research, clinical care, education and training.  CADAT is also a psychological therapy outpatient service offering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and is based within the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust which is part of the King's Health Partners (KHP) Academic Health Sciences Centre.  KHP brings King's College London and three NHS Foundation Trusts (SLaM, King's College Hospital and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals) together in an initiative to produce world-class research, education and clinical practice for the benefit of service users.  CADAT provides both a local and national service which spans primary, secondary and tertiary care, and we are the main contributor to research into anxiety disorders in the Trust.

Please click here (opens as a Word document) to to read the CADAT Annual Report 2017-18.

What We Do


We treat people with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) when their main problem is an anxiety disorder, especially Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Hoarding Disorder (HD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Panic Disorder (PD), Specific Phobias (eg driving, flying etc), Specific Phobia of Vomiting (SPOV or Emetophobia), General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Health Anxiety (HA).

CADAT provides both a local and national service which spans primary, secondary and tertiary care. We form a small part of each of Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham  Talking Therapies Services, also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), and the Integrated Psychological Therapies Teams (IPTT) for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.  We also accept referrals nationally especially for people with OCD and BDD.  In addition, CADAT holds a Highly Specialised Service (HSS) contract with NHS England to provide treatment for people with OCD and/or BDD for whom numerous previous treatments have been unsuccessful.

For all initial enquiries, please telephone on 020 3228 2101 or email at  Please click on the following link for more detailed information on referral pathways to CADAT. Clinical Services



We at CADAT and King’s College London are conducting a study aiming to find the most effective form of CBT therapy for pregnant women with anxiety disorders. The study is open to women in South London, who are between 12 and 20 weeks pregnant. For more information contact or see  for further details.

STOP-PTSD Clinical Trial

Recruitment has recently started for the STOP-PTSD clinical trial. This trial compares two therapist-assisted online psychological therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  For more information, please click here.

Many of the treatments we offer have been developed by our own teams, have been very effective in randomised-controlled trials, and are subject to high levels of quality control.  Our Centre is a leader in both the research and clinical treatment of anxiety in the UK and is the main contributor to the research into anxiety disorders in the MAP CAG.  Please click on the following link to find out more about research at CADAT. Research


CADAT staff teach on a wide variety of CBT courses locally and nationally.  There are particularly close links with the IOPPN CBT Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in CBT.  Alongside teaching CADAT is a major supervision resource for local psychology doctorate and IAPT courses, and for Specialist Trainees on psychiatry rotation.  We also provide Continuing Profession Development (CPD) placements for more experienced staff from both local and wider services. 

We can provide workshops on a range of topics relating to anxiety disorders and CBT more generally.  Please click on the following link to find out more about training and CADAT Workshops -  Training

our centre is a leader in research, training and clinical treatment of anxiety in the uk

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