Welcome to Oaktree Neuro
Oaktree Neuro in London is a specialist mental health clinic which treats people with depression, anxiety and addictions using a pioneering new treatment known as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), as well as a range of other treatments including talking therapies.
TMS is a non-invasive, pain-free and effective treatment that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate brain activity. It has been transforming lives across the UK since it was accredited by NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) in 2015.
We believe in providing all of our patients with a calm, therapeutic journey to recovery under the care of the Oaktree family.
Find us opposite Euston Station in Camden, London.
What is TMS?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an exciting new development in the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction and chronic pain. TMS therapy uses a series of repetitive, brief and highly focussed magnetic pulses to activate or suppress brain cells.
In depressed patients, where electrical activity in certain areas of the brain is shown to be reduced, TMS increases brain activity to reduce or, in many cases, completely eliminate the symptoms of depression. In contrast, anxiety can be caused by overactive brain cells so TMS is used to suppress the cells causing too much activity to reduce symptoms.
The treatment is safe, pain-free and non-invasive. It’s carried out in our clinic by a professional psychiatrist and takes around 30 minutes each day over the course between 3-6 weeks, depending on the individual. We use TMS systems created by Magstim, the pioneers of this revolutionary technology, to provide our patients with the best experience.
Testimonial from Oaktree Patients
“ Having found out about rTMS on the internet I contacted Oaktree and took a four week course of the treatment.
The experience of rTMS at Oaktree was relaxing. The clinic was flexible with the timings of sessions, so it was easy to add it into my daily routine.
With TMS I noticed a calmer and better mood. I had uninterrupted sleep for several nights since starting rTMS treatment, not the case for over 30 years.
The treatment has fulfilled my expectations and experience of it at Oaktree has been very good.”
Ms. Caron M
“I’ve had rTMS treatment twice now – first in London, and this time at Oaktree Clinic, for severe depression following failure of anti-depressants, CBT, NLP and hypnosis over the years.
The change was dramatic. rTMS was the only thing that made a real difference – and for a much longer time than anything else I’ve tried. I bounced back from stress/bad news, I had energy again, was not overwhelmed by stress/fear/hopelessness, able to tackle difficult things previously avoided because I could not cope.It isn’t so much that treatment gave me something to live for – more that I no longer feel that desperate need to have something bigger to live for because the present moment itself is less anguished or full of a pain.
Oaktree Staff were brilliant and supportive. It felt that the doctor was skilled in the assessment and use of rTMS as a treatment.”
“I was experiencing constant tension and anxiety.
After having carried out some research on the internet I had some expectation of what would happen terms of how the treatment would be administered. It was as expected.
The Dr in charge and staff were very knowledgeable about the treatment and were also very understanding and helpful all the way through the treatment period. All questions that I had were answered.
As treatment sessions progressed I could feel a definite change in the way I felt. The tension and anxiety began to fall throughout. After treatment had completed this has continued and I feel free-er and lighter.
I have had other treatments including medication and talk therapy. rTMS has been far more effective in helping me in terms of speed and effectiveness. No pills and no side effects.
The procedure itself is very simple and straight forward. It basically involves you sitting in a dentist like chair and having device placed on an area of my head and switched on. There is clicking sound and I could feel a tapping on my head. Although it was a little jarring to begin with I got used to it very quickly and after about the 5th treatment it was far less noticeable.
Since having rTMS I have become more calmer in myself. I feel that I have less worries and my body is more relaxed as a result.”
What makes us different?
Oaktree Neuro, and our sister clinic The Oaktree Clinic in Birmingham, are one of the few services in the country to offer a complete face-to-face mental health assessment with a experienced psychiatrist prior to any TMS treatment. We believe it is important that we assess our patient’s overall mental health and well-being before recommending any treatments. We then create bespoke care packages based on our patients’ individual needs. This may or may not include TMS, talking therapies and medication.
We pride ourselves on providing a nurturing, caring environment to help our patients get better by accompanying them through every stage of care from diagnosis and treatment to aftercare and follow-ups.