Treatments tailored to your needs

Priory Wellbeing Centre Canterbury

The Priory Wellbeing Centre in Canterbury is conveniently situated on the A28 ring road around Canterbury town centre, offering easy access to all. We are on the north-east side of the city walls and our distinctive blue double doors set us apart on the main road. The centre is close to Canterbury's main train stations and car parking is also available close by.

The Priory Wellbeing Centre Canterbury offers proven treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions. We provide support to young people, adults, older people, couples and families. Whatever challenges you are facing, we offer practical, effective help to get you or your loved ones back on track.

“There is significant – and growing – unmet demand for mental health services in Canterbury due to the fast paced and high pressure environment, and we can offer consistent, high-quality treatment.” Nikki Brice, Centre Manager

Treatments tailored to your needs

We offer a range of accessibly-priced outpatient support to give you the help and support you need. We also have close links with The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove, ensuring that we can provide seamless access to more specialist or intensive services if required.

Some of the common areas we can help with include:

“I am very happy with Priory which has helped us as a family and it has been excellent”

Group therapy options

We are pleased to announce that the Canterbury Wellbeing Centre now includes a new group therapy option for the Addiction Treatment Programme we offer. This will complement existing individual and family therapies. The groups will be facilitated by specialist and experienced therapists and will be offered in conjunction with other forms of help provided by Priory such as inpatient treatment, outpatient detoxification, specialist prescribing, psychiatric assessment and individual treatments – including help for those affected by addictions of other family members and friends.

Autism care and support

We also treat Autism and provide expert care for those on the Autistic Spectrum. We have a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, a Speech and Language Therapist, Family Therapists and Occupational Therapists, all of whom have many years’ experience and expertise in the field of autistic spectrum conditions (ASC).

Our Consultant Psychiatrists are able to take a background history from our patients, and/or their parent(s)/family and following this, our psychologists/psychiatrists will complete an ADI-R or 3di assessment.

Our Psychologists will also carry out the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) assessment which is a semi-structured assessment of communication, social interaction, and play for individuals suspected of having autism or other pervasive developmental disorders.

Family therapy

Following diagnosis most families find it helpful to have approximately four sessions of family therapy to learn in detail how autism affects their child. Feedback from these sessions is very positive and it helps both the young person and family members really understand how they will help the child manage their autism at home. Family therapy sessions would be an additional post diagnosis charge.

Individual psychology or Occupational Therapy

Depending on your child’s needs, they may benefit from individual psychology input, for anxiety for example or occupational therapy input to consider sensory needs post diagnosis.  These two interventions would be an additional charge post assessment.

Appointments at the Wellbeing Centre

We offer appointments from Monday-Thursday between 9am-9pm and on Fridays from 9am-5pmThe Wellbeing Centre is on the ground floor providing you with easy, level access throughout the building.

Contact us to find out more

To find out how we can support you, or to discuss available treatment options, please contact a member of our team on 01227 452 171 or click here to complete an enquiry form.

How to find us

Easy access by car or public transport

The Priory Wellbeing Centre Canterbury is on the A28 ring road around Canterbury town centre, on the north east side of the city walls. We’re next to the Archaeological Trust - look out for our two blue double doors.

You can reach the Wellbeing Centre easily by car or public transport. Canterbury has two train stations: Canterbury East is closest to the Wellbeing Centre.

There is public car parking a couple of minutes walk away from the Wellbeing Centre at the far end of the city wall, opposite Lady Wootton’s Green. If you prefer you can use one of the three ‘park and ride’ facilities, all of which head into the centre of Canterbury. You can find these at:

  • Old Dover Road if travelling in from Dover and surrounding areas
  • Wincheap if travelling in from Ashford and surrounding areas
  • Sturry Road if travelling in from Herne Bay and surrounding areas

Our Services

Our Specialists

Dr Jo Warren

Dr Jo Warren

Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
Priory Wellbeing Centre Canterbury (staff)

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Dr Paul McLaren Priory Hospital Hayes Grove Kent

Dr Paul McLaren

Medical Director and Adult Psychiatrist
The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove (staff)

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Dr Saqib Latif

Dr Saqib Latif

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Priory Wellbeing Centre Canterbury (staff)

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Mike Cochrane

Mike Cochrane

Sessional Nurse Therapist - Addictions
Priory Wellbeing Centre Canterbury (staff)

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Salma Rashid

Salma Rashid

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Priory Wellbeing Centre Canterbury (staff)

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Tara Gonet

Tara Gonet

Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
Priory Wellbeing Centre Canterbury (visiting)

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