Treatment tailored to your needs

The Priory Hospital Bristol

Heath House LaneStapletonBristolAvonBS16 1EQ

Tel.0117 952 5255

Fax.0117 952 5552

The Priory Hospital Bristol

The Priory Hospital Bristol is a leading UK centre of support for individuals, couples and families facing a wide range of challenges. Our team of Psychiatrists and Therapists provide recovery-focused therapies and evidence-based treatments in a calming therapeutic environment. The hospital is located in a secluded area of Bristol with great transport links. The peaceful site setting and experienced staff combine to create the perfect conditions for effective treatment, delivering positive outcomes.

Working with patients and families in group and 1:1 sessions, our team provides a wide range of aff­ordable specialist support to patients and their families, accessible throughout the week. All our therapy programmes are tailored to each person’s specific needs to provide the highest standard of inpatient, outpatient and day care treatment to those facing the greatest challenges.


Acute mental health treatment programmes

  • Personalised and recovery-focused treatment programmes for a broad range of mental health conditions including stress, depression, anxiety and PTSD
  • Supportive and effective 12-step addiction treatment programme
  • Specialist therapy for eating disorders, including body image workshops and assertiveness therapy
  • Bespoke day therapy programmes, including specialised one-to-one and group-based therapy sessions

At Priory we offer a full range of treatments:

  • Outpatient, day patient and inpatient options as appropriate
  • Tailored, bespoke therapy programmes, including group-based activity and one-to-one therapy
  • Specialist therapy programmes including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), psycho-educational workshops and assertiveness and body-image therapy
  • Online CBT appointments with a therapist for those who are unable to attend appointments fo follow-on and aftercare

Our hospital inpatient services are the best possible option for the most challenging cases of depression, anxiety, addiction and eating disorders. With an on call doctor available 24 hours a day, we are able to admit people at short notice, around the clock and monitor the impact of any medication, safely and promptly managing any medical issues that may arise. Our comprehensive treatment programmes ensure patients have access to every resource they need to make a strong recovery, returning to a positive and productive life.

Addiction treatment programme

The service specialises in addiction treatment for substance and behavioural dependency, such as alcohol, drugs (illegal and prescription), gambling, sex and relationships, internet, food, shopping, work and exercise.

The inpatient addiction treatment programme includes:

  • FREE INITIAL ASSESSMENT: giving you the opportunity to discuss the problem in more detail without obligation. Click here to arrange a free assessment.
  • FREE WEEKLY AFTERCARE SUPPORT: two sessions are available weekly following completion of treatment.
  • FREE FAMILY SUPPORT SESSIONS: are available for partners, family, etc, both during and post treatment.

Contact us to find out more

To discuss treatment options and find out how we can support you, please contact a member of our team on 0800 840 3219. Alternatively, click here to email your enquiry or click here to arrange a free addictions assessment.

Free Addictions Assessment

The Priory is pleased to offer you a free confidential assessment for all addictions.

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Eating disorder treatment services

The eating disorder service provides effective programmes for the successful treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia, binge eating and other related conditions. The specially developed eating disorders programme focuses on the psychological, social, behavioural and physical sides of the illness. Our day care service provides treatment tailored to the needs of the individual. The programme involves assistance in re-establishing an appropriate relationship with food, education as to the nature and consequences of eating disorders and guidance in helping people to identify personally with this information.

Quality Network for Eating Disorders

Complex care

Treatment is available within a purpose built facility (formerly The Priory Grange Bristol) for adults aged 18+ with severe and enduring mental health problems, whose primary need is their mental healthcare and management. Additionally, many of our patients have other issues such as chronic physical conditions, learning disabilities, organic degenerative disorders – such as early on-set dementia and Huntington's disease or other types of brain injury.

We offer a rehabilitation pathway/palliative care or longer term care for adults with severe and enduring mental illness - often with behaviours that challenge and other complex needs. We provide intensive, highly flexible care programmes in safe caring environments for needs that cannot be met within conventional hospitals or care homes or for those looking to step down from secure services, including those detained under the Mental Health Act (with or without Ministry of Justice restrictions). Our aim is ensure optimum quality of life for our residents within the limitations posed by their illnesses.

Our Services

Our Specialists

Angela Markham

Angela Markham

Family & Systemic Psychotherapist (Sessional)
The Priory Hospital Bristol (staff)

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Becky Martin

Becky Martin

Speech and Language Therapist
The Priory Hospital Bristol (staff)

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Dr David Scull

Dr David Scull

Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult
The Priory Hospital Bristol (staff)

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Dr Paul Dedman

Dr Paul Dedman

Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult
The Priory Hospital Bristol (staff)

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Dr. Jon van Niekerk

Dr. Jon van Niekerk

Medical Director/Consultant Psychiatrist
The Priory Hospital Bristol (staff)

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Meera Phull

Meera Phull

Therapist/Registered Mental Health Nurse
The Priory Hospital Bristol (staff)

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Penny Downing

Penny Downing

Therapy Lead/Counselling Psychotherapist
The Priory Hospital Bristol (staff)

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Referrals & Admissions

Acute mental health - referrals and admissions

The majority of referrals made to a Priory hospital are through a patient's GP. A referral can be made by telephone, in writing, via email or via fax to the hospital's admission department, who will then pass these details on to the relevant consultant.

If you would like to make an outpatient appointment with a specific consultant, please call 0117 952 5255. For further details of our specialist treatment programmes or for a list of staff and visiting consultants, together with their areas of special interests, please call the admissions team on 0117 952 5255 or fax 0117 952 5552.

Corporate and occupational health

Any company wishing to make a referral, or member of staff wishing to be admitted to a Priory hospital, will need to be referred by their company occupational health doctor. Where an occupational health nurse has been the employee's point of contact they should liaise with the company doctor to arrange a referral, if this is required.

Complex care - referrals and admissions

The Priory Hospital Bristol offers a comprehensive and rapid response to referrals offering assessments within seven days throughout the United Kingdom. To discuss a potential referral or to obtain further information, please call 0117 952 7500 or fax on 0117 952 7527.

Admissions criteria:

  • 18 years of age and above
  • Complex and/or multiple diagnosis
  • May have a forensic background
  • Likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act with or without Ministry of Justice restrictions
  • Conditions associated with degenerative disorders such Huntington's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and early-onset dementia
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Personality disorder
  • Palliative care
  • National catchment area
  • Re-adjusting to community life
  • Require a locked environment but not low secure

Complex care treatment programmes

Our clinical programmes are evaluated regularly and take into account the psychological, physical, social, spiritual and therapeutic needs of the individual. High quality care is delivered through an interdisciplinary team approach, led by our consultant neuro-psychiatrist. Programmes include:

  • Flexible care reflecting individual patient needs
  • De-escalation and management of aggression
  • Nursing interventions for all levels of dependency
  • Ongoing assessment to monitor and respond to changing needs and levels of functioning
  • Individual and group therapy programme
  • OT therapies
  • Reflexology
  • Speech and language therapy

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Priory is proud of its reputation for delivering the highest quality of outpatient and inpatient treatments. Each year we are the chosen partner globally for thousands of individuals and families seeking the best standards of care.

Priory Hospital Bristol Bristol provides:

  • A confidential, patient-centred and recovery-focused approach to treatment
  • An experienced team of leading consultants and therapists working with patients on a 1:1 basis
  • An addiction treatment programme which includes 12 months FREE aftercare
  • High staffing levels 24 hours a day, delivering a safe, easy-to access, therapeutic environment
  • A multidisciplinary team working closely together to provide excellent care
  • Private en-suite rooms for inpatients and waitress service dining, all set in extensive grounds 

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