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Premier Mental Health Treatment for Depression & Anxiety at the Priory Hospital North London

Our world renowned experts at North London are able to provide established, trusted treatment for a wide array of mental health conditions. All of the treatment that we offer is delivered according to bespoke treatment plans, ensuring that we foster the best possible outcomes for each and every one of our patients. We are able to offer comprehensive treatment for the following mental health conditions:

Anxiety

Anxiety disorders can have a hugely detrimental effect on individuals’ health, wellbeing and their ability to function in everyday life. Although worry can be a natural human emotion, experiencing this for a prolonged period of time can lead to the development of a chronic and persistent anxiety disorder. Anxiety can come in many different forms, affects everyone in unique ways and often requires professional support to overcome.

Stress

Stress is our mind and body’s response to adverse mental or emotional strain. Stress can be experienced by anyone and although it is relatively normal to feel stressed from time-to-time, it is important to recognise when ‘normal’ levels of stress are increasing to the point that this is causing distressing physical symptoms, emotional exhaustion and feeling as though you can no longer cope.

Depression

Depression is a serious mental health problem, characterised by overwhelming feelings of sadness and hopelessness, which interfere with an individual’s ability to function effectively on a daily basis. Although it is natural for us all to feel upset and sad in response to various life events, people who suffer from depression experience such devastating low moods that they find it difficult to cope and participate in daily activities.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that causes individuals to experience obsessions (irrational and persistent thoughts or urges) and/or compulsions (mental or physical rituals that individuals feel compelled to perform). The symptoms associated with OCD can be extremely distressing, confusing and time-consuming, and often result in sufferers feeling as though they no longer have control over their lives or behaviour.

Other mental health conditions that are treated at North London include:

  • Mood swings

  • Eating disorders

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Anger management

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Panic attacks

  • Relationship problems

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Sleep problems

Mental health treatment at North London

We offer a wide range of evidence-based therapies to treat mental health conditions at North London. These include:

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is used worldwide in the treatment of a range of mental health conditions and is widely accepted as being a highly effective technique. CBT is based on the assumption that mental health difficulties manifest as a result of unhealthy thought processes that are often deeply embedded within an individual’s consciousness. CBT works by challenging these dysfunctional thought patterns, exploring what caused them to develop in the first place, and encouraging individuals to develop new and healthier ways of responding to difficult emotions, as a means of altering destructive behaviour.

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) has the principles of CBT at its core but has been specifically designed to assist people who experience very intense emotions as a result of mental health problems. DBT aims to encourage individuals to accept themselves and their emotions, and equips them with the skills to evaluate problems in new and less destructive ways.

Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)

Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) is a widely used form of therapy that combines elements of CBT and other psychoanalytic approaches. The purpose of CAT is to explore how individuals think, act and feel as a result of difficult past experiences, before encouraging them to engage in problem solving behaviours and plan new and healthier ways of coping.

Emotion focused therapy (EFT)

Emotion focused therapy (EFT) focuses on increasing individuals’ emotional expression, regulation awareness and understanding. By developing a greater understanding of their different emotional states, people are equipped with the skills to use healthy emotions in new and improved ways and thus, reduce the negative effects of unhealthy emotions.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a process by which individual learn how to process their difficult emotions in a way that does not result in them becoming overwhelmed by them, and learning to focus on how they feel in the present moment.

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) stimulates a patient’s brain by encouraging them to engage in repeated eye movements. During EMDR, individuals are instructed to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. This technique has been found to be highly effective in reducing the intensity of distressing memories and trauma.

Group therapy

Group therapy takes place in a group setting, where patients with similar diagnoses or mental health problems are encouraged to share their concerns and support each other. This mutual guidance and understanding allows patients to develop insight, offer advice and learn from each other in a highly therapeutic and compassionate environment.

1:1 therapy

1:1 therapy is widely used in the treatment of a large range of mental health conditions. This form of therapy takes place on an individual basis between a patient and a mental health expert, allowing for in-depth exploration and support.

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. For professionals looking to make a referral, please click here