The Priory Hospital Roehampton - London

Priory Lane
Roehampton
London
SW15 5JJ

Tel. 020 8876 8261

Fax. 020 8392 2632

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The Priory Hospital Roehampton is an independent hospital, specialising in the management and treatment of mental health problems including addictions and eating disorders.

The facility has been a hospital since 1867 and has established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care. For people suffering from mild to moderate mental health issues, such as stress and anxiety, the hospital provides a range of outpatient based therapy services such as individual and group based CBT. For those people requiring inpatient care for more severe psychiatric illness such as depression, addictions, psychotic illness, a personality disorder or an eating disorder, there are residential facilities for 100 patients. Priory has a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists.

What we treat - Acute mental health

Our staff team has the expertise and experience to treat most psychiatric conditions. These include depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive states, schizophrenia and all major acute psychiatric illnesses.

Addiction treatment programme

The service specialises in addiction treatment for substance and behavioural dependency, such as alcohol, drugs (illegal drugs such as cocaine, cannabis, heroin), gambling, relationships and shopping (please scroll down for a complete list of treatments).  The priory has many years experience in treating individuals to help them beat their alcoholism or dependency on drugs. 

Addictions treatment programme includes:

  • FREE ADDICTION ASSESSMENT to explore the problem in more detail without obligation to continue into treatment
  • FREE weekly aftercare support for 12 months post completion of the 28 day programme
  • FREE family support during and post treatment

AIMS and QED AccreditedEating disorders unit

Our London 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. 

b-eat eating disorder charity logoEating disorder outpatient programme

Our eating disorder outpatient programme 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.

Personality disorder service

The personality disorder service at East Wing, the Priory Hospital Roehampton is suitable for women over the age of 18 with a primary diagnosis of emotionally unstable (borderline) personality disorder . The overall aim is to support the individual towards a life worth living. Our holistic approach supports individuals in completing a personal health plan to ensure that every aspect of a healthy future is considered. Individuals are gradually supported towards discharge feeling confident, able and positive about life outside of the hospital.

Accommodation and facilities

The Priory Group believe that the environment created for individuals is as important as the treatment programme itself. Set in a beautiful grade two listed building, the Priory Hospital Roehampton has established a reputation for providing the very highest standards of care.

Each patient has the privacy of his or her own comfortable bedroom, with television, telephone and en-suite facilities. The newly refurbished East Wing benefits from a private garden and dining room. We also provide excellent gym facilities with a variety of classes. The scope of our services enables us to offer personalised plans for individuals undergoing the programme.

Patients are encouraged to have their meals in the dining room, which offers excellent choice of dishes. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for.

At the right time, access to the local community is a vital step for promoting patients' long-term independence. The Priory Hospital Roehampton enjoys excellent links with local leisure facilities, and is close to Richmond Park, enabling us to support patients in undertaking activities such as cycling, horse-riding and photography classes. A variety of shops, libraries, supermarkets and community colleges are a walk or short bus ride away, ensuring that external activities on the programme can be fully tailored to the individual's interests.

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Dr Roderic Pipe

Dr Roderic Pipe

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Lead Adolescent Consultant
The Priory Hospital Roehampton - London (staff)

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Dr Adrienne Key

Dr Adrienne Key

Consultant Psychiatrist, Lead Clinician for Eating Disorders, Medical Director for Eating Disorders Priory Group - Adult
The Priory Hospital Roehampton - London (staff)

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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.

To make an outpatient appointment with a specific consultant, please telephone medical secretaries on 020 8876 8261. 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 telephone marketing on 020 8876 8261.

Corporate/occupational health

Any company wishing to make a referral, or member of staff wising 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 employees point of contact they should liaise with the company doctor to arrange a referral, if this is required.

The Priory Hospital Roehampton therapy and treatment programmes

The first step to recovery for the patient is to undergo an initial assessment to identify the issues, make any diagnosis and draw up the most appropriate treatment plan. For our addictions treatment programme we offer a free initial addiction assessment.

Therapies used:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Person centred
  • Psycho-educational
  • Psychotherapy
  • Systemic and family psychotherapist
  • Advanced art psychotherapist
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

Group therapy

Some of the groups available are:

  • Understanding anxiety
  • Managing anxiety
  • Understanding depression
  • Understanding anger
  • Managing anger
  • Managing grief and loss
  • Relationship therapy
  • Personal development
  • Managing the symptoms of my diagnosis
  • CBT for mixed diagnosis
  • Building confidence and self-esteem
  • Pre-dependency group
  • Managing stress
  • Motivational therapy
  • Emotional well being
  • Creative therapy
  • Body image
  • Healthy living
  • Goal setting / relapse prevention

Family programme and aftercare

Within all our services, where possible, we encourage the patient's family to become involved in the treatment programme as this can help give a greater understanding of the illness - hopefully leading to a speedier recovery once the patient has returned home.

In addition to medical excellence we provide a safe relaxed atmosphere at the hospital, which facilitates the recovery process.

The therapy programme

The personality disorder service provides a 12-month recovery-focussed programme with dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) at its therapeutic centre. The skills taught within the DBT programme will promote greater self-awareness, and will also teach the individual to build resilience while managing overwhelming situations more effectively.

Through the DBT programme, the ward team will support patients to: 

  • manage life outside of hospital safely
  • engage in voluntary or paid work
  • enjoy healthy relationships
  • explore their own interests and
  • move forward to a future they have planned and worked hard for.

Relapse prevention and discharge

The final stage of the DBT programme will focus on relapse prevention and the building of life skills outside of the unit. It is envisaged that during the final stage of the programme, the patient will be considering registering at college and/or looking for voluntary placements, based on work completed on their Personal health Plan and interests developed during their time on the unit.

This stage of the programme provides the patient with the opportunity to practise skills and take “positive risks” for their future. We believe that exposing individuals to new situations during these last few months is imperative to ensuring a successful discharge.  

Quality and regulation

You can be assured that the treatment patients receive will be of the highest standard, as we are continually monitored by the independent regualtor the Care Quality Commission and are benchmarked against the National Service Framework.

To view a copy of our latest inspection report please click here.

We also strive to ensure the effectiveness and success of our treatment by meeting exacting, externally validated standards and our results compare favourably with the published benchmarks. 

Visiting times

Visiting times and visitors allowed will be individual for each patient depending on their therapeutic programme. Please discuss this with the nursing team. All visitors must sign in and out at reception and report to the nurses station for general psychiatry and addiction treatment programme. All visitors must leave the building no later than 10.00 pm.

General programme & ATP

Monday - Friday 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm & 5.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Saturday 12.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Sunday 9.00 am - 10.00 pm

Eating disorder unit
Monday - Friday 6.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9.00 am - 12.00 pm & 2.00 pm - 10.00 pm