Treatments tailored to your needs

World class mental health treatment at Priory Hospital Southampton

At Southampton, our experts possess unrivalled clinical experience in treating a wide array of mental health conditions. We are able to offer high quality, comprehensive treatment programmes, tailored according to the individual requirements of each and every one of our patients. Our bespoke and holistic approach enables you to address the symptoms and triggers for your mental health problems, enabling you to achieve a full recovery and regain control of your life. We are able to offer world class treatment for the following conditions:


Anxiety disorders are chronic and persistent mental health conditions that can manifest in a variety of ways.  If left untreated, anxiety disorders can have a severely detrimental effect on an individual’s wellbeing, and cause their daily functioning to be impaired. It is natural for all of us to feel anxious and worried from time-to-time, but if these normal human emotions are heightened or experienced for a prolonged period of time, it may be that a debilitating anxiety disorder is present.


Depression is a serious mental health condition, typified by persistent and overwhelming feelings of sadness. Depression can have an extremely negative impact on an individual’s emotional and physical health, affecting how they think, feel and behave. Whilst everyone can feel sad on occasions, individuals suffering from depression experience such devastating low moods that they are unable to function effectively on a daily basis.


Stress is typically experienced as a response to severe emotional or mental strain. Whilst it is fairly common to feel stressed from time-to-time, when stress levels are increasing to the point that it becomes difficult to cope with, resulting in physical symptoms and emotional exhaustion, it may be that professional help is needed to overcome this.

Our experts at Southampton are also able to provide specialist treatment for:

  • Schizophrenia

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Personality disorders

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Anger management

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Panic attacks

  • Bereavement and grief counselling

  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)

  • Self-harm

  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Mental health treatment at Southampton

We employ a wide range of established mental health treatment methods at Southampton, including:

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a well-established form of psychotherapy, is used worldwide in the treatment of a wide array of mental health conditions. CBT is based on the principle that mental health problems develop and are sustained as a result of destructive thought processes. The aim of CBT is to challenge these dysfunctional thought patterns, examine why they developed in the first place, and equip individuals with the skills to view and evaluate situations in new and healthier ways.

Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)

Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) is a type of psychotherapy that merges CBT and other psychoanalytic therapy approaches. During CAT, individuals are encouraged to explore how they feel, think and act as a result of negative past experiences. Individuals then learn how to problem solve and develop new ways of coping.

Mindfulness based therapy (MBT)

Mindfulness is a popular therapeutic method that encourages individuals to develop the skills to focus on how they feel in the present moment, whilst processing and accepting negative emotions without becoming overwhelmed by them.

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) uses rapid eye movements to stimulate a patient’s brain, in order to reduce the severity of distressing and disturbing memories. During EMDR, individuals are encouraged to process negative thoughts and replace them with more positive ones.

Group therapy

Group therapy is a widely used therapeutic approach, which, as its name suggests, takes place in a group setting. Groups are made up of individuals who are experiencing similar mental health problems or who are progressing through similar treatment and recovery journeys. Group therapy has been found to be a very effective method of therapy and encourages patients to share experiences, offer support, insight and feedback, and learn from each other in a highly compassionate environment.

1:1 therapy

1:1 therapy is used in the treatment of a multitude of mental health conditions. 1:1 therapy takes place between a patient and the most appropriate specialist for their needs on an individual basis, in order to allow for comprehensive and individualised therapy.

To discuss treatment options and find out how we can support you, please contact a member of our team on 0808 301 3441. Alternatively, click here to email your enquiry. For professionals looking to make a referral, please click here