Priory Hospital Chelmsford
- Evidence-based treatment
- A team of experts
- Online and face-to-face appointments
Chelmsford is one of the UK’s leading treatment centres and is rated by former patients for its excellence, dedication and commitment, as well as producing outstanding treatment outcomes.
The hospital first opened in 1992 and since then, has established an excellent reputation for providing fast access to high quality treatment for a range of addictions as well as treatment for mental health difficulties.
Chelmer Ward and The Lodge are private general psychiatry and addiction treatment facilities. We offer support to people in crisis with mental health issues, such as psychosis, mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety and trauma. The ward has a multidisciplinary team consisting of experienced consultant psychiatrists, specialty doctors, mental health nurses and therapists, who provide person-centred care, in collaboration with the patient, to allow them to maximise their recovery journey.
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At Priory Hospital Chelmsford, we can treat a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
We also provide high quality therapy to people struggling with gender issues, low self-esteem, and those with a personality disorder diagnosis.
Without expert mental health treatment and therapy, it’s unlikely that your mental health problems will go away on their own; they can continue to have a detrimental impact on your life, and cause a range of long term problems. If you think that you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, it’s important to understand that these conditions are treatable, and the most crucial first step is to get help. At Chelmsford, our highly trained team are committed to providing you with every resource you need, enabling you to tackle your mental health challenges within a compassionate and highly supportive environment, and return to a positive way of life.
Chelmsford offers its own standalone addiction treatment unit as part of our 28-day residential addiction treatment programme, based in its own dedicated building on-site, known as The Lodge. Here, the emphasis is on total commitment to your programme of recovery, in a safe and supportive environment.
Addiction treatment at Chelmsford is based on the 12-step addiction treatment model, which was first popularised by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). This approach has an abstinence-based philosophy, and focuses on your motivation to change, whilst incorporating a spiritual element within the treatment process, with proven, worldwide success.
Our flexible and patient-centred addiction treatment programme has been developed by our expert team of psychiatrists, addiction psychologists, addiction therapists and mental health nurses. We work in close collaboration with you, while drawing upon all of the available specialists in our team. This approach ensures that treatment produces the most positive outcomes for you as an individual.
Our addiction rehabilitation programme includes:
We also deliver specialist treatment to the LGBTQIA+ community, who are struggling with addiction and recovery issues.
Our flexible treatment programmes include outpatient therapy and day care, which are designed to fit around your existing commitments, as well as inpatient (residential) treatment, for those who need more intensive, ongoing support.
For more information on the treatment programmes we can offer at Priory, please click the links below.
At Chelmsford, our experts have a wealth of experience in delivering a wide range of therapy services, including:
Part of our specialist provision at Chelmsford is The Stables Therapy Centre, where we provide individual therapy using a variety of methods. These are all consistent with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for therapeutic interventions.
Referrals to our therapy centre are either via a consultant psychiatrist or self-referral, usually via a GP. We can treat adults and young people and everyone is offered an initial assessment to explore their needs and the benefits of therapy, before therapy commences.
All our therapists are either accredited or working towards accreditation with a recognised regulatory body, such as the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Here, you will find some commonly asked questions about Priory Hospital Chelmsford.
If you're receiving inpatient treatment with us, we'll encourage you to keep in touch with your loved ones during your recovery.
Visiting hours are permitted in the week and on weekends, but this is something your ward staff can discuss with you on arrival.
Family, friends and children are allowed to visit you, but we ask that they remain respectful of others in the hospital.
Yes, while you’re staying with us, you’ll have your own en-suite bedroom. The bedrooms come equipped with a TV, DVD player, a small safety deposit box and a nurse call button.
We have regular housekeeping, as well as a common room with a TV, games, and a lounge area.
The cost of treatment can vary depending on the condition treated, the kind of treatment needed and for how long the condition needs to be treated.
There are lots of reasons why people may choose to pay privately to receive expert mental health treatment at Priory Hospital Chelmsford.
We are able to book appointments at a time that's convenient for you, and are committed to delivering excellent, high quality care with the most positive individual outcomes. For more information on how to commence with expert treatment at Chelmsford, contact us today on 0800 756 2805 or via email.
There are two ways you can pay to receive expert mental health and addiction treatment at Priory Hospital Chelmsford:
For more information on self-funding your treatment or using your private medical insurance to pay for our services, call us today on 0800 787 0510 or visit our fees and funding page.
Our specialist team at Priory Hospital Chelmsford comprises:
Our team is committed to providing the best treatment to everyone we support, and we pride ourselves on placing patients at the heart of the treatment journey.
Priory’s customer service team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure peope can be signposted to the best possible support, as quickly as possible. For immediate crisis support, they may direct you to your local NHS facilities.
The specialist teams at our residential facilities can help to stabilise those in need of immediate assistance, including providing access to medically assisted detoxification for drug and alcohol addictions, where required. Call us today on: 0800 787 0484.
The treatment we deliver at Chelmsford is driven by robust clinical governance protocols, and we receive ongoing monitoring by our independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
We are a registered and approved provider for all of the UK's leading private medical insurers. All of the services that we offer at Priory can be funded through private medical insurance. This includes:
All clients will have access to our highly skilled and accredited clinicians, many of whom are published experts in their fields of treatment. Whatever your requirements, we are committed to working with you to get your life back on track.