Priory Hospital North London - addiction rehab and mental health treatment

  • Evidence-based treatment programmes
  • Highly qualified team
  • Private autism assessments for adults
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About this location

Located in London, in a peaceful and secluded part of Southgate, Priory Hospital North London is set within a striking Grade I listed building, overlooking beautiful parklands.

It's one of the UK’s leading centres for the treatment of a range of mental health difficulties, including addictions, depression, anxiety, stress and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). We also offer private autism assessments for adults.

Since North London first opened its doors in 1986, we have worked tirelessly to establish our excellent reputation as a specialist provider of mental health care.

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Priory Hospital North London Grovelands House The Bourne Southgate London N14 6RA

We take the safety and experience of our patients and residents extremely seriously. We have completed our action plan addressing all the areas of concern raised by our regulators.

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Our free addiction assessment explained

Priory is currently offering 10% off private self-pay addiction inpatient treatment, for admissions until 31st August inclusive.

Get a free initial assessment with a therapist, to help you take the first step towards recovery. T&Cs apply.

  • Work with world-class addiction specialists
  • Network of rehabilitation centres nationwide
  • Range of therapeutic techniques used, including equine therapy

Our services

At Priory Hospital North London, we specialise in treating a variety of substance addictions, including drug rehab and alcohol rehab, as well as behavioral addictions. Our skilled team of addiction specialists delivers top-tier treatment programs designed to facilitate recovery and help you regain control of your life.

Our 28-day addiction treatment programme is developed by expert psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses and therapists. The treatment we provide is based on best practice national guidelines and is guided by the latest psychological research on addiction treatment. We also guarantee a tailored treatment journey for each of our patients, resulting in long-lasting recovery, and the best individual outcomes.

At North London, equine therapy will also be part of your treatment programme, alongside traditional therapeutic methods. Equine therapy is an experiential and holistic therapeutic approach that involves you working alongside a horse, your therapist and an expert horse handler. 

At North London, inpatient addiction treatment includes:

  • Free, no-obligation addiction assessment
  • 10 to 14-day medically assisted detoxification for drug and alcohol addictions, if this is needed
  • Individual 1:1 therapy and a structured group therapy programme
  • A family and couples programme
  • Access to both on and off-site 12-step support groups
  • Free aftercare for 12 months following treatment
  • Free family support for 12 months following treatment

At Priory Hospital North London, we’re dedicated to your long-term recovery. That’s why we offer free aftercare for 12 months, once you’ve completed our full 28-day addiction treatment programme. Our aftercare programme consists of support groups for patients and their families, advice, useful contacts, and access to 12-step fellowship meetings held on-site in the evening, twice a week.

We also provide you with a tailored continuing care plan and are committed to supporting you every step of the way in the transition from hospital back into your day-to-day life.

Our free addiction assessment

We offer a free addiction assessment for you to discuss your challenges with one of our experts, supporting you to start your recovery. Speak to a specialist:

  • Face-to-face
  • Over the phone

Our expert mental health treatment programme at Priory Hospital North London provides support for a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, stress, OCD and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

We deliver evidence-based psychological interventions to treat all of your mental health concerns. The therapy you receive is individually tailored according to your unique needs, as part of your package of care.

Depending on the severity of your mental health challenges, there are a number of treatment programme options that you can benefit from at Priory Hospital North London. These consist of:

  • Outpatient treatment programme
  • Day care programme
  • Inpatient (residential) treatment programme

Our team works together develop and deliver person-centred treatment that's tailored to you. This approach helps you to develop skills and coping mechanisms to improve your wellbeing, relieve your symptoms and resume the fulfilling life you deserve.

Autism assessments and diagnosis

Priory autism assessments explained

We are able to offer fast access private autism assessments for adults who are showing signs of autism.

  • Assessments conducted by experts specifically trained in autism
  • Complete assessment route available from £1,950
  • Detailed and comprehensive outcome report provided
  • Discussion of next steps and additional support if required
  • No formal GP referral necessary

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Service overview
Free addiction assessment explained

Treatment options

At Priory, we are able to offer a range of treatment programmes to our patients, which can either be scaled up or scaled down depending on the nature of your condition and the intensity of the support you need.

For more information on the treatment programmes we offer throughout our wider Priory network, including at Priory Hospital North London, please click the links below:

At North London, our experts have a wealth of experience in delivering a wide range of therapy services, including:

We also offer a range of therapeutic methods to tackle your mental health problems, including:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Emotion focused therapy (EFT)
  • Compassion focused therapy (CFT)
  • Integrative therapy
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness

There are a number of ways to access treatment with us, including:

  • Visiting your GP, who will be able to make a referral
  • Contacting Priory Hospital North London directly

Our admissions team respond to all enquiries as promptly as possible, to ensure that people can access the best possible support, when they need it.

An initial phone call can help us to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for you, and may consist of:

  • An informal discussion about the services we offer, and your individual needs
  • A more formal triage assessment by one of our senior clinicians, to determine the level of treatment that you need
  • The call may lead to a recommendation for a consultant assessment, outpatient, day care or inpatient treatment

For further information on how Priory Hospital North London can help you to overcome your mental health challenges, call us today on: 0800 086 1621, and our dedicated team will be able to advise on the next steps to receiving treatment.


We also understand that improving patients’ general sense of wellbeing can help them in their recovery journey. That’s why we also provide a number of wellbeing activities, helping you to stay healthy in mind, body and spirit while you’re with us. These include:

Yoga, Tai Chi and Shiatsu classes
Art psychotherapy
Games room
Recreational quizzes and movie nights
Guided walks
Sleep hygiene and management
Music therapy


Priory Hospital North London overview

Addiction treatment programme

Example timetable for addiction treatment

OCD and related disorders treatment programme

Further information

Importance of peer support

Peer support case study

Our psychiatrists and therapists in London

At Priory Hospital North London, our team of highly qualified psychiatrists and therapists are dedicated to providing exceptional care and personalised treatment plans for a range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, and addiction, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Frequently asked questions

Here, you will find some commonly asked questions about Priory Hospital North London.

Are visitors allowed?

Yes, you will be allowed to have visitors while you’re receiving treatment with us. Depending on your treatment programme and schedule, your ward staff will be able to arrange appropriate visiting times with you.

Visiting times are as follows:

General mental health programme:

Monday to Friday – 4.30pm to 9pm

Saturday – 3.30pm to 9pm

Sunday – all day

Addiction treatment programme:

Sundays only – 1pm to 5.30pm

Will I get my own bedroom?

Yes, you will have your own private, en-suite bedroom, which is comfortably furnished and equipped with a television and nurse call button.

We also have a housekeeping team who can frequently change bed linen and towels, as well as clean daily.

When are mealtimes?

We provide high quality, nutritious food. This is all prepared daily by our team of on-site chefs, using fresh produce. We offer a daily choice of:

  • Breakfast
    • Continental breakfast, weekdays (7.45am to 8.30am)
    • English breakfast, weekends (8am to 8.30am)
  • Lunch – meat, fish or vegetarian hot meal option, cold buffet, dessert (12.45pm to 1.30pm)
  • Dinner – meat, fish or vegetarian hot meal option, cold buffet, dessert (5.45pm to 6.30pm)

We also have a kitchen where hot drinks, toast and snacks can be made all day.

If you have any allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know, and we will be able to cater to them.

How much does treatment cost?

The cost of treatment can vary depending on the condition that's being treated, the kind of treatment you receive and how long the condition needs to be treated.

Inpatient treatment, where you stay with us, can cost more than outpatient treatment, which is where you come to the hospital for treatment but then go home afterwards.

Paying for treatment

There are two ways you can pay to receive expert treatment at Priory Hospital North London:

  1. Self-paying – this means that you pay for your treatment yourself
  2. Payment via private medical insurance – we are a registered and approved provider for all of the UK’s leading private medical insurers including Aviva, AXA Health, Bupa, Cigna, Healix, Vitality and WPA

For more information on self-funding your treatment or using your private medical insurance to pay for our services, call us today on 0800 078 3058 or visit our fees and funding page.

Who makes up the expert team?

Priory boasts a diverse team of practitioners. Committed to providing the best treatment to everyone we support, we pride ourselves on placing people at the heart of their treatment journey. This approach ensures that you're allocated to the best expert for your needs and benefit from a tailored treatment programme.

What if I'm in crisis?

Priory’s customer service team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that people in crisis can be signposted to the best possible support, as quickly as possible. The specialist teams at our residential facilities can help to stabilise people in need of immediate assistance, including providing access to medically assisted detoxification for drug and alcohol addictions, where needed. Visit our crisis support page for more information.

How is Priory Hospital North London regulated?

Everyone who seeks support at Priory Hospital North London can be reassured that the treatment they receive is of the highest standards, due to ongoing monitoring by our independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Why Priory?

Care and quality

We provide treatment that adheres to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.

Flexible payment options

We offer flexible payment options for patients, including inpatient, day care and outpatient packages.

Expert clinicians

We work with world class clinicians who are experts in their fields.

Patient pathways

Our teams create seamless pathways to help when stepping down from inpatient care to day care and outpatient treatment.

What our patients say...

At North London, the experience of the people we support is central to the delivery of our services, and the ongoing focus of our team.

would recommend our addiction service to a friend
of addiction patients feel the support offered has helped their recovery
of mental health service patients feel that staff are caring and supportive
of patients felt their privacy and dignity were respected

Private medical insurance

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:

  • Mental health treatment
  • Addiction treatment
  • Eating disorder treatment

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.

Registered and approved provider

We are a registered and approved provider for all of the UK's leading private medical insurers.

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