Priory Hospital Bristol - mental health treatment and addiction rehab

  • Highly qualified specialists
  • Evidence-based support
  • Free addiction assessment
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About this location

Priory Hospital Bristol is one of the UK's leading centres for the treatment of individuals, families and couples facing a wide range of psychiatric conditions. 

We offer fast access to treatment for a number of mental health concerns and addictions.

As a recognised training hospital, Bristol is an ideal place for treating people with complex disorders, including people who may not have responded to previous treatment. We can guarantee that our comprehensive treatment programmes are guided by current evidence-based research.

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Priory Hospital Bristol Heath House Lane Stapleton Bristol BS16 1EQ

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Our services

At Priory Hospital Bristol, we ensure that you have access to every resource you need in order to achieve recovery, regain control of your life and enjoy the healthy future you deserve.

We are able to provide support for a range of conditions, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Specialist old age psychiatry

Mental health problems, can have a detrimental impact on your quality of life. Without expert support, these problems can eventually lead to a range of long-term, negative consequences such as relationship breakdowns, problems at work and other co-occurring mental health challenges.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health condition, it's important to recognise that you’re not alone, and that treatment is available. At Bristol, our highly qualified team can deliver comprehensive treatment for all of your mental health concerns, helping you to tackle your symptoms, address the underlying causes and triggers for your problems, and support you to return to a happy and enjoyable life.

At Bristol, we provide evidence-based treatment for a wide range of addictions, including alcohol and drug addictions, as well as behavioural addictions such as gambling, internet and shopping addictions, all delivered as part of our dedicated inpatient counselling service.

Our addiction treatment programme includes:

  • Free, no obligation addiction assessment
  • A structured group therapy programme, with access to 1:1 therapy if required
  • Family involvement throughout the process
  • A range of established therapeutic techniques and addiction workshops

Addiction treatment at Priory takes place as part of our intensive 28-day residential treatment programme. During your stay with us, you’ll be able to address the physical side of your addiction, via our detox process, before commencing with a structured programme of group and individual therapy. Ultimately, our aim is to help you to become physically stable, address the underlying causes and triggers for your addiction, improve your self-esteem and take steps towards a full and sustainable recovery.

We are dedicated to your ongoing recovery which is why we provide free aftercare for 12 months for everyone who completes our 28-day addiction treatment programme. Our aftercare programme is facilitated by our therapists and includes support groups, access to 12-step fellowship meetings and continuing networking assistance.

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

Treatment options

At Priory, we 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 Bristol, please click the links below:

Our clinical experts have extensive experience in delivering a range of therapy types, which are offered on an individual basis or as part of a group therapy programme. Individual therapy can be face-to-face or can take place remotely via an online digital platform.

Our therapies include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic counselling
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT)
  • Integrative counselling
  • Compassion focused therapy (CFT)
  • Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT)
  • Psychoeducational workshops
  • Animal assisted therapy with therapy dogs
  • Clinical hypnotherapy

You can access high quality treatment at Priory Hospital Bristol by:

  • Visiting your GP, who will be able to refer you to us
  • Contacting Priory Hospital Bristol 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 that 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 Bristol can help you to overcome your mental health concerns, call us today and our dedicated experts 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
Meditation and relaxation classes
Community-based trips and activities
Social exposure groups

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Discover some frequently asked questions about the services at Priory Hospital Bristol.

Will I get my own bedroom?

Yes, you will get your own bedroom.

All rooms are single, en-suite and are comfortably furnished with a flat screen TV and a nurse call button.

Will I be allowed visitors?

We encourage you to keep in touch with your loved ones during your stay, and they are welcome to visit you outside of therapy hours. When you arrive, you'll be given a therapy timetable and from then, you can liaise with members of staff about arranging visitors.

If you wish to eat with your family/friends, we will require 24 hours’ notice and are able to accommodate this for evening meals served between 5pm and 6pm. If families/friends wish to dine, they are able to do this for a charge and can access our dining facility for a relaxed, sociable meal.

How do mealtimes work?

Meals can be taken either in the main hospital dining room, or in the private ward dining room, and there are a selection dishes available.

  • Breakfast is served from 8am to 9am on weekdays and 8.30am to 9.30am at the weekend
  • Lunch is served from 12.30pm to 1.15pm
  • Dinner is served from 5pm and the kitchen closes at 6.30pm

If you have any allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know and we can make any appropriate changes for you.

How do I pay for treatment?

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

  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's there to help me?

The multidisciplinary team at Priory Hospital Bristol bring a diverse skill set and a wealth of expertise to our services. We offer high staffing levels, 24 hours a day, within a safe and highly therapeutic environment. Our dedicated team consists of:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Specialty doctors
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists and counsellors
  • Mental health nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Occupational therapy assistants
  • Activity co-ordinators
  • Fitness instructor
  • Social worker
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Physiotherapist

We also have access to an on-call doctor, available 24 hours a day.

Our team is committed to providing the best treatment to each and every one of our patients, and they pride themselves on placing people at the heart of their treatment journey. This approach ensures that you are allocated to the best expert for your needs and benefit from a tailored treatment experience.

Are there any NHS services at Priory Hospital Bristol?

Priory Hospital Bristol also provides mental health services for adults and young people, in partnership with the NHS. Our NHS services include:

  • Rehabilitation and recovery (R&R)
  • Acute mental health
  • Adult eating disorders
  • Psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU)

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. For immediate crisis support, they may direct you to your local NHS facilities. 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 required.

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 Bristol, 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're 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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