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Priory Hospital Chelmsford
Stump Lane
Springfield Green
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Telephone 01245 345 345
Fax 01245 346 177

Priory Hospital Chelmsford

Chelmsford is one of the UK’s leading treatment centres and is rated by former patients for its excellence, dedication, commitment to individuals, 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, including personality disorder diagnosis. 

Our evidence-based interventions at Chelmsford are in-keeping with best practice in the field of mental health and addictions, and are developed by an expert team of Chelmsford based psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychologists and therapists. Our treatment programmes are tailored to individual needs and structured within National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.

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Fast Access to Residential Treatment

We are currently able to offer fast access to private inpatient treatment at Priory. Please call us today and speak to our expert advisors.
Call: 0800 860 6267
Alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form.

Therapy Options at Priory Hospital Chelmsford

It is important to understand that addictions and other mental health challenges are treatable, and the most crucial first step is for you to seek expert support. Unfortunately, without professional help, these complex conditions can continue to worsen over time, and have a destructive impact on your quality of life. At Priory Hospital Chelmsford, excellent patient care is our primary concern and we are committed to ensuring that you are supported in your recovery journey in regaining a life meaningful to you.

Part of our specialist provision at Chelmsford is The Stables Therapy Centre where we provide individual therapy using a variety of modalities that are consistent with NICE guidelines, for therapeutic interventions. 

These include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Psychodynamic approaches.
  • Group work in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Informed skills training programme

Referrals to our therapy centre are either via a consultant psychiatrist or self-referral, usually via a GP. We are able to provide treatment to adults and young people and all individuals are offered an initial assessment to explore needs and benefits of therapy, before therapy will commence.   

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).

"The inpatient setting on Chelmer is so friendly and warm. The bonds between patients and staff are strong, empowering, and very special. The therapy team make every day insightful and thought provoking with their kindness, energy and knowledge... Overall the atmosphere here is bright despite the darkness around and I’ve seen first-hand how it can inspire, change, and improve lives."

Former patient of Priory Hospital Chelmsford 2022

How to find us

Priory Hospital Chelmsford is located just outside of Chelmsford town centre. We are 6-7 minute drive from the town centre or a 25-minute walk.

If you’re travelling from further afield, the train station is a 24 minute walk away and the bus station is approximately a 25 minute walk away. The 54 or 56 bus from the town centre will bring you nearby the hospital within 20 minutes.

From the surrounding areas, such as Basildon, Colchester, Burnham on Crouch and Billericay, buses and trains are available. There are some direct routes available, although some trains require changes at Shenfield.

Quality and regulation at Priory Hospital Chelmsford

The treatment that 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).

Crisis care at Priory

Priory’s customer service team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure individuals can be signposted to the best possible support, as quickly as possible. 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 756 2805.

Excellent outcomes:
  • 99% of patients from the Chelmsford Addiction Treatment Programme stated that they were treated with respect and dignity during their stay
  • 99% of patients receiving treatment at Chelmsford stated that when they arrived, staff made them feel welcome
  • 93% of patients stated that they felt involved in decisions made about their care and treatment
  • 92% of patients rated Chelmsford’s support staff as being either ‘good’, ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’

Get in Touch Today

For details of how Priory can provide you with assistance regarding mental health and wellbeing, please call 0800 840 3219 or click here to submit an enquiry form. For professionals looking to make a referral, please click here

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