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.
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.
Mental health treatment at Priory Hospital Chelmsford
Addiction treatment programme at Priory Hospital Chelmsford
Inside Priory Hospital Chelmsford
Therapy options at Priory Hospital Chelmsford
It’s important to understand that addictions and other mental health challenges are treatable, and the most crucial first step is for you to get support. Unfortunately, without professional help, these 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 to regain a life that’s meaningful to you.
Part of our specialist provision at Chelmsford is The Stables Therapy Centre, where we provide individual therapy using a variety of methods that are consistent with NICE guidelines, for therapeutic interventions.
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Psychodynamic approaches
- Group work in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Informed skills training programme
- Trauma focused therapy
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).
"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
About Priory Hospital Chelmsford
The people we support at Chelmsford take a lot of reassurance from our beautiful and tranquil hospital environment. We believe that the setting for mental health treatment is just as important as the treatment programme itself. Our striking Grade II listed building comprises single-occupancy bedrooms, each with modern en-suite bathrooms, providing the utmost comfort and wellbeing for our patients.
Chelmer Ward and The Lodge – 14 beds
Chelmer Ward and The Lodge are our private general psychiatry and addiction treatment facilities. We offer support to those in crisis with varying 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, holistic care in collaboration with the patient, to allow them to maximise their recovery journey.
The hospital also provides:
- Welcoming living areas and communal lounges, that provide peaceful and comfortable settings in which to relax and unwind
- Beautiful private grounds including landscaped gardens
- On-site restaurant with waiter service, and catering to suit dietary needs
- Laundry facilities
- Close proximity to Chelmsford town centre offering easy walking to local shops and cafes
Quality and regulation at Priory Hospital Chelmsford
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).
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: 0330 056 6020.
- 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’
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