Priory Hospital Ticehurst House, Sussex

  • Highly trained mental health specialists
  • Evidence-based treatment
  • A range of therapeutic approaches
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About this location

Priory Hospital Ticehurst House's Highlands Unit is a nine-bedded acute mental health unit, providing person-centred assessment, treatment and support for adults.

Highlands is situated in a character building, within our extensive main grounds, in the beautiful East Sussex countryside. We accept patients with a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Mental health treatment

Residential mental health treatment at Ticehurst House takes place in our Highlands Unit, a dedicated nine-bedded ward designed within a character building and nestled in beautiful surroundings.

As a mental health patient at Ticehurst House, you’ll benefit from:

  • A treatment and therapy programme designed to meet your needs
  • 24-hour support from nursing staff
  • Regular multidisciplinary meetings, led by your consultant psychiatrist, with representatives from the clinical and therapy teams
  • Medication reviews and changes (if required)
  • 1:1 key working sessions with your allocated staff member
  • Focused weekly 1:1 therapy sessions with a member of the therapy team
  • Daily group sessions using a range of therapy types
  • Sessions focusing on healthy body and mind integration, including yoga, Tai Chi and mindfulness
  • Fitness sessions with an instructor in our on-site gym
  • Opportunities for group recreational activities, such as creative writing, arts and crafts and games/quiz nights
  • Walks within our beautiful grounds

As well as inpatient treatment, we can also deliver outpatient mental health treatment to adults and young people.

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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 Ticehurst House, please click the links below:

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

Mental health treatment at Ticehurst House consists of a range of treatment methods, all of which are evidence-based and have been found to be highly effective in the treatment of mental health conditions. We can provide:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Person-centred therapy (PCT)
  • Psychoeducational sessions
  • Systemic therapy
  • Transactional analysis (TA)
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy

At Ticehurst House, The Lodge Therapy Centre offers:

  • Rapid and convenient access to treatment
  • Direct access into therapy
  • A highly skilled multidisciplinary team
  • Recovery-focused care which addresses the needs of each person, centred around evidence-based practice

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

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

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.


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:

Art psychotherapy
Music therapy
Yoga, Tai Chi and Shiatsu classes
Fitness groups
Gym facilities
Recreational quizzes and movie nights
Guided walks


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Outpatient services information

Private services information

DBT programme

Our psychiatrists and therapists in Sussex

At Priory Hospital Ticehurst House, 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 and anxiety, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Frequently asked questions

Here, you will find some commonly asked questions about Priory Hospital Ticehurst House.

Will I get my own bedroom?

If you're receiving inpatient treatment for any condition, you'll have your own en-suite bedroom. 

Bedrooms include a TV, DVD player, a small safety deposit box and a nurse call button. 

We also have regular housekeeping. 

How do mealtimes work?

During your stay, we'll provide you with all of the meals you need.

Mealtimes are:

  • Breakfast - 8.15am to 9.15am
  • Lunch - 12.15pm to 1.15pm
  • Dinner - 5.15pm to 6.15pm

Outside of these times, there are biscuits, toast and fresh fruit available. There are also hot and cold drinks available throughout your stay. We are able to cater for all dietary needs/allergies; please inform staff on arrival.

Are visitors allowed?

During your treatment programme, we'll encourage you to keep in touch with loved ones (your family and friends). We request that you have visitors outside of your programme and mealtimes, to assist recovery. If you inform staff prior to visits, they will ensure that this is accommodated.

How much does treatment cost?

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

  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 098 4816 or via email

You can also visit our fees and funding page.

Who makes up the expert team?

Our dedicated team comprises:

  • Consultant psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Mental health nurses
  • Registered general nurses

Priory has a diverse team of practitioners. Committed to providing the best treatment to everyone we support, we pride ourselves on placing patients at the heart of the 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 Ticehurst House regulated?

You can be assured that the treatment we deliver at Priory Hospital Ticehurst House is driven by robust clinical governance and adheres to the highest standards in mental health care.

We are continually monitored by our independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), in order to ensure that we are delivering the highest standards of care to everyone we support.

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 Ticehurst, 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 service to a friend or family member
of patients feel the support offered has helped their recovery
of 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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