The Cottage

  • Private and exclusive treatment centre
  • Supporting just one person at a time
  • Evidence-based metal health, addiction and eating disorder treatment
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About this location

Set within a charming and idyllic Grade II listed house in Old Woking, Surrey, The Cottage, located within the grounds of Life Works, is one of the UK’s most unique and exclusive private treatment centres. We provide exceptional support for a wide range of conditions, including addictions, eating disorders and mental health conditions.

Our evidence-based treatment programmes, including our comprehensive family programme which is rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), are led by world-renowned mental health experts, consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, mental health nurses and other highly qualified professionals.

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Getting support at a luxury rehab

The Cottage offers high-end, confidential therapy for everyone who seeks support with us. We cater for just one person at a time, thus delivering a truly bespoke treatment experience for people requiring a personalised, one-to-one service and the finest mental health care available.

There are four key steps to receiving exclusive and clinically excellent treatment at The Cottage.

Make the first step towards recovery

Contact our bespoke services co-ordinator who will send you our comprehensive information pack, discuss treatment options with you, and provide information on what you can expect from residential treatment at The Cottage.

Initial assessment

Our complimentary and completely confidential initial assessment offers you the chance to visit The Cottage to view our beautiful facilities. It also allows us to develop a better understanding of your needs, and explore the treatment options available. Your initial assessment can take place via telephone, if this is more convenient for you.

Develop the recovery plan

After your initial assessment, our team will have an understanding of your unique needs and will work with you to create your recovery plan. We'll also work with you to ensure that you have everything you need for a comfortable and effective stay with us.

Begin exceptional treatment

As we only treat one client at a time, all of our treatment programmes are individually tailored to ensure that your recovery journey is undertaken with minimum impact on any other commitments you have, and produces the most positive outcomes for you personally.

The Cottage at Life Works truly does become your home away from home, providing you with complete discretion and privacy, within a calm and relaxing sanctuary. Nowhere else in the UK offers such exceptional quality, luxury, and attention to detail, along with a focus on recovery and positive outcomes.

One of the UK's best private rehab centres

At The Cottage, we're committed to providing the absolute best in rehabilitation, treatment and recovery for people who are suffering from an addiction, eating disorder or mental health problems. During your individual consultations with your primary specialist, you'll be encouraged to explore inner issues and develop healthy coping mechanisms in order to reduce the chances of you returning to destructive behaviour patterns.

Our specialist team have spent many years working in their area of expertise and are able to provide the most unparalleled treatment experience for everyone we support. Our expert team at The Cottage comprises:

  • Psychiatrists, psychotherapists and counsellors
  • Registered mental health nurses and healthcare assistants
  • Addiction and eating disorder specialists
  • Complementary therapists specialising in shiatsu, massage, mindfulness and reflexology
  • GPs with a special interest in addictions, mental health and eating disorders
  • Nutritionist
  • Equine therapist
  • Personal fitness trainers
  • Chefs and housekeepers

Our experienced team works in close partnership with our clients to ensure you have maximum input into how your programme is designed, as well as the broader rehabilitation and recovery process.


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Our facilities

We believe that the setting in which treatment takes place is just as crucial in the recovery process as the treatment programme itself for alleviating the symptoms you’re experiencing.

The facilities we have at The Cottage include:

  • A private bedroom suite offering contemporary comfort - complete with a queen-sized bed, fitted with the finest Egyptian cotton linen, and two modern bathrooms with bathrobes
  • Spacious lounge area equipped with Sky TV, BT sports, international channels and wireless internet, providing a relaxing and comforting space for you to unwind
  • Traditional and country-style kitchen, with catering to suit dietary needs
  • Peaceful and secluded garden, providing the perfect environment for you to enjoy reflective time within a private sanctuary
  • Complimentary laundry service, dry cleaning service and luggage packing and unpacking
  • Daily newspaper service
  • Private car and chauffer service, with collection from anywhere in the UK
  • High quality housekeeping
  • Access to office facilities

In addition to the excellent on-site facilities that we offer, The Cottage at Life Works also provides our clients with access to a range of luxury activities, including:

  • Golf sessions – Hoebridge Golf Centre
  • Fully equipped gym – Horizones Health and Fitness centre
  • Horse riding - Orchard Cottage Riding Stables
  • Driving experiences – Mercedes-Benz World
  • 5-star spa facilities – Grayshott Spa
  • Fly fishing – Albury Game Angling

We are also in very close proximity to beautiful countryside and plenty of walking routes, to help clients to unwind and relax.

Frequently asked questions

Here, you will find some commonly asked questions about The Cottage.

What does a typical day look like?

On a typical day at The Cottage, you’d wake up, have breakfast, and then have a day of intense therapy designed to help you overcome the symptoms you’re dealing with.

The therapy you receive on each day can vary as we can deliver a broad range of therapy formats. These formats include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Person centred therapy (PCT)
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Psychoeducational workshops
  • Equine therapy
  • Drama group
  • Food exposure interventions (if needed)

All treatment is delivered on a one-to-one basis, but depending on your wishes, you can also be given the option to attend the Life Works’ exceptional group therapy programme.

Group therapy allows you to share your problems and receive emotional support from other group members. However, if you wish to receive intensive one-to-one therapy on an exclusive and confidential basis, this can be catered for. The Cottage is set up so that all treatment and therapies can be provided discreetly, within The Cottage itself, and personalised according to our clients’ requirements.

Will anybody else be in The Cottage?

As we only treat one client at a time, The Cottage would only be occupied by you.

Is The Cottage a regulated rehab?

Yes, the treatment that we offer at The Cottage is governed by robust regulation and the very highest standards in mental health care, ensuring that the quality of treatment and support that we expect, are delivered. All of our services are regulated by the CQC, which is the independent government regulator that oversees the provision of healthcare in the UK. Our clinical teams undergo regular inspections and have demonstrated a consistently strong track record of clinical quality.

Our commitment to quality, compliance, governance and safety ensures that we continue to operate as one of the leading providers of private addictions and mental health care in Europe, enabling our clients to overcome their mental health concerns and experience lifelong benefits.

How much does treatment cost?

The price of your treatment package can vary depending on the condition treated and how long you require treatment with us.

Paying for treatment

There are two ways you can pay to receive expert mental health and addiction treatment at Priory Hospital Woking:

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

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

We are able to book appointments at a time that is convenient for you, and are committed to providing the absolute best in rehabilitation and recovery, as well as a focus on quality, attention to detail and positive outcomes. For more information on how to commence with expert treatment at The Cottage, contact us today on: 0800 078 3604 or via email.

Finding us

Based in Surrey, we have excellent transport connections to and from The Cottage. As part of your treatment package, we can collect you from anywhere in the UK.

If you do wish you bring yourself to the Cottage, or at least some of the journey, we are in close proximity to Woking train station and very easy access to the M3 and M25, Central London, and Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. There is also a private airfield 15 minutes away that we can collect you from if needed.

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.

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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