Approach to Mental Health Treatment
Mental health is a broad term that refers to an individual’s overall level of psychological and emotional wellbeing. Mental health is unique to all of us, and it can fluctuate throughout the course of our lives and in response to various events.
COVID-19: Customer Update
To protect both patients and staff, we are not currently offering face-to-face therapy on an outpatient or day care basis at our Hospitals or Wellbeing Centres. Assessments and therapy can still be accessed remotely via our Priory Connect video service and through Skype.
Inpatient services are still available across our network of private healthcare hospitals, with flexible options for pre-admission assessments being offered.
At Priory, we provide evidence-based, bespoke mental health treatment for all of our patients, and we are dedicated to developing personalised treatment journeys, instead of taking a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Our tailored treatment programmes address the unique difficulties faced by our patients and evaluate mental health challenges in a person-centred way, allowing underlying causes and individual triggers to be identified. This enables our specialists to deliver high quality mental health support for every individual who uses our services.
Our specialist team of psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other healthcare professionals consist of renowned thought leaders in their field, and are committed to remaining up to date with current research, in order to ensure that their practice adheres to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, and is guided by the very latest thinking. As such, we are extremely well-placed to provide exceptional treatment for a wide range of mental health challenges, ensuring the best possible outcomes for each and every one of our patients.
At Priory, we are able to employ a wide range of established programmes and techniques for treating mental health conditions, enabling you to make a full and sustainable recovery. The type and combination of the therapeutic techniques that we use for each individual, depends on your unique requirements and is guided by the bespoke programme of care that has been designed exclusively for you.
Treatment programmes at Priory
Depending on the severity of your mental health condition and symptoms, as well as your unique needs, there are a number of treatment programmes that you can benefit from at Priory. For more information on the treatment programmes that are offered at Priory, you can visit our treatment programmes page, or click on the links below:
Priory offers video access to therapy and assessments. You will benefit from the same high regulatory standards received across all Priory services, and will be treated by highly trained therapists who are experts in their field. Click here to find out more.
Therapy formats at Priory
Whether it takes place on an outpatient, day care or inpatient basis, therapy at Priory can be delivered in a number of different formats. For more information on each of the therapy formats that we are able to offer at Priory, please click on the following links:
Types of therapy offered at Priory
We are also able to offer a wide range of therapeutic methods at Priory which can be delivered in an outpatient, day care or inpatient capacity, and in different formats, depending on your individual needs and requirements. The types of therapy that we can offer at Priory include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Interpersonal therapy (IPT)
- Compassion focused therapy (CFT)
- Emotion focused therapy (EFT)
- Person centred therapy (PCT)
- Psychodynamic counselling
- Integrative counselling
- Schema therapy
- Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT)
- Transactional analysis (TA)
- Solution focused therapy
- Existential therapy
- Art therapy
- Wellbeing activities
Equine assisted therapy (therapy involving horses) can also be used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions. Currently, we offer this treatment method as part of our Addiction Treatment Programme at selected sites.
Young people and mental health
At Priory, our experts are not only able to treat adults with mental health challenges, but are also able to provide expert psychological treatment and therapy for patients who are under the age of 18 years. More information on the mental health support that we offer to young people can be found on our young people’s therapy page.