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Types of therapy offered at Priory

We are 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, including one-to-one therapy, group therapy or family/couples therapy, depending on your unique needs and requirements. The types of therapy that we can offer at Priory include:

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a well-known therapeutic technique that is widely used in the treatment of a number of mental health conditions. CBT is based on the principle that mental health problems arise and are often intensified as a result of dysfunctional thought patterns. Therefore, the aim of CBT is to help you to tackle your problems by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable parts, and changing the way that you think, behave and respond to them. Each problem is addressed in turn and destructive, negative thought patterns are challenged in order to encourage you to view and evaluate your problems in healthier ways.

Quite often, CBT is used to treat anxiety disorders, and can also be used to treat depression. In addition, CBT deals with current problems as opposed to focusing upon issues from your past. This means that your thought processes and state of mind are constantly being improved and you are equipped with lifelong skills, enabling you to continue enhancing your levels of wellbeing.

CBT has been found to be highly effective in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Sleep disorders (including insomnia)
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Eating disorders
Priory Connect - Video access to expert specialists from the comfort of your home

Priory offers video access to online 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.

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is based on the principles that underpin CBT, but this form of therapy has been specifically designed to help individuals who are suffering from very intense and often destructive emotions. In DBT, therapy is focused on the individual and how they can learn to understand and accept themselves, in order to reduce dysfunctional and distressing emotions and return to a healthier way of life. DBT has been found to be particularly effective in treating personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma, anger management issues, and can also be used in the treatment of sexual abuse victims. Again, one of the main benefits of DBT is that it equips you with skills for life, allowing long-term recovery and wellbeing.


Mindfulness is a well-known therapeutic method that encourages you to focus on how you feel in the present moment, whilst accepting and processing any negative feelings or thoughts without becoming overwhelmed by them. Once you have learned the principles of mindfulness as part of your therapy sessions, you will be able to practise mindfulness in the future, enabling you to continue processing feelings and thoughts in a healthy way.

Mindfulness has been found to be particularly effective in the treatment of anxiety, depression and stress and can also be complemented by relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation and breathing exercises.

Online therapy and assessments

You can benefit from the same high-quality, personalised support whenever and wherever is most convenient for you, with Priory Connect. Our online therapy service provides market-leading mental health treatment.

In order to provide flexibility and meet the needs of our patients, Priory is offering access to expert specialists from the comfort of your home with our new counselling and therapy service, Priory Connect.

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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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