UK Specialist Personality Disorder Services

in chronological order

Information and contact details

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ARBOURS CRISIS CENTRE


Address: 41 Weston Park, London, N8 9SY


Telephone: 0208 340 8125


Email: [email protected]


Website: The Arbours Association


Funding:

  • Private
  • Health Authorities
  • Social Services

Clientele:

  • M/F aged 18-65
  • Emotional distress
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Harm
  • Depression

Features:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group house meetings 4 days a week
  • Art & movement therapy
  • Three live-in therapists
  • Linked with Arbours long-stay therapeutic communities.

Referral:

  • Self-referral
  • Family
  • Social Worker
  • Psychiatrist

ARBOURS ASSOCIATION ARBOURS COMMUNITIES


Address: 6 Church Lane, London, N8 7BU


Telephone: 0208 340 7646


Funding:

  • Contracts for individuals from Health Authority

Clientele:

  • M/F aged 18+ with mental health issues

Features:

  • 3 Therapeutic Communities each with 26 clients
  • Art & movement therapy
  • Group house meetings 2 days a week
  • Individual psychotherapy 2 days a week

Referral:

  • Self-referral
  • GP
  • Social Worker
  • Health Care Professionals

BRENCHLEY THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY


Address: The Courtyard, Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PA


Telephone: 01622 776330

Funding:

  • NHS

Clientele:

  • M/F aged 17-55
  • Severe personality disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder

Features:

  • Three days a week

Referral:

  • Consultant Psychiatrist

BRIDGER HOUSE


Address: 22 Summer Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, B27 7UT


Telephone: 0121 301 3330


Email: [email protected]


Funding:

  • NHS

Clientele:

  • M/F aged 17-55
  • Severe personality disorders

Features:

  • Two days a week
  • Daily community meetings
  • Art therapy
  • Small psycotherapy groups

CASSIONBURY COURT


Address: Cassiobury Court, Richmond Drive, Watford, Herts, WD17 3BH


Telephone: 01923 369161 or 0800 0014070

Website: Cassiobury Court

London based residential rehabilitation centre for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.

COMPLEX NEEDS SERVICE (OXFORD)

Address: Manzil Way, Oxford, Oxon, England, OX4 1XE

Telephone: 01865 455872

Email: [email protected]

Website: Thames Valley Initiative

Referring need:

  • Personality disorders
  • Other

Description:

The service is part of the OBMH Mental Health NHS Trust, offering places to adults with long-standing, severe emotional problems or mental health difficulties. We have 12 staff, working a combination of sessions. Our catchment area is Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and we are also open to referrals from Berkshire.

CONNECT THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY LTD


Address: 19-21 Park Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8AB


Telephone: 0121 449 2204


Email: [email protected]

Clientele:

  • M/F adults (no older than 45) with severe emotional problems

Referral:

  • GPs
  • Health and Local Authorities
  • Social Services

GARTREE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY


Address: HM Prison, Gartree, Gallow Field Road, Market Harborough, Leicester, LE16 7RP


Telephone: 01858 410234

Funding:

  • No requirements


Clientele:

  • Life sentence prisoners


Features:

  • Group therapy
  • Self-regulating community

GRENDON PRISON


Address: Grendon Underwood, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0TL


Telephone: 01296 770301 extension 355

Funding:

  • No requirements, other than individula is in prison and is willing to enter therapy

Clientele:

  • Male offenders (at least 21 years of age) who have more than two years left to serve

Features:

  • Five communities within the prison, each community having approximately 40 members. Therapy is based on principles of democracy, permissiveness, communitarianism and reality confrontation

Referral:

  • Personal Officers
  • Sentence planning
  • Prisoners

HAVEN PROJECT


Address: 1 Glen Avenue, Lexden, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6JU

Telephone: 01206 281316


Email: [email protected]

Contact person:

  • H Garland

Website: The Haven Project

Number of clients:

  • 30+

HM PRISON DOVEGATE


Address: Moreton Lane, Utoxeter, Staffs, England, ST14 8XR

Telephone: 01283 829597


Email: [email protected]


Contact person:

  • David Lynes

Clientele:

  • Adult males, fully residential

Number of clients:

  • 30+

HM PRISON SEND


Address: Ripley Road, Send, Woking, Surrey, GU23 7LJ

Telephone: 01483 471263


Email: [email protected]


Contact person:

  • Rachel Graham

Referring need:

  • Personality disorders
  • Other

Description:

We are a women's only community, part of an offending behaviour programme. We accept women with more than a year left to serve in their sentence, borderline personalities, traumatised women, excluding major mental illness at present, such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. Women need to be free from self-harm, drug-taking and any adjudications for at least 2 months.

HOLY ROOD HOUSE - CENTRE FOR HEALTH AND PASTORAL CARE


Address: Holy Rood House, 10 Sowerby Road, Sowerby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1HX

Telephone: 01845 522580

Email: [email protected]


Website: Holy Rood House


Referring need:

  • Self
  • GPs
  • Hospitals and other agencies

Clientele:

  • M/F, age 1-100 with mental health problems. Although Christian environment, are open to those with other or no beliefs

Features:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Drama & art therapy
  • Work within Christian beliefs

LEXHAM HOUSE


Address: 28 St Charles Square, Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 6EE

Telephone: 020 8969 8745


Funding:

  • DSS, topped up by Health Authority

Clientele:

  • Mental health problems

Features:

  • Regular meetings with psychiatrists, social workers and other professionals

LYTTON HOUSE


Address: 27 Lytton Grove, London, SW15 2EZ

Telephone: 020 8788 1944


Email: [email protected]

Website: Community Housing & Therapy

Funding:

  • DSS, topped up by Health Authority

Clientele:

  • M/F, aged 18 - 65 with emotional difficulties

Features:

  • Group & individual therapies
  • Works towards concept of 'active citizenship'

Referral:

  • Consultant psychiatrist
  • Social worker

PELE TOWER, RICHMOND FELLOWSHIP

Address: 48 Alma Place, North Shields, North Tyneside, NE29 0LY

Telephone: 0191 2964710

Email: [email protected]

Website: Pele Tower

Funding:

  • Service run by Richmond Fellowship. Spot contracts provide funding for clients

Clientele:

  • M/F, aged 18+ with Borederline Personality Disorder and associated mental health issues, including those with forensic histories

Services:

  • Residential and day services, 24-hour staffing, 24-hour on-call service
  • Other services such as floating support can be provided using direct payments and personalisation

Referral:

  • CMHTs
  • CPNs
  • Psychiatrists
  • Probation teams
  • Psychiatric services
  • Prison resettlement teams etc

Timetable:

Twice-weekly psychotherapy group, regular one-to-one support sessions, daily community meetings, independent living skills group, psycho-educational group, creative group, cooking group. Other groups and services can be arranged as needed.

PHILADELPHIA ASSOCIATION


Address: 4 Marty's Yard, 17 Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QW

Telephone: 020 7794 2652 (afternoons)


Email: [email protected]


Website: Philadelphia Association

Funding:

  • Housing benefit & DSS

Clientele:

  • M/F, aged 20-50
  • Mental health distress

Features:

  • 3 Residential Communities
  • Registered Charity. Offers Psychotherapy Training
  • Individual Psychoanalytic Therapy

Referral:

  • Family
  • Self
  • Social worker
  • GP
  • Psychiatrists

ST ANDREW’S COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY UNIT


Address: 59 Huntington Road, York, YO31 8RL

Telephone: 01904 724470

Contact: Christopher Davies


Referring need:

  • Personality disorders

Funding:

  • Housing benefit & DSS

Features:

  • Three and a half (non-residential) day therapeutic community for working-age adults, including but not exclusively those with a personality disorder

THE RETREAT, ACORN PROGRAMME


Address: The Retreat, 107 Heslington Road, York, YO10 5BN

Telephone: 01904 412551

Email: [email protected]

Website: The Retreat


Clientele:

  • M/F aged 18+
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Self-harm

Funding:

  • NHS
  • Private
  • Health Authority

Features:

  • In-patient - group and individual therapy
  • Out-patient - family therapy

Referral:

  • GP
  • Psychiatrist or medical consultants

THE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY, ROYAL CORNHILL HOSPITAL


Address: Psychotherapy Department, Upper Garden Villa, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Cornhill Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZH

Telephone: 01224 557397

Email: [email protected]

Website: The Retreat


Clientele:

  • M/F aged 18 - 50 with various types of Personality disorder

Funding:

  • NHS

Features:

  • 5-day outpatient programme
  • Group psychotherapy 3 times a week
  • Psychodrama & art therapy once a week supported by total community meetings and community social times

Referral:

  • GP
  • Psychiatrist or medical consultants

THRESHOLD


Address: McBrien House, 432 Antrim Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 5GB

Telephone: 02890 871313

Email: i[email protected]

Contact: Dr Ramun Kapur


Clientele:

  • M/F adults
  • Personality disorders
  • Other

Funding:

  • NHS
  • Social services

Features:

  • Fully residential

Description:

Seven therapeutic communities in Belfast and Northern Trust areas. As well as those listed below, we take clients suffering from Complex Post Trauma Syndrome, Long term neurotic difficulties, and severe neuroses and psychoses.

WINTERBOURNE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY


Address: Winterbourne House, 53-55 Argyle Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7YL


Telephone: 01189 180820

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Claire King


Clientele:

  • M/F adults
  • Personality disorders
  • Other

Funding:

  • NHS

Features:

  • Day treatment
  • Members are psychotropic medication free by three months

Description:

Day therapeutic community, 5 days a week, serving clients with complex needs. The community has a 24-hour client ran telephone support network.

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