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UK Specialist Personality Disorder Services in Chronological Order

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ARBOURS CRISIS CENTRE

Address: 41 Weston Park, London, N8 9SY

Telephone: 0208 340 8125

Email:

[email protected]

www.arboursassociation.org

Funding: Private, Health Authorities and 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 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, Social Worker, GP, 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

Features: Three days/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. There are daily community meetings, art therapy and small psychotherapy groups

BUCKS COMPLEX NEEDS SERVICE TINDAL CENTRE

Address: Bierton Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1HU

Catchment Area: Regional

Email:

[email protected]

Website

Contact Person: Maura Healy

Telephone: 01296 565875

Fax: 01296 565859

Referring Need: Personality Disorders

Description:

Three days a week. Opening and closing meeting, Therapy space, living and learning experience.

We take clients with complex needs from Buckinghamshire.

CASSEL HOSPITAL

Address: 1 Ham Common, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7JF

Telephone: 0208 237 2947

Email:

[email protected]

Website

Funding: NHS

Clientele: Family & child; adolescents 16-20 M/F; adults M/F with Borderline and other Personality Disorders.

Features: Individual and group therapy. Family Therapy. Living as a Therapeutic Community. Psychosocial nursing.

Referral: Social Worker, Family Division of Family High Court for families with children at risk.

Cassiobury Court

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

Tel: 01923 804 139

www.cassioburycourt.com

CHARTERHOUSE GROUP

Address: Station House (Pear Place), 150 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8SB

Telephone: 0207 803 0550

Email:

[email protected]

Website

Funding: Private

Clientele: Emotionally troubled M/F children & adolescents (between ages of 5-18.)

Features: On-site education. Psychodynamic Therapy. Different groups for different ages.

Referral: Social Services, Educational Health.

COLUMN CARE

Address: Column Care, 40 Carlin Gate, Blackpool, FY2 9QT

Telephone: 01253 596369

Website

Funding: NHS and private

Clientele: M/F aged 18-65 with mental health problems.

Referral: GP or Consultant

COMMUNITY HOUSING AND THERAPY (CHT)

Address: The Coda Centre, 189 Munster Road, London, SW6 6AW

Catchment Area: National

Email:

[email protected]

Website

Contact Person: John Gale

Telephone: 0207 381 5888

Fax: 0207 6100608

Description:

Community Housing and Therapy (CHT) is a charity that operates as a social enterprise and runs residential and non-residential services for those with severe and enduring mental ill-health, and ex-service personnel who are homeless and have psychological difficulties. As well as those listed above, CHT accepts people diagnosed with a psychotic disorder including schizophrenia, personality disorder, acute anxiety, bipolar disorder and those with forensic clients or a dual diagnosis (a mental illness with an addiction)

COMPLEX NEEDS SERVICE (OXFORD)

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

Catchment Area: Regional

Email:

[email protected]

Website

Contact Person: Hilary Corcoran

Telephone: 01865 455872

Fax: 01865 455874

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]

Funding: Private.

Clientele: Adults M/F (no older than 45) with severe emotional problems.

Features: Based on Transactional Analysis.

Referral: GPs, Health and Local Authorities, Social Services.

GARTREE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY

Address: H.M.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 that individual is in prison & 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: I, Glen Avenue, Lexden, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6JU

Email:

[email protected]

Website

Contact Person: H Garland

Telephone: 01206 281316

Number of Clients: 30+

HM PRISON DOVEGATE

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

Email:

[email protected]

Contact Person: David Lynes

Telephone: 01283 829597

Age Limit: Adults

Gender: Male

Setting: Fully Residential

Number of Clients: 30+

HM PRISON SEND

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

Catchment Area: National

Email:

[email protected]

Contact Person: Rachel Graham

Telephone: 01483 471263

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

Funding: From Charitable Grants and clients.

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.

Referral: Self, GPs, Hospitals and other agencies.

LEXHAM HOUSE

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

Telephone: 0208 969 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: 0208 788 1944

Email:

[email protected]

Website

Funding: DSS, topped up by Heath 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.

N.E LONDON FORENSIC PERSONALITY DISORDER SERVICE (Millfields Unit)

Address: John Howard Centre, 12 Kenworthy Road, Homerton, London, E9

Catchment Area: Regional

Email:

[email protected]

Website

Contact Person: Dr. Mark Freestone

Telephone: 0208 510 2625

Fax: 0208 510 2604

Referring Need: Personality Disorders; Other

Age Limit: Adults

Gender: Male

Setting: Fully Residential

Type of Funding: NHS

Description:

We accept adult male offenders with a primary diagnosis of Personality Disorder. Other criteria apply and are available at request.

Peel Tower, Richmond Fellowship, 48 Alma Place, North Shields, North Tyneside, NE29 0LY Tel: 0191-2964710

Funding:

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

Clientele:

M/F, age 18+ with Borderline 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.

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.

Referral:

CMHTs, CPNs, psychiatrists, probation teams, psychiatric services, prison resettlement teams etc.

PHILADELPHIA ASSOCIATION

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

Telephone: 0207 794 2652 (afternoons)

Email:

[email protected]

Website

Funding: Housing Benefit & DSS.

Clientele: M/F, age 20-50, Mental Health Distress.

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

Referral: Family, Self, Social Worker, GP, Psychiatrists.

RED HOUSE PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICE

Address: 78 Manchester Road, Swinton, Manchester, England, M27 5FG

Catchment Area: Regional

Email:

[email protected]

Website

Contact Person: Steve Paddock

Telephone: 0161 7940875

Fax: 0161 7278661

Referring Need: Personality Disorders; Emotional Difficulties

Age Limit: Adults

Description:

We are a 5-day week Democratic Therapeutic Community serving clients with long-standing emotional difficulties and personality disorder. Members are expected to take responsibility and become involved in the day to day running of the community and also each other's therapy. High level of democratisation, including admission and discharge of members and also in recruitment of staff.

ST ANDREW’S COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY UNIT

Address: 59 Huntington Road, York,

YO31 8RL

Contact Person: Christopher Davies

Telephone: 01904 724470

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

Referring Need: Personality Disorders

THE RETREAT, ACORN PROGRAMME

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

Telephone: 01904 412551

Email:

[email protected]

Website

Funding: NHS, Private, Health Authority.

Clientele: M/F, age 18-infinity. Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Self-Harm.

Features: Inpatient - Group and Individual Therapy. Outpatient - 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

Funding: NHS

Clientele: M/F, age 18-50+ with various types of Personality Disorder.

Features: 5-Day outpatient programme: Group Psychotherapy 3 times weekly, Psychodrama & Art Therapy once weekly supported by total community meetings and community social times.

THRESHOLD

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

Catchment Area: Regional

Email:

[email protected]

Contact Person: Dr. Ramun Kapur

Telephone: 02890 871313

Fax: 02890 871188

Referring Need: Personality Disorders; Other

Age Limit: Adults

Gender: All

Setting: Fully Residential

Type of Funding: NHS; Social Services

Description:

7 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

Catchment Area: Regional

Email:

[email protected]

Contact Person: Claire King

Telephone: 01189 180820

Fax: 01189 561251

Referring Need: Personality Disorders; Other

Age Limit: Adults

Gender: All

Setting: Day

Medical and Special Features: Members are psychotropic medication free by three months.

Type of Funding: NHS

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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