Private Mental Health Care: Information and Treatments

Reaching out for mental health treatment can be a daunting step to take, but it’s a brave, and important step towards a better future. At Maudsley Private Care, our team of dedicated psychologists and therapists are ready to listen with empathy and understanding towards your unique situation, without judgement.

Learn more about private mental health care, mental health conditions, and how we treat them here.

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How is mental health defined?

Mental health is a term we hear a lot in the modern world, and it refers to the overall state of our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. The wellbeing of our mental health enables us to

  • cope with life's stressors
  • perform well at work, or in educational settings 
  • recognise our potential 
  • learn new skills and progress
  • maintain healthy relationships
  • function within a community

If our mental health is impacted negatively, we might not be able to think, feel, and react to life’s ups and downs in a way that allows us to progress and/or sustain the life we want to lead.

It’s completely normal for us to struggle with our emotions sometimes, but, for most people, difficult emotions are temporary, and will pass without having a significant impact on their life. However, when intense emotions are continuous, and start to negatively impact the trajectory of our lives, mental health conditions can develop.


What are mental health problems?

The majority of people will experience issues with their mental health at some point in their lives. Mental health problems affect approximately 1 in 4 people a year, and these issues can range from the more common conditions, such as depression and anxiety, to relatively rare conditions, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Experiencing mental health issues can be upsetting, disorientating, and frightening. Reaching out for support and care might feel like admitting ‘weakness’, or it might feel like an overreaction – asking for help is neither of those things; it’s brave, it’s valid, and it’s a human right.


Why should I choose private mental health care?

Private mental health care is there for everyone, and anyone, who is experiencing poor mental health. You might want to go private if

  • the waiting list for NHS talking therapies is too long, and you need mental health treatment quickly
  • you would like a second or third opinion as soon as possible
  • you're looking for a more varied choice of specialist treatment
  • you need sustained, reliable support over a long period of time

At Maudsley Private Care, our mental health services can be accessed in-person, or online, providing flexibility and accessibility, wherever you are in the UK. Our team of psychiatrists and therapists are trained to the highest standards, with decades of experience in treating individuals with unique and complex backgrounds.

We take a holistic approach to your mental health, treating all of our clients with respect, understanding, and genuine care, without judgement.

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How do I access private mental health assessments and talking therapies?

To access private mental health services here at Maudsley Private Care, your GP can make a referral on your behalf, or, you can get in touch with us directly to discuss treatment for either yourself, or someone you know.

We understand that taking the first step towards mental health treatment can be the hardest. So, we want to provide you with the key information you need about the different kinds of 

  • mental healthcare professionals  
  • mental health conditions    
  • talking therapies 
  • treatment combinations

found in private mental health care, all of which you can find here on our website. The more informed you are, the more confident you will be about your choices.

We’re here to help you take control of your mental wellbeing, and carve out a path towards a better future.


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