Access our treatments

For good practice and continuity of care, we do recommend that it is in the best interests of patients for there to be a GP referral as it can be useful in providing relevant medical history. If you intend to fund your treatment with private medical insurance, a GP referral letter is a must with most policies.

When we receive your enquiry, call or referral from your health care professional we can help assess the next best steps for you. This may be to organise an appointment with a Consultant Psychiatrist or directly with one of our Therapists.

Initial assessment appointment

This initial appointment with one of our Consultant Psychiatrists or therapists will be to discuss and determine the best treatment plan to suit your needs. This may be weekly outpatient appointments or if you require a more focused approach we may recommend a day therapy or inpatient stay.

In some circumstances, an individual may be referred directly by their GP for a specific therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), bereavement counselling or couples counselling.

Length of treatment

The length of treatment for everyone depends on their individual circumstances such as personal situation, nature and severity of your problem and any financial restraints. Treatment plans could range from six to eight, one hour 1 to1 outpatient therapy sessions to an inpatient stay with a step-down plan after.

Seeing a consultant psychiatrist

We have over 60 consultant psychiatrists, both male and female, some of these the most renowned names in psychiatry. Many are able to consult in a range of languages.

For self-paying patients, the cost of the initial appointment with a consultant psychiatrist depends on which consultant is seen and usually lasts an hour.

Seeing a mental health therapist

We have over 80 therapists working at the hospital. Our Therapy Services Department can match your circumstances and requirements with the most appropriate mental health therapist on our team. We work with every individual to understand their particular needs, likes and dislikes.

If you are unsure, our Therapy Department can discuss your options with you. Outpatient therapy sessions usually last one hour and range in cost dependent on specialisms.

Nightingale Hospital outpatient treatment

Nightingale Hospital offers outpatient appointments between 8 am and 9 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am and 2 pm on Saturdays, from convenient and discreet London locations.

Edward House outpatient centre

Our Edward House outpatient Centre next to the main hospital where our consultants are receiving their patients. It is convenient for those who live and work in and around the West End and Marylebone. It is located a few minutes’ walks from Marylebone, Edgware Road and Baker Street stations.

Bell Street therapy centre

Our Bell Street Therapy Centre next to the main hospital has over twenty modern and comfortable therapy rooms. It is convenient for those who live and work in and around the West End and Marylebone. It is located a few minutes’ walks from Marylebone, Edgware Road and Baker Street stations.

City of London therapy centre

Our City of London Therapy Centre is convenient for those working and living in the City of London. It is located behind the Bank of England, a few minutes’ walk from Bank, Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations.

Nightingale Hospital inpatient treatment

Adult units

Our adult units are situated in the main hospital, located a few minutes’ walks from Marylebone, Edgware Road and Baker Street stations. We take admissions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.