Addictions/illnesses treated: Alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs, gambling, shopping, sex and love, gaming and computer, co-dependency, food and eating disorders, dual diagnosis.

Accommodation: There are 104 individual en-suite rooms with TV and telephone. Communal areas are designed for comfort and relaxation and decorated to a high standard. The centre has a gym and a swimming pool.

Ethos: To help clients overcome their problems, explore emotional characteristics and realise the benefits of a solid recovery.

Treatment: The programme is based on the 12 step abstinence model, and also incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy, eye-movement desensitisation therapy, psychotherapy, individual and group counselling and therapy, educational workshops and family support programmes. Holistic therapies including yoga, Tai Chi, art therapy are offered. For people suffering with mild to moderate mental health issues, a range of outpatient therapies are offered.

Staff: A highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists.

Location and Profile

This particular centre has been operating since 1867, and it is considered to be one of the top centres of its kind. This facility is located in London and can be found in a grade 2 building that was built in 1811, originally serving as a private home. It is a gothic style building, and this has led to it acquiring many nicknames including, ‘Strawberry Hill Gothic.’ The clinic is renowned for helping a number of celebrities break away from addiction including Eric Clapton and Paul Robeson. It offers treatment for a wide range of addictions and behavioural disorders.

Addictions Treated

  • Alcohol abuse and addiction
  • Drug abuse and addiction
  • Prescription drug addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Gambling addiction
  • Sex addiction/ relationship addictions
  • Shopping addiction
  • Internet addiction
  • Dual diagnosis

Staff Ethos

The team ethos at the centre is on empowering clients to reclaim their lives from addiction and behavioural problems. This is done by providing the individual with a protective and nurturing environment in which they can begin to build their new life. The staff members work as a team in collaboration with the individual. They are dedicated and professional always.


The management at the clinic understand that the standard of comfort offered by the facility can be a vital element of the overall treatment. This is because if the client is not happy in their environment they will struggle to get the most out of the experience. This facility has been recently refurbished to increase the level of comfort offered. Each client gets their own room with en suite facilities. They also get their own television and private phone – mobile phones are also allowed. There is a private garden in the East Wing, and the grounds of the centre are landscaped. Some residents will be allowed to see visitors depending on their program. All the shared rooms in the centre are kept to a high standard, and offer good levels of comfort. Residents are expected to take their meals in the dining room.

The Treatment Team

In order for the client to be able to get the most from the program they will need the help of a number of different professionals. The treatment team is made up of psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, counsellors, therapists, and support staff. The leader of the team is a consultant psychiatrist.

The Treatment Program

The core of the treatment program at the clinic is therapy and 12 Step work. The client will be expected to complete all of the 12 Steps during their stay, as this will give them a firm basis, and they will be able to continue with this program by joining a fellowship such as AA or NA. Clients will also take part in therapy groups and benefit from one to one counselling.

Best Suited For

The treatment program at the clinic will suit a wide range of people who are dealing with addiction problems. In order to get the most from this facility the individual will need to be fully ready to commit to lasting sobriety.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled WC

For more information on treatment programs, cost and booking availability for this clinic, please call our Addiction Helper 24 hour helpline

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