Priory Hospital The Cottage at Life Works Reviews, Cost, Complaints

Priory Hospital The Cottage at Life Works


The Cottage at Life Works Overview

The Cottage at Life Works is one of many locations in the Priory Group’s network of treatment facilities across the UK. The Cottage is on the Life Works campus, a private center in Surry. It offers the ultimate in luxury spanning detox, residential and outpatient. Help is available to individuals struggling with drugs and alcohol, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. The Cottage creates personalized programming based on the 12 steps and evidence-based practices. Clients learn how to live life in recovery.

Accommodations and Food

While Priory Hospital Life Works already provides luxurious, private and comfortable accommodations, an added benefit is that it serves just one client at a time. Clients have a massive Georgian manor in the English countryside to themselves.

The bedroom has a a queen sized bed dressed with Egyptian cotton sheets. It also features a large flat screen TV and an en suite bathroom. The facility grounds are totally private and secluded with a peaceful garden. Clients have access to an office, dry cleaning and laundry services.

A world class chef prepares all meals, while a staff dietitian works with the client to put together healthy menu options. The chef prepares all cuisine with the highest quality ingredients.

Treatment and Staff

Upon arrival clients meet with a treatment coordinator, who arranges the day to day programming and personalized treatment plan. There are specific tracks that address common mental health issues, such depression and anxiety, and drug and alcohol addiction. Treatment can also tackle compulsive behaviors, eating disorders and executive stress.

For clients who enter into treatment needing a medical detox, a seasoned medical professional monitors them 24/7. This person ensures their vitals are stable and they are physically comfortable.

The client staying at The Cottage still attends several group sessions on a daily basis along with several AA/NA meetings each week. Group therapy takes place at a treatment facility off campus. It’s a full 30 hours a week. In the mornings, there are individual therapy sessions held at the clinic on site. Additional therapeutic activities include psychodrama, psycho-educational workshops, relapse prevention planning, and focused problem solving. Clinicians utilize CBT, DBT and EMDR.

A treatment team at The Cottage develops individualized treatment plans for each client. Plans really zero in on what each person specifically needs. The staff has medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, equine therapists, and dietitians.


In addition to the tried and true methods of treatment at this facility, Priory’s The Cottage has a series of holistic offerings. Clients engage in psychodrama therapy, aroma therapy and head massage, acupuncture and yoga.

During the weekdays clients enjoy a series of serious a leisure activities like horseback riding, yoga, reflexology, Shiatsu, aromatherapy massage, acupuncture and Indian head massage.

The family program takes place over one or two days at the Life Works facility.

In Summary

Programming at Priory Hospital’s The Cottage is pretty exceptional. Clients have plenty of personalized attention and treatment, along with a number of luxurious extras. This is definitely an expensive program to participate in, but if funds are not an issue, it should be well worth it.

Priory Hospital The Cottage at Life Works Location

The Cottage
The Grange
High Street
Old Woking
GU22 8LB

Priory Hospital The Cottage at Life Works Cost

£15,000 GBP (per week). Reach Priory Hospital The Cottage at Life Works by phone at +44(0)1483 610 819. Find Priory Group on Facebook

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