Call: 0203 326 9160

Call: 0203 761 7026

Call: 0203 761 7027

0203 326 9160

0203 761 7026

0203 761 7027

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin


'Feeling paranoid' is an extremely common experience and covers a wide variety of unpleasant feelings and being over suspicious of people and events. In mild forms an individual is aware that they are overly suspicious of others. In extreme cases the sufferer cannot distinguish reality from fantasy.

Different kinds of Paranoia

There are two types of Paranoia known as:

  •  "bad-me Paranoia" where the sufferer feels they are bad
  •  "poor-me Paranoia" where the sufferer imagines they are being unjustly persecuted.

In addition, other disorders include:

  • Delusional or Paranoid Disorder

 The individual functions well on a day to day level but one paranoid idea develops which dominates all other areas.

  • Personality Disorder

This is considered a long-term problem and the individual has little awareness of the condition

  • Paranoid Schizophrenia

This is an extreme form and may involve the sufferer hearing voices which comment on their thoughts and behaviour.

Seeking the right Treatment for Paranoia

It is important to seek professional treatment for Paranoia as it can be secondary to physical conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntingdon's disease, strokes and other forms of dementia. This is why a thorough medical assessment is essential.

The problem with paranoia, however, is that it leads to suspicion and guardedness, and developing trust with a clinician is vital for a therapeutic alliance to be built.

Our clinicians are specifically interested in the special skills required to overcome the mistrust that prevents many clients who would benefit from help getting it.

How can we help with treating Paranoia?

Clinical Partners have a team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors who are experienced in the treatment of Paranoia and will be able to offer full support and advice for you and your family.

We also can support you if you feel that you are suffering from other issues which can be connected to Paranoia including: Depression, Bipolar, Alcohol or Substance abuse, Panic Attacks, Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation.

By calling our Admissions Counsellor on 0203 326 9160 you will be able to talk in confidence about your situation and we can recommend a specialist to assist you.

Contact us now to see how we can help

You don't need a GP referral to see one of our experts.

Call our clinical team for advice
0203 326 9160 0203 761 7026 0203 761 7027

  • Many thanks for this and all your work in helping us get here far more swiftly than we have managed with the NHS. It is much appreciated, and you and Dr Chowdhury have helped greatly in relieving the stress we have been feeling by getting us to a place where we know what is going on, and what we need to do for our son.

  • I would recommend Clinical Partners to anyone who has been struggling with getting a diagnosis, it can totally transform your lives as it has ours.

  • I was fed up with life when I contacted Katie at Clinical Partners, her response to my call and the support thereafter kept me alive.

  • Dr Alison was very caring and approachable. Your approach and response to my call will be remembered for a very long time.

  • Just saw J. He wanted me to tell you how much he appreciated the way you spoke to him on the phone Caroline. He said you made him feel human again when he felt quite suicidal. He was really pleased he was seen so quickly.

  • We met with the doctor today, he was great, we felt at ease with him, he was very professional in his approach and obviously knew what he was doing! Thank you for your help in arranging such a quick appointment.

  • SO grateful to Clinical Partners - well Simon - for the confirmation of NOT having Cyclothymia. Am attempting now to stabilise and get well - something I was told would not happen when diagnosed with Cyclothymia (for life!).

  • I would like to thank the Clinical Partners staff for asking about us. I like to let you know that M's physical and psychological health is great. With my best regards and respect.

  • You have been fantastic at helping T see the help he can get and I am so grateful. Again thank you so much, I really do appreciate the efforts you have put in.

  • Thank you for setting us (and me in particular) off down the road. I will always be grateful to you, and I do feel that you spent a lot of time on my case without much reward.

Call us for help today
Call us for help today