We have a full range of treatment options available. The information gathered throughout our intake and assessment processes will enable us to determine which combination of our services will be appropriate for you.
Our therapists can provide individual, group or family therapy
Individual therapy is our most common form of therapy, our clinicians are trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches in keeping with best practice guidelines. We see clients at our rooms in Johnsonville, Wellington.
If a person is under 18 and living at home we recommend Family Based Therapy (FBT). Our family-centred treatment is called the Maudsley Model and originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s. It empowers the family to be closely involved in the recovery process and involves all family members living at home. You can find out more about the Maudsley Model here.
Our clinical services
All clients are required to have their physical health monitored by a GP.
Our dietitian educates people about healthy eating and nutrition, as well as monitoring the person’s weight and eating patterns.
Our psychiatrist is available to carry out psychiatric assessments, and in some cases prescribe medication.
The day programme provides an intensive schedule of therapy and meal support. Our supportive environment assists people with eating disorders to regulate and normalise their eating behaviours and to explore the development of their illness. The programme supports clients to build on their strengths and to learn new ways of coping.
The number of days each client attends the programme is flexible and will be decided in consultation with the individual and the team.
Our six-bed residence provides a warm, welcoming and homely environment for clients and their visitors. When a client comes into the residence they initially start with a 2 week-assessment and stay on average for 2 to 3 months. The residential stay is only part of the journey of recovery.
The residence operates 7 days a week and is staffed 24-hours per day.