Group Therapy

Patients in Extended Treatment attend two group therapy sessions a day and a range of educational lectures focusing on addiction and healthy living.

Group therapy takes on a different focus to the first stage of treatment promoting:

  • Deeper insight into specific, individual problems that can block full recovery;
  • Identifying destructive behaviours & attitudes that can trigger relapse;
  • Developing and practising life skills.

Specialised Groups

There are more specialised groups available to patients in Extended Treatment which include:

  • Grief group
  • Gambling group
  • Trauma group
  • Eating disorder therapy
  • Women’s group
  • Relapse prevention group
  • Life skills group
  • DBT group for personality disorders
  • Adult children of alcoholics group
  • Family and relationship therapy
  • 12 Steps
  • Smoking cessation
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Morning meditation
  • Drumming therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Horticultural therapy.


Audrey Grant, Therapist, describes the benefits of this specialised therapy, an activity that helps women in treatment to “open up” and forgive themselves.