Day Hospital Treatment

Our Day Hospital offers an intensive therapy programme designed to treat depression, anxiety and stress. If family or work commitments mean that it’s difficult to take time off to attend residential treatment, and weekly one-to-one Clinical Psychology sessions don’t feel quite enough, then some tailored attendance at the Day Hospital could be just right.

Working in small, supportive groups with others in a similar situation, our skilled therapists create a safe, respectful environment for recovery to take place. Time and again, our patients tell us how much they value the sense of community and of being able to meet others who truly understand how they feel. Although a few first-day nerves are normal, these rapidly disappear as friendships are made and the therapy starts to deliver rapid, measurable results. Day Hospital Treatment- Group therapy The therapeutic cornerstone of the programme is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a highly effective, clinically-validated treatment in wide clinical use. These sessions are then augmented with a range of other exploratory groups to enhance the speed of response by creating insights and developing a better understanding of factors which may be perpetuating the illness. Typical groups include:

  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Assertiveness
  • Female/Male Psychotherapy
  • Stress Management
  • Relapse Prevention / Return to Work
  • Self-Awareness
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Anger Management
  • Drama Therapy
  • Art Therapy

View our detailed therapy programme here Attendance at the Day Hospital is built around individual needs; from as little as two days per week, up to five days per week. Following an Initial Assessment with a Consultant Psychiatrist, a therapist will meet potential participants to discuss the options in more detail, and to decide what the optimal mix of groups would be. As an additional benefit, follow up appointments with a Psychiatrist are included in the Day Hospital treatment for no additional charge. Contact us to learn more about treatment at the Day Hospital.

How does CBT work?

Underneath every emotion, there’s always a thought. Usually, we’re not even consciously aware of these. By becoming aware of what our thoughts are, it’s possible to change these over time, and to change the way we feel in response to various life events. It’s a process of ‘re-programing’ ourselves – to find new, more objective ways of interacting with the world. So, not only can CBT help us feel better in the present, but it also provides a ‘tool kit’ of essential skills to stay well in the future.