Abbotsford_-172Anxiety Programs

Our day programs for anxiety offer therapy through group sessions to equip participants with the tools they need to create more stability in their lives.

Facilitated by experienced psychologists, with support from other allied therapists, patients learn to build resilience and focus on individual strengths.

Our anxiety day programs are suitable for people who do not need inpatient treatment, but require more intensive care than basic counselling.

Two-Week Program

Two weeks, full days, group therapy

This program gives participants tools to manage their anxiety. Group participants can gain an understanding of the underlying causes of their anxiety, and learn strategies to overcome and deal with their condition.

Therapies used include emotionally-focused, cognitive behavioural therapy, as well as mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

Participants can learn about specific anxiety disorders such as generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and social phobia. Common anxiety thought patterns such as perfectionism, black and white thinking, using ‘musts and shoulds’, self-criticism and self-sacrificing are explored.

Daily Group

Offered daily, three-hour sessions, group therapy

Participants can attend this group as often as needed. The sessions are ideal for those who have not yet attended a therapy program, do not intend to join a two-week program or have recently been discharged from hospital and need ongoing support.

The group equips participants with practical strategies to manage their anxiety, while gaining support in a non-threatening environment.

Participants are introduced to basic cognitive skills, emotional regulation and psycho-education regarding depression and anxiety.

Daily Group – Post Two-Week Program

Offered daily, three-hour sessions, group therapy

These sessions are ideal for patients who have completed an intensive therapy program or who have extensive therapy experience from group sessions and are seeking to gain ongoing understanding of their emotional wellbeing. Participants explore issues that affect them in managing their depression and anxiety on a day-to-day basis.

Inpatient Programs

Inpatient programs at Abbotsford are tailored to individual need. Inpatient stays are approximately 14 days and daily group therapy is a vital part of treatment and therefore mandatory.

A GP referral to one of our accredited psychiatrists is required for an admission.

Abbotsford Private Hospital is an open, voluntary hospital.