The multi-faceted extended care programme at Montrose Manor is intended to be a continuation of the treatment provided in primary care. Eating disorders affect the family and loved ones of our clients and we believe it is vital that treatment addresses this relational dimension.
Our family programme consists of individual counselling with a specialist family counsellor, family sessions with an eating disorders expert and family counsellor, group counselling and interactive psycho-educational lectures.
The family has the opportunity to explore new ways of communicating feelings and needs, understanding and setting healthy boundaries, developing and renewing intimacy and overcoming problems that have arisen from broken lines of communication. Relapse is common (although avoidable), so clients and family can discuss vulnerabilities together and develop a relapse prevention plan to refer to when the client is discharged.