Welcome to Ashburn Clinic
Nau mai, haere mai ki Ashburn. Whakatau mai ki waenganui i a mātou hei whai oranga mōu mō ngā rā kei te heke mai.
Set amongst tranquil grounds in Dunedin, New Zealand, Ashburn Clinic offers a supportive therapeutic community for those suffering from mental health or addiction difficulties. We focus on treating underlying issues to improve patient well-being and quality of life.
More About Ashburn
Community Therapy
Ashburn Clinic offers inpatient residential, outpatient and community-based services. Our residential programme utilises small psychotherapy groups (like art and music therapy), small discussion groups, and recreation. Individual therapy with a psychiatrist or psychotherapist is part of our care.
Our Community
We're Here to Help
We specialise in helping those with addiction challenges, anxiety, depression and mood disorders, eating disorders, sexual abuse, personality disorders, trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder. We're a caring and profressional team of psychiatrists, psychotherapists, nurses, occupational therapists and more.
Treatment Options
Long-Term Wellness
By combining talking therapy with appropriate medication, the treatment at Ashburn is gradual – but it produces results. Our unique blend of routine, therapy, and community input supports you on your journey. To achieve the best possible outcomes for patients, we encourage you to engage with our community.
Info for Patients


Covid-19 Restrictions


  • Visitors permitted on site but must scan our QR code or fill in a contact tracing form.
  • Inpatient services continue for those resident at Ashburn. 
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 metre and infection control measures in place.
  • New admissions and outpatient appointments resume.
  • The Dunedin Homebase Detox and Southern Support Eating Disorder Services resume.
  • Large on-site gatherings, such as luncheon seminars, are cancelled.

Inpatient Family/Whānau/Friend Enquiries: if you are a concerned about a family/whānau/friend who is an inpatient, the best way to contact them is directly. Most patients bring their own cell phone or laptop which they are able to use to contact support people and receive calls (outside group and meeting times). If your need for contact is urgent, please let the Reception staff know on (03) 476-2092. However due to privacy legislation, we cannot confirm a patient’s status, refer phone calls or release information without the patient’s prior permission.

Welcome to


Cloaked in the forests of Halfway Bush, just beyond Dunedin, Ashburn Clinic is a not-for-profit rehabilitation facility offering a professional, supportive environment for the diagnosis, comprehensive treatment, and recovery from mental illness or addiction.

We work to assist people toward healthy lives and behaviour patterns, developing the tools needed to overcome difficult situations. Together, we aim to learn more about our personal challenges and struggles in order to improve the ability to effect personal change.

We’re nationally recognised for our specialised treatment programming that encourages people from all walks of life to join us on a path of recovery. Are you ready to take the first step?

To learn more about joining us, assisting a loved one, or referring a patient to Ashburn Clinic, please contact our team. For emergency help or other New Zealand mental health resources, click here.

“I have tried other treatment places but nothing has been as life changing and good as coming to Ashburn. Ashburn is about looking at who you are, working through the past, changing and being supported to move on. My work here has meant I won’t continue my cycle through the system.”

– A Former Resident

New Zealand's
Community Therapy

Established in 1882, Ashburn Clinic serves as a therapeutic community providing funded and private residential treatment for those suffering from mental health issues. We employ psychiatrists, psychotherapists, nurses, occupational therapists, mental health workers, general practitioners, a dietitian and support staff. 

Who Do We Help?

We assist people battling anxiety, depression, mood disorders, sexual abuse, trauma, eating disorders, addiction, personality disorders, OCD, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
What We Treat

Our Community

Our therapeutic community is a unique treatment approach that fully immerses you into daily community activities. Join therapy and sharing experiences with staff and patients.
About Ashburn

Group & Individual Therapy

We provide group and individual therapy, including specialist groups, psychotherapy, and 1:1 support from nurses and psychiatrists. We work towards your long-term wellness.
Treatment Details

“It truly is hard work but it is not impossible. You just can’t give up! There will be numerous times where you’ll probably want to and you’ll feel like being here is the hardest thing on earth, but you know what? You’ve made it this far and you can make this work. You’re not alone. You’re not alone!”

– A Former Resident

Events & Education

Ashburn Clinic offers seminars and courses for health professionals. Please see upcoming events below or click here to view our full range of education offerings.

Luncheon Seminar

Our monthly luncheon seminars are on hold
until we return to Alert Level 1

If you are not already on our mailing list, please join below to receive luncheon seminar updates

Learn More

Luncheon Seminars run on the second Monday of each month, from February through to November.

Seminars are currently on hold due to the Covid Alert Level status. Seminars will resume at Level 1. 

Advanced Theory of Psychotherapy

On Now
7.00 pm-8:30 pm

#212 Abnormal Psychology

Learn More

The Advanced Theory of Psychotherapy Modules is a series of four education modules which makes up a complete course over two years. Each module has 10 seminars, held on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm, at Ashburn Clinic. The course is not offered as a practising qualification, but is found to be valuable for mental health professionals and those considering psychotherapy as a career.  

Seminars are presented by experienced, practising therapists - psychotherapists, psychologists or psychiatrists.  

Read the ATPM Handbook for further information. 

Module 212: Abnormal Psychology - seminar schedule

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