Ashburn Clinic

Its OK to ask for help

03 476 2092 Otago , Southland
Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service
Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider for Consultations

About Ashburn Clinic

We provide professional excellence in inpatient, day patient and outpatient mental health services. Our skilled clinical team works with you to ensure treatment is tailored to particular issues, and our aim is to restore patients to the best possible quality of life. Here, supported at all times by our clinical team, patients have the chance to work on personal issues in a therapeutic environment.
People who stay at Ashburn reside in either the inpatient unit (24 hour nursing care) or in self-care accommodation (Alexander House).

Psychiatric Care

  • Eating disorder;
  • Phobia;
  • Addiction;
  • Trauma;
  • Depression;
  • Life Crisis;
  • Personal issues;
  • Anxiety;
  • Relationship issues;
  • Sexual abuse;
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Female Doctor Available
Parking Available


Our Services include:
Addiction Programme

  • Phase 1 – Is a two week assessment in which suitability for the treatment phase is evaluated. This includes comprehensive psychiatric, psychosocial nursing, medical and motivational interviewing assessment.
  • Phase 2 – is an eight week recovery-based programme presented as a series of workshops which include specific sessions on definition and models of addiction, its neurobiology, identifying and communicating feelings.

Therapeutic Programme

  • Carefully structured and tailored to meet individual treatm
  • ent needs

  • Small specialist psychodynamic therapy groups e.g. eating disorders group, substance abuse group
  • Creative therapy groups
  • Task-oriented work groups e.g. gardening, cookery
  • Recreational activity groups
  • Multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychotherapists, registered nurses, occupational therapists, dietitian, GPs and social workers

Outpatient Services

  • A range of outpatient individual psychiatric services within our privat
  • e grounds

  • We are an approved supplier for ISSC work for ACC

Referral to Ashburn, including the Addiction Programme, is arranged through a health professional, often a doctor, counsellor or psychiatrist. Telephone or email us for further information about any of Ashburn’s services. All enquiries are treated in the strictest of confidence.


Key Staff

Dr Brett Ferguson
Medical Director

Dr Megan Bryan
MBChB, FRANZCP, FRNZCGP, Cert Advanced Training in Psychotherapy
Consultant Psychiatrist

Referral Info

Referral to Ashburn, including the Addiction Programme, is generally arranged through a health professional, often a doctor, counsellor or psychiatrist. Urgent referrals may be arranged by telephone but less urgent admissions are usually arranged by letter or email.


Contact Ashburn Clinic

03 476 4255
496 Taieri Rd
Halfway Bush

Private Bag 1916,
Dunedin 9054

Outpatient Clinic

Outpatient Clinic

496 Taieri Rd Dunedin 9010 New Zealand