Intensive Outpatient Programme

This program is ideal for those struggling with an eating disorder who still need to meet obligations of studying or work. Clients who attend the Intensive Outpatient Program live at home and attend our day program 3 days per week. At Montrose Manor, we aim to create a comfortable and safe environment in order to provide effective care that focuses on clients’ individual needs. Our Intensive Outpatient Program allows individuals to undergo treatment without being fully removed from their daily lives. This type of treatment is intended for individuals who do not require or have the option of residential treatment.


Recovery from an Eating Disorder is a long process, which requires self- compassion, motivation to change and fellowship with others who are on the same journey. The Intensive Outpatient Group is only the start of a long term journey of finding recovery, but will help you to set up ongoing support networks. The programme can offer you accountability, support and compassion, as well as challenging unhelpful thinking and behaviour. It is also a containing environment which allows an opportunity to share and connect with others in an authentic way, learn to set appropriate boundaries and practice new ways of expressing and coping with feelings.


The Intensive Outpatient Program is a 4 – 8 week process with an option to join an Aftercare group once the 4 – 8 week process is complete. The commitment of an individual to the group is important both for the individual’s process as well as for other members who develop trust in the group as part of their journey. The first step of joining this group is to have an Assessment with the group facilitator to explore appropriateness of group, commitment level and to prepare you for the group process.

The Intensive Outpatient Program includes:

  • Meal Support
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
  • Psycho-educational Groups
  • Body Image Groups
  • Exposure Therapies
  • Relapse Prevention


Medical aid rates apply for Assessment and Psycho-educational groups.


Montrose Manor, 7 Montrose Terrace
Bishopscourt , Cape Town

Individual Sessions

Individual sessions are also possible, but would be recommended after the 8 week Psycho-educational group is complete.