Alcohol Treatment for Women

Ararimu Lodge - A pathway to recovery


Jane Henderson


Alcohol Treatment For Women

Ararimu Lodge’s mission is to assist women by providing the opportunity to live in a safe residential therapeutic setting, with a desire to change their lifestyle and learn the life skills necessary to improve their life outside of the alcohol rehabilitation program.


Jane Henderson
BHealSc, GradDipPsych, PgDip Mental Health & Addictions

Jane Henderson is passionate about helping women make a lifestyle change to improve their quality of life without alcohol. Her life experience puts her in the perfect position to help other women achieve their goals.

Jane has a Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Otago and postgraduate degrees in Psychology, Mental Health & Addictions from the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology, and has spent 12 years working at Auckland Hospital.

Jane has years of experience helping women recover from a range of alcohol, mental health issues including anxiety and depression. Within Ararimu Lodge Jane has created a haven for women who need to find their place in the world without alcohol.

Research has proven that residential rehabilitation treatment programs have high rates of success and Ararimu Lodge is committed to providing the best, most effective residential program available for women. This is achieved by combining best practice and evidence based therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing with a comprehensive one-on-one lifestyle change program in a picturesque, peaceful, rural Auckland setting.


Ararimu Lodge provides an environment free from the daily demands and influences of life and in order to preserve this we have the following standards:

  • We have a smoke free environment
  • Only prescribed medications are permitted - no other drugs
  • No Alcohol or any product with alcohol as an ingredient are permitted
  • No gambling permitted
  • No portable or wi-fi capable devices such as mobile phones or laptops to be used on site
  • No guest vehicles on site



Please Bring the following:
  • Casual comfortable clothing
  • Walking shoes
  • Slippers
  • Swimsuit for the spa
  • Personal toiletries
  • Any medication you are currently prescribed