Evidence Based Practice.


Evidence-Based Therapeutic Methods & Outcomes

Evidence-Based Best Practice means the integration of the best available research, with clinical expertise in the context of patient needs, preferences and values, and we do not compromise on it. This principle guides the process of initial assessment, formulation of the treatment plan and therapeutic relationships and intervention.


Create positive change

In line with our commitment to treatments with proven, successful outcomes, The Bay Method™ uses evidence-based psychological practices to address the root causes of your behaviour. These include approaches such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Informed Therapy.

These therapies are complemented with mindfulness and meditation techniques to develop the ability to “be present” in the moment regardless of what is happening. Mindfulness and attentiveness to one’s internal experience can cultivate inner connection and lead to meaningful relationships and positive change. Both yoga and meditation are proven to be powerful healing modalities with tangible results for long-term recovery.

Finding self-awareness, understanding, compassion and, eventually, self-acceptance, provides the foundation for healthier supportive habits to replace harmful behaviours. Through the pillars of awareness, meditation, and connection, emerges an enquiry into the deeper parts of ourselves. We learn to acknowledge and embrace the parts of our personality once avoided.

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Wellness guided by knowledge

The Bay Method™ has been developed by a team of specialists in the field of addiction, mental health and wellbeing. Their experience culminates in a generation of expertise grounded in patient-focussed treatment developed across all sectors of healthcare, from public and private hospitals, private treatment centres to private practice and international deployments with humanitarian agencies.

The Bay team is comprehensive, including psychiatrists, doctors, clinical psychologists and complementary healthcare providers from personal trainers to bodywork therapists, who are all leaders in their chosen field of healthcare.

The integrated, holistic nature of The Bay Method™ and its team allows us to approach your unique presentation from a biological, psychological and social model of care. This differs starkly from being expected to participate in a generic program designed for a group, that you will find in a private hospital or private treatment centre.

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The Bay Method™ in practice

Individual therapy is the foundation of the The Bay program and all therapies are conducted on a 1:1 basis. Depending upon individual needs, most of our guests receive up to 20 hours of individual therapy each week with clinicians ranging from psychologists through to exercise physiologists, psychiatrists and massage therapists.

When not in therapy you will be in the company of our experienced Care Support Team. Our team of carers have all worked in private healthcare settings, possess qualifications in the treatment of addiction and mental health, and have first-hand experience working with individuals experiencing the challenges of addiction and mental health.

A personal carer (or nurse during detox) provides 24/7 support – attending to daily needs and maintaining the delicate balance of company and spaciousness – while a personal chef is on-hand to provide delicious, organic meals.
Although developed to treat your unique needs, your treatment plan is dynamic and ever-changing as you progress through the program. As each new challenge is discussed and overcome, your plan is adjusted to meet the next phase of your care.

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We care about the people you care about

The Bay Method™ places an emphasis on educating family and loved ones. With this in mind and, where appropriate, family and loved ones are invited to attend our Family Support Program.

This education program assists families to better understand their loved one’s condition and what is required to continue to maintain wellness and recovery long-term. Our team of psychologists educate the people who surround you on all aspects of recovery, addiction and mental health conditions.

They also teach them how to use boundaries – both emotional and financial – in relationships, how to understand needs in the relationship with a loved one, what is meant by enabling and how to avoid it, and what to expect from a loved one on their return home.

Contact our clinical team for more information on The Bay Method™ and how it is changing the lives of our guests and their families.

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What our guests say

I have attended other programs and felt overlooked due to the needs of the more complex clients that were in the program. At The Bay I was the focus of the team and gained a far greater understanding of my situation and was able to make the changes required to live the life I desperately wanted.

The compassion shown to me by the incredible team at the bay has taught me to set boundaries with others, allowed me to re-align my expectations of myself and others and finally live the life I have been craving for many years.”

My wife found The Bay after doing a lot of research looking at programs all over the world. Treatment centres here in the US are very different! My life has changed in so many ways and I continue to stay clean and sober, thank you for all you have done.

The team at The Bay gave me a second chance at life, I was so very sick and although I went to a number of treatment centres I couldn't find a way through, what the wonderful team at The Bay did for me is nothing short of a miracle, thank you.

Having a psychology background I was very particular about what I was looking for, I didn't want group therapy because I was at a point where I knew I needed individual therapy, for me it was a very private process, I needed somewhere that was private and peaceful, it has been five months since I left The Bay, it has changed my life.

I have been in treatment before but couldn't seem to achieve the changes I wanted. The compassion shown to me by the incredible team at The Bay has taught me to set boundaries with others, allowed me to re-align my expectations of myself and others and finally live the life I have been craving for many years.

Questions about The Bay?

Choosing a rehabilitation or recovery program is a significant life decision.
Our website aims to inform & educate, helping you to make the right decision.

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