The Sanctuary Byron Bay
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Intensive Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, or ‘talking treatment’ as it is sometimes called, includes a wide range of treatment techniques to treat psychological problems and some psychiatric disorders. Psychotherapy remains one of the most effective treatments for addictions, depression and anxiety.

While there are many types of psychotherapy practiced, all psychotherapists utilise the relationship between client and therapist as the vehicle for transformation. A therapeutically beneficial interaction is one where mutual trust exists and where the goal of treatment is to ultimately help a client change destructive or unhealthy behaviours, thoughts and emotions so that their quality of life is improved. 

At The Sanctuary Byron Bay, psychotherapy plays an important role in the healing process. For this reason, we only employ highly experienced, mature, and fully qualified therapists. Not only are our therapists innovative, creative and dynamic, they are also committed to working from a supportive, compassionate and respectful stance, where each client is encouraged to change and grow in his or her own unique way.

The Sanctuary Byron Bay offers a unique combination of

We will always try to help you understand all the underlying issues associated with your presenting condition. For example any substance abuse is usually associated with some form of trauma and corresponding depression and anxiety. If your life has become unmanageable and unhappy, psychotherapy can help to shine a light on the parts of yourself that you habitually avoid or from which you are dissociated – including your strengths!

At The Sanctuary Byron Bay, we will help you gain insight into the way in which family of origin issues are replayed in the present. We will help you understand and develop skills in formulating safe boundaries. We will help you clarify and gain awareness of your relationships, how you relate to the world and how you behave.

Most importantly, we will help you find hope for a more fulfilling future.


“….I had seen a few therapists before I came here but really nothing compared to [Sanctuary psychotherapist]. The depth I was able to get to was just an indication of how experienced and skilled he is as a therapist. He was able to help me gain more awareness and insight and helped to clarify and sort out a lot of confusion that was just messing with my head.  He really helped me name things, structure them in my head, and gave me tools and understanding to move on."  GS 51 years old