Treatment Approaches

At the Bondi Psychology Clinic, we specialise in providing behavioural and mindfulness-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). These treatments are described as evidence-based which means that scientific study has shown the benefits of these therapies for treating a range of difficulties.

Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

CBT offers a practical approach that focuses on creating change in a person’s patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviour. In CBT, people learn to recognise and reduce unhelpful thinking and develop alternative thinking patterns that are more realistic and helpful. CBT also introduces practical coping techniques such as relaxation, problem-solving and assertive communication to facilitate behaviour changes in peoples' lives.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

DBT was developed to help people who are dealing with high levels of emotional distress and associated suicidal thoughts, self-harm, drug & alcohol issues or harmful relationship patterns. DBT is a long-term approach incorporating mindfulness and acceptance, behavioural interventions and a close therapeutic relationship. Traditional DBT therapy involves both individual and group therapy.

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy is an integrative approach that combines aspects of cognitive-behavioral, experiential, interpersonal and psychoanalytic therapies. Schema Therapy has shown remarkable results in helping people to change long-standing negative patterns, even when other methods have been largely unsuccessful. In addition to the tools offered in more traditional behavioural approaches Schema Therapy offers experiential work. This helps people to connect deeply with their emotional experience as a platform for changing enduring negative patterns in their lives.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

IPT is a short-term treatment for depression that aims to understand relationship difficulties that contribute to a person’s emotional difficulties. IPT helps people to express and understand their feelings and identify communication failures in their personal life. In IPT, people are guided through an action plan that aims to improve their mood by resolving difficulties in their relationships.  

Well-being consultancy

Ben is devoted to clarifying our understanding of happiness as a rich sense of well-being. This well-being incorporates an understanding of our individual strengths and virtues, our personal challenges, and our deeply held values and beliefs. Having published research on understanding the causes of long-lasting happiness, Ben has the theoretical and practical knowledge to offer personalised interventions for people looking to improve their happiness and well-being. 


To enquire or make a booking call 0457 610 093 or email ben@bondipsychologyclinic.com.au