About Byron Clinic

Since opening in Byron Bay in 2007, Byron Clinic has focused on providing professional and effective mental health care.

Specialising in evidence-based treatments and the rehabilitation of pervasive conditions including eating disorders, self-harm, depression, anxiety, stress, alcohol and drug abuse, gambling addiction, chronic pain, issues with grief, loss, exercise and diet compliance. Byron Clinic offers a multi-disciplinary, holistic, confidential and discrete service.

Byron Clinic Byron Bay also provides an elite training platform to keep our network of health care professionals at the forefront of clinical techniques, research and expertise. Since 2007, we have made our professional development workshops open to the wider health care community.

Byron Clinic’s extensive professional development program aims to keep health care professionals skilled and up to date with current and emerging treatment practices.

We endorse the scientist/practitioner model, where evidence-based scientific research forms the basis of our treatment and healing programs.

Through our professional development workshops we aim to:

  • build and maintain effective teamwork with other health care professionals
  • share information, access and integrate relevant scientific findings and,
  • ultimately improve the quality and effectiveness of health care treatment

Our workshops have attracted participants both nationally and internationally in the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, social work, alcohol and drug counselling, correctional services, domestic violence counselling, nursing, health coaching, education, general practitioners (GP’s), nutrition, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Byron Clinic’s extensive professional development program aims to keep health care professionals skilled and up to date with current and emerging treatment practices.

Latest News

  • Using Shakespeare to Ease the Trauma of War
    Bessel van der Kolk will introduce a short piece of LIVE theatre at his coming workshops and then open the room up for comment and discussion.
  • Bessel van der Kolk: Trauma, the Brain & the Body
    Trauma victims cannot recover until they become familiar with and befriend the sensations in their bodies. Being frightened means that you live in a body that is always on guard. Angry people live in angry bodies.
  • Pat Ogden on PTSD
    An Individual with PTSD will often relive the traumatic events through nightmares, flashbacks and can experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt, frightening thoughts, numbness and feelings of detachment from others.
  • Bessel van der Kolk: Trauma Lives Within
    The language of the body communicates implicit meanings and reveals the legacy of trauma and of early or forgotten dynamics with attachment figures.
  • Pat Ogden on Resolving Childhood Trauma
    The language of the body communicates implicit meanings and reveals the legacy of trauma and of early or forgotten dynamics with attachment figures.
  • Alan Fruzzetti PhD on ‘Anhedonia’
    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy has been shown, in dozens of studies, to be very effective at reducing self-harm, suicide attempts, aggression, substance use problems, eating disorders, relationship chaos and distress.
  • Morris Altman on “Fairness”
    According to the latest findings in neuroscience, decision making isn’t logical, it's emotional.