Psychological therapies

Ramsay Mental Health programs are grounded in evidence and supported by our expert teams of psychiatrists and psychologists.

Whether you are receiving care as an inpatient, outpatient or through Ramsay Psychology, it is likely that your care will involve some type of psychological therapies.

Our team is experienced across a range of psychological therapies.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that the way we think and behave will affect the way we feel.

CBT teaches people to monitor their mood in order to notice the early signs of becoming unwell and the factors that trigger their mental health conditions.

It helps people to change unhelpful behaviours and thoughts, and establish more realistic ways of thinking, as well as stress-management and self-care skills.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy focuses on helping people learn new skills and ways to manage their emotions.

DBT involves education on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.

Art Therapy

Art therapy involves the use of art making for self-expression and reflection. It aims to help people change and grow on a personal level through the use of art materials in a safe facilitating environment.

Art therapy is an excellent option for anyone experiencing distress and is especially effective for those who find it difficult to verbalise or acknowledge their feelings.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is centred on learning how to live a meaningful life despite symptoms, rather than trying to “get rid of” symptoms.

It involves clarifying what is most important and meaningful to you, using these values to drive your actions, and learning acceptance and mindfulness skills so that thoughts, and feelings have less impact on you.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a form of neurostimulation that is used to treat severe depression and mania. It is a medical procedure that is performed under general anaesthesia, meaning you are asleep while you receive the treatment.

During the procedure, brief controlled electrical currents are used to induce a seizure in the brain. The seizure releases certain chemicals which can provide relief from severe depression. ECT is a safe and effective procedure that often works when other treatments have been unsuccessful.

Are psychological therapies right for me?

Psychological therapies are an important component of treatment for any mental health condition. It is likely that you may benefit from psychological therapies that are tailored to meet your specific needs.

You can speak with your GP or psychiatrist about accessing psychological therapies. Or you can contact Ramsay Psychology directly to make an appointment to speak with one of our experienced psychologists.