Lakeside Clinic offers a holistic approach to treatment with a focus on healing the mind, body and soul. Treatment programs are designed and led by our multidisciplinary team of health professionals who assist groups to work together in an atmosphere of trust and respect.
Individual and group therapy sessions use a combination of the following evidence-based techniques shown to be effective in clinical trials:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) focuses on helping people to recognise unhelpful thoughts and develop strategies to cope more effectively by identifying alternative ways of seeing oneself, one’s problems and the world.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) aims to help people to understand their problems and be able to express their feelings about them—including both painful and pleasant feelings.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy uses acceptance, mindfulness and commitment strategies, together with behavioural change to make you more resilient to psychological stresses. Mindfulness is an ancient practice found in a wide range of Eastern philosophies that involves consciously bringing awareness to your current situation and being more open and receptive to what is happening around you.
Medications target the underlying changes in brain function; helping to alleviate the symptoms of depression, psychosis etc and preventing their recurrence.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is sometimes needed for people with severe depression, mania and schizophrenia or when other treatments such as counselling and drugs are not effective. ECT is an essential and effective tool, which is recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and other similar organisations overseas.
We believe that you should be fully involved in your recovery process and so each aspect of your treatment program is discussed with you and your loved ones at length.