The Bay Approach

Innovative & sustainable


Unique & personalised

The Bay Approach to healing, wellness, and recovery is built on the pillars of therapeutic excellence, innovation, awareness, and connection. Putting these four elements into practice is the cornerstone of The Bay program and allows our team to gently guide our guests towards long-term recovery. If you would like to know more about The Bay Approach, contact or Executive Director David Godden on 0437-966-457.

Our approach views destructive patterns of thought and behaviour, including substance dependencies, as an individual’s unhealthy yet creative adaptation for survival in the face of life’s experiences. Rather than seeing them as stuck or embedded for life, we believe that these adaptations can change and that the individual can, therefore, also change.
The Bay offers one-to-one treatment programs that employ trauma-informed care, evidence-based therapeutic methods and empathetic understanding and compassion to support you through suffering and work towards achieving your goals.

“The team at The Bay gave me a second chance at life. I was so very sick and, although I went to a number of treatment centres, I couldn’t find a way through. What the wonderful team at the Bay did for me is nothing short of a miracle. Thank you.”  


World Class Rehabilitation

When you choose The Bay, you are choosing world class, Personalised Healthcare and mental health treatment centre. The Bay offers a luxury environment, while you experience world-leading treatments. Based on up-to-date research The Bay has developed the best possible treatment model that approaches your health from a more personalised healthcare model of care. Personalised healthcare is emerging globally as it acknowledges a individuals unique set of circumstances rather than one treatment model for all, which fails to produce the outcomes that people want and expect when entering a treatment program.

Using the Personalised Healthcare model, The Bays clinical team have developed personalised programs to address health issues from alcohol dependence through to depression and mood disorders stemming for dysfunctional family dynamics.

Please contact our Executive Director on 0437-966-457 to learn more about The Bay’s Personalised Healthcare options.

“Having a psychology background, I was very particular about what I was looking for. I didn’t want group therapy because I was at a point where I knew I needed individual therapy, for me it was a very private process, I needed somewhere that was private and peaceful. It has been five months since I left The Bay. It has changed my life.” Katherine New Zealand


Tailored Accommodation

We have curated a number of properties in the sought-after Byron Bay Hinterland and Coastal areas as your private residence during your stay with us. We understand that everyone has different needs and preferences. Feel free to view our selection of properties at or contact our guest services team at [email protected] for more information about our beautiful hinterland and beachside locations.

The Bay’s focus on innovation in the treatment of drug and alcohol, trauma and mental health issues has led to the development of The Bay Method to deliver successful, sustainable results.

Our team considers an individual’s strengths rather than their weaknesses to develop a unique personally tailored treatment plan that gives all our clients the best outcome to live a fulfilling life. The Bay Method works alongside our guests and involves them in every aspect of the development of their treatment plan, that addresses detox, medical and psychological, and family concerns. This provides our clients with a sense of power and mastery.

The cornerstone of the Bay Method is the four-week residential program and 12month aftercare program. International research has shown that long-term engagement in the treatment of addiction and mental health provides more successful outcomes than a short-term treatment episode.

Key features of The Bay Method

  • A strong focus on an individual’s strengths
  • Participation in clear and achievable goal-setting
  • A focus on where you want to be in 12 months
  • A focus on family education and engagement (where appropriate)
  • A four-week residential intensive program
  • Twelve months of aftercare and ongoing engagement
  • The option of having a recovery coach work with you to assist in your recovery

A strong focus on an individual's strengths

Participation in clear and achievable goal-setting

A focus on where you want to be in 12 months

A focus on family education and engagement

(Where appropriate)

A four-week residential intensive program

Aftercare & engagement

Eleven months of aftercare and ongoing engagement through The Bay Online Portal. We will also work with you to develop a schedule that works with your professional and family commitments to have exclusive access to our team of specialists

Recovery coach

The option of having a recovery coach to assist in your recovery

What our guests say

Questions about The Bay?


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