Depression & Anxiety

Your Experience

Dr. Jeremy has over 25 years of clinical experience in mental health treatment

Mental health treatment experience is what sets Depression & Anxiety Retreats apart.

CBT is provided by a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jeremy Alford, PhD who has over 25 years of multi-cultural, multi-discipline mental health experience.

Though he uses CBT as the core treatment, Dr. Jeremy adopts and “integrative” approach, bringing together different aspects of various proven psychotherapy approaches depending on each client’s needs.

Dr. Jeremy also has the following expertise:

  • Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Neurofeedback/Biofeedback therapist
  • Founder and President of the nonprofit Middle East Eating Disorders Association (MEEDA) with a specialization in the treatment intervention of eating disorders
  • MEEDA is also a partner chapter of the Academy of Eating Disorders for the Middle East
  • Clinical Director of Istana
  • Senior Lecturer for the NCFED UK

This experience translates into our client’s results – clients are experiencing on average a 90% decrease in their levels of depression and anxiety after a 12 to 14+ day stay.

Sue Nunley

Dr. Jeremy Alford, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Mental health treatment

Combining meditation and mindfulness meditation training techniques, as well as yoga alongside CBT for their proven ability to calm the mind and promote positive mental health.


Being led by a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist adds a higher level of expertise to your therapy. A Clinical Psychologist differs from a psychotherapist in their level of education and clinical expertise.

Clinical psychologists undergo rigorous education and training in assessment, diagnosis, evaluation, testing and treatment. During their doctoral studies, they take coursework in diagnosis and assessment, but they also participate in supervised clinical internships.

Clinical psychology deals with a wide range of mental health conditions and physical health problems including addiction, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties and relationship issues. A Clinical Psychologist will draw on multiple therapeutic disciplines when providing therapy, and the personalized, 1:1 format means that your retreat program is designed and developed specifically for you.

Our clinical team offers extensive experience in treating adults, couples and adolescents. Each retreat addresses the issues specific to the client. These are intensive, reflective retreats which allow clients to address emotional issues in a serene environment. Retreat locations in both Bali and Cyprus have been selected based on the resort’s calming and luxurious setting.

Our program is intensive – each day you will see the Clinical Psychologist 1:1 for 2 hours. We recommend a minimum stay of 12 days as it provides 24 hours of 1:1 CBT over this period. Your initial consultation will allow the clinician to determine the number of days he believes would be beneficial based on what you’ve discussed.

We follow NICE Guidelines UK (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) when recommending your length of stay. For instance, NICE states that high-intensity psychological intervention for Generalized Anxiety Disorder would consist of 12-15 one-hour weekly sessions. This can take from 3 to 4 months to complete.
Our program is intensive and impactful. By coming away from everyday life to focus on improving your mental health in an environment of peace and calm – with a daily 1:1 program of CBT and yoga/meditation, the learning comes more quickly. And should you like to continue with CBT sessions once you’ve left the retreat, the Clinical Psychologist is available for online consultations.