At the Emotions Clinic Australia, Dr Belinda Ratcliffe and team provide evidence-based mental health intervention and treatment for children, adolescents and adults with or without autism and intellectual disability.


The Clinic is well-known in the community and throughout Australia for innovation in adapting evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, self-harm and challenging behaviour to meet the learning needs in autism.


The Clinic adapts evidence-based treatments including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT) to meet the learning needs of neurodiverse individuals using a range of visual-based techniques, including video modelling, pictures, visual worksheets and other engaging tools.


We provide therapy targeting:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Practical Social Skills
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Coping with life transitions
  • Disclosing and understanding a diagnosis
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting/behaviour management
  • Adjustment to having a child with a disability
  • Relationships
  • Siblings