Location: Hawthorn, The Augustine Centre
Hours: Monday, Wednesday (evenings), Friday, Saturday morning
The Body Positive Warrior!
I have more than 15 years counselling experience with people with all kinds of eating and body image issues. I am considered a leading health professionals in this area and am often in the media as part of my advocacy work. During this time I have provided individual therapy to a wide variety of people.
I have worked in the public and private sectors and also lecture at universities in these subjects. I have also worked at The Center of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED) educating and training health professionals on how to treat eating disorders and co-wrote a manual for health professionals. I have been on the board of Eating Disorders Victoria and has a special interest in Binge Eating, Bulimia and Body Image.
I am also a registered yoga teacher and a dedicated “curvy yogini”. More recently Fiona and I have been hired by Special K (Kellogg’s) to be spokespeople as they move to become a more “Body Positive” brand with the #OwnIt campaign.
What kind of therapy? My first priority is making you feel at ease and comfortable. My rooms are beautiful and calm and everything is completely confidential. I am an active therapist so I do ask questions, work with you on setting and achieving therapeutic goals and give you ideas of strategies and resources to aid your recovery.
Using a ‘tool kit’ of a number of therapies (like ACT, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Feminist Theories and CBT) I will first assess you and then work together with you to set some goals for treatment.
What to expect: If you have never been to counselling it might seem a bit daunting. I am happy to answer any questions you have about my experience or approach and take time to help you feel comfortable about coming to see me (most people find her very warm and smiley!).
Fees: $120 cash/$140 cards (please inquire if you have any questions or concerns or for concession rates)
Media: I have been interviewed in The Age, Good Health, Cosmopolitan, Cleo, The Hoopla, Women’s Health, Woman’s Day and NW Magazine (to name a few!)