Eating Disorders and Body Image Treatment including Neurofeedback
Location: Hawthorn, The Swell Centre and ONLINE
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday morning (Online Tuesday and Thursday)
Finding Body Peace and Eating Disorder Recovery
With more than 15 years counselling experience with people with all kinds of eating and body image issues you are in experienced hands. 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.
NEW! Neurofeedback take home devices
To my practice is an specialised EEG/Neurofeedback Program which is a cutting edge technology involving a lightweight wearable headband (60 g)
This device uses Bluetooth technology to help you learn the skills of anxiety and stress reduction and the skills of meditation through a guided program. There are several options including renting the device or buying one of your own and Sarah has developed a specialised program to help in re-wiring neuropathways for better mental health and optimal calm’. Please contact me for more information!
Working in the public and private sectors and also lecture at universities in these subjects has given me a unique perspective. I have also worked at The Center of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED) educating and training health professionals. I co-wrote a manual for health professionals. Other opportunities have been on the board of Eating Disorders Victoria and I have a special interest in Binge Eating, Bulimia and Body Image. I am a Ambassador for Vic Health’s “This Girl Can” campaign. In addition I also consult with organisations such as Kelloggs and Public Hospitals about stigma free workplaces.
Part of my work is that I am also a registered yoga teacher and a dedicated “curvy yogini”. I am the director of Fat Yoga and have just published my first book “Fat Yoga – Yoga for All Bodies”
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. My practice is a space for everyone of all ages, abilities, races and sexual orientations to feel comfortable. I am a feminist and an activist who has worked with all kinds of people from every possible background.
What kind of therapy?
Using a ‘tool kit’ of a number of therapies and drawing from the Eastern Wisdom Traditions (like Buddhism) (like Radical Self Compassion, 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.
There is also the option of using neurofeedback individual EEG devices for anxiety, stress and meditation practice. We can do this in or out of sessions.
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. It can take time to help you feel comfortable about coming to see me (most people find me very warm and smiley!).
Fees: $120 – $140 (please inquire)
Media: Interviewed in The Age, Good Health, Cosmopolitan, Cleo, The Hoopla, Women’s Health, Woman’s Day and NW Magazine (to name a few!)
TV Sarah has been on The Project, Sunday Night, SBS, 10 News, 7 News, 9 News and The Morning show.