All practitioners at Mind Body Well have significant experience and skills in assisting with people with concerns about eating behaviours and body image. This can include people anywhere along a continuum from problematic eating behaviours and a concern with weight or shape, to those with formally diagnosed Eating Disorders.
At Mind Body Well, we use a non-dieting approach to understand the relationships people have with food and with their bodies, prioritising wellbeing and self-care. Our practitioners are aligned with the Health At Every Size movement, focussing on healthy thoughts and behaviours, rather than a particular focus on weight or size.
Some people come to our practice specifically to focus on eating behavours or recovery from an Eating Disorder. In this instance our clients may see one of our Psychologists or our Dietitian independently, or they may see both practitioners as a team, providing a more comprehensive approach to therapy. Our practitioners also work closely with other Health Professionals outside our practice to ensure consistency in your care. This may include your Doctor, Psychiatrist, Allied Health professionals, and Complementary Therapy practitioners.
Some of the issues our practitioners have extensive experience in treating are:
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Compulsive overeating
- Restrictive eating behaviours
- Compulsive exercise
- Body image concerns
- Body dysmorphia
- Concerns with weight loss or gain
- Eating behaviour issues
- Weight management concerns
All therapy at Mind Body Well begins with an initial Assessment Phase, which may take between 1-3 sessions, depending on the complexity of the issues to be addressed in therapy. At the end of this Assessment Phase, your therapist will negotiate with you a Treatment Plan, which will outline:
- the focus and goals of your therapy
- the treatment approaches to be used
- your treatment team - which may include either a Psychologist or Dietitian at Mind Body Well, or in many cases will include both
Each 'Phase' of therapy will have clear treatment goals, and a timeframe after which the effectiveness of therapy will be measured by you and your therapist. Some clients will have multiple 'phases' of treatment, whereas others may have more short term treatment.
Where necessary our practitioners will work closely with your treating Doctor to ensure that your medical care is prioritised.
Please see Our Team for individual practitioner profiles and information about our highly skilled practitioners backgrounds and experience.