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. You can read more about the Mind Body Well Philosophy.
Some people come to our practice specifically to focus on eating behaviours 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.
Our practitioners are highly skilled, with extensive experience in providing therapy for people experiencing the following conditions:
Binge Eating Disorder
Other Specific Feeding Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED)
Restrictive eating behaviours
Body image concerns
Concerns with weight loss or gain
Other eating behaviour issues
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.
We can assist with issues relating to elating behaviours, binge eating, recovery from bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa, and more. Our professional team provide respectful and caring therapy to help you create change.