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ABOUT HELEN

I am an accredited practising dietitian and registered counsellor with over 25 years of experience and have also had a lived experience with an eating disorder. 

 

I specialise in working with children and adolescents with all eating disorders, in particular, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa; Avoidant Restrictive Eating Disorders (ARFID) & Atypical Anorexia Nervosa (ANN).

I recently worked at St Vincents Health in the Body Image and Eating Disorder Program where I am involved in running day program groups for adults with an eating disorder.

I am a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association and PACFA and provide counselling to children, adolescents and adults of all ages. 

 

I am extremely passionate about working with parents and provide counselling to assist them to work through and help navigate the complexities of living with a young person with an eating disorder.

My counselling style is warm and gentle- I like to work closely with the whole family to to provide a safe and supportive space.

I use a variety of evidence-based treatments including

  • family therapy;

  • individual therapy;

  • motivational interviewing;

  • adolescent-parent therapy and

  • emotion-focused therapy.

  • schema therapy

Current Work:

  • Dietitian and Registered Counsellor- Private Clinic in Ivanhoe and Ashburton 

  • Supervision- dietitians and mental health clinicians

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  • Master of Counselling

  • Training for clinicians in Family Based Therapy

  • Training in Eating Disorders

  • Master of Teaching (primary/secondary teaching)

  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Bachelor of Applied Science

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