Eating disorder counselling and psychology

"I didn’t trust food or my body.

I believed that if I ate, I’d instantly get fat. I feared that more than anything. I’m so glad I asked for help."

- Person struggling with anorexia nervosa.
Eating disorders can be ways of coping with difficult thoughts and emotions. They give you a false sense of control when other aspects of your life feel chaotic. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as telling yourself to stop eating or eat more. Without exploring the thoughts related to the behaviour, it’s almost impossible to change. 

Speaking to an eating disorder counsellor can help you challenge the beliefs that underpin your behaviour and may help you unravel your thoughts to develop healthier ways of coping.

Eating disorders

are ways of coping
with difficult thoughts and emotions. They give you a false sense of control when other aspects of your life feel chaotic.

Unfortunately,

it’s not as easy
as telling yourself to stop eating or eat more. Without exploring the thoughts related to the behaviour, it’s almost impossible to change.

Speaking to an

eating disorder
counsellor helps you challenge the beliefs that underpin your behaviour. You can begin to unravel your thoughts and develop healthier ways of coping.

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A different approach to eating disorder psychology

Freedom Co. believes the key to effective therapy lies in the client-therapist relationship. We want you to feel comfortable with your therapist, so you can feel empowered to make positive changes.

We use multiple eating disorder counselling methods, and support you to find the right therapy combination for you.

We’re not a scary, cold clinic. We keep it casual. We have catch-ups in person, via phone or online. Sometimes we mix it up and have a coffee at the park! 

Together, we work to identify thought patterns that are keeping you in destructive behaviours. We support you while you develop new coping skills, so you can better handle future challenges.

We use a variety of

eating disorder therapy approaches including:

Whatever brings you to us, please know that we’re glad you’re here and can’t wait to guide you towards recovery.

Want to chat about our therapy options?
We offer free 15-minute chats.

FAQs

A psychologist is a mental health professional trained in the science of how people think, feel and behave. Our psychologists use this knowledge to improve people’s mental health. Think of your psychologist as a “life coach” or mentor — someone to support and guide you through a tricky issue or time in your life.

All of our eating disorder therapists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBa). Our psychologists are highly skilled and trained in the assessment and psychological treatment of eating disorders.

Absolutely. We treat all disordered eating. Many of our clients experience overeating.

Recovery usually depends on regular sessions. Our clients generally come weekly, fortnightly, or monthly.

No, not at all. We have experience treating various issues with general psychology and therapy. Think we’re a good fit? We’d love to help. Get in touch.