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Eating too much or too little, compensating by vomiting or over-exercising, spending too much time thinking about your weight, shape, and diet?

Eating disorders can be experienced by people of any age, gender, appearance, and background, and can cause both psychological and physical distress.  Eating disorders can become all-consuming for the individuals experiencing them, and can often lead to feelings of hopelessness or isolation.  Despite this, there are many effective evidence-based interventions for eating disorders.

PsychSessions’ psychologists use a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach to managing eating disorders, addressing body image issues, and by doing so, assist people in re-engaging with other rewarding aspects of their lives.

The following psychologists have a special interest in eating disorders.

Dr Alice Heikkonen, PhD(Clin.Psych)

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Alice Heikkonen provides CBT interventions for eating disorders and a range of other disorders including anxiety and depression.  Alice has a particular interest in perinatal and women’s health, fertility/pregnancy/birth, and baby/attachment-related concerns.

Jaci Swinton (MClinPsych)

Clinical Psychologist

Jaci Swinton provides CBT interventions for eating disorders and a range of other disorders including depression, anxiety, health-related issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder, difficulties with emotion regulation, and drug, alcohol, and gambling difficulties.  Jaci is currently conducting appointments by telehealth only.

Katie Peterson

Psychologist

Katie Peterson provides CBT interventions for eating disorders and a range of other disorders including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and sleep difficulties.  Katie works primarily with adults.

Patricia Ksiezak (M.Sc – Clinical Health Psychology)

Psychologist

Patricia Ksiezak provides CBT interventions for eating disorders and a range of other issues including cross-cultural differences, body-image, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.  If required, Patricia is also able to conduct therapy in Polish.