'Supporting individuals and families who are impacted by eating disorders'
One in four Australian people have a diagnosed eating disorder. Eating disorders are a very serious physical and mental health issue, with anorexia nervosa having the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses. One in ten individuals with anorexia have a fatal outcome. Evidence supports receiving treatment for an eating disorder as early as possible can limit and reduce the length of time required to recover.
About our Services
Hobart Counselling Centre provides assessment and treatment for all types of eating disorders and body image concerns for children, adolescents and adults. The Centre offers both individual psychotherapy and group therapy programs.
The Body Image and Eating Disorders service aims to support children, adolescents and adults to recover from eating disorders and supports individuals to develop a healthy and sustainable relationship with their body and with food. The Centre uses evidence-based interventions and recommended therapeutic methods to support individuals recovering from an eating disorder.
Our clinical team can assist with the following disorders:
Binge Eating Disorder
Other Specified Feeding and
Eating Disorders (OSFED)
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (AFRID)
Our team also provides services in the following areas:
Body Image and Self-esteem
Counselling for those pre or post Bariatric Surgery
Food Preoccupation and phobias
Other eating related difficulties
Parents and Families
Understanding warning signs in children and adolescents
Strategies to cope when a family member has an eating disorder
Support in understanding the recovery process
Counselling sessions for the family as a way of supporting the
Hobart Counselling Centre Body Image and Eating Disorders service welcomes enquiries and referrals from parents, families and young people.
The service welcomes enquiries and referrals from Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and Community-based agencies.
The Centre's clinical team are experienced working with eating disorders and are registered with their respective professional bodies. They undertake ongoing professional development in their areas of specialty.
For more information on Body Image and Eating Disorders see the
following articles written by our clinical team: