Treatment for disordered eating
We employ a team of friendly dietitians and a clinical psychologist who offer a dedicated eating disorder treatment service tailored to each client’s unique situation.
We offer treatment for both diagnosed eating disorders and disordered eating behaviours.
People with eating disorders exhibit disordered eating, but not all disordered eaters can be diagnosed with an eating disorder. The difference occurs in the frequency and severity of behaviours and the distress they cause to the person.
Individuals may turn to disordered eating to cope with uncomfortable emotions and focus on weight and calorie intake to distract themselves from other issues in their lives.
People who engage in disordered eating behaviours often feel extreme anxiety around food. They might track their daily food intake down to the calorie, exercise obsessively at the gym, or avoid social situations in which food will be present.
We use best practice approaches, based on the latest empirical evidence to help children and adults with the following:
- Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
- Anorexia Nervosa and atypical Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa and atypical Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge-Eating Disorder and atypical Binge-Eating Disorder
- Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder
- Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder and
- Other disordered eating behaviours such as purging disorder, night eating syndrome, body dysmorphia or orthorexia.
Clinical psychology support is offered in conjunction with consultations and guidance from our highly skilled dietitians as part of the treatment plan.
Our dietitians are highly qualified with knowledge, skills and experience in providing treatment to clients with eating disorders and have been screened and endorsed by the Butterfly Foundation for meeting the required skillset.
Meet our team
Bookings and referrals
Speak to your GP, child’s paediatrician or psychiatrist today about a referral to our eating disorder treatment service. An Eating Disorder Plan (EDP) may be required from one of these health professionals before we can start appointments for individuals with diagnosed eating disorders.
Appointments are offered in easily accessible locations in Joondalup, Osborne Park and Midland and online through telehealth.
Eating Disorder Dietetics
We charge $150 for the initial assessment and $100 for review appointments. If you are referred under an Eating Disorders Plan (EDP) you will be eligible for a Medicare rebate. You can access up to 20 appointments each year through an EDP.
The cost for a 50 minute session with our Clinical Psychologist is $210. If you are referred under an Eating Disorders Plan you will be eligible for a Medicare rebate. You can access up to 40 appointments with the Clinical Psychologist each year through an EDP.
Information for health professionals
We accept referrals for eating disorder treatment from GP’s, paediatricians and psychiatrists. Please note, ongoing communication from our office will be required to complete bloodwork as part of the treatment program.
Each referring practitioner is responsible for determining client eligibility for an EDP. Clients that do not meet the criteria for an EDP but display signs of disordered eating can be seen by our team though other billing arrangements.
The Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire EDE-Q is available here in digital and print formats.
To send us a referral, simply download and complete the Eating Disorders Plan (EDP). You may also wish to refer to the MBS Items for GP’s Sheet. If you need assistance completing your referral, please contact us.