Eating Disorders – Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper    Quals: B Psych (Hons), M Psych (Clinical), MAPS

Eating Disorders: Eating disorders are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s society. Recent statistics estimate that approximately 9% of the Australian population are affected by eating disorders and typically Eating disorders are classified into three categories, namely, Bulimia, Anorexia Nervosa, and Binge Eating. Eating disorders can have significant physical and emotional effects.  People with eating disorders can have reductions in cognitive function, emotional changes and may also stop participating in their normal daily life activities.  While eating disorders are widely thought of as a female problem, males can also suffer from an eating disorder.

Counselling Approach: Ashley encourages any individual who is experiencing difficulties with their perception of their shape, weight or eating habits to seek treatment. In therapy Ashley uses a combination of Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help individuals overcome their eating difficulties. Sessions focus on addressing weight and shape concerns, dealing with negative thoughts associated with eating and helping clients’ to learn to regulate and tolerate their emotions. Working closely with GP’s and dieticians may also be essential to ensure the best possible outcome.

Ashley Cooper PsychologistFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr (initial appt $260). Medicare and health rebates may apply.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: 1800 877 924  or book Ashley Cooper online now!