Eating Disorders – Paul Carver

Paul Carver    Quals: BSc, MSc, PG Dip Hlth Psych

Eating Disorders: Eating disorders include Bulimia, Anorexia Nervosa, and Binge Eating. Treatments in this area could have been better in the past, with many having little effect. Hence theprognosis has not always been good for someone with this problem. Now things have changed. An analysis revealed there was a clear frontrunner in terms of effectiveness, and that that was CBT-BN. THe treatment Paul uses is this one, now including some improvements and called CBT-E., or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Enhanced.

Counselling Approach: Paul utilises CBT-BN and CBT-E. The focus is on what is driving the disorder, which is an overemphasis on weight and shape in order to feel a sense of self-worth. It is an outpatient programme, 20 weeks long for those with a BMI of over 17.5, or longer for those with a BMI of 15 or under. Paul is happy to work with other medical health professionals as part of treatment programme.

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Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195/hr and $240 initial appt. Reduced rates may be available for those on a pension. Appointments available Sundays.

Availability: Usually 1-2 weeks.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments:  (07) 3088 5422  or book Paul Carver online