Eating Disorders – Dr Rose Gillett

Dr Rose Gillett       Quals: B Psych (Hons), D Psych (Clin), MAPS

Eating Disorders: When working with eating disorders, a strong link to perfectionism has become clear. Managing food and weight can become an extension of needing to be “perfect” or control the uncontrolled. Focus on food is used as a tool for avoidance of the internal experience and strong emotions which arise. Eating disorders are often syntonic, this means the sufferer will fight for the disorder as it giving them what they seek, and direct confrontation with eating disorder behaviour will elicit defiance or compliance, neither of which will alter the behaviour.

Counselling Approach: In working with eating disorders, strong attention needs to be paid to the perfectionism system and gains the client gets from eating disordered behaviour. No change will occur when the eating disorder is a ‘good thing’ and so work must first focus on identifying the costs. Following this, the client will be counselled in good nutrition and emotion regulation tools to help them face the emotions which have been avoided.

Dr Rose Gillett Clinical psychologistCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 hr and $260 initial appointment.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Rose Gillett online now!