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!

Eating Disorders – Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White   Quals: PhD, B Psych (Hons), B Beh Sc, DipH, MAPS.

Eating Disorders: Eating disorders can be found in people as young as seven and as old as 70 years and it is generally estimated that 2 -3 % of adolescent and adult females in Australia meet DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for anorexia or bulimia nervosa. Of course eating disorders are not limited to the female population; males can also suffer from an eating disorder.

Counselling Approach: Learn to address disordered eating through a tailored intervention with Amanda White. An evidence-based psychological treatment for eating disorders can utilise cognitive, behavioural, and interpersonal strategies. Engaging with supports is also a way to add meaning and motivation to treatment goals. Medical and dietary management are important parts of long-term recovery, so health professionals, such as a GP, often need to be included in the support team.

Current Availability: Dr White’s books are currently closed to new clients. Please Visit the M1 Psychology website for details on other suitable psychologists.

Fees: Usually $220 for 50 min consultations. Initial Consultation $260.

Dr Amanda White PsychologistPractice Location:
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.



Eating Disorders – Kelly Gall

Kelly Gall       Quals: BSc (Hons), MPsych (Health), MClinPsych MAPS

Eating Disorders: For some of us our relationships with food and eating can become physically or emotionally unhealthy and we can become overwhelmed by concerns regarding our weight or shape.  Feeling out of control of our eating often feels awful for those who binge eat, leading to embarrassment, shame and secret eating. For others, feeling in control of their eating can feel very powerful and keeping a tight control on eating can be part of what helps people sustain unhealthily low weight. Whether you eat too much, too little, or are caught in a cycle of eating and then trying to somehow ‘work it off’, having an eating disorder means that you are likely spending a lot of your time, attention and emotional energy focused on food, eating or how your body looks.   As a result gaining control over your eating and improving your relationship with food and your body can be liberating.

Counselling Approach: Kelly is an endorsed Health Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist with a particular interest in eating disorders, using evidence-based treatments to address the emotional factors underlying eating disorders. She aims to help her clients achieve freedom from constant worry about food and body image, aid them in establishing healthy eating behaviours and maintain a healthy weight. Kelly is passionate about helping clients to improve their health and wellbeing and live their lives to the fullest.

Current Availability: Usually within 1-3 weeks.

Fees: Initial appointment $260 and standard appointments $220/hr. Hardship rates may be available to those in difficult financial circumstances. Please contact reception. Medicare and Health Rebates available.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Kelly Gall online now!


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!