At Auckland Psychology there is specialist support and counselling for those struggling with any body image or eating issue. We also provide counselling and support for family, friends and other loved ones who are concerned about someone else.
Eating difficulties can take many forms including:
- concerns about body image
- distress or worry about weight loss or weight gain
- disordered eating behaviours and thoughts
- fear around food
- abuse of vitamins, supplements or other medications to manipulate weight
- excessive exercise
Eating issues or eating disorders can affect men and women of all ages.
Specialist disordered eating counsellors
The approach of each of the counsellors is guided by Collaborative and Narrative Therapies. This means building a trusting counselling relationship where the values, experiences and resources of each individual help direct the conversation. There will be exploration of the influence an eating difficulty might have on a person’s life and a focus on identifying ways to move forward from its demands. Each conversation will be different and the counsellors all enjoy accompanying people on a journey towards a life more open to choice, possibility and hope. All counsellors at Auckland Psychology are members of NZAC and adhere to its Code of Ethics.
B.A. • PG Dip.Teaching • MCouns. (Hons) • MNZAC
Victoria has offered specialist Disordered Eating Counselling in the community since 2007. Prior to this, she was involved in research in the eating disorders sector, beginning in 2000. Victoria has a Master’s Degree in Counselling from Waikato University.
She has worked with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings; as a counsellor, teacher and facilitator.
- (+64) 021 122 4221
B.A • Dip.Teaching • Dip.GuidCouns. • M.Couns. • MNZAC
Aileen has been in private practice for ten years working with a broad range of issues, including eating difficulties.
She has worked as a school counsellor and as a lecturer in the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling at Unitec. Her Masters in Counselling Degree is from Waikato University.
- (+64) 0272791262