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We can help adults, adolescents and children experiencing eating, weight, and body image concerns improve their health, wellbeing and happiness.

 

The Centre for Eating, Weight and Body Image provides best-practice, evidence-based psychological assessment, treatment and support to individuals and families experiencing eating, weight, or body image related concerns and associated physical health (e.g., diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome) and mental health (e.g., depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders) difficulties.

 

We take a weight inclusive, non-dieting approach to our work. This includes accepting and respecting the diversity of body shapes and sizes and promoting all aspects, physical, psychological and social, of health and wellbeing for people of all sizes. 

Our experienced psychologists work collaboratively with a range of medical (e.g., GPs, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, surgeons) and health (e.g., dieticians, exercise physiologists) professionals to best meet client needs.
 
Our centre is conveniently located in East Melbourne close to Melbourne CBD. It is easily accessible with street parking, trains, trams and bus stops nearby.
 
Medicare and private health insurance rebates are available for eligible clients.

 

Our Team

Our psychologists have been hand-picked for their warmth, training and experience in the treatment of eating, weight and body image related difficulties. All have worked in a range of specialised eating and weight treatment and research centres.
 
Our psychologists use a range of evidence-based approaches to help you improve your health and wellbeing. As we are client-centered we work collaboratively with you to plan and implement these treatments to best meet your needs.

Dr Leah Brennan
 Clinical and Health Psychologist
BAppSc (Hons) MAppSc PhD

Leah is the Director of the Centre for Eating, Weight and Body Image. She is a clinical and health psychologist who is passionate about providing client-centred, evidenced-based treatment for people experiencing eating, weight, or body image related difficulties. She has a particular interest in integrated treatment for associated mental health (e.g., depression and anxiety) and physical health (e.g., polycystic ovary syndrome, type 2 diabetes) conditions. Leah also provides training and supervision in providing evidenced-based treatment for people experiencing eating, weight, or body

Annemarie Hindle
Psychologist
BAppSc (Psych) Hons, MPsych (Clin)

Annemarie is a psychologist who uses evidence-based therapies to help people overcome difficulties with eating and body image concerns. She is particularly interested in helping people develop calm eating practices, and a positive relationship with food and their body. Annemarie also  helps patients to prepare forand adjust to bariatric surgery. Annemarie has experience helping people with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and trauma. She is currently undertaking a PhD investigating ways to improve quality of life after bariatric surgery. 

Jeretine Tan
Psychologist
BA (Hons) MPsych (Clin)

Jeretine is a psychologist who is passionate about using best practice, evidence-based psychological treatment to work collaboratively with individuals struggling with eating, weight and body image concerns. Jeretine is particularly interested in helping people establish a healthier relationship with food and eating, and a more positive body image. She also has experience helping people with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions and perfectionism. Jeretine has conducted a recent research project which investigated the role of perfectionism, conditional goal-setting and disordered eating behaviours in women.

Megan Hale
Client Support Leader
BA GDip (Psych) 

Megan supports our new and existing clients with their booking and administrative needs. She is an experienced healthcare receptionist, and is always happy to help clients with any questions. Megan is studying 4th year psychology and her research is examining how psychologists are using and adjusting to telehealth (videconferencing and telephone) psychology. 

Our Approach

 

We take a weight inclusive, non-dieting approach to our work. This includes accepting and respecting the diversity of body shapes and sizes and promoting all aspects, physical, psychological and social, of health and wellbeing for people of all sizes. We promote healthy eating that considers nutritional needs, hunger, satiety, appetite, and pleasure, as well as appropriate, enjoyable, life-enhancing physical activity.

Our psychologists utilise a range of best-practice evidence-based approaches to help you overcome your eating, weight, and body image concerns to improve their health, wellbeing and happiness. As we are client-centred we work collaboratively with you to plan and implement these treatments to best meet your needs.
 
The best-practice evidence-based interventions we use include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Specialist Supportive Clinical Management

  • Family Based Therapy

  • Behavioural Family Intervention

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Our Services

We offer collaborative, client-centred, evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment of eating, weight, and body image concerns in adults, adolescents, children and families. 

 

We work closely with other medical and health professionals to provide the effective possible interdisciplinary treatment and support.

We offer psychological assessment, treatment and support for:

  • Eating concerns/disordered eating

  • Eating disorders

  • Weight and shape concerns

  • Preparation for and adjustment to bariatric surgery

  • Body image concerns

  • ​Body dysmorphic disorders

  • Related medical conditions (e.g., type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome)​

  • Related psychological conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, stress)

  • Child feeding and eating problems including

Medicare and private health insurance rebates are available for eligible clients. 

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Eating Concerns

Our psychologists utilise a range of best-practice evidence-based approaches to help you overcome an eating disorder/disordered eating and to improve your health, wellbeing and happiness.

WEIGHT
Concerns

We take a different approach when helping those who are concerned about their weight. We take a weight inclusive, non-dieting approach supporting clients achieve their goals.

BODY IMAGE Concerns

Our team uses best-practice evidence-based body image interventions to help you overcome body image distress and improve your health, wellbeing and happiness.

CHILD FEEDING & Eating Concerns

We work with parents to take an approach to child feeding allows children to develop into competent eaters, makes mealtimes more enjoyable, and can improve parent-child relationships more generally

 
 

Make an appointment

 

Appointments are available from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday.

We aim to offer first appointments within one week of initial contact.

 

Please note, during COVID19 restrictions all our appointments

are via telehealth (videoconference or telephone). 


 

 

Contact Us

Centre for Eating, Weight and Body Image

Suite 215

100 Victoria Parade
EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002

info@CEWBI.com.au
Tel: 03 9070 5444

Fax: 03 8640 9061
Web: CEWBI.com.au

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Centre for Eating, Weight and Body Image

Suite 215

100 Victoria Parade
EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002

info@CEWBI.com.au
Tel: 03 9070 5444

Fax: 03 8640 9061
Web: CEWBI.com.au

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