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About Anna

Areas of expertise 

I bring a broad range of experience and qualifications to my therapy practice, and devote considerable time to furthering my knowledge and skills.

​My clinical areas of interest include disordered eating and eating disorders, specialising in treatment for binge eating disorder, disordered eating and body image concerns. My passion for assisting people struggling with these issues led to seven years work with Body Positive Australia in Melbourne, co-facilitating the fabulous RIPE (Recovery is Possible for Everyone) group therapy program for adults struggling with binge eating disorder and bulima nervosa.  


I am a size-inclusive practitioner, and offer an anti-diet and weight-neutral approach to health and wellbeing, informed by Health at Every Size® principles. 

I also work with clients’ trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, low self-esteem (and so much more!).  I have a particular interest in offering therapy to fellow therapists, and find that many healthcare professionals are interested in an emotion-focused approach.


My therapeutic style is warm, sensitive and non-judgemental.  I'm passionate about helping people to get in touch with their emotions using evidence-based modalities such as Emotion-Focused Therapy. I believe it's vital to learn to understand and tolerate difficult emotions such as shame and sadness, and to heal overwhelming emotional responses such as chronic anxiety or anger.

Why do I work as a counsellor and psychotherapist?

I chose counselling as my career as a result of my own life-changing experiences working with a psychotherapist.  My scientific background provides me with a strong grounding in research and evidence-based practice, while my empathic nature allows me to provide intuitive and sensitive counselling. 

Qualifications and training

I hold multiple postgraduate counselling qualifications and am registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). As a registered counsellor, I work in accordance with the code of ethics of these associations.

I have international accreditation as an Emotion-Focused Therapist via the Australian Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy (AIEFT).  I am also a verified provider member of Size Inclusive Health Australia, and a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician via the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED).  This credential provides formal recognition of the qualifications, knowledge, training and professional development needed to deliver safe and effective eating disorder treatment.


My qualifications include:
  • Master of Social Science (Human Services - Counselling), Swinburne University 

  • Graduate Diploma of Genetic Counselling, The University of Melbourne

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Pathology), The University of Melbourne

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), The University of Queensland

  • ACT training, levels 1, 2, 3 and ACT trauma training (Russ Harris & Robyn Wasler)

  • Accredited Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) practitioner via the Australian Institute for Emotion-Focused Therapy (AIEFT)

  • Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician via the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED

Professional affiliations
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