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Women In-Depth Podcast: Weight Discrimination and Disordered Eating

“I have a body but I am also more than my body and you know, there’s this whole other rich world inside of me called the soul.” Jodie Gale. I am, so excited to share with you my latest interview with Dr. Lourdes Viado on the Women In-Depth: Conversations About the Inner Lives of Women [...]

Carolyn Costin Conscious Eating Guidelines

Carolyn Costin Conscious Eating Guidelines If we don't change our relationship with food - it's impossible to recover. These guidelines are to help anyone who is wanting to recover from an eating disorder, disordered eating or who suffers with other food, weight and body image concerns. Be conscious of your hunger. Eat when moderately hungry [...]

Soulfilled Sisterhood Episode 25: Building a Soul Self in Eating Disorder Recovery

I was recently interviewed by Nicole Burgess from the Soulfilled Sisterhood Podcast. Through her work as a licensed marriage and family therapist and podcast producer, Nicole strives to help women unfold more into their true selves; to help them step into their own inner strength and share their unique gifts with the world (despite the [...]

A Star Is Born – A Modern Day Tale of Narcissus and Echo

Image Credit: A Star Is Born *This blog contains spoilers. Scroll through to the trailer video at the bottom if you have not seen A Star is Born yet* A Star Is Born is a tragic love story (on the surface) between Ally, a struggling singer/songwriter and Jackson, a famous rock star. It is centred [...]

Northern Beaches Hospital Women’s and Mental Health Services

As part of my training in counselling, psychotherapy, social work and psychology, I spent almost a year in field education at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, in the Eating Disorders and Feeding Unit and at Greenwich and Mona Vale Hospitals in Specialist Mental Health Services and Palliative Care. Although I now support women through [...]

Trauma Support Providers – A Directory for Supporting Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in Institutions

Image credit: Jian Xhin/Unsplash Trauma Support Providers - A Directory for Supporting Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in Institutions As of July 2018, I am an approved Trauma Support Provider with the Australian Trauma Support Directory; a directory of practitioners supporting survivors of child sexual abuse in institutions. "The Trauma Support Directory has been developed with funding from [...]

Infertility Counselling in Sydney

Are you struggling with infertility? Is your infertility impacting how you feel about your body? Does your infertility (and/or treatment) feel like a trauma to your body or sense of self? One in six couples worldwide suffers with infertility. Finding out that you are suffering with infertility is one of the most painful existential life [...]

Recovery Exercise: Interview Someone Who Has Recovered From an Eating Disorder

Image Credit: Helen Rushbrook Recovering from an eating disorder requires a journey through many stages of change. You might be thinking about recovery or currently working through your recovery. Wherever you are – you are bound to struggle at some point with a lack of motivation, patience and hope – this is a normal part [...]

The Eater’s Agreement

Never has there been a time in history where women have been so confused about what, when, why and how to eat. Regardless of what brings a woman into counselling or psychotherapy, exploring her eating and the relationship she has with her body is always part of her journey. The Eater's Agreement from Nourishing Wisdom is a [...]

Five Tips from Six Experts: Surviving Christmas & New Years Without Dieting

Image Credit:  Joanna Kosinska I was recently featured on the BodyMatters Blog, Five Tips from Six Experts: Surviving Christmas & New Years Without Dieting As a psychotherapist and counsellor on the Northern Beaches of Sydney who specialises in women’s emotional, psychological and spiritual health and well-being with a particular interest in eating disorders, disordered eating [...]

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