Private Practice Services

Initial Face-to-Face (F2F) Consultation – (Download Private Practice Services info doc)

A one on one, in-depth private assessment at my Double Bay clinic.  This is suitable for people with concerns around eating or body image, or eating disorders.

Here we will discuss your concerns, conduct a thorough assessment and try to establish clear goals based on assessment outcomes and your individual needs.  An initial consultation is required for all new clients.  Paula will make an assessment at that time for the best level of care appropriate to you and suggest a Therapeutic Intensity Level to deliver the most positive outcomes.  (Please see Point 4 below.)

Standard F2F Consultation

Subsequent one on one, private consultations at my Double Bay clinic.

 Skype, email or phone consultation (50 or 90mins sessions available)

As above, but conducted via various modes of communication from the privacy of your own home. However it is important if you are considering a non-face-to-face medium, that we schedule in regular face-to-face sessions whenever possible.

Therapeutic Intensity Packages for Eating Issues – (Download Therapeutic Package info doc) 

Therapeutic Intensity Level 1:

This level is suitable for the client with concerns around body image, food and related behaviours. These issues are challenging but not debilitating to the individual.

  • Casual Individual F2F Counselling OR Casual Counselling via Phone or Skype

Level 1 is appropriate for this client until such time as they no longer require support around their concerns, or they require greater support and need to step up to Level 2.

Format:   initial 90 minute session; 50 minute session on a casual basis

Therapeutic Intensity Level 2:

This level is suitable for the client who is at risk of developing deeper issues or who is having greater difficulties managing food and related thoughts and behaviours.

  • Weekly Individual F2F Counselling OR Weekly Counselling via Phone or Skype

Level 2 is appropriate for this client until such time as they require less support around their thoughts and behaviours and can step down to Level 1, or they require greater support and need to step up to Level 3. Generally a minimum of 6 sessions/weeks is required but this can vary according to each individual.

Therapeutic Intensity Level 3:

This level is suitable for the client who requires an intense level of support around both thoughts and behaviours. This client may have recently been discharged from hospital or is at risk of hospitalization.

  • Weekly Individual F2F Counselling OR Weekly Counselling via Phone or Skype
  • Weekly Food & Meal Therapy™ (please see outline below) F2F or Skype

Level 3 is appropriate for this client until such time as they require less support around their thoughts and behaviours and can step down to Level 2, or they require greater support and require hospitalization.

Food & Meal Therapy™(Download Food and Meal Therapy Flyer)

Wanting to recover from an eating disorder is a major step for a client but it’s also the easy part.  Learning how to eat again and all that eating involves, can be so challenging and distressing that it can often make the eating disorder look like the better option.  Helping the client to overcome fears around food as a result of their eating disorder is critical.

Food & Meal Therapy™ can be provided at your home or discreetly in a café or other setting and can assist with the following:

  • Normalise food to the client by helping the client learn to prepare and cook food, serve up portion sizes, order meals from menus etc.
  • Provide support to the client at family mealtimes
  • Address and work on issues that may be occurring within the family unit at mealtimes that may be problematic for the client.

Food & Meal Therapy™ Costs:  Varies, according to duration and location.