Clinical Psychologists for eating disorder treatment in Melbourne


Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that can have serious physical and emotional consequences. They are characterised by a distressing or debilitating relationship with food and body image and can manifest in various forms, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and other specified feeding or eating disorders. We are able to provide compassionate and effective counselling for those struggling with eating disorders, available in Melbourne or via telehealth.

Understanding eating disorders

Eating disorders are not just about food; they are often a way of coping with emotional distress, and can be tied to feelings of control, perfectionism, or self-worth. Symptoms can vary widely but commonly include obsessive thoughts about food and body weight, extreme dietary restrictions, binge eating, purging, and excessive exercise. These behaviours can lead to severe physical health problems and emotional turmoil.

How we treat eating disorders

Our treatment approach at Cova Psychology is tailored to the individual, recognising that each person’s experience with an eating disorder is unique. Our psychologists use a range of evidence-based therapies to address both the symptoms and the underlying emotional issues. Treatments may include:

Each treatment plan is developed in collaboration with the client, ensuring that it meets their specific needs and goals. To learn more about our Melbourne psychologists and trauma therapists, visit our Who We Are page.