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EDV Telehealth Counselling service

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This page provides information about the EDV’s Telehealth Counselling Program. Online bookings with a Telehealth Counsellor can be made on this page.

What is the Telehealth Counselling Service?

EDV’s Telehealth Counselling is a free phone and web based service available to Victorians who are concerned they may be experiencing, or are currently diagnosed with, an eating disorder. Our trained Counsellors offer an understanding and expert ear to talk to.

Please get in touch if you are are:

  • At beginning the help seeking journey or contemplating getting help
  • On a waitlist for treatment
  • Looking to re-engage with support or are in relapse
  • Struggling to access other options in the public or private health system
  • A carer or support person who wants to talk about your own wellbeing, coping strategies and ways to support your loved one

Our Telehealth Counsellors are available for free, 30-minute sessions.

Support is provided via telephone or Zoom for up to 5 sessions. If you would like to link in for some support, please book your appointment below.

What can I expect from EDV’s Telehealth Counselling service?

“The staff were so kind and non-judgmental. I felt like I was understood… will recommend this to anyone who has an eating disorder.”

When you book an appointment with an EDV Telehealth Counsellor, you can expect to receive safe, non-judgmental support from a qualified mental health counsellor. The call can be telephone or on Zoom and each session will last up to 30 minutes. The Telehealth Counsellor can help guide you and provide tailored information and support for your unique situation.

If you are seeking help with navigating and accessing eating disorder treatment services, we recommend booking an appointment with the EDV Telehealth Nurse service.

EDV’s Telehealth Nurse provides assistance to people with eating disorders and their support peopleThe nurse service actas a central point of contact to help people access services, locate specialised eating disorder health professionals, provide information and help people work towards recovery

Learn more about EDV's Telehealth Nurse service

Eligibility

If you are an adult living in Victoria with an eating disorder or you are a parent/family member/friend who is caring for either a child or adult who has an eating disorder, you are able to connect and receive this service. No referral is required.

If you are under 16 years of age: We are very happy to receive phone calls and enquiries from people under the age of 16. However, we do require that you have an adult (someone over the age of 18) join you for your phone calls. This can be a family member, friend, clinician, school teacher/mental health worker, youth worker or a support person of your choosing. We do this to ensure that all conversations are clear and transparent and that you have someone to support you with both information and plans.

For callers under the age of 18: If the EDV worker you are speaking to is seriously worried about your safety or the safety of someone else they must, by law, try to keep everyone safe. This means they might have to share their concerns with someone else. Please talk to us about confidentiality to ensure you understand how this works.

Make an appointment with an EDV Telehealth Counsellor

Please complete the form below. Once complete, you will be redirected to a booking page where you can book in directly with one of EDV’s Counsellors.

Meet EDV's Telehealth Counsellors

Rosie

Rosie (she/her) is a provisional psychologist currently undertaking her Clinical Masters, and also practices as a yoga and meditation teacher. Her approach is warm, grounding and encouraging, as she aims to empower others in their mental health and wellbeing.

What is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician?

Rachael

Rachael (she/her) is a registered counsellor as well as a current social work student, with experience in numerous counselling settings including nature-based programs. Rachael’s approach is genuine and gently curious, she is influenced by strength based, mindfulness and nature-based practices. She is passionate about supporting people through challenging times, as well as empowering them to explore their lives beyond their eating disorder.

What is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician?

Amy

Amy (she/her) is a clinical registrant of PACFA who has completed a Bachelors in Counselling and is an accredited member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders. ​She has a dynamic and integrative approach to her clients, tailoring her counselling to each individual client. She draws on her clients strengths and works with them to build a positive life, explore issues and provide care and support. Providing a space of safety and affirmation are always at the forefront of how Amy works and she welcomes your personal input on how she can create the right space for you. ​

What is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician?

Gabriel

Gabriel (she/her) is on her final student placement for her Master of Counselling (finishing in June 2023). She holds a Bachelor of Psychology, and has worked in the mental health and eating disorders sector for several years. She is a registered member of PAFCA, ACA and the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders, and is trained in Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders, the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) and Temperament Based Therapy with Supports (TBT-S Level 1). Gabriel offers a person-centred approach and is passionate about working with clients in a respectful and holistic manner to ensure they are supported through their eating disorder journey.

Gabriel also offers sessions in Polish.

What is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician?

Myah

Myah (she/her) is a current Masters of Social Work student who is completing a 12-month Internship with EDV. Myah has worked across the mental health and disability sectors for the past 2 years. Her areas of interest include working with neurodiversity, young people, and victim/survivors of sexual violence. Myah is also a qualified dance teacher outside of her work in the community and hopes to integrate somatic therapies into her future work. Myah is still developing her counselling approach but looks forward to evolving this, alongside her knowledge and skills, in the eating disorder space.

Myah’s role with EDV will finish on the 30th of August. Please keep this in mind when scheduling appointments.

Zero tolerance towards violence

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) takes a zero-tolerance approach towards violence, aggression and/or violent threats. EDV has an obligation to provide a safe and healthy workplace where people are not subjected to aggression and/or violence.  This policy is in place for both our staff and our community.

In line with Safe Work Australia, violence is defined as:

  • Physical e.g. biting, scratching, hitting, kicking, pushing, grabbing, throwing objects, coughing or spitting on someone;
  • Psychological e.g. bullying, harassment, threats;
  • Verbal, written or online e.g.  abuse, yelling, name-calling, swearing, written correspondence including electronic means or online (such as via social media platforms).
  • One off or repeated incidents

Breaching of this policy can lead to termination of contact with EDV.

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