Gold Coast Eating Disorders Outpatient Service

Here at CBT Professionals we know how eating disorders can take over your life. That is why we offer dedicated psychology and dietetic counselling services for individuals battling an eating disorder as well as offering support to assist spouses and families to support their loved one throughout their journey to recovery.

Who is our Eating Disorder Service for?

  • People with a diagnosed eating disorder, or, someone who suspects they may have an eating disorder
  • Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, OSFED
  • Patients aged 14 years and over
  • Medically stable
  • Good to fair motivation to change
  • People who have just been diagnosed with an eating disorder
  • People who have had a relapse in their eating disorder
  • People who have be discharged from an in-patient service and are in the recovery phase

What does treatment involve?

  • Multi-disciplinary team approach
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) with a psychologist
  • RAVES nutritional counselling wtih our Dietitian 

Why choose CBT Professionals?

All of our practitioners are selected based on a uniting set of values that define us as a truly caring practice. We stand against the practice of generic treatments and know that every case is unique and needs our best care and attention to craft a treatment approach specific to your situation. We are able to provide a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary approach to treating eating disorders, wtih our psychologists and dietitian co-located to provide pivotal communication among allied health professionals. Our practitioners are experienced in treating Eating Disorders. 

How much will it cost me?

If eating disorders are not met with intervention, at worst case they can become life threatening. It is not safe to assume that they will remit with time, in fact it is often the opposite. Time permits the eating disorder to become an established and entrenched response to difficult emotions and situations. Behaviours can intensify and escalate from extreme dieting and restriction to bingeing and purging, laxative abuse, excessive exercise and more. Depression and anxiety are frequently seen in the eating disordered client. In addition to the psychological difficulties, there are a number of negative physical impacts of having an eating disorder. Getting help is an important step on the road to a better quality of life and freedom from the hold of an eating disorder.

As of the 1st of November, 2019, the government introduced a new Medicare initiative for people with a diagnosed eating disorder. A GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician can now refer under an “Eating Disorders Treatment and Management Plan” for 40 rebateable sessions with a psychologist and 20 rebateable sessions with a dietitian. For more information on this scheme, click here or download our ED Referral Form here. 

CBT Professionals charge a modest fee for service and we are aware that families in need shouldn’t have the added pressure of services that they can’t afford. To find out more about our fee structure you can look at our Fees page of our website linked here.

How to engage our service

The first step is to visit your GP or specialiast to arrange the appropriate referrals for your treatment team. You will need to book a long consultation with your GP so that your GP can prepare an Eating Disorders Treatment and Management Plan. Another possible referral pathway is the Mental Health Care Plan for your psychology referral, and a Chronic Disease Management Plan for your Dietitian referral.

To assist your GP with your referrals, you can download our Eating Disorders Referral Form here and take it with you to your GP appointment.

A referral from your GP is not necessary if you wish to attend privately. Once you have your referrals, please give one of our friendly team members a call to book your appointments.

We look forward to assisting you on your journey to recovery.