Skype and Telephone Counselling
At BodyMatters we understand the tyranny of distance. We have successfully treated many people from regional & remote Australia and people with mobility issues. In fact, currently approximately a third of our clientele lives more than 200km from our Sydney based office. We have also treated many people who live overseas- predominantly Australian & American expatriates who are living in locations that offer limited access to treatment.
The conditions we have treated remotely include:
- Binge eating disorder
- Dieting disorders
- Trauma-related difficulties
- Comfort/emotional eating
- Compulsive exercise
- Weight management
- Lap band and other pre/post op weight-surgery complications
As with all of our services, our work with people from regional and remote areas is flexible, innovative & fully customised. Subject to the persons presenting problems we may suggest some intensive treatment in Sydney to kick start the recovery process. However many of our clients simply see us regularly via Skype without ever meeting us in person! We are excited to know that this means that specialist eating disorder treatment is now available in the lounge rooms of many people who would otherwise have to travel long distances at a huge expense to receive a comparable intervention.
When working with people in regional and remote areas we usually have some criteria to ensure medical safety, including local medical monitoring and an expectation of weekly treatment sessions. This enables us to partner with local doctors to educate them about eating disorders.
Please note: Maudsley family based therapy is an evidence-based approach and the treatment of choice for children and adolescents presenting with Anorexia Nervosa. Initial treatment for Anorexia is intensive and needs to occur in our Sydney office. Once deemed safe & appropriate (which may take many months, depending on your child’s progress) we can continue treatment via Skype from your home.This will involve partnering with the local treatment team for regular medical input.