For parents, realising that your child has an eating disorder and is slipping away before your very eyes is frightening. Parents often describe seeing their child behave in ways that are completely out of character and feel at a loss to know how to help them. The good news is that you are not alone. Eating disorders are disconcertingly common but there is every reason to believe that your child can make a complete recovery. 

Maudsley Family Therapy is the treatment of choice approach for young people who are restricting food and/or losing weight. It harnesses parents as a vital resource in supporting their child’s recovery. Siblings are also included in treatment.

At BodyMatters we prioritise referrals of young people experiencing restrictive eating to our Clinical Psychologist Christie Lomas. We are thrilled to have Christie on our team as she has a great depth of experience in delivering Maudsley Family Therapy at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Christie has written three excellent articles to help you understand Maudsley Family Therapy in more detail:

Maudsley Family Therapy 101

Frequently Asked Questions about Maudsley Family Therapy

Undertaking Maudsley Family Therapy: The Family Experience

If you have any questions or wish to book an appointment with Christie, please contact us or call us at 02 9908 3833.