Carmel is a Clinical Psychologist passionate about the treatment of eating, weight and body image concerns, and empowering women of all shapes and sizes.
She is passionate about over coming barriers to accessing eating disorder treatment by providing treatment at BodyMatters online via E-therapy and has clients all over Australia who were unable to access services locally, or found travel a barrier.
Her therapeutic approach is warm, supportive and client focused, encouraging the identification of her client’s goals, values and strengths in order to shape therapy. The evidence-based approaches she commonly uses are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E) integrating Compassion Focused Strategies, Mindfulness based intervention and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. She is also trained in the Maudsley Model for Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA), Motivational Interviewing and Family Based Therapy (Maudsley Model) and works with clients experiencing eating, weight and body image concerns of all ages. Carmel works from a non-dieting framework.
She has worked in the private practice setting since 2014 alongside GPs and psychologists and completed her qualifications at the Australian National University and holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Clinical PhD (Masters in Clinical Psychology as well as a research PhD in eating disorders). The research component of her Clinical PhD focused on binge eating, in particular the role of overvaluing shape and/or weight towards one’s self-worth and has published a range of articles with an eating, weight and body image focus. She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.
Carmel offers rebates under Medicare and provides online therapy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Additionally, she works with clients who seek therapy from a Christian worldview.
You can read more about Carmel here.