Eating disorders

Effective treatment at your own pace

Eating disorders can affect women and men of all ages, backgrounds, and body sizes – you can’t tell if someone has an eating disorder just by looking at them.


If you have noticed any of the following changes, you may be experiencing an eating disorder or related concern:


  • Your thoughts often focus on topics such as food, eating, physical appearance and ways to try and control your body weight or shape.


  • The way you dress and look at yourself in the mirror has changed, or it seems more important than it did before.


  • Your eating patterns have changed – for example, there may be extreme dieting, comfort eating, or times when your eating feels out of control. Guilt and shame around eating can be very common. You may have noticed these changes have begun to affect your home life or social life.


  • You avoid exercise altogether, or exercise so much that you experience injuries or miss out on other opportunities in your work/study/social life.


  • Purging or other compensatory behaviours affect your everyday life or your physical health.


  • Someone you trust (eg, a friend, family member or GP) has expressed concerns for you about any of the above issues.



People often wait a long time to seek help for an eating disorder, but effective treatments are available and can improve your wellbeing and quality of life. It’s never too early or too late to seek treatment for an eating disorder or related concern.



Dr Caroline Bentley specialises in evidence-based treatments for eating disorders; including enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-E), and approaches from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and mindfulness-based interventions.


Caroline is experienced in treating clients with Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder and Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED), including Orthorexia. She has supported clients experiencing obesity to improve their relationship with food and their bodies, resulting in improved self-esteem and weight management. Caroline works collaboratively with clients to develop a treatment plan identifying their goals and desired pace for change.  

Sharon Fennell combines a range of interventions including Process Oriented Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, CBT and Mindfulness based approaches in a unique approach to human behaviour which specifically works with emotional blocks and change resistance, to work with clients struggling with food addiction, alcohol overuse and general health and body issue symptoms.