Kyla Holley, Founder & Director of ACFED
B.Couns, M. Prac (Eating Disorders)
Kyla is a Psychotherapist & Master Practitioner in evidence-based treatments for sufferers of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia and OSFED. She also practices an anti-diet approach for people with weight concerns.
After training with The National Centre for Eating Disorders (UK) she founded ACFED and developed a number of training courses in eating disorders and weight concerns for health professionals in Australia and New Zealand.
The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders is part of her vision to create a high quality standard of professional knowledge in the treatment of eating disorders in Australia, making it safer for sufferers and their families to access effective support. Kyla is dedicated to building a network of dedicated, qualified health professionals through the Australian Centre for Eating Disorders.
She has forged a partnership with Dr Eric Stice at The Oregon Research Institute to ensure that Australia and New Zealand have access to their groundbreaking eating disorder and obesity prevention programs, the Body Project and Project Health. She has also visited The Maudsley and Springfield University Hospitals in London to learn about their patient treatment methods, and to learn the MANTRA method of treating adults with anorexia nervosa.
She also has extensive knowledge and experience specifically related to metabolic surgery and works as part of two multidisciplinary clinical teams in addition to working in private practice and is a member of the Australia and New Zealand metabolic and obesity surgery society (ANZMOSS).
Eating Disorder Essentials, Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns, Practical Skills, and Prevention Facilitator training courses are presented by Kyla.
Kyla migrated to Australia, from the UK over 20 years ago, but still retains much of her 'Pommy' weirdness and can't bring herself to change her pronunciation of the words yoghurt and pasta!