Testimonials

Pat Robertson
 - Psychologist
Mount Lawley WA
Australia

Brilliant training - knowledgable and engaging presentation. I'll be using the concepts and strategies often in my private practice. Thankyou!

Ashley Cox
VIC
Australia

I really enjoyed it! Learning about new behavioural change techniques and how to practically implement them was really interesting.

Christine White
 - Clinical Psychologist
East Toowoomba QLD
Australia

This was comprehensive and interesting, I enjoyed every day. Small group size enhanced the experience and Kyla was a wonderful presenter. Thankyou!

Jane Brisco
 - Psychologist
QLD
Australia

It was great to receive all the science and latest research supporting why diets don't work and the learn an alternative way to assist people with their efforts towards a healthier life... Great information and learning. Kyla's style of teaching was relaxed and easy to tune into!

Christie Hunter
Brisbane QLD
Australia

This course was engaging and informative. Kyla was a fantastic facilitator, delivering the material with enthusiasm and insight. I now feel confident working effectively in this area, helping to empower clients to make positive change using a non-diet approach.

Jessica Ryan-Zeman
Sydney NSW
Australia

This was such a well run and useful course. As someone who is already a really experienced practitioner in eating disorders I have come away with  lots of new tools for my tool box which in invaluable. Thank you!

Jessica Hilton
 - Psychologist
Perth WA
Australia

Thoroughly enjoyed the content and delivery. Kyla is very passionate about eating disorders and presents information very well.  I appreciated the small group size as it gave me a better opportunity for sharing and a more intimate learning experience.

Elizabeth Yorkston
 - Dietitian
Perth WA
Australia

By far the best learning experience i have ever had. The content was incredibly interesting and delivered perfectly. Rather than being exhausted after days of learning, I left energised and excited to start implementing different strategies in my practice. I would recommend this course to all health professionals exposed to this area trough their work. I am excited for the changes I will make to my practice. Looking forward to doing more training with ACFED in the future.

Shivon Barressi
 - Counsellor & Clinical Family Therapist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

The training helped me to understand and consolidate assessment and treatment modalities in providing support and intervention for clients who present with eating related issues. I feel better equipped to help clients, and their families, through their difficult time and work towards recovery.

Katie Godfrey
 - Family Counsellor
Lyneham ACT
Australia

I thoroughly enjoyed Kyla's relaxed and informative teaching style. Her knowledge and experience are extensive! My understanding of eating disorders is vastly increased. I also learned a great deal from the group as they shared their own insights and experiences. The practical exercises and tools will be invaluable as I engage more effectively with Eating Disorder clients.

Elizabeth Paul
 - Psychotherapist
Sydney NSW
Australia

I really enjoyed this course. Particularly happy to receive a practitioner skills manual filled with ideas, client exercises and more educational material to refer back to and use with our clients. Its great to walk away with practical things for my professional tool belt.

Bianca Skilbeck
 - Hypnotherapist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

The course has exceeded my expectations - providing very specific treatment plans, exercises and templates that we can go out and use straight away. The content has been delivered in a very relatable and experiential way which has been very valuable.

Joan Elizabeth
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

The course provided a comprehensive overview of Eating Disorders, as well as systematic and specific treatment approaches for each of the different subtypes. I enjoyed Kyla's clear but relaxed presentation style and look forward to using the extensive/comprehensive resource material.

Leanda Howell
 - Psychologist
Central Coast NSW
Australia

I believe this course was worth every cent and shall be encouraging my peers to attend. I learnt a gut full of information. I can highly recommend this course. Kyla's teaching style is enjoyable, knowledge provoking and beautifully presented. I will return for more!

Tanja Limnios
 - Psychologist
Sydney NSW
Australia

Loved the program, very practical in application and wealth of knowledge/content. Makes you reflect not only about your clients but also your own thoughts/beliefs and habits. Thankyou for sharing your experience and for making it enjoyable.

Emma Lynch
 - Registered Nurse
Sydney NSW
Australia

I feel I gained loads of information and skills to bring back to work with me. Also helped my own personal life. It was great Kyla - Thank you so much.

John Arber
 - Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

As an integrated psychotherapist I found Kyla provided me with additional vital practical interventions underpinned by a wealth of theory working with clients experiencing eating disorders.

As a therapist I find there is usually a back story and I now feel more equipped and confident to use the new tools as to maximise positive outcomes for my eating disorder clients.

I sincerely recommend this to any therapist who may encounter clients with eating disorders.

Maria Ruberto
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

The Eating Disorders Essentials was a highly comprehensive training course which has added considerably to my working knowledge in the development of mental health problems.

The course was thorough, content driven and provided prescriptive intervention models that are holistic and respectful to the presenting client.  The clinical approach invites empathy and then builds recovery through strategic interventions that aim to empower client recovery.  The presentation was dynamic, interpersonal and insightful given the breadth of experience of the facilitators.

Hayley Jennings
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

The Eating Disorders Essentials course was highly informative and presented in an engaging manner. I now have a greater understanding of eating disorders and feel well equipped to work with clients presenting with eating disorders.

Gerald Haslinger
 - Psychologist & Mental Health Educator
Bella Vista NSW
Australia

Fantastic program which provides a broad introduction to how clinicians can work with clients struggling with obesity in an effective way. Good discussion of indepth ways to help clients struggling with obesity.

Sharon Eaton
Perth WA
Australia

Extremely informative and interactive. The knowledge I gained has been invaluable. It will assist both my practice as a clinician and my clients immensely.

Roslyn Maloney
 - Counsellor and Occupational Therapist
Perth WA
Australia

An outstanding course. It provided a 'complete' experience of reserach based information, a generous amount of practical skills, and many opportunities for personal reflection and growth. I highly recommend this course for anyone interested in working with clients with eating disorders.

Lauren Tassell
 - Counsellor
Perth WA
Australia

For a counsellor and a person who has experienced disordered eating I have always wanted to help others who have either suffered or are suffering with eating disorders and obesity. I believe this course has really given me the tools and means and better understanding of eating disorders. I hope now I shall be able to assist some clients in Perth with eating disorders and obesity. Thankyou so much!

Karen French
 - Counsellor
Perth WA
Australia

Kyla and the team provide a comprehensive coverage for eating disorders which encourages empowerment for working in this area with clients in a practical way.

Dr. Lisa Millar
 - Clinical Psychologist
Newcastle NSW
Australia

Doing this training has made me feel more confident in applying appropriate and effective skills and interventions when working with this population.

Dianne O'Malley
 - Psychologist
Brisbane QLD
Australia

The training held my attention every day. Usually I am work-shopped out in 3 days, however this course was very enjoyable and informative.

Kali Lohman
 - Psychologist
Brisbane QLD
Australia

Extremely interesting and informative. I liked the combination of diadactic and experiential training. I now feel confident to begin treating people with eating disorders. Thoroughly enjoyed Kyla's practical examples and sense of humour!

Di Core
 - Psychologist
Tweed Heads NSW
Australia

The hands on activities really enhance engagement, understanding and group participation.

Stephanie Streeting
 - Counsellor
Brisbane QLD
Australia

Brilliant course! The content of the course was very well presented and easy to understand.

Casey Dick
 - Nutritionist
Brisbane QLD
Australia

Essential training for all health professionals and alike interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the complex nature of eating disorders, in order to improve their standard of care. Absolutely necessary, thought provoking and highly enjoyable.

Dr. Lindsay Martin
 - Psychiatrist
Brisbane QLD
Australia

As a doctor and psychiatrist this course has added value and skill to my practice. Well worth attendance.

Laura Maas
Brisbane QLD
Australia

I had a reasonable understanding of eating disorders before the course, however I had no clear treatment ideas, techniques or procedures and the course has helped greatly with this.

Melinda Bolton
 - Psychologist
Brisbane QLD
Australia

The course was absolutely brilliant. Interesting, extremely well presented and thought provoking. A must for any professional. Thankyou.

Melinda Bolton
 - Psychologist
Brisbane QLD
Australia

The course was extremely informative and gave me real and useful tools and techniques to use in my practice. Kyla was excellent in her presentation of the material. I left the course feeling confident in the skills I had obtained. Fabulous experience!

Lisa Palmisano
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

The course was another well presented training, very informative and perfect combination with the eating disorder and obesity treatments. Thankyou. I look forward to passing on my new skills to current and future clients, but also implementing them in my own daily living.

Lisa Palmisano
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

The course was fantastic and I highly recommend it. It was incredibly insightful and engaging and I now feel much more confident to work with individuals who suffer from an eating disorder.

Carmen Beaumont
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

This course has not only provided me with knowledge, but it has also increased my confidence in effectively approaching obesity.

Carmen Beaumont
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

I learnt a lot of new things I was not even aware of. It has certainly empowered me to make better choices and share them with clients. Not only those with Eating Disorders but all. Thankyou.

Emily Lewis
 - Dietitian
Melbourne VIC
Australia

As a Dietitian the 5 Day Eating Disorder course has been a fantastic opportunity to understand the psychology around eating disorders. I have learnt so many useful skills and I found the content of information easy to read/understand. The practical activities were great too.

Kimberley Maxey
 - Eating Coach
Melbourne VIC
Australia

Highly recommend this training that gives useful up to date realistic practices for what is currently needed in our silent, suffering society.

Emma Gallagher
 - Clinical Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

Wonderful and comprehensive course that gave me a solid grounding and confidence to treat Eating Disorders in private practice.

Emma Thomas
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

Incredibly detailed and thorough course with great information on Eating Disorders and an evidence based treatment model. Kyla is engaging and very knowledgeable. The best training I've found in Australia or New Zealand.

Gabby Howse
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

This course was very worthwhile, relevant and thought provoking. It inspired me to know and understand more about Eating Disorders. I will now be more responsive to anyone seeking help in this area in the future. Thankyou!

Judith Scarfe
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

This is very valuable. The resources are great and Kyla's experience is invaluable! As a non-private practitioner I value these resources and access to the network of other practitioners should I require consultation or supervision for particular work with clients.

Fiona Stewart
 - Headspace Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

An absolute eye opener and will completely inform my practice when working with young people who present with eating issues, disordered eating or a diagnosis. Early intervention and psychological support is the key!

Pauline Ferguson
 - School Counsellor
Melbourne VIC
Australia

The course is interesting, thought provoking, informative and lots of excellent material. The presenter was enthusiastic, passionate and a wonderful presenter!

Meg Foreman
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

This course was really informative and provided a great deal of information. I feel very confident now to work with obese clients to empower them to make changes as they wish.

Meg Foreman
 - Psychologist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

This course was very useful in broadening my understanding for myself and my clients. It will compliment the work that I do with clients and help them set goals in relation to their overall health and nutrition. I thought I had a good understanding of nutrition, however after completing this course I feel even more equipped and confident to provide psycho education and to discuss health outcomes with other health professionals such as GPs and dietitians. This is excellent for recovery and prevention relapse.

Amy Leeder
 - Counsellor
Perth WA
Australia

This course was amazing. Great content. I was so glad that you covered the Anorexia voice. This needs to be talked about more. This course gave such great practical theraputic skills that can be used to work with people suffering from an eating disorder. Thankyou for starting this Centre. It is much needed in Australia!

Sylvia Smith
 - Psychologist
Gladstone QLD
Australia

I am a qualified psychologist in private pratice with a passion for holistic health. This course has now rounded out my training as now I can not only help those with eating disorders but also hopefully prevent people with eating problems from developing an eating disorder.

Sylvia Smith
 - Psychologist
Gladstone QLD
Australia

Excellent course presented in a user friendly format with and engaging presenter.

Donna Bedells
 - Counsellor
Edgewater WA
Australia

This is the best course I have been to for a long time. The areas covered were relevant. The resources were great and the theory was very sound. I will be sending all my staff to this course.

Dr Sharon Wilkinson
 - Clinical Psychologist
Toowoomba QLD
Australia

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. The content was well presented. The small group size facilitated the learning experience.

Tanja Limnios
 - Psychologist
Dee Why NSW
Australia

The course was great. Very well structured, lots of great content and evidence based. Enjoyed the interactions and practical aspect of the course. Thankyou for an informative and fun 3 days

Wea'am Al-Ahdal
 - Dietitian
Saudi Arabia

I really learnt good skills from the course and would like to share with my colleagues at work, especially my psychiatric multidisciplinary team. I only had one Anorexia patient so I don't have that much experience with eating disorders. I think that this course helped me alot to understand the whole concept.

Shivon Barressi
 - Counsellor & Clinical Family Therapist
Melbourne VIC
Australia

The training helped me to understand and consolidate assessment and treatment modalities in providing support and intervention for clients who present with eating related issues. I feel better equipped to help clients, and their families, through their difficult time and work towards recovery.

Leigh Gould-Anthony
 - Psychologist
Coffs Harbour NSW
Australia

The course has been an amazing experience.  Not only was it incredibly informative, it has also been a transformative journey for me in understanding my own beliefs, values and relationship to food.