Spend your energy doing the things you love
Can you imagine the freedom that comes with getting rid of the burden of an eating disorder?
Many people are seeking freedom from the restrictions an eating disorder puts on their life. They want to value everyday life instead of feeling exhausted at the brain space that having an eating disorder takes up. They’re struggling to function and feeling increasingly isolated.
You deserve to be free from the constraints of an eating disorder.
Starting your journey to freedom from an eating disorder takes courage. We support you to take the first step to recovery.
Feel confident with personalised strategies to overcome challenges of eating disorders and live a more comfortable, enjoyable and healthy life.
Bring balance back to your life. Balance your mood, thoughts, appetite and activities. Bringing space and focus back to everyday life.
Help is at hand
For some people, it may be the first time they’re seeking help for their illness. Or it may be that this is the latest event in years of challenges. Now they’ve decided they need help from a specialist guide who understands them and their condition.
At Myrtle Oak Clinic we believe you can get the right support to help free yourself from the restrictions of eating disorders.
Here, you’ll find a team of expert Psychologists and Dietitians with a special focus on the counselling and treatment of people with difficulties around eating attitudes and eating behaviours, body image issues, unhealthy dieting practices and clinical eating disorders.
A team approach for supporting people with eating disorders
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
- Body image
If you’re experiencing symptoms such as stress and anxiety with concerns around food, eating and body image; or are finding managing your life to be an ongoing struggle, feeling stuck with the same pattern of unhelpful thoughts, our multidisciplinary team can work with you to overcome these challenges and live a more comfortable, enjoyable and healthy life.
Jodie Sheraton, Founder, Myrtle Oak Clinic
Feel balanced and well
- Start your journey to wellness
- Learn to eat without guilt and shame
- Stop having weight at the centre of your thoughts
- Enjoy connecting with others
- Focus at home, work or university
- Connect with a team who can guide and understand you
Eating disorder support for you
Your child’s treatment plan is personalised to their illness, situation and needs.
Access support from a knowledgeable and experienced team all in one place.
Complete treatment: physical, psychological, nutritional, behavioural, social and practical.
Welcome to Myrtle Oak Clinic, where our goal is to create a safe and supportive environment for all our clients. Our team of clinicians is committed to providing inclusive care, with a particular focus on LGBTQI+ health, neurodiversity, and disability.
Our clinicians are proud allies who have received specialized training in LGBTQI+ areas of dietetics and psychological support, including gender reassignment, wound care, body image concerns, eating disorders, hormones, chronic disease management, weight changes, mental health, trauma, and fertility. We work with children, adolescents, and adults within a neurodiverse framework and are experienced in supporting those with co-existing disordered eating and neurodiversity or disability.
We prioritise individualised treatment, tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, and we empower our clients and families to recover from disordered eating. You can trust our team of dedicated clinicians to provide compassionate and effective support for all your healthcare needs.
Eating disorders can impact anyone regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. However, LGBTQI+ individuals, neurodiverse individuals, and those with disabilities are at a higher risk of developing an eating disorder due to societal pressures and discrimination. At Myrtle Oak Clinic, we believe that eating disorder services should take a holistic approach that includes a focus on LGBTQI+ health, neurodiversity, and disability. Our evidence-based approach to eating disorder treatment recognizes that individuals from these communities face unique challenges and require tailored care to achieve the best outcomes.
Recent studies have shown that LGBTQI+ individuals are at a higher risk of developing eating disorders than their heterosexual and cisgender peers. One study found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults were more likely to report binge eating, purging, and fasting than heterosexual adults. Additionally, transgender individuals may experience body dysphoria and eating disorders as a result of societal pressure to conform to gender norms.
At Myrtle Oak Clinic we recognise that neurodiverse individuals and those with disabilities also face unique challenges when it comes to eating disorders. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may struggle with sensory sensitivities and may have difficulty with food textures and flavours. Additionally, individuals with disabilities may face discrimination and negative attitudes about their bodies, leading to body dysmorphia and disordered eating. Our service focuses on neurodiversity and disability care providing tailored care that addresses these challenges and promotes positive body image and self-esteem. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all individuals seeking our services, regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.
Find the path to support.
Take the next step with Myrtle Oak Eating Disorder Clinic
Call the clinic and talk with our staff who will ask some screening questions to help match you with the right professional.
Let’s create a plan
At your first appointment with the Dietitian or Psychologist, you’ll meet, discuss options and create a plan to move forward.
Let’s start your journey
With a clear plan, we help you become free from all-encompassing food-thoughts and spend time enjoying life again.
Coming to see us at Myrtle Oak Eating Disorder Clinic
Your first appointment with our team will take about 60-90 minutes. This first appointment is an assessment session with one of our eating disorder clinicians. It could be with one of our Psychologists or Dietitians or you may benefit from an assessment with each. When you book for your first appointment our staff will ask you a few questions to help place you with the help you need.
At this first appointment, we’ll spend time getting to know you and set up a plan for appointments to come.
Further appointments will be made weekly or fortnightly. This sounds a lot, but the evidence and our experience show us that intensive support gives you the best outcomes. Over time appointments will reduce in frequency.
We have two clinics in New South Wales; Tuggerah and Wallsend.
We are also offering Telehealth online consultations, access us from anywhere across Australia.
Our fees vary from $190 to $280 per session, depending on the clinician you see.
If you have a referral from a GP, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate from $55.10 to $136.35. If you are referred on a care plan, the Medicare benefit provided by the care plan does not cover the full cost of your appointment. An out of pocket expense will apply.
Private Health Funds may also allow for rebates depending on your level of cover.
All fees are payable at the time of consultation. Our aim is to provide prompt access to high-quality specialised services to all of our clients. In order to do so, we have implemented a $90 cancellation fee.
We accept cash, EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard.
FAQ about helping you and your child with an eating disorder
There are two ways to make an appointment:
Self-referral: Call (02) 43 623 443 to make an appointment. Please note you will not be able to claim any rebate through Medicare if you access the services through self-referral. You may access Private Health Fund rebates depending on your level of cover, so it’s best to speak with your fund about this.
GP referral: Visit your GP or psychiatrist and discuss whether you are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan or Eating Disorder Plan. Your doctor can write a referral to Myrtle Oak Clinic so you can claim some Medicare rebates on sessions with a psychologist and dietitian. If you need assistance with this process, please call us on 43623443.
All referrals should be addressed to:
Psychologist, Dietitian at Myrtle Oak Clinic
Central Coast Clinic
17/19 Reliance Drive
TUGGERAH, NSW, 2259
1/116 Nelson Street
WALLSEND, NSW, 2287
Fax your referral to: (02) 4362 2998
A Medicare plan does not cover the full costs of your appointments therefore an out of pocket expense will apply for each session.
It is important to keep in mind that there are low-cost treatment options available for eating disorder treatments although access to them can be limited. For further information speak to our administration officer or clinician about the costs involved in treatment before you commence treatment.
Who you will see really depends on why you are coming to us. We will offer you an assessment appointment with one of our Psychologists or Dietitians. We can then together work out who you may most benefit from having treatment with, or it may be a mix of treatment providers over the course of your journey with us.
Yes, we encourage you to have as much support as possible. The level of involvement your support person has in treatment can be discussed with your clinician and it may change over time depending on your needs and preferences.
We encourage you to make regular appointments with your GP. Your GP is able to medically manage your health, while our team supports you in managing your mental and nutritional health. When we all collaborate together we are able to monitor and adjust your treatment as needed. If you experience any dizziness, fainting or heart palpitations please seek emergency treatment immediately by calling 000 or presenting to your nearest emergency department.