Dr Roger Mysliwiec

Director NZEDC
Overcoming Eating Disorders Ltd.

Medical Doctor, Psychosomatic Medicine (NZMC)
Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ)
Member of German College of Psychosomatic Medicine (DKPM)
Member of New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA)
Member of New Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP)
Certified Member and Supervisor of the International Association of Clinical Neuropsychotherapy (IACN)

Dr Roger Mysliwiec trained in Germany as a medical doctor before qualifying as a specialist in Psychosomatic and Psychotherapeutic Medicine. He has worked in a psychosomatic hospital and in private practice until emigrating to New Zealand in 1996. He has been the Clinical Director of the public Regional Eating Disorders Service from 1999 until 2014 and has since moved into private practice.

Roger has over 25 years of experience working with eating disorders and is considered one of New Zealand's leading experts in the treatment of eating disorders. He has played a significant role in the development and expansion of eating disorders services in the Auckland Region. He regularly attends international eating disorders conferences to stay up to date with the latest developments in the field and is in frequent contact with some of the leading international experts.

Roger has had training in Maudsley Anorexia Treatment for Adults (MANTRA)Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM), Adolescent Focused Therapy (AFT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). These treatments are all empirically based with data supporting their effectiveness. Over the recent years he has also developed a strong interest in the application of neurobiological findings to the theory and practice of psychotherapy in general and in particular with eating disorders. 

Roger provides specialist treatment for clients presenting with anorexia nervosa as well as bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. He primarily sees adults and older adolescents utilising the above treatment approaches. He also sees people with a more longstanding eating disorder who might benefit from targeted interventions or support to work towards recovery and improve their quality of life.

Although medication does not play a major part in the treatment of eating disorders, it can at times be a helpful adjunct to assist psychological treatment. Roger will discuss these options with the client when this might be indicated.

Because of Roger's extensive eating disorders experience he is in a good position to provide consultative specialist assessments and reviews.  This can be particularly helpful in assisting individuals and their families to make an informed decision about available treatment options and their implications and help clarify the best possible treatment plan for the individual at the time.

As part of his general psychotherapeutic practice Roger also provides short and long term therapy for adult individuals with anxiety, depression and other issues such as grief and loss, life transitions and low self esteem. He has had training in psychodynamic therapy as well as CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He is certified in Hakomi Psychotherapy, a mindfulness based mind/body oriented psychotherapeutic approach that allows working with the unconscious with a high level of precision and refinement. He has also been trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), which has been well studied and has shown strong evidence of its effectiveness in working with couples with relationship difficulties.

A good part of Roger’s practice is also dedicated to supervising psychotherapists and other health professionals working in medical and mental health fields and to mentoring of professionals in leadership positions. He has extensive experience supervising clinicians working in the field of eating disorders.

In addition to seeing clients at the Pollen Street office Roger also sees clients at Phoenix House on 306 Great North Road, Henderson.

Fees:
Initial specialist consultation
60 min: $350.00
90 min: $500.00

Specialist follow-up review
30 min: $160.00
60 min: $300.00
Fees at an hourly rate of $180.00 apply for additional liaison and report writing.

Psychotherapy sessions 50 min:  $150.00
Please note that fees apply for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.

If you would like to make an appointment or make a confidential enquiry please email or phone Roger.

Phone: 021 111 9723

Fax: (09) 837 1727

Email: rogerm@nzedc.co.nz