CLINICIANS

The clinicians working at the New Zealand Eating Disorders Clinic use evidence-based practice and keep up to date with latest research, attend conferences and trainings and have regular individual and peer supervision.

Kellie Lavender

Auckland
Director / Registered Psychotherapist

Kellie has worked in the field of eating disorders for over 18 years with all ages and almost all eating/food related difficulties. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge into her practice…

DR ROGER MYSLIWIEC

Auckland
Director / Medical Doctor Psychosomatic Medicine

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…

EMMA THOMAS

Auckland
Counsellor
Eating Disorders Clinician

Emma’s passion lies in helping women to break free from disordered patterns of eating and negative body image, helping to repair their relationship with food and their bodies. She helps women to: identify and overcome…

MIRIAM BELSHAM

Auckland
Registered Occupational Therapist

Miriam is a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist. She has been working as an occupational therapist since 2001, and with children & young people since 2004. Miriam has…

GARALYNNE STILES

Auckland
Registered Dietitian

Garalynne Stiles is a Registered Dietitian who first entered the field of nutrition because she liked to cook and wanted to understand how people thought about food. That passion brought her from her home in Seattle…

RACHAEL WILSON

Auckland
Registered Dietitian

Rachael is a UK trained registered dietitian specialising in family feeding, feeding disorders, disordered eating and body image. She is trained in SOS feeding therapy and is one of only 7 people worldwide selected…

MAREE SIEVWRIGHT

Hamilton
Registered Occupational Therapist

Maree is a New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist, and a member of the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders. She has over 20 years’ experience in mental health…

SONIA ANDREWS

Tauranga
Clinical Psychologist

Sonia has extensive experience in assessment and treatment of children, youth and adults and is passionate about supporting individuals to achieve their potential. Sonia currently works four days per week…

HENK SMITH

Tauranga
Registered Psychologist

Henk is a Registered Psychologist with 19 years clinical experience. He has over 10 years experience working with people with eating disorders. Henk trained in South Africa at the University of Stellenbosh…

JULIA MCINTOSH

Wellington
Registered Clinical Psychologist

Julia is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with a strong passion and commitment towards helping individuals and families live rich, rewarding and full lives. Her experience primarily lies…

KATHRIN KUEBLER

Clinic Manager
Kath is the right hand of the New Zealand Eating Disorders Clinic. She has a rich work and personal history. Originally from Germany where she first worked as a detective and then did a Masters degree in Linguistics…

JESS DYSON

Associate
Recovery Coach
Jess is passionate about bringing hope into the struggle to overcome eating disorders and equipping people with tools for recovery because she believes that recovery is possible for everyone. After completing a Bachelor of…

DR ANNE TAIT

Associate
Paediatrician
Dr Anne Tait is a general paediatrician who works at Starship Children’s Hospital and in private at Auckland Paediatrics. She is able to provide a general paediatric and growth assessment. She has the ability to…
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