Belinda is a skilled, dedicated, culturally sensitive and passionate feminist Senior Social Work Clinician, who holds a BA (Health Sc & Soc. Services), MSocWK degree.
She has practiced in the field of Complex Mental Health, Dual-Diagnosis (Alcohol and/or Other Drugs), Trauma (Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence), and Eating Issues for over 17 years in the not-for-profit sector.
Belinda is experienced in leading teams in these complex areas, as well as navigating ethical and service delivery issues in a proactive and creative way within the boundaries of service and funding agreements and AASW practice standards.
A natural progression of her career has been to move into a broader systems reform practice, pinpointing service delivery gaps for clients and implementing reform initiatives.
She has achieved this due to a strong natural ability to connect with various inter-disciplinary sectors, and has developed substantial interagency connections with links across the NGO sector, public mental health sector and primary health care.
Belinda is a mother to two extraordinary young women, has been married for 28 years, and values spending time with her family.
She has deep spiritual connections and is an avid paddle boarder.
Georgina is a passionate advocate for not-for-profit organisations, and dedicates herself through many avenues. She has volunteered her time over the years to organisations specialising in homelessness, LGBT youth services, animal rescue, indigenous support, and children’s health.
She was awarded the 2017 QLD Volunteer of the Year award for her work with a children’s cancer charity, and frequently runs fundraising events for a variety of non-profit organisations.
Currently studying community development, she combines this passion with over 10 years’ worth of customer service experience to create a non-intimidating and supportive environment for people from all walks of life.
Georgina’s favourite things are a calming walk by the river, spending time with her two moustached cats, and supporting local Brisbane artists in the community.
Eating Issues Practitioner/ Mental Health Social Worker
Claire is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Eating Issues Practitioner. She has been working as a Social Worker for over 10 years in a range of settings including with children and families, perinatal mental health and eating issues.
Claire’s framework is based on knowledge of trauma and attachment and she uses expressive therapies, ACT, gestalt and psychotherapeutic approaches. Claire enjoys being a lifelong learner and keeping up-to-date with new research and ideas around eating issues and therapeutic processes.
Claire enjoys spending time with her family and pets, connecting with friends, sustainable living and creativity.
Alison (Alee) Lee
Eating Issues Practitioner
Alison Lee (Alee) has over 25 years’ experience in working within the community sector and private practice and specialises in working with people who have experienced complex trauma and eating disorders. Alee holds a Masters of Gestalt Therapy and draws on extensive training in Expressive therapies, Process Oriented Psychology, Narrative Therapy and has a background in Yoga teaching.
Alee has been with the Eating Issues Centre in various roles since 2007, including as a sessional counsellor, group facilitator and managing projects. She is the creator and coordinator of the I Love Me - Peer Mentor Program for secondary school students and Adult Peer Mentor recovery program.
Alee’s unique style integrates a range of creative modalities to enable greater self-expression and build awareness, including art, voice, play and movement therapy, as well as symbol work and sand play. Alee is interested in how authentic relationships can inspire people towards making positive change, living more fully satisfying lives and contribute to more meaningful social, cultural and spiritual connections and community.
Alee enjoys hanging out with family and friends and indulging her passions for surfing, dancing, art and music.
Eating Issues Practitioner
Nat is a counsellor (Masters of Counselling) and has been working as a counsellor and case worker for over 10 years in the areas of homelessness, mental health, women’s services and eating issues.
She also is a qualified yoga teacher for both adults and kids. Nat see her work as an exploration with people to enquire and find healing, freedom and contentment in their lives. She works from a range of approaches and values the therapeutic relationship as restorative and a place for change.
Nat enjoys spending time with her family and animals (2 dogs, 2 cats and 3 chickens), camping and road trips to the Outback, playing football and being by the water.
Eating Issues Practitioner (Locum)
Emily is an accredited counsellor and gained experience working as a case worker and counsellor in the areas of foster care, refugee and asylum seeker support, community development, disability services and youth support, prior to joining TEIC in a locum position in 2017.
Emily is passionate about reducing stigma and increasing understanding of mental health, specifically eating issues. Emily takes a blended approach to her practice which respects and honours the client’s experience and strengths.
Emily is very close to her family and loves spending time and laughing with them. She also enjoys rock climbing, painting, and travelling.