Fiona is a committed community professional with 20 yrs experience supported by a Masters in Social Work. She has worked in roles across Mental Health, Homelessness, and Community Development to support people and organisations to connect and create positive change in their lives and communities.
Her skill set includes change management, community engagement, quality system design and implementation, policy development, strategic visioning, business development, operational management, holistic HR, marketing, fundraising, event management, program management, project co-ordination and systems advocacy.
Fiona has a personal interest in Eating Issues and is passionate about handball, family and friends and community wellbeing.
Business Support Officer
Tansy has experience in business management and project coordination, having managed wellness centres and coordinated health promotions in previous roles. She has a passion for food and an interest in our relationship to food.
She is currently studying a Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition at Deakin University and long-term would like to specialise in eating psychology.
Tansy enjoys recharging her soul outdoors and travelling to off the beaten track places, having ventured on foot and by bike to places such as Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Bhutan and Guatemala.
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.