MEET OUR TEAM
Dr Emma Dove (she/her)
DIRECTOR & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
BSc (Hons), PG Diploma (Science), MPsych (Clinical Psychology), PhD
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist and Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician specialising in the treatment of people with eating disorders and weight difficulties, as well as treating anxiety, perfectionism, panic, low self-esteem and depression. Emma has a compassionate and patient therapeutic approach and is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments that help people to understand and address eating and weight concerns.
Emma has trained extensively in gold standard treatments for eating disorders, including Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Maudsley Family Based Therapy. Emma was previously a member of the specialist eating disorders team at the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI), and has worked as a clinician on the Hollywood Hospital Eating Disorders Programme and on the national SWAN research trial of treatments for adults with anorexia nervosa.
Emma has worked as an academic researcher in the fields of mental health, diabetes and disordered eating in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Emma maintains an interest in research and has published book chapters and journal articles examining psychological assessment and treatment of disordered eating. She has presented her research at national and international conferences, such as an invited plenary presentation on Binge Eating Disorder to the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED). Emma is a sessional lecturer at Curtin University, and is a current member of the ANZAED, and the Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT).
Dr Bianca Petterson (she/her)
DIRECTOR, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
BSc (Nutrition), GradDipPsych (Hons), DPsych (Clinical)
Bianca is a Clinical Psychologist with a background in nutrition. She is experienced in helping people to develop more helpful and healing approaches to eating and body image. She is qualified to treat a range of psychological difficulties using evidence-based treatments consistent with current psychological research. Her focus is in the treatment of eating disorders and associated issues, both in adults and adolescents, and has special interest in the areas of selective (‘fussy’) eating and excessive/compulsive exercise. She is passionate about guiding individuals and families toward the development of functional patterns of behaviours and attitudes relating to food, eating and appearance.
Bianca completed a Nutrition degree at Curtin University, before completing a Graduate Diploma of Psychology at Sydney University, followed by the completion of a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) degree at the University of Western Australia. During her post-graduate training, she completed an internship with the eating disorders team at the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI).
Bianca’s approach to therapy is one of warmth, compassion and dedication. She believes in delivering person-centred evidence-based treatment, and working in collaborative and respectful partnerships with clients and colleagues. She is currently a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED), and is a credentialed eating disorder clinician.
Dr Tiffany Calvert (she/her)
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
B.A (Hons), DPsych (Clinical)
Tiffany is a Clinical Psychologist. She is passionate about working with people experiencing disordered eating and helping them build the courage and skills to develop happier and healthier relationships with food and their bodies. Tiffany is a trauma-informed clinician and has a special interest in the intersection between trauma and eating disorders. She is trained in numerous treatment approaches including CBT-E, SSCM, MANTRA, FBT, CPT, Schema Therapy, and EMDR. Tiffany is naturally compassionate and collaborative and adopts a size-inclusive and body positive approach consistent with the Health At Every Size (HAES) principles.
Tiffany graduated from The University of Western Australia (UWA), and during her training completed an internship at the Eating Disorders Section at The Maudsley Hospital in London. She has been involved in eating disorder research projects across Australia and internationally. Tiffany has been a guest post-graduate Lecturer at UWA.
Tiffany is a current member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and HAES Australia.
Dr Dylan Gilbey (he/him)
Dylan is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar interested in working with people experiencing a range of mental health concerns. Dylan completed his Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia, where he is currently working on his PhD. He has previously volunteered as a counsellor for LGBTQIA+ people in need of mental and sexual health support, and completed a placement at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, where he worked with young people experiencing severe mental health difficulties.
Dylan has clinical experience working with people across the lifespan, experiencing a range of concerns including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and borderline personality disorder. He has extensive experience in working with sexuality and gender-diverse people. Dylan is trained in a range of evidence-based treatments, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and his approach as a therapist is flexible, authentic and validating.
Stephen Cohen (he/him)
Bachelor of Physical Education & Masters in Clinical Psychology.
Stephen is a clinical psychologist interested in working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of mental health concerns. Stephen completed a Bachelor of Physical Education and then a Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia.
Stephen has clinical experience working with people across the lifespan, in mental health, trauma, death, loss, family issues and child protection experiencing a range of concerns including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self-harm, life adjustment issues and borderline personality disorder.
He has extensive experience in working with self-harming and suicidal clients. Stephen is trained in a range of evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.
Stephen’s role is to provide a safe space to address problematic issues that target beneficial changes for individuals and families.
Gabby Lubieniecki (she/her)
COUNSELLOR, LIVED EXPERIENCE CLINICAN & GROUP FACILITATOR
BAPsych, GradCertOrgChangMan, MCoun, CEDC
Gabriel is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician and a certified trained Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa Clinician. Gabriel offers a person-centred approach and is passionate about working with clients in a respectful, individualised, and holistic manner. Her work is grounded in trauma-informed care principles, and she draws on her clients’ strengths and works with them to explore issues, provide care and support.
She offers counselling and therapy for a variety of clientele, with a special interest in severe and enduring eating disorders. Gabriel also has experience in perfectionism, anxiety and complex trauma. She has an integrative therapy approach, and draws upon schema therapy and inner child work, as well as developing self-compassion strategies.
Gabriel has lived experience of recovering from a severe and enduring eating disorder and draws upon that experience to help people understand the origins of their eating disorder, the purpose they serve and begin to explore life without eating disorder behaviours.
Gabriel offers both telehealth and in-person appointments and sees clients both in Western Australia and nationally.
Dr Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd (she/her)
Based at Swan Centre South West
B.A (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), PhD
Jessica is a psychologist with a special interest in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders. She completed her clinical psychology training and PhD at the University of Western Australia, conducting research exploring the experience of disgust in anorexia nervosa. She has published several papers and chapters in this area, and has presented her research at a number of national and international conferences.
Before commencing work at the Swan Centre, Jessica spent two years working in an inpatient eating disorders service at the Priory Roehampton, London. In this role, she was part of a large multi-disciplinary team providing services and support to children, adolescents and their families. Prior to this, she was employed at the University of Western Australia’s Counselling and Psychology Service.
Jessica is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments to her clients in a safe and supportive environment. She believes in the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and a warm, empathic stance as the basis of positive change and therapy outcomes.
Dr Anthea Fursland (she/her)
Anthea has worked for 40 years in the eating disorders field, with experience in the UK and the USA. Now living in Australia, she was previously the Director of the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) and the Director of the Western Australia Eating Disorders Outreach & Consultation Service (WAEDOCS). She now works in private practice, offering single-session psychological assessment, training and consultation.
Anthea has been involved in service development, applied clinical research and training. She has trained and supervised clinicians throughout Australia in CBT-E. She has co-authored many peer-reviewed papers and created a web-based self-help resource.
Anthea serves on the Steering Committee of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration and is a member of the Australian Government Department of Health Eating Disorders Technical Advisory Group. She is past-president of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED). In 2011 she was elected a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED); in 2015 she was awarded the ANZAED Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2019 she received the AED Outstanding Clinician Award.
Alise Bender (she/her)
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR
B.A (Hons), MPsych (Clinical)
Alise is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar with a passion for working in the fields of neurodiversity and eating disorders. Alise finished her Master of Clinical Psychology at Curtin University in 2021 and has completed research exploring the role of childhood emotional abuse in the development of bulimia nervosa.
Sophie Vasiliu (she/her)
Based at Swan Centre South West
Sophie is a warm and approachable provisional psychologist with a passion for working in the eating disorder field. Sophie finished her Honours in Psychology in 2019 and completed research exploring the role emotion regulation and body image played in those with eating disorders.
Sophie has experience working with teenagers and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. Specifically, she has a strong interest in working in the areas of eating disorders, body image, anxiety, major life transitions and interpersonal relationships.
Sophie uses evidence-based treatments including Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and the Maudsley Approach to Family-based Therapy. Alongside treatment, Sophie acknowledges the importance of building trust and mutual connection within the therapy space. She values getting to know each individual and incorporating their own strengths and interests into the therapy process.
Sophie is dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgmental space for all her clients and welcomes all members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
When Sophie is not working, she loves to spend her day gardening, cooking delicious meals for her family/friends, or taking her dog to the beach for a dip in the ocean.
BA Psych (Hons) & MPsych
Erin is a Clinical Psychology Registrar, specializing in collaborative multi-disciplinary care for individuals grappling with eating disorders and body image concerns. She earned her Master of Psychology from Edith Cowan University, and her professional journey at The Swan Centre is enriched by her prior experiences in community mental health, as well as her role as an educator and researcher in the field of psychology.
Erin holds membership in the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists and is an active participant in Size Inclusive Health Australia. Her dedication lies in the application of evidence-based methodologies to empower clients in cultivating a harmonious relationship with both food and their bodies.
Throughout her career, Erin has provided support to individuals spanning various life stages, addressing a spectrum of mental health challenges including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, and psychosis. She operates from a perspective grounded in trauma-informed care and attachment principles, fostering a therapeutic environment characterized by warmth, respect, and client-centeredness.
Beyond her professional commitments, Erin finds solace in quality time with her family, indulging in literary pursuits, immersing herself in the natural world, and accompanying her loyal Border Collie, Louis, for leisurely swims at the dog beach.
BPsych(Hons), GradDipCounsPsychTh, MPsych
Heather is a compassionate and dedicated provisional psychologist with an extensive counselling background working with children, adolescents, and adults across a range of mental health difficulties. She provides a high standard of clinical care by drawing from evidence-based treatment to empower individuals to make positive change. Her warmth and authenticity create a safe, non-judgemental space for clients across the lifespan.
Heather has clinical experience in the treatment of mental health difficulties including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self-worth, self-harm, grief, and trauma. She is trained in a range of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gestalt, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy.
Alison James (she/her)
MENTAL HEALTH-TRAINED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
A mental health OT provides care from a holistic perspective with a focus on how people function in their occupation and life roles. They look at what is impacting an individual’s functioning, drawing on a range of psychological and occupational therapy strategies to help the person understand and cope with daily functioning.
Dialectic Behavioural Therapy – aims to replace problem behaviours with skilful ones to help people experience a range of emotions without having to act on them. DBT believes two opposites can be true at the same time, however when blended can create a new truth and a different way of viewing a situation. It can help people create a life worth living.
Kate Fleming (she/her)
BSc (Nut & Diet), Post Grad Dip. Diet
Kate Fleming is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a passion for assisting those with disordered eating issues and weight concerns.
Kate has extensive clinical experience in the field of disordered eating; having presented at conferences, and delivered training workshops for health professionals in the field. She was previously a member of the specialist eating disorders team at The Hollywood Hospital Eating Disorders Programme.
Kate makes up part of the team of passionate, dedicated, and expert practitioners who work collectively to help clients’ transform their relationships with food, exercise, and their bodies using the latest, evidence-based approaches in order to produce long-term, sustainable improvements in physical and emotional health.
Kate has completed specialist training in the following approaches; The Non Diet Approach for Dietitians, Fiona Willer; CBT-E: Enhanced Cognitive Based Therapy for Eating Disorders, CREDO Oxford University; Client centred approach to weight management, Dr Rick Kausman; and Children’s eating behaviours, Ellyn Satter.
Kate is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia as an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist, the Mental Health Practitioners Network (MHPN) Perth Eating Disorders Group as a coordinator, the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC).
Belinda Salvia (she/her)
BPharm, GCertHumNutr, MDiet, APD
Belinda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Registered Pharmacist. Belinda has experience working as a dietitian in private practice and community settings supporting adults and children with complex needs, nutritional deficiencies, gut disorders, malnutrition, chronic disease, and resistant eating. Furthermore, Belinda has 14 years of experience working as a Pharmacist in hospital and community setting, bringing a wealth of medication and medical knowledge to her practice.
Belinda is passionate about supporting individuals to improve their body image and develop a positive relationship with food. Belinda has completed specialist training in the following approaches; The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians (Fiona Willer & Fiona Sutherland), Eating Disorder Essentials and Eating Disorder Masterclass for Dietitians (WA Eating Disorders Outreach and Consultation Service), and Eating Disorders Training for Dietitians (Shane Jeffrey & Fiona Sutherland).
Belinda has a special interest in working with individuals with resistant eating patterns including those with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). Belinda is trained in providing food desensitisation therapy using the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach and the Food Scientist Model SOS approach for children and young adults with limited food acceptance. Additionally, Belinda has completed ARFID for Dietitians: A Responsive Feeding Therapy Approach training with Eating Disorder Registered Dietitians and Professional (EDRDPro).
Belinda is a member of Dietitians Australia (DA) and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC).
JULIE TOWNSEND (she/her)
Based at Swan Centre South West
BSc (Nutrition) & MDiet
Julie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD), having completed my Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) undergraduate and Masters of Dietetics postgraduate degree.
Juie provides dietetic support to individuals with eating disorders to achieve physical nourishment and the restore normalised eating behaviours. She achieves this through nutritional counselling, and knows that collaboration with the client is key – clarifying how eating behaviours get in the way of living well and identifying how to bring about change.
Julie has previously worked with in-patients and out-patients as part of a multi-disciplinary team in both public and private hospital settings.
Dr Tasmiah Masih (she/her)
DIETITIAN & YOGA TEACHER
BAppSc (Nutrition), MNutDiet, GradCertHealthEd, PhD
Tas is an accredited practicing dietitian, culinary nutritionist and a Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher. Her doctorate focused on stress, relaxation, mindfulness and appetite. Her approach integrates the sciences of weight-neutral nutrition, mindfulness, relaxation, cooking and yoga, to support the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, and simply finding joy in the delight of cooking and eating.
She has previously worked as a clinical dietitian in general dietetics, diabetes (in both the public and private sector) and in academia.
She is a 500hr+ trained yoga and mindfulness teacher, and runs the Swan Centre’s Trauma-Sensitive Mindful and Restorative Yoga classes.
Emily Eaton (she/her)
BSc (Nutrition), Post Grad Dip. Diet
Emily Eaton is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Advanced Sports Dietitian. She is committed to supporting individuals with disordered eating issues, pursuing recovery from an eating disorder, and health without dieting.
Emily is also experienced working with a variety of athletes and sportspeople, from recreational to elite level, and has been part of the nutrition team at the Western Australian Institute of Sport since 2014. She has worked in private practice for several years, and has an interest in diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Emily is passionate about helping clients to develop and maintain a positive relationship with food, exercise and their bodies. She has previously lectured and tutored in nutrition at Edith Cowan University, Curtin University, The University of Notre Dame and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Emily has completed specialist training in the following approaches; The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians, Fiona Willer & Fiona Sutherland; The Person-Centred Approach to Weight Management, Dr Rick Kausman; Mindful Fuelling for Athletes, Fiona Sutherland; and Nutrition Counselling for Eating Disorders, Marci Evans.
Emily is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED), the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), and Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA).
Claire Cooper (she/her)
BSc (Nutrition), GradDip.Diet
Claire is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is committed to supporting individuals with disordered eating issues. Claire brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in evidence based approaches to help support sustained improvements in physical and emotional health.
Claire has worked in a variety of settings from hospitals and private practice in numerous states in Australia to lecturing and supervising clinical placements for Curtin University here in Perth.
Claire has years of experience also in working with all forms of diabetes, IBS, coeliac disease, chronic disease and food intolerances.
Claire has completed specialist dietetics training with the WA Eating Disorders Outreach and Consultation Service (WAEDOCS) and CBT-E with The Centre of Clinical Interventions, Motivational Interviewing with Tara McCregor, and Eating Disorders for Dietitians – Fiona Sutherland and Shane Jeffrey.
Claire is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC).
Hannah Repton (she/her)
BSc (Nutr), MDiet
Hannah is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a passion for supporting those with disordered eating and eating disorders. She is committed to helping people enhance their health without restrictive dieting, shame and guilt. Hannah is passionate about inclusivity and diversity. Hannah uses the non-diet approach which aligns with the Health at Every Size (HAES) paradigm. Hannah uses a warm and collaborative approach that empowers her clients throughout treatment.
Hannah has completed specialist training in the following approaches: Eating Disorders for Dietitians – Fiona Sutherland and Shane Jeffrey; An Introduction to the Non-Diet Approach – Fiona Willer; InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders: The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders.
Hannah is a member of Dietitians Australia (DA) and HAES Australia.
Michelle has been a member of our admin team from the first year we opened our doors.
Chenoa is our Operations Manager and has been with us for 4 years.
Claire has over four years of dedicated service as the Reception Manager at the Swan Centre Claremont. Her goal is to create an inviting atmosphere that fosters optimism and trust, making every individual feel welcome and cared for from the moment they step through our doors.
In her spare time, art has always been an essential part of Claire’s life, and with her experience here at the Swan Centre, it led her to complete her Certificate in Art Therapy. She is currently studying for her Diploma and is eager to put this knowledge to use helping those in need.
Jasmine is one of our admin team’s clinic receptionists at The Swan Centre and has been a part of our team for two years. Jasmine has completed a Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitation Science and is taking a break from pursuing postgraduate studies. Jasmine loves being a part of the Swan Centre and we love having her on our team. Jasmine enjoys spending her spare time being a dancer and teaching dance to children at a studio in Perth. You’ll see Jasmine’s bright face as soon as you walk into the clinic, and may notice her writing with her left hand!
Rhiannon is our newest member of the team. She completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at UWA and is currently studying a Master of Research in paediatric leukaemia. Rhiannon has previously worked in disability services, and is passionate about expanding her experience at The Swan Centre.