Rosiel (Rosie) Elwyn
Rosie has particular interest and experience working with adults with disordered eating of all body weights, shapes, sizes, abilities, genders, orientations, cultures and ethnicities, and body images issues. She practices from a Health-at-Every-Size and weight-neutral approach that promotes body safety for diverse peoples, with aims of un-learning diet culture and celebrating body differences. At this time, she cannot work with children and adolescents who will need to work closely with a paediatrics team. However, Rosie can work with carers of young people with eating disorders. Rosie is trained in CBT-E for eating disorders, and Guided Self-Help for Binge-Eating.
Rosie has a particular interest and experience in working with those in the LGBTQAP+ community. She also has interest working with those who hear voices, experience extreme states, perceptual differences and unusual beliefs that may be considered or diagnosed as psychosis. Rosie has other specialised interests in: trauma and complex trauma, stress related to marginalisation or identity for diverse peoples, and chronic health conditions such as endometriosis, Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome and chronic pain.
Rosie has a background as a peer practitioner in inpatient mental health units and community non-profit organisations for a number of years, and in Lived Experience research. She has experience delivering mental health services to individuals and groups in different settings including inpatient mental health wards, aged care residential facilities, non-profit organisations, community and respite facilities. She takes a collaborative, integrated approach to working with an individual in therapy, grounded in an individual’s needs, personal goals, and informed by evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Compassion-Based Therapy, Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Enhanced for disordered eating, Logotherapy, Metacognitive Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
“She utilises a range of evidence-based therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), modifying treatment to each client’s individual needs, goals, and values in order to assist clients in meeting their treatment goals and improving their quality of life.“
Rosie is Provisional Psychologist and has completed a Master of Psychology (Professional Psychology) at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute, with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology) (Honours) at the University of Queensland and University of the Sunshine Coast. Rosie’s pronouns are she/her/they.