Welcome to Shelly Beach Practice
Shelly Beach Practice is a team of experienced Clinical Psychologists, Dietitians and associates that specialise in the treatment of disordered eating, food and body image issues and related concerns. We are a private service located in Ponsonby, Auckland.
The primary focus of our work is supporting clients with:
recovery from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating, and ARFID (clinically significant fussy/picky eating)
eliminating overeating, yoyo dieting and food related anxiety
body image concerns
understanding the psychology of food and eating and developing a peaceful relationship with food
eliminating diet mentality with a non-diet approach to nutritional management
Our psychology team also has expertise in anxiety, mood concerns, relationship difficulties, addiction, trauma, couples therapy, family therapy, males with eating disorders and LGBTQ+ support.
Additionally, our dietetic team has extensive experience in paediatric and adolescent nutrition, body positivity for children, hypothalamic amenorrhea, orthorexia, intuitive eating, the Health at Every Size (HAES) approach with a particular focus on healthy behaviours and thoughts rather than on weight or size, allergies and intolerances, gut health and food service management.
We understand that seeking professional help can sometimes be a daunting prospect. You will find our practice professional, yet also approachable, warm, and non-judgemental. We strongly believe that with the right support, change IS possible.