Your journey starts here

Eating disorders tailor themselves to the individual and thus every one of my clients receives Recovery Coaching support that is individualised to them and most effectively meets their needs. This will be constantly evaluated throughout their recovery journey to ensure it remains relevant. 

 

I know from my own experience that eating disorders don’t have office hours and that some of the most challenging work in recovery happens outside of therapy sessions. One of the key benefits of having a Recovery Coach is that I’m available to support you in ‘real time’ throughout the day in those moments where your eating disorder is in full force. I can be there to help bring you back to your Healthy Self and assist you in making choices that align with your goals and will get you closer to freedom rather than keeping you trapped in your eating disorder.

 

As your Recovery Coach I’m committed to helping you develop a ‘tool belt’ of effective skills, tools and strategies to replace any current disordered destructive patterns of behaviour that your eating disorder has introduced to your life. 

 

Depending on your unique set of circumstances here are some examples of what I can help you with - 

  • Setting goals in conjunction with your treatment team and helping you to achieve them 

  • Identifying recovery sabotaging behaviours and overcoming them

  • Empowering you with the knowledge that you can change your brain and helping you to create new neural pathways

  • Discovering your ‘why’ in recovery (what you are fighting for) and giving you practical tools to keep that as a primary focus

  • Identifying and challenging your food rules and cultivating a sense of peace with all foods

  • Guidance on becoming a ‘conscious eater’

  • Developing a healthy intuitive relationship with exercise and movement

  • Healing the relationship you have with your body image through the implementation of various different strategies including the concepts of body neutrality and body acceptance

  • Implementing self compassion and self care practices into your daily life

  • Developing a strong sense of self worth 

  • Devising strategies to help you feel your feelings and challenge your thoughts

  • Identifying and dispelling the fears that have been preventing you from letting go of your eating disorder

  • Learning how to harness your personality traits so that they can be used to your advantage in recovery rather than to fuel your eating disorder

  • Rediscovering your values and helping you to separate them from those of your eating disorder

  • Creating a life full of joy and purpose; a life free from your eating disorder

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I’m also able to provide assistance in the following areas should you require it - 

  • Meal support (at home and at restaurants/cafes) 

  • Cooking meals 

  • Grocery shopping 

  • Wardrobe clear outs and clothes shopping

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It’s important to note that as a Recovery Coach I do not replace treatment or therapy with licensed professionals rather I work as an adjunct to your existing treatment team.

Millie Thomas, Eating Disorder Recovery Coach

Discussing the value of lived experience with the

Australian Minister for Health Greg Hunt

My Why

 

I battled Anorexia Nervosa for 15 years and very nearly lost my life to the illness. I was given up on by my treatment team and told to consider palliative care options. My miraculous recovery was a catalyst for a complete career change. I left my hometown of Auckland, New Zealand and moved to my ‘happy place’ - the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Where I became determined to use my lived experience to help bring eating disorders out of the shadows and into the light. I dedicate my time to eating disorder advocacy and eating disorder recovery coaching. I help clients around the world to gain freedom from their eating disorders and reclaim their lives.

 

In addition to my private practice I work with Sunshine Coast based charity endED where I have been involved in numerous projects including the establishment of Australia’s first residential Eating Disorders facility ‘Wandi Nerida’. 

 

I believe that no matter how long or how hard someone’s journey with an eating disorder has been full recovery is always possible; I’m living proof of that.

 

If you would like to know more about working with me please book your free 15 minute consultation below.