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New Zealand Eating Disorders Clinic

Private Service, Mental Health, Paediatrics


8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


The New Zealand Eating Disorders Clinic (NZEDC) has been established out of dedication to helping people get the best eating disorder treatment possible in the private setting.

We are a group of highly skilled and experienced specialist clinicians providing evidence based treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder in both adults and adolescents. We also offer treatment for less severe forms of disordered eating, including compulsive eating, difficulty managing around food and body image concerns.

Treatment specialities include Family Based Treatment (FBT) for adolescents and young adults and specialist therapist-led manualised psychological therapies for all age groups. We also provide specialist medical/psychiatric and nutritional consultations when required as part of treatment. 

We also offer treatment for a range of other psychological, emotional and relational problems. 



Kellie Lavender - Director / Senior Psychotherapist

Roger Mysliwiec - Director / Medical Doctor / Registered Psychotherapist

Emma Thomas - Counsellor/Eating Disorder Therapist

Maree Sievwright - Registered Occupational Therapist

Henk Smith - Registered Psychologist

Dr. Rachael Mayne - Registered Clinical Psychologist

Stephanie Burd - Registered Social Worker

Kate de Bruyn - Registered Mental Health Nurse

Garalynne Stiles - Registered Dietitian - on maternity leave

Rachael Wilson - Registered Dietitian

Jess Dyson - Recovery Coach

Claudine Bjorklund - Clinic Manager


Referral Expectations

Call or email us to tell us about your needs or, if you are ready, make an appointment for an assessment. We also accept referrals from GPs and medical specialists.

What to expect

  • Once contact has been made we will ask about what kind of help you are looking for.
  • We will then arrange a time for an initial assessment to take place. This will usually take approximately 90-120 minutes.
  • Following this we will be able to discuss treatment options with you and arrange appropriate follow-up appointments which may include specialist medical/psychiatric or nutritional consultations.
  • We will liaise with your GP to link in treatment with regular medical monitoring. 
  • It may also be agreed that inclusion of other family members or partners is indicated which we will discuss with you at the time.


8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

NZEDC will be closed from 23 December 2019 until 5 January 2020. The office will open again from 13 January 2020. This is when we will respond to emails and calls again. 

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Conditions / Treatments

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Read about Anorexia Nervosa here More

  • Bulimia Nervosa

    Read about Bulimia Nervosa here More

  • Binge Eating Disorder

    Read about Binge Eating Disorder here More

  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

    Read more about ARFID  Here More

  • Eating Disorders - Associated Conditions

    Read here about other conditions that may be associated with disordered eating. More

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience.… More

  • Anxiety Disorders

    We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More

  • Family Based Treatment (FBT)

    Read about Family Based Therapy here More

  • Adolescent Focused Therapy (AFT)

    Read about Adolescent Focused Therapy here More

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT and CBT-E)

    Read about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy here More

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

    Read about Dialectical Behaviour Therapy here More

  • MANTRA (Maudsley Anorexia Treatment for Adults)

    Read about MANTRA here More

  • Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM)

    Read about Specialist Supportive Clinical Management here More

Document Downloads

  • NZEDC Brochure (PDF, 2.7 MB)
    New Zealand Eating Disorders Clinic brochure

Public Transport

The Auckland Transport website is a good resource to plan your public transport options.


NZEDC is located at 52 College Hill. We have limited car parking. 

There is some free 120 minute street parking on the streets around our clinic.  


NZEDC offers treatment groups and information evenings for GPs.

Please see links below for upcoming events.

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Contact us online here

52 College Hill
Freemans Bay
Auckland 1011

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Street Address

52 College Hill
Freemans Bay
Auckland 1011

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52 College Hill
Freemans Bay

This page was last updated at 10:28AM on January 26, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by New Zealand Eating Disorders Clinic.