ABOUT

HELEN
DEAN

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  • Master of Counselling

  • Training for clinicians in Family Based Therapy

  • Training in Eating Disorders

  • Master of Teaching (primary/secondary teaching)

  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Bachelor of Applied Science

Helen is a Registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association and registrant of PACFA; Accredited Practising Dietitian and family-based therapist with over 20 years in experience. She specialises in working with children and adolescents with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image issues.

As a qualified teacher, counsellor and dietitian Helen has worked with children both in a hospital, school setting and privately for many years. She understands the pressure that children face at school and in life and how stressful it can be for some children to be away from their parents and families. 

 

Helen works with parents and children to help them understand the relationship between nutrition/diet and behaviour as well as other factors such as anxiety, depression, and behavioural issues related to grief, trauma and family separation. 

 

Helen works with adolescents on issues such as school refusal, addiction, bullying, school transition, friendships and any other issues that may impact the growth and development of the young person.

 

Helen is unique as has 3 areas of expertise that she offers children and families. 

Helen has a very gentle and calm approach and uses a collaborative approach to help clients better understand their behaviours and work towards achieving their goals.

Current Work:

  • Dietitian and Registered Counsellor- Private Clinic

  • Family Therapy/Adolescent Focused Therapy- Private Clinic

  • Lecturer – Latrobe University

Supervision with Helen

If you're a dietitian or mental health worker and work in the area of eating disorders and looking for supervision then contact Helen for bookings and enquiries.

 

Helen encourages reflective practice and provides guidance and honest feedback to help you feel empowered and grow from each experience. Helen is highly respectful of others’ opinions and very passionate about assisting others by providing rich and meaningful learning opportunities and support.