Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Anita Cochrane


Professional Profile

Founding director of DietPsyche, Anita is a registered psychologist, hypnotherapist and accredited practising dietitian.

Since 1992 Anita has been working full-time in private practice. Her areas of work include: anxiety and anxiety-related disorders (e.g., phobias, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, PTSD); mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder); adjustment disorders, rehabilitation counselling & pain management; stress, burnout and trauma counselling; personal and relationship counselling; drug and alcohol relapse prevention; eating disorders, eating issues, body image and overweight and obesity; and self-concept, coping, anger management, codependency and general personal development.

As an accredited practising dietitian, Anita has more than thirty years experience in weight management, eating disorders and eating issues. Anita’s approach to weight management and eating issues acknowledges the important relationship among diet, lifestyle and psychological factors in achieving eating and weight management outcomes.

Anita presents seminars and workshops to both the public and to professional peers. She has conducted Corporate Employee Well-Being Programs that address health, weight, stress and burnout, general psychology and exercise.

Anita’s passion is researching and applying methods that will help people make changes that will optimize the quality of their lives and assist them in being who they want to be. In pursuit of this passion, Anita is currently completing a PhD aimed at developing a change management model for weight and health management.

  • Director of LifePsyche & DietPsyche Pty Ltd
  • Registered Psychologist (Qld)
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian (DAA)
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist (ASH)

Professional Registrations/Affiliations

  • Registered Psychologist (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – AHPRA)
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian (DAA)
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist (ASH)
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society
  • Member, Australian Society of Hypnosis
  • Member, Dietitian’s Association of Australia
  • Member, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS)
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED)

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Graduate Diploma of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Post-Graduate Diploma of Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma in Hypnosis
  • Master of Organisational Psychology
  • PhD (candidate) – obesity management
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