Eating disorders are a serious mental and physical health condition, and requires careful treatment from medical, physical and emotional health perspectives. At The Banyans Health and Wellness, our multidisciplinary team of professionals work collaboratively to ensure a superior care and long-term recovery of guests experiencing eating disorder.

Program Highlights
  • One on one therapy with onsite Masters-degree qualified Eating Disorder Therapist and counsellor, as well as registered psychologists and ancillary therapists
  • Personalised wellness and nutrition plan including support from onsite psychology-degree Nutritionist and experienced chefs
  • Medically supported approach to recovery and rehabilitation including psychology-degree qualified Exercise Physiologist to ensure the safe transition into a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Medical support for Eating Disorder recovery

Eating Disorder has serious impacts on the body’s ability to function in a healthy way. Long-term eating disorder may have consequences on a person’s liver function, digestion, thyroid function and more; highlighting the necessity of a medically supervised transition toward a healthy lifestyle. Guests at The Banyans regularly partner with general practitioners, medical specialists and registered nurses to ensure the highest standard of medical care.

Onsite Eating Disorder therapist and counsellor

A bespoke program at The Banyans may include a number of one-on-one therapy sessions with Julie Kelly, a degree qualified eating disorder therapist and counsellor. Guests benefit from her experience, insight and compassionate nature as they work on strategies to overcome their challenges.

Multidisciplinary team of professionals

The Banyans Health and Wellness team is comprised over fifty-five members, spanning medical support, psychological and emotional therapy, nutrition, exercise, chefs and more. The multidisciplinary approach of The Banyans ensures that guests engage in recovery of the whole self – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Emotional and psychological therapies

The Banyans Health and Wellness dedicates a large portion of each program to evidence based emotional therapies including emerging areas of practice, such as brain spotting. In uncovering the issues behind alcohol misuse, individuals can address the concerns underlying their experience and unlock long-lasting recovery.

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Physical therapies

Physical therapies such as yoga, resistance training and cardio-based workouts restore the body’s energy, strength and metabolic processing, while also contributing to improvements in mental and emotional health.

Nutritional therapies

Lisa Cutforth, the nutritionist at The Banyans has dual degrees in Psychology and Nutrition, to provide compassionate, scientifically informed support. In congruence with the results of individual genetic tests, Lisa provides nutritional education and diverse eating plans for guests to give freedom and long-lasting recovery.

bowl of healthy breakfast

For those who may be experiencing more than one condition, the personalised nature of each program can incorporate elements of treatment for multiple conditions. We are able to incorporate elements of treatment for mental health, substance misuse and abuse, trauma, and chronic stress into a program for eating disorders.


Eating Disorder Specialist General Practitioner
Dr Leanne Barron

Dr Leanne Barron is one of Australia’s leading general practioners, specialising in Eating Disorder treatment. Dr Barron is a general practitioner with diverse experience, including treating malnutrition, allergy, adult emergency medicine, and general practice. As the Queensland GP representative for the state-wide Eating Disorder Advisory Group, Dr Barron is committed to educating patients, families, other professionals and the public.

Dr Leanne Barron
Nutritionist
Lisa Cutforth

Lisa is the nutritionist at The Banyans. She has been practicing as a nutritionist for the last 10 years, and has lectured at a Brisbane university on ‘Nutrition through the Lifespan’ and ‘Food as Medicine’. Lisa is a member of the Australian Natural Therapy Association. She is passionate about individual nutrition and has seen the evidence that there is no one-size-fits-all diet solution for optimal health.

Thank you for saving my life. I will never forget my time at The Banyans.

– Previous Guest