Dr Marion Roberts

Dr Marion Roberts

Dr Marion Roberts, MNZCCP
Principal Clinical Psychologist

PhD (KCL), MClinPsych, BSc (Hons 1st), BSc

Director, Nurture Psychology Ltd
Registered Psychologist (NZ Psychologists Board, Clinical Scope)
Member, New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists
Member & Executive Committee member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders
Member, Eating Disorder Research Society
Member, Academy of Eating Disorders

I am a clinical psychologist and academic with 13 years specialist experience in the field of eating disorders. I love working in this area, and genuinely believe that recovery is possible for every individual.

I enjoy working in a warm, collaborative manner with my clients. I see a wide range of clients including those with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and adolescents/teenagers/young adults with early forms of disordered eating or body confidence concerns. 

I have a strong background in clinical research, having completed a PhD (Psychological Medicine) in 2009 at the world renowned Eating Disorders Unit at the Maudsley Hospital in the UK (King’s College London). My specialist academic training allows my treatment approach with clients to be firmly grounded in what the research tells us works best (evidence-based practice). I began working clinically in New Zealand in 2015 at Thrive Eating Disorder Service residential & day program (now Tupu Ora). After 3 years at Shelly Beach Practice, I started Nurture Psychology to expand availability of private psychological services for eating disorders, to pursue my passion for early intervention work, and to focus on training/supervision of other clinicians in best-practice treatment for eating disorders.

Alongside my clinical work, I am a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University and hold an honorary position as Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago, Christchurch. In my academic role I am actively involved in both local and international lecturing and research (including the international genetics consortium for anorexia nervosa), and have published widely in the field. I regularly attended and present at international conferences on eating disorders, which helps me keep up to date with the latest advances. 

I have a particular interest in the impact of neurocognition (thinking styles) on eating disorders. With my London colleagues, I have been involved in the development and trialing of Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) for eating disorders. I am available as a trainer and supervisor for CRT, and also provide case consultation more generally for clinicians working with eating disorders.

My research profile can be found here.

Clinic days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

To book an appointment, please complete our self-referral form here.

 
 

 
 
Dr Zara Godinovich

Dr Zara Godinovich

Dr Zara Godinovich
Clinical Psychologist

DClinPsych, BSc (Hons 1st), BSc

Registered Psychologist (NZ Psychologists Board, Clinical Scope)
Member, New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists
Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders

I am a Clinical Psychologist with specialist training & experience in the treatment of eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder), together with anxiety and mood disorders. I offer compassionate evidence-based psychology services in my clinical practice which cover assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for adults & older adults.

I work collaboratively with my clients to improve their relationship with food and their bodies to support a broader life perspective, including working closely with dietetic colleagues where beneficial. My approach to therapy uses the leading treatment for bulimia nervosa, CBT-E (Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and other mindfulness-based interventions.

Whilst eating difficulties remain the focus, they do not always exist in isolation and at times it is important to address wider factors to support wellness. To assist with this, I also offer treatment for anxiety (including OCD, panic disorder and phobias), stress and worry, mood difficulties and depression, life adjustment including grief, and self-esteem issues. 

As well as my work with eating disorders, I have an active practice in community mental health with a special interest in working with adolescents and the elderly, particularly age-related concerns.

Clinic days are Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

To book an appointment, please complete our self-referral form here.

 
 

 
 
Kate Hebenton

Kate Hebenton

Kate Hebenton
Intern Psychologist

MA (Distinction), BA (Hons 1st), BA

Registered Intern Psychologist (NZ Psychologists Board, Clinical Scope)
Member, New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists
Member, New Zealand Psychological Society

I am an Intern Psychologist completing training in evidence-based treatment for eating disorders, with a focus on bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and people with eating/weight/shape concerns in larger bodies. I completed the clinical component of my degree in 2018. Alongside my clinical work, I am currently completing the research component of my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

I am passionate about working with my clients in a compassionate and genuine manner, and particularly enjoy including the Health at Every Size (HAES) principles in my practice. I strongly believe that every individual, regardless of the body they are in, deserves to be honoured, respected, and given a safe space to share their story. I work with these clients using the framework of CBT/CBT-E (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- Enhanced for eating disorders), the leading evidence-based psychological treatment model.

I have experience working with individuals across the life span (children, young adults & adults) and from a variety of backgrounds. I primarily work within a CBT framework, also incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness into my work with clients as appropriate. During my clinical training at the Centre for Psychology in Albany, I focussed on brief psychological interventions for general mental health difficulties. In addition to work with eating disorders I particularly enjoy working with mood issues including depression, anxiety (panic, phobias & social anxiety), grief, stress, and worry.

Clinic day is Friday.

To book an appointment, please complete our self-referral form here.