Hi Karla, I wanted to touch base to let you know how I am going and to thank you for the difference you made to me.  Thanks to our conversations last year, a crack in the self imposed armour definitely opened up.  The difference to my life and my self is unbelievable.  I experience being fully restored to “myself” and being able to accomplish my goals, reconnect with loved ones and have a life!  As a result I have lost 11kg and feel much healthier.  I am taking a long term approach and have a few health goals over the next 2 years which is unprecedented for me.  I am eating like a normal person, exercising and living my life and surprise, surprise, it works.  Again thanks so much for the compassion and generosity you showed me.  It was exactly what I needed and most definitely got me on my way.  Cheers, Michelle.


"Karla, thank you for your help last year.  My sessions with you were incredibly enlightening and self-educational.  I continue on my ongoing journey towards 'mindful eating'!!  But more importantly, my sessions with you were a huge emotional support for me at a time of great need.  Life is pretty damn good most of the time - and still very difficult the rest of the time, but that's life, right?!  All the best and thank you again," Bronwyn


"I wanted to let you know that I started receiving compliments on the way I look, and I couldn't understand why since I was not dieting and tried very hard not to think about my weight. I have continued to eat my forbidden foods: McDonalds (not very satisfying is it?) chips, popcorn, chocolate, pizza, curry, meat, cheese, bacon and eggs! etc.  My father had not seen me for 6 months and was blown away when I visited him. So I finally decided to hop on the scales for the first time in 12 months. I had not wanted to do this in case I was again shown I was delusional.  

Well, I had lost 12 kgs. I want to stress that at no time did I go hungry and there were plenty of times that I have overeaten non-hungrily. To a certain extent, I am still learning and misjudge every so often.  I am still losing weight slowly but what I do notice is that when I start to think "right now I can lose.... "  I start to eat non-hungrily again in anticipation of the foods I will be denying myself. 

 What meant a lot to me was looking at jeans in a normal shop and thinking, no that's way too small for me, and trying them on and they were way too loose. I had lost so much weight, my "mental picture" of what I looked like, had not yet caught up. I even feel more comfortable, I don't bump into things anymore.  I actually was very sexually confident when I was heavier and  I enjoyed having big boobs,  but I realise that my weight was definitely an armour.  So thanks Karla. I will be in touch for my follow-on counselling session with you. I did want to give you this latest in my life though and a very happy new year to you and your family."  Warmest Regards, Cassie


"Dear Karla,  I just wanted to share this amazing thing with you: In June 2009 we performed at the Opera. I had just stopped dieting then. In May 2010 we did a reprise, a new costume had to be made, because I had gained weight. Last week I tried on that costume for the upcoming tour; it was too big!!!!  Long story short; I thought I wasn’t losing weight, but I did!!! And I didn’t know, didn’t notice!!! It was just going very slowly!!  For the first time in my life I lost weight without noticing and without a diet.  And I still can't really tell by trying on my own "skinny clothes". But this costume was hand-tailored and was fitting very well in May... I tried on the jacket of the old (smaller) costume last week and it was fitting perfectly again. Next week I'll try the smaller skirt. I don’t even care which one I will wear. And I am not so impatient anymore.  I realise now that my body is taking its own pace. And meanwhile I am happy with the way I look.  It’s going really well with eating. I eat when I'm hungry, stop when I'm full, I listen to my body. I hardly judge myself anymore when I overeat; it's usually very clear when I do. Almost always when I'm tired and when I've crossed my own borders, when I haven't taken rest on time.  I am so grateful for your wisdom in this. Without you I wouldn’t have been able to break the cycle of guilt and dieting...  Thanks so much!!!! Warmly, Nicky"


Dear Karla,  I  have to report some great news –  It’s been almost 2 years since I saw you last and I have managed to lose 14 kilos and kept it off!! The book and your workshops were certainly an inspiration and I realise now that I don’t have to diet or put my body through a tough exercise program to get the results.  I just simply stopped overeating and had some regular exercise.  I am really enjoying my new figure – I went from 70 kg to 56 kg (ok maybe 57 kg hihihi) and I have set up a new business for myself, I am also training to be a dance teacher.  Lots of love, Anna.














































Updated 11th April, 2018 


An Initial Consultation runs for 60 minutes and costs $ 99

For new clients on your first visit only, this session runs for one hour.

For new clients on your first visit, I will take a $25 non-refundable deposit to hold this appointment time open for you.  

Please see the bottom of this page for my Arrival Policy, Late Policy, Cancellation Policy, Payment Policy and Non-refundable Deposit Policy.


Counselling - A standard session runs for 50 minutes and costs $88  

One on one private counselling is provided in the safety and comfort of my office at the Grange.

If you wish to come and see me, no referral is necessary from a GP and no rebates are available from Medicare or any private health fund. 

If you find my fees are not within your budget, may I suggest that you come and see me at the Relaxation Centre.  I present either a seminar or a workshop here 10 times per year.  Please check the Workshops page above, for details of the next dates I will be presenting here.







Counselling - A long session runs for 75 minutes and costs $ 128


The longest sessions I offer are 75 minutes in length and this time needs to be booked in advance.



Couples Counselling   - 75 minutes $ 128


I offer couples counselling for you and your partner.  Underneath the highly visible and destructive behaviours of the 'eating issue' there are many communication problems that become masked between couples.  Each person needs to be heard and validated individually, in the presence of your partner before we can begin to work on building a bridge and resolving the underlying issues.   

I need to be working with the person with the eating issue in regular one-on-one sessions before I can agree to do a couples counselling session in order for your session to be as effective as possible.



Telephone Counselling - a 60 minute session is $ 88

Telephone counselling is ideal if you are unable to physically get in to see me in Brisbane.  If you live anywhere in Australia, I will phone you for your session. Sessions are one hour in length.  All you will need is a contact phone number and an email address.  


Small group workshops and seminars are run regularly at the Relaxation Centre, Alderley

Please see the Workshops page for more information on these.


There are 7 different themes explored throughout the Life After Diets program, which are: 

Needs and Nurturing







Body Image


Arrival Policy:

Please do not arrive earlier than your appointment time, as I do not have a waiting room or reception area here at my office so I am unable to open the door for  you to let you in until your actual appointment time. 

Late Policy:  

If you are late for your appointment, please bear in mind that I will still need to finish your appointment on time for my next appointment.

Payment Policy:   

Full payment is due at the end of each session.  You can pay by cash, credit card or debit card.

Cancellation Policy:  

I request that you please give me a minimum of 24 hours notice for all changes and cancellations to your appointment. 

$25 Non-refundable Deposit Policy:

On booking your first appointment as a new client, I will take a $25 deposit to hold this time open for you.  

The reason for this is that in the past I have had many new clients who simply didn't show up.

By taking this deposit, there is more of a commitment on your part to keeping the appointment.

When you come for your Initial appointment, the $25 is then deducted off the total fee of $99, leaving a balance of $74.

If you don't come for your appointment, you don't get the $25 refunded.













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