Nolene Harrison is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She qualified with a Master’s Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology in 2005. She has since worked as a clinical psychologist in a variety of settings in New Zealand, across both the public and private sectors. Before moving to Hobart, Nolene was employed as a group facilitator for an Addictions Service at a private psychiatric hospital in Melbourne.
Nolene’s current professional focus is in the area of Weight Management and Food addiction.
With food addiction, people engage in comfort eating to change the way they feel, in a similar way to how others might use alcohol or drugs to relieve feelings such as sadness, anger, boredom or anxiety. Nolene assists clients with looking at dysfunctional thinking and behaviours related to food and dieting, and together develops strategies to help break these habits. Through changing both their thinking and behaviour, clients are more likely to lose weight and maintain their goals. Nolene uses only evidence-based treatments, and her therapeutic framework includes cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness and relapse prevention. (Nolene is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency and a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association)