Fill The Gap Counselling Team

EDFA’s Fill The Gap counselling program provides essential access to tailored, online, one-on-one counselling support for carers of those with eating disorders. 

Our Fill The Gap team comprises highly skilled team members who bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion to ensure carers are provided with the support and education they need to become more effective supports for their loved one.

Chris Fowler

Fill The Gap Program Director

Chris is a registered psychologist who has worked in the area of eating disorders since 2012. He first worked in an inpatient and outpatient hospital setting providing support to those experiencing eating disorders. For the last eight years, he worked at the Butterfly Foundation's National Helpline. He first started by supporting those reaching out for help, including carers, before moving into a management role guiding the Clinical and Operational aspects of the Helpline.

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Rowena Brookes

Fill The Gap Counsellor

Rowena holds her Masters qualification in counselling and the ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential. She has a range of experience working with couples, teenagers, children and families and has lived experience caring for a loved one with an eating disorder. Rowena loves getting to know her clients on a real level, seeing them learn about themselves, realise that change is possible, and that there is always hope. She believes it’s a real privilege to be let into her clients’ lives on this level for a season.

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Angie Sloan

Fill The Gap Counsellor

Angie holds a Masters in Counselling and the ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential. Angie is incredibly grateful to have been introduced to EDFA when her daughter was living with Anorexia Nervosa. The invaluable support and education that was provided helped guide her daughter into recovery. She feels very privileged to be involved in the Fill The Gap program and is looking forward to connecting with carers.

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Alisha Mah

Fill The Gap Counsellor

Alisha considers it a genuine honour to be entrusted with a glimpse into her clients' lives during this meaningful chapter. She has had personal experience in caring for a family member with an eating disorder and is passionate and grateful to have the opportunity to work within this area. Alisha is equipped with a Master's degree in counselling and brings diverse expertise in supporting adults across various age groups, adolescents, children, and families from all walks of life.

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Susan Donald

Fill The Gap Administration Assistant

Susan joined EDFA in 2023 to assist with the new Fill The Gap program. Susan's background is in medical administration and working closely with patients to encourage positive outcomes during treatment pathways.

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Laura McCosker

Research and Evaluation Assistant

Laura is passionate about using research and evaluation to improve the experiences of, and outcomes for, Australian families affected by eating disorders.

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Meet The Fill The Gap Team in this webinar

Get to know what brought them to their passion of working in eating disorders, their own lived experience stories of caring in eating disorders and why they feel supporting carers needs is vital.