Archana Waller


Registered counsellor and psychotherapist

Contact Details

Archana is an integrative therapist. She works with adults, adolescents and their families experiencing eating disorders/disordered eating, relationship problems, unresolved trauma or those wanting to reduce stress and improve their quality of life.

With over 5 years of clinical experience at the Butterfly Foundation, directly assisting carers of loved ones with an eating disorder, Archana offers counselling and coaching sessions to parents/carers in recognition of the importance of assisting parents/carers in supporting their loved ones with eating disorders.

Archana takes into consideration the cognitive, behavioural, physiological, social, and spiritual aspects of the systems within a person.

Archana is trauma trained and her practice draws on psychodynamic and body/somatic psychotherapies, and is informed by interpersonal neurobiology, neuroscience, attachment, and trauma research. The psychological interventions are based on research and theories that explore interruptions that have occurred in typical development.

Credentials & Qualifications

Master of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MCounsPT)

Credentialed Eating Disorder Practitioner


Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia

(Clinical Member)

As a Clinical Counsellor Archana is able to offer private health fund rebate.

Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders


Waller, A., Paganini, C., Andrews, K. and Hutton, V. (2020), “The experience of adults recovering from an eating disorder in professionally-led support groups”, Qualitative Research Journal, Vol. 21 No. 2, pp. 217-229.

Archana Waller, Chiara Paganini, Katrina Andrews & Vicki Hutton (2021) Trust and a sense of safety in the group: The benefits of professionally-led support groups in eating disorders, European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, DOI: 10.1080/13642537.2021.2000462

ANZAED 2021 Hybrid Conference: Oral and Poster Abstracts. Journal of Eating Disorders 9, 162: P.8 (2021).