Far East & Indonesia

We have qualified eating disorder specialists in Bali, in Thailand and in Indonesia who will help you with workshops, personal and intensive therapy. Consider a recovery programme to set you free from eating disorders and other mental health issues, such as anxiety and stress.

  • Bali: Jeremy Alford PhD

    Email: jeremyalford@choicesretreats.com

    He is a clinical psychologist with 20 years of mental health experience working in multicultural settings in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia.

    Founder and President of the non-profit organization called the Middle East Eating Disorders Association which is also a Partner Chapter of the Academy of Eating Disorders for the Middle East.

    He adopts a person-centered integrative cognitive behavioural therapy approach and incorporates mindfulness practices. He is also a clinical hypnotherapist, neurofeedback and biofeedback, heartmath therapist.

    He has a vast range of experience working with individuals, couples and families, with different clinical presentations, from eating disorders and associated conditions such as anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, phobias, traumas and PTSD. Also mood disorders and comorbid personality disorders, as well as various dependencies, substance addictions and interpersonal relationship and couples issues.

    He has worked in different settings, from schools, to hospitals and clinics. He runs private clinical retreats in the form of intensive integrative cognitive behavioural and mindfulness-based programs for the aforementioned conditions in Bali Indonesia as well as in locations in the Mediterranean.

    He is also clinical director of the Istana, which is a luxury private rehabilitation service  located in Bali and the Mediterranean.

    For more information visit his website

    He offers recorded guided meditations that are useful for stress, anxiety, or sleep relief that you will find on his website.


  • Korea: Julia Young Yoon
    Julia is a counsellor & musician who brings contrasting & valuable experiences from her life. Her approach to counselling is an integrated setting based on her training. She has worked in many areas including anxiety, depression, loss, relationship difficulties, couple conflict & parent education. Currently, she is working as a therapist at a local counselling centre, while also working as a music instructor & school counsellor at an international school in Korea. She has a strong vision for pioneering an eating disorder association in Korea to bring an awareness of this field to the country.
    Contact Julia Young Yoon at juliacho527@gmail.com
  • Thailand Chang Mai: Hayley Elmes

    The Cabin, Chiang Mai, Thailand  Email  hayley@thecabinchiangmai.com

    Hayley has been working in the helping field since 2003 for  people with various issues including homelessness, mental health, addiction, trauma, mental health & eating disorders in the UK . Her bachelor’s degree is in Psychology & Hayley has her MSc. in Psychotherapy.

    She has experience in a treatment centre in Northern Thailand where she has developed a successful eating disorder treatment programme.