Luna Rioumina

ACT, Solution-Focused, Yoga and Mindfulness.

Eating Disorders Treatment Specialist

Luna is a published author and clinician who overcame her own battle with Bulimia and Anorexia and then created a practical framework for the treatment of eating disorders, described in her book “I Choose Life: a recovery plan for anorexia and bulimia”, now in its second edition. 

Luna believes in using a compassionate, client-centred approach, working in a collaborative manner with her clients to enable positive outcomes. She utilises evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), as well as draws on attachment science and solution-focused approaches. Luna works therapeutically with clients of all ages, including adults and adolescents with mood disorders and behavioural issues. Luna is also a licensed Yoga and Mindfulness teacher and artist.


Praise for I Choose Life by Luna

“I have enormously enjoyed reading this important book. It is written not only with understandable personal passion, but with insight and balanced perspective. Given my role as a researcher and successful author in the health science field, I am certain that this book has much to offer to those who seek help with these eating disorders. I will strongly recommend it to many of my own Clinic Clients who struggle with these afflictions.”
– Dr Ronald S. Laura (DPhil, Oxford), Professor in Education, The University of Newcastle


Q Registrations and Memberships

Full Member NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)

Q Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling - NZIPC, Auckland
Full Member of NZAC (license # 88625)
Master of Arts - Victoria University of Wellington
EFT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Course Certification
FACT, Focused Acceptance Commitment Therapy, ACT as a Brief Intervention Course Certification
ACT, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, working with Trauma Course Certification
ACT, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Course Certification

Yoga and Mindfulness
Yin Yoga Teacher Certification – Hot8Yoga, Santa Monica, Los Angeles
Vinyasa Flow Teacher Certification - Exhale Yoga, Venice, Los Angeles
Diploma in Teaching the Science and Art of Yoga and Ayurveda,
Advanced Level 2 – Chennai, India
Diploma in Teaching the Science and Art of Yoga and Ayurveda, Level 1 – Chennai, India
Certificate in the Science of Sound as Meditation -- Chennai, India