Our Story

Intuitry [in·TJU·i·tri]

We aim to provide a revolutionary service that guides people in letting go of the food and body rules and reconnects them to their authenticity. 

We put together a team of humans devoted to helping people prioritise health to the extent that they personally value, free from moral obligation and sense of virtue, to be confident in navigating an eating pattern that serves them personally.

We guide people towards an experience of their body in which they feel comfortable in their own skin and feel value in being more than a body, thereby experiencing less concern about how they look and more with who they are and what life they want to lead.

our services



NUTRITION CONSULTATIONS

We specialise in the treatment of eating disorders and working with people who have weight & image concerns. Our nutrition consultations with Accredited Practicing Dietitians meet you where you're at and guide you towards a better relationship with food and your body.

FITNESS CLASSES

We offer classes free from weight/shape focus. Our classes aim to move you in a way that connects you to the things that really matter to you when you let go of the relentless pursuit of controlling your body. 

Meet Our People


PRINCIPAL DIETITIAN

RUSSELL PHILLIPS

 I want help people live a full life that aligns with their own values, uninhibited by preoccupations with eating or their body.

ABOUT ME

Russell (he/him) is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Fitness Professional and the principal dietitian of Intuitry. Russell has worked in fitness since 2010, and as a dietitian since 2014. 

Russell specialises in treatment for eating disorders, working with individuals and families at every stage of an individuals eating disorder to help develop confidence in eating patterns that serve them well. Russell is passionate about the importance of a weight-neutral lens on health and explores this concept with all of his clients to strengthen their recovery journey.

When Russell isn't working with his clients, he is usually teaching Zumba classes, enjoying a Friday night in with takeaway and red wine or camping in the bush.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING
  • CBT-E (Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • FBT (Family Based Therapy)
  • MANTRA (Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults
  • SSCM (Specialist Supportive Clinical Management)
  • TIC (Trauma Informed Care)
  • Body Image Healing
  • The Non-Diet Approach
  • HAES (Health at Every Size)
AVAILABILITY

Kalamunda and Mount Lawley

DIETITIAN

EMMA WALKEY

If diets really worked, you wouldn't need to go on another one.

ABOUT ME

Emma (she/her) is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian, experienced in working with people in the hospital setting as well as private practice. 

Emma is passionate about helping individuals find a better relationship with food, exercise and their body. 

Experience working with athletes from recreational, through to elite has allowed Emma to understand the pressures placed on an athlete's performance and the importance often placed in their weight. Emma specialises in working with athletes to overcome disordered eating behaviours, helping clients to value fuelling their bodies, shifting their relationship with food, body and performance.

In Emma’s spare time she enjoys pole dancing, running and adventuring with her partner and dog!

ADDITIONAL TRAINING
  • CBT-E (Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • FBT (Family Based Therapy)
  • Eating Disorders in Sport
  • Eating Disorder Essentials in Private Practice
  • Sports Dietitian Accreditation
  • The Non-Diet Approach
AVAILABILITY

Kalamunda

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

ALANA VECCHIO

Enough secretly eating your snacks when no-one is looking.

ABOUT ME

Alana (she/her) is our behind-the-scenes person. She keeps our systems organised and manages our social media. She is so well organised that even bathroom breaks are on her to-do list.

Alana believes it’s important to love your body at any size and is passionate about balancing the needs of the body and the mouth.

Outside of working in Intuitry, Alana ....

OUR MISSION

In prioritising body autonomy, we always meet clients where they’re at.

We disrupt diet culture, advocating for moral-free and internally directed eating practices that serve you personally. And through a weight-neutral, equity-informed approach, we support you in embracing a connection to your body that doesn't interfere with the connection to your identity and community.

OUR VISION

To empower you towards an experience in which your body is no longer your identity.

OUR CORE VALUES

Human

We all share the human experience. We value the richness this can bring to working with other humans.

Considered

Where possible, by being present, and taking the time to respond in place of reacting, we can better come to choices that align with our intentions. We aim to be mindful of our own experiences and the diverse range of others'. We incorporate an appreciation of our client's traumas, neurodiversities, and recovery experiences in creating a space to work together.

Equity

To consider changing our experience of our body and eating, requires acknowledgement of the systems in which we live; the way they inform our self-view and privileges (or lack-thereof) that we are afforded. We value the expertise of not only the science, but the lived experience of those who have been marginalised.

Authenticity

Without a comfort in our authentic selves, we place our attention in performing a perceived more acceptable version of ourselves to feel like we fit in. We then drift further away from self acceptance as we lose confidence in ourselves being enough. Through developing authenticity, we are more able to choose what genuinely serves us well.

Connection

An essential ingredient in recovery is re-connecting. Connecting to your authentic self, connecting to your internal cues, your intuition, to the life you want to live and the people you want in it. We are able to develop ourselves by being a part of a genuine connection with the people we work with.

our story



Intuitry is small practice, with a big heart.

We aim to provide a revolutionary service that guides people in letting go of the food and body rules and reconnects them to their authenticity. 

We put together a team of humans devoted to helping people prioritise health to the extent that they personally value, free from moral obligation and sense of virtue, to be confident in navigating an eating pattern that serves them personally.

We guide people towards an experience of their in which they feel comfortable in their own skin and feel value in being more than a body, thereby experiencing less concern about how they look and more with who they are and what life they want to lead.

Where we began

Intuitry started its journey under the name True Body Nutrition and Fitness in 2010, providing multiple fitness classes and personal training, and then Dietitian consultations for numerous presenting concerns.

Originally just Russell Phillips, True Body's aim was always in the pursuit of making people feel good. But initially sought to achieve that by leading people down the path of healthy living, teaching them the (nauseatingly) right way to eat, train and live, to exist in the body that they want for themselves. 

But through the wonderful teachings of our clients and their stories, it was apparent that something is wrong with the system. This began an important transition period for True Body.

OUR TRANSITION

The focus of True Body then shifted to helping people feel good through the pursuit of vitality, prolonging the ability to function as optimally as possible for as long as possible by choosing foods and movement that nourish the body.

But this isn't enough. We weren't doing enough by our clients. The focus of True Body was still upholding the blind pursuit of health, insisting upon its importance above all other values and was ignorant of equitable access to pursuing health promoting behaviours, and the conflation of health, weight, appearance and virtue. True Body, despite good intentions was unknowingly contributing towards the moralisation of being healthy.

The exploration of how to better serve people, lead Russell to better understand the spectrum of eating experiences. This ranges from clinically diagnosable eating disorders, through culturally normalised disordered eating practices, to the reliance on external sources of information on what and how to eat (dieting) and the on and off experience of the diet cycle, finally through to confident, natural, intuitive eating that serves a person well, in response to their internal cues and personal values. 

In deepening our understanding of eating behaviours, we developed extensive knowledge and skills in how to best serve people across the spectrum, who have complicated relationships with food and their body. We proudly work to guide people who are seeking confidence in making food, body and movement choices that serve them well, to the extent that they are able, in context with their other personal values, without the guilt from not meeting arbitrary expectations of optimal health. We also pride ourselves in creating a space for creating a new relationship with the body, in which people can feel connected to the self, but at the same time developing a sense of worth that is beyond the body.

What we do now

In early 2022, we evolved into Intuitry. We now provide a service that prioritises the values of the people we work with. We still value health, but not at the cost of everything else. We've always been a weight-neutral practice, but now we strongly advocate for the importance of this and the disruption of diet culture.

Our expertise lends us to working largely with clients who experience eating disorders but not exclusively. If you don't like the relationship you have with food or your body, we're here for you.