PERSONALISED EATING DISORDER CONSULTATIONS
At Intuitry, our dietitians are experienced in working with people with eating disorders, as well as people who present with varying degrees of disordered eating without a diagnosis.
This includes our clients who describe difficulties with feeling out of control and overeating, an overwhelming importance in limiting food or sticking to food rules, a need to compensate for eating too much, and every experience in-between.
We work alongside you, to support you in normalising your eating patterns, reducing preoccupation with body shape, and regaining your whole life back. There are unfortunately no quick fix solutions to eating disorders, but building treatment from an evidence-based treatment model is an essential ingredient in best chances of recovery. Our dietitians are trained in the most up-to-date models for eating disorder recovery.
Your dietitian will take the time to get to know you, and your personal experience with your eating disorder, so that we can collaborate on the best approach to helping you overcome your difficulties. Whilst we utilise evidence-based treatment models in navigating the recovery journey, it’s important to understand from the outset that no two look the same – everyone’s journey is unique.
There are a number of other factors that we will take into consideration in navigating the best treatment approach for you. We always aim to consider the supports you have access to, whether it’s family or a medical treatment team, the treatment you’ve received so far and how ready you are for change. We want to develop a tailored treatment plan that works best for you.
FEELING HESITANT ABOUT SEEING AN EATING DISORDER CONSULTANT?
If you’re experiencing hesitation about seeking recovery, perhaps because you’re not sure you can do it, or even want it – that’s okay. It's completely normal to have mixed feelings about wanting to recover. By engaging with the right supports, you can be assured that your concerns will be heard. We want to hear about why you don’t want to recover, just as much as we want to hear about why you do. Full recovery is possible, but we’re still here for you if you’re not sure you’re ready for it.
Finding the right specialised treatment team for you is an essential step towards beginning your recovery journey, and Intuitry is committed to giving you the confidence in making that leap.
HOW DO OUR EATING DISORDER TREATMENT PLANS WORK?
The best evidence suggests that a wrap-around care team of practitioners with expertise in eating disorders provides for the best outcomes in achieving recovery.
In collaboration with your dietitian, you will navigate the right frequency of appointments. This is typically weekly or fortnightly initially, and reducing frequency when appropriate. If you have an Eating Disorder Care Plan from your GP, you will be able to claim rebates for up to 20 sessions within a 12-month period.
Our eating disorder treatment plans are always in conjunction with the work done with the other members of your care team (psychologist, psychiatrist, GP) and match the appropriate treatment model. We also know the value that supports from your personal life can hold and so where appropriate, encourage our clients to engage their loved ones throughout the recovery process. Together, we’ll help you overcome the barriers to your recovery and connect back to your true self.
BOOK A CONSULTATION FOR TAILORED EATING DISORDER TREATMENT TODAY
Get in touch with our friendly admin team to start working with one of our dietitians today.
Eating disorders are not dieting or vanity gone too far.
Around 1 in every 20 Australians has an eating disorder. Eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of any mental illness.
Eating disorders do not discriminate. They affect people of any age, weight, size, shape, gender identity, sexuality, cultural background or socioeconomic group.
Not all people who diet end up with eating disorders, however dieting is a major risk factor for eating disorder, with dieters 8x more likely to develop an eating disorder.
Eating behaviours exist along a spectrum. Even if you don't meet diagnostic criteria for an eating disorder, you're never 'not sick enough' to seek out help.
It's normal to have mixed feelings about wanting to recover.
By engaging with the right supports, full recovery is possible.
Finding the specialised treatment team that fits you is a great step in beginning your recovery journey.
WH WE WRK WITH
We are a specialised service working with all eating disorder presentations.
Sometimes it can be helpful to have a specific diagnosis, and sometimes the diagnosis can get in the way.
We know that eating disorders do not discriminate and work with people of all eating disorder diagnoses, as well as people who present with disordered eating, without a diagnosis.
a type of eating disorder characterised by extreme food restriction, significant weight loss and an intense fear of gaining weight...
a type of eating disorder characterised by episodes of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviours, which are intended to prevent...
BINGE EATING DISORDER
a type of eating disorder characterised by recurrent episodes of binge eating. A binge is defined as eating an amount of food...
a term used to describe disordered eating behaviours that significantly impact on the individual’s life, but do not fit another diagnosis...
between normal eating and an eating disorder and may include symptoms and behaviours of eating disorders, but at a lesser...
it involves “an eating or feeding disturbance” that can include disinterest in eating, or specific avoidance due to the sensory characteristics...
MORE ABOUT OUR CLIENTS
MEET UR PEPLE
I want to help people live a full life that aligns with their own values, uninhibited by preoccupations with eating or their body.
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.
Kalamunda and Mount Lawley
Significant change, be it behaviour or thinking, is simply a collection of small changes outside of your comfort zone.
Effie (she/her) is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian, with over a decade of experienced in working with people with complex medical needs.
Effie believes that nutrition should be made easy and has a pragmatic approach to help influence how your network, support and lifestyle can support your food choices. Effie aims to help people discover a healthier relationship with food, with behaviour change suited to them. Effie is experienced in working with people who have undergone abdominal surgeries, stomas, feeding tubes, dialysis and rehabilitation and disordered eating. Effie also has interest in working with recreational athletes practicing combat sports.
In her spare time Effie enjoys Taekwondo, kickboxing, BJJ and spending time with her family out and about.
Kalamunda and Mount Lawley
FEES AND REBATES
PRINCIPAL ACCREDITED PRACTICING DIETITIAN
ACCREDITED PRACTICING DIETITIAN
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When an availability opens up, we'll call you to offer you an initial consultation with one of our dietitians who will provide an assessment and then discuss treatment options with you.
Intuitive Eating is one effective model of changing your eating practices to something that is natural and confident, which is exactly what we hope for. However, it's important to recognise that some of 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating can't be adopted because of the eating disorders influence during the early stages of recovery. We want you to live a life in which thinking about food only takes up a small amount of brain-space. So when the time is right, we'll support you in building your internal regulation of food needs, possibly using Intuitive Eating.
Short answer - sometimes. Meal plans have their place in eating disorder recovery. They can provide some much needed or wanted structure in the face of unsureness and help you to be confident in achieving regular, adequate and varied eating. But a meal plan, particularly given to you by someone else, is never going to really honour your personal hunger, appetite, fullness, social life, ethics, time, energy, finances and ultimately happiness. So with the right amount of routine that helps you thrive, we want to take you beyond a meal plan to a place of internal trust.
No. There is no need to have a formal diagnosis to access our services. Your dietitian will discuss with you whether a formal diagnosis will be of use to your work together.
No. No referral is needed to access our services. However, we do accept referrals and care plans from your GP, Psychologist or Psychiatrist.
These are all care plans, that can be produced by your doctor, as part of the Medicare Better Access initiative, to give you access to rebates from medicare when you see a heath professional.
An Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan or Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan will give you access to 5x rebates with allied health professionals each year. This includes dietitians, and can be used to access rebates for our services.
A Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) will give you access to 10x rebates from a mental health professional. THIS CANNOT BE USED TO ACCESS REBATES FROM SESSIONS WITH A DIETITIAN.
An Eating Disorder Plan (EDP) will give you access to 20x rebates with a dietitian, and up to a total of 40x (in increments of 10x) rebates with a mental health professional (psychologist/social worker/occupational therapist) within a 12 month period for sessions working on eating disorder recovery.
Yes. Our dietitians are experienced with working with young people with eating disorders. Family Based Therapy (FBT) is often the most appropriate treatment model for this age and we will work with the family under the core values of FBT. If you have a loved one under 10 with an eating disorder, we would strongly encourage organising preliminary phone call with our Principal Dietitian prior to booking an appointment.