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WHAT ARE EATING DISORDERS?

Eating disorders are not dieting or vanity gone too far. Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses characterised by a preoccupation with the control of food, weight and/or body shape, in attempt to manage feelings or underlying psychological difficulties, often with ever-increasing demands.

EATING DISORDER TREATMENT

A wrap-around care team is conducive to the best experience of recovery. As eating disorders have both psychological and physiological implications, it's best that your team has expertise in eating disorders.

First line treatment models include: Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E), Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA), Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM), and Family Based Treatment (FBT). Our dietitians provide support to clients informed by these models.

WHY SEE A DIETITIAN?

A dietitian is an integral part of the eating disorder care team. A dietitian will help you trust in your plan for nutritional restoration, or to meet your nutritional needs, helping you overcome your barriers to continued recovery. As you progress, your dietitian can then support you to let go of plans, building confidence in eating practices that connect you to your internal cues and personal values.

WHO WE WORK WITH


ANOREXIA NERVOSA
BULIMIA NERVOSA
BINGE EATING DISORDER
OSFED
DISORDERED EATING
ARFID

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.

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Children (with parents/carers)
  • All genders
  • All neurotypes

Depending on a number of factors, we work with the individual and the appropriate support networks.

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

FEES AND REBATES



PRINCIPAL ACCREDITED PRACTICING DIETITIAN

$

180.00

Initial Consultation

  • Standard review (50 minutes) $150
  • Brief review (30 minutes) $90
  • Rebates available from most health insurance funds
  • Medicare rebates with GP Eating Disorder Plan (EDP)
  • Medicare rebates with Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan
ACCREDITED PRACTICING DIETITIAN

$

150.00

Initial Consultation

  • Standard review (50 minutes) $125
  • Brief review (30 minutes) $80
  • Rebates available from most health insurance funds
  • Medicare rebates with GP Eating Disorder Plan (EDP)
  • Medicare rebates with Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan

NEXT STEPS



Step 01

Make an enquiry

Give us a call or complete the online form to get in touch about making an appointment.

Step 02

added to the waitlist

We'll follow up with a confirmation email to let you know that you are on the list and a consent form to complete prior to your initial consultation

Step 03

ACCESS A CARE PLAN?

You might like to follow-up joining our waitlist by making an appointment with your GP for assessment for accessing an Eating Disorder Plan (EDP) or Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan.

Step 04

TOP OF THE WAITLIST

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.

FAQ


Do I need an eating disorder diagnosis?

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.

Do I need a referral from my doctor?

No. No referral is needed to access our services. However, we do accept referrals and care plans from your GP, Psychologist or Psychiatrist.

Do you see people under 18 years?

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.

Do you offer telehealth appointments?

Yes. Where possible our dietitians would prefer clients to physically attend their appointments, and other than for long distance travel and last-minute illness, initial consultations will be run in person. However we understand that it's not always possible to be in session in-person and can change to Telehealth when the need arises.

DO YOU BULK BILL?

No. We are not a bulk billing service.

What's the difference between a EPC/CDM, A MHCP and an EDP?

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.