Dietetic Services


Individual Sessions

Your first appointment with me will be a nutritional assessment. In this session, we will identify your nutritional goals and I will assess your health and wellbeing, food intake, eating behaviours/patterns, physical activity, and lifestyle. Together (and in consultation with any existing treatment team) we will develop a comprehensive plan to help you achieve your health and wellbeing goals. The nutritional assesment is followed by any number of nutritional reviews, in which you will receive: nutritional education and handouts; support; and strategies and advice to help you work towards your nutritional goals and to create sustainable change.

You do not need a referral for a nutritional assessment. However, if you have any test results or a letter from a referring health professional, please bring these along. I do participate in allied health care plans; therefore, if you have one, please bring a copy of your EPC so we can organise the Medicare rebate. If you have the appropirate private health cover, you will be able to claim with your provider.

Session length and corresponding cost

  • 60 minute dietary assessment -$140
  • 60 minute dietary review – $140
  • 45 minute dietary review – $100
  • 30 minute dietary review – $70
  • 60 minute team meeting for treatment team and family -$140

Chronic Disease Management Plan (EPC)

Please consult your GP about your eligibility for a Chronic Disease Management Plan. The Chronic Disease Management Plan entitles you to a maximum of five (5) dietetic sessions with a rebate of $51.95 per session. Please arrange an extended consultation with your GP to organise the Chronic Disease Management Plan. If you require further information about the Medicare rebate, please consult your GP or go to http://www.health.gov.au/.  Please ensure that you only claim the rebate for the number of sessions allocated on your care plan.

Fact Sheet – CDM – Individual Allied Health Services – Patient Info

Appointment times

I work Fridays from 2pm-5:30pm at Manningham Consulting Suites.

What is Nutrition Therapy?

I believe in the biopsychosocial model of treatment and recognise the importance of working in a multidisciplinary team. As such, I work collaboratively with other health professionals, acknowledging their important contribution to nutritional therapy.

Nutrition Therapy incorporates a non-judgemental and mindful approach. My non-dieting methods help people develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. My counselling methods consider the challenges faced when making change. I am committed to an approach that respects people, meeting them where “they’re at”, and creating a safe environment for change. I employ Motivational Interviewing, Mindful Eating, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Maudsley Model of Family Based Treatment (FBT) and Cognitive & Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in my counselling of clients.  These skills enable me to consider the psychological and behavioural aspect of eating and help promote sustainable change.

If you have read the above and are still wondering what the role of a dietitian is in a person’s treatment, please check out the following link to the Dietetic Association of Australia. http://daa.asn.au/universities-recognition/dietetics-in-australia/definition-of-a-dietitian-for-migration-purposes/