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Dr Georgina Buckley (APD)

 

Dr Georgie Buckley is a passionate Accredited Practising Dietitian who has extensive experience working with eating disorder population groups and in sports nutrition. Georgie is particularly passionate about eating disorder prevention and inclusive healthcare, specifically in healthcare settings where weight stigma and oppressive power imbalances are involved.

 

Her practice is grounded in feminist and social justice approaches to healthcare where she draws upon her own lived experience to provide client centred nutritional counselling. Georgie has worked domestically and internationally with Harvard Medical School, Boston Childrens Hospital, Essendon Football Club and the Victorian Institute of Sport.

 

In 2021 Georgie completed her PhD at Swinburne University of Technology where she explored the conceptualisation of disordered eating in current and former athletes and advocated for the awareness of eating disorders in sporting cultures. As a researcher, Georgie brings an enthusiasm for curious and non-judgemental practice to her therapeutic work. She believes all bodies are worthy of support and care and that no one should ever have to be “sick enough” to receive the appropriate level of support they deserve.

 

Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Dietetic Practice

Master of Human Nutrition

Bachelor of Science

 

Professional Memberships:

Dietitians Australian (DA)

Health at Every Size (HAES) Australia

Academy of Eating Disorders (AED)

Australia and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (AED)

 

Availability:

Mondays 9am – 5pm

Tuesdays 9am – 1pm

Wednesdays 9am – 1pm

Georgie accepts clients aged 18 and above. 

Georgie is happy to consider working with pre teen and adolecent athletes - Please complete a Pre assessment Questionnaire and forward to reception@eatlovelive.com.au.

 Georgie will consider working with 16-18 year old athletes with disordered eating.  Please complete a Pre assessment Questionnaire and forward to reception@eatlovelive.com.au.

 

To make an appointment with Georgie you can phone reception on : 9087 8379

Fax for referrals; 03 9088 0249

Email for referrals: reception@eatlovelvive.com.au 

 

Or book online: Click here to make an appointment online 

 

We require that all clients be linked in with regular medical support to ensure their ongoing medical safety.

We require clients to be engaged with or planning to engage with psychological support to ensure that we are providing safe, ethical and evidence based support.

 

 

Age limits for accepting new referrals 

 

Please note some practitioners have boundaries on the age of clients they will accept as new referrals. 

We request that for all new clients aged 15 years and younger that a Pre assessment Questionnaire be completed to assist us in triaging the young person and family. 

 

For all clients aged 15 or younger we request that the initial assessment be with the parents/ carer only. Eating disorders do not just affect the person but families as a whole.

This is an important part of the assessment process and will help us to get a clear history of the development of the eating disorder and aid in setting up a treatment team and clear treatment goals moving forward. 

 

Family based treatment is the gold standard for supporting children and adolescents with eating disorders. The Eat Love Live team are not trained in family based treatment or family therapy. 

As dietitians we can be an adjunct to this important treatment process, provide a safe space for discussion around meal planning, information about eating disorders, physical and psychological risks associated with the eating disorder, normal puberty changes to the body, guidelines to adequate amounts of nutrition and help clear many of the myths about food and bodies in our community. 

We appreciate that accessing pediatric and adolescent services at this time is difficult and there are long wait lists. As with all clients, we insist that all adolescents are linked in with a multidisciplinary team including a GP and a mental health clinician - be it a psychologist or psychiatrist. And we suggest that clients make the referral to CHAMS/ CHYMS and / or private family therapy and be on the waiting list for this support. 

Along with the GP or paediatrician we can provide information and support while families are waiting for this important more intensive support.

Parents can speak with their GP or Paediatrician about referrals to these supports.