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Georgia Hexter (APD, CEDC) 

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Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) 
Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC)

Georgia provides a compassion filled, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their challenges with food, eating and body image, and is committed to empowering and inspiring her clients.

Georgia is passionate about supporting people who experience disordered eating, eating disorders, and those wishing to improve their relationship with food and their body.

Georgia also assists clients in managing gut issues including IBS, and conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Georgia is committed to providing evidence based, collaborative, nurturing and client-centred care, and her skills lie in building client confidence, capacity and autonomy.

Georgia follows a non-diet, Health at Every Size approach, and assists clients to listen to and respect their body’s hunger and fullness signals to foster calm, mindful and intuitive eating experiences.

Georgia engages in regular clinical supervision and self-reflection practices to ensure her clients receive high quality care.  

 

Areas of special interest:

  • Gut Health and IBS 
  • Diabetes 
  • Cardiovascular disease 
  • Disordered eating and eating disorders 

 

Qualifications:

Master of Dietetics

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science

 

Georgia has completed professional development in the following areas:

  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma informed care
  • IBS and the low FODMAP diet

 

Availability:

Georgia is available for consultation:

  • Monday 8am - 1230pm (Telehealth only)
  • Wednesdays 8:30am - 12:30pm (Face to face in Collingwood)
  • Saturdays 8am - 12 noon (every second Saturday) 

 

 

Please note that Georgia is unable to accept new clients at this time. You can fill out a pre assessment Questionnaire here. 

An alternative practitioner can be suggested for you or you can opt to be on Georgia's waiting list. 

 

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

Fax for referrals: 03 9088 0249

Email for referrals: reception@eatlovelive.com.au 

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.