Accredited Practising Dietitian
Eating Disorder Specialist
Eat Love Live Clinical Director
Areas of special interest:
Josephine is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and director of Eat Love Live; currently working part time as she has three daughters.
Jo has a client centred approach providing individual nutrition counselling; with over 10 years’ experience in private practice. Jo has experience across a diverse range of settings including community and public health and in variety of modes including working with individuals, groups and program development.
Jo can support clients with a wide range of clinical medical conditions; though her passion and unique skill set are in supporting people across the spectrum of disordered eating, eating disorders and other mental health issues.
Jo has a non-dieting approach to health management which involves focusing on behaviour change to improve measurable health outcomes. Jo aims to support people to improve their overall relationship with food and to reconnect with the body's hunger and satiety cues. Jo employs the Health at Every Size Paradigm in her work.
Jo is passionate about supporting people to reconnect and learn to trust their own intuition around food. We are all born with these skills but our life experiences and the toxic diet culture we live in can mean we lose touch with this.
When faced with illness or a specific health concern, or simply looking to improve overall well-being, sorting through complex information and advice about diet can require specialist help and support which Jo aims to provide in a compassionate, non-judgemental, supportive environment.
Jo’s experience is from a range of places including:
Jo values working closely as part of a multidisciplinary team (Psychologist, General Practitioner, Psychiatrists) as this is advantageous to positive outcomes for her clients. It is important to recognise that many other factors can manifest in negative eating behaviours and food beliefs and that support from medical practitioners, mental health workers, social workers and support for families is important.
Jo has completed professional development in the following areas:
This additional training has helped Jo develop skills in complementary psychological tools to assist clients to make positive changes.
Jo engages in regular clinical supervision and reflective self-practice to ensure that she is providing optimum care for her clients.
Jo is available for consultation:
To arrange an appointment please phone 9650 9372 or book online.