With 10 years experience as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Kate is dedicated to supporting individuals in overcoming eating, weight and body image concerns.
Kate has presented both internationally and nationally, including at the International Conference of Eating Disorders and the Australia & New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders. As a supervisor and an Executive Committee Member of Dietitians Australia’s Eating Disorder Interest Group, Kate is also passionate about supporting Dietitians upskilling in eating disorders and disordered eating.
Kate is committed to providing evidence-based treatment to clients, and her approach can be described as individualised, compassionate and Health at Every Size® (HAES) informed. Kate is honoured to work collaboratively with her clients to achieve a more fulfilling relationship with food and their bodies.
- The International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD)
- Dietitians Australia (DA): Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist
- Executive Committee Member: Dietitians Australia Eating Disorder Interest Group
- Mental Health Practitioners Network (MHPN) Eating, Weight and Body Image Group
- Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED)
- Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
- National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)
- Association of Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)
- Enhanced Cognitive Based Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E)
- Family Based Therapy for Eating Disorders (FBT)
- Compassion Focused Therapy for Eating Disorders (CFT-E)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Dietitians (ACT)
- Body Image: The Missing Piece of Whole Body Healing
- Non-Diet Approach
Hollis, J. Williams L. Young, M. Pollard, K. Collins, C. & Morgan P. (2014). Compliance to step count and vegetable serve recommendations mediates weight gain prevention in mid-age, premenopausal women. Findings of the 40-Something RCT. 83: 33-41.
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours - Class I)
To make an appointment with Kate you can phone reception on : 9087 8379
Fax for referrals; 03 9088 0249
Email for referrals: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please complete a Pre assessment Questionnaire
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.