AW-11434138844Kate Gough (APD) | Eat Love Live | Recovery from eating disorders, disordered eating & diet culture
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Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)
Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC)


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. 


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Qualifications: Professional memberships: 
  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours - Class I)
  • 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)
Areas of special interest: Professional development:
  • Eating disorders
  • Disordered eating
  • Gut health
  • Diabetes
  • PCOS  
  • Size-inclusive  care
  • Trauma informed care
  • Gender diverse care
  • Neuro diverse care
  • 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
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and Radically Open Dialectical behaviour therapy (RO DBT)
  • Neurodiversity Affirming Practice and Eating Disorders
  • Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM)
  • Motivational Interviewing



Kate is currently accepting new clients.


To make a booking with Kate, you can contact reception or book online via: 
Phone: (03) 9087 8379
Online booking system: Kate's online booking link


Kate is available for consultation:

  • Monday* 10am - 4pm (AEDT/Melbourne time)

  • Tuesday* 10am - 4pm (AEDT/Melbourne time)

Telehealth only

You can fill out a pre assessment Questionnaire here.

Please send all referrals to:
Fax: (03) 9088 0249


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.


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 Therapy/Treatment (FBT) is the gold standard for supporting children and adolescents with eating disorders. The Eat Love Live team are not trained in FBT or family therapy. 

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 paediatric and adolescent services 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 CAMHS/CYMHS 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.

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