AW-11434138844Louise Grech (APD) | Eat Love Live | Recovery from eating disorders, disordered eating & diet culture
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Louise Grech (APD) 

She/Her
Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) 
Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC)

 

Louise is a fat-affirming, size inclusive Dietitian, Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) and Supervisor.

With almost 20 years experience working as a dietitian, she has worked almost exclusively with eating disorders from a size inclusive approach for the last 10 years. Her work is an integration of her dietetic and psychology studies, and is informed by the body liberation movement, neurodiversity affirming movement, social and disability justice, and lived experience.

Louise is committed to cultivating a compassionate and brave space for people of all body sizes, genders, sexualities, disabilities and neurotypes to explore their food and body experience and history in a way that is authentic to them.

Louise sits alongside her clients with empathy and nurturance and understands the impact trauma can have on their recovery pathway. She takes a person centred and de-pathologising approach, and highly values the therapeutic relationship as a conduit to progress.  

Louise acknowledges she benefits from the unearned privileges of her straight-size, skin colour, gender identity, able body, education, and class, and she is committed to her ongoing learning.

Louise is an avid reader and book collector and is well known for her immense love of all things cats. You may also find her out and about in Melbourne drinking coffee, eating sweets and tap dancing.

 

 

Qualifications: Professional Memberships: 
  • Bachelor Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Currently completing Graduate Diploma in Trauma Informed Processwork Psychotherapy
  • Australia New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (ANZAED)
  • National Eating Disorder Collaboration
  • Dietitians Australia
  • Size Inclusive Health Australia

 

Areas of special interest: Professional development:
  • Fat-affirming & size inclusive care
  • Impact of weight stigma on eating habits & mental health
  • Trauma informed dietetic care for eating & body concerns
  • Liberatory & de-pathologising care
  • Eating & body concerns in mid-life and beyond
  • Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Trauma Informed Care for Dietitians
  • Neurodiversity Affirming Dietetic Care
  • Motivational Interviewing & Nutrition Counselling Skills
  • Non-diet Approach
  • Supervision for Dietitians
  • Regular attendance at both national & international eating disorder conferences

 

 

 

booking details:

Please note clients need to be 25+ or older to see Louise. 

Louise is currently accepting new clients

 

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

Availability:

Louise is available for consultation: 

  • Tuesday 10am - 1:30pm 
  • Thursday 10am - 1:30pm (fortnightly from July 25th, 2024)

You can fill out a Pre-assessment Questionnaire here.

Please send all referrals to:
Email: reception@eatlovelive.com.au
Fax: (03) 9088 0249

EAT LOVE LIVE POLICY

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 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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