AW-11434138844Majella (Max) Jones (APD) | Eat Love Live | Recovery from eating disorders, disordered eating & diet culture
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Majella (Max) Jones (APD)

Accredited Practicing Dietitian 


Max has a person centred approach which highlights the individual experiences, needs and desires of the person they’re working with.

They use an intersectional approach by providing an inclusive and non-judgmental space for all individuals that acknowledges and is respectful of their identities and lived experiences, and the impacts these may have on their lives and wellbeing. 

They have experience delivering gender inclusive practice professional development training and is an executive committee member in the Dietitians Australia LGBTQIA+ Interest Group.

They provide gender affirming, trauma informed and body inclusive care that is informed by lived experience (of their own, and from peers and educators), evidence-based frameworks and current scientific literature.



Professional Memberships: 

  • Bachelors of Nutrition Science at Monash University
  • Masters of Dietetics at Monash University
  • Dietitians Australia
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders
  • Size Inclusive Health Australia (Formerly known as: Health at Every Size (HAES) Australia)


Areas of special interest: Experience: 
  • Transgender and Gender Diverse Affirming Healthcare
  • Neurodiversity and Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating
  • Weight and Body Inclusive Practice
  • Non-Diet Approach
  • Lived experience as a trans person
  • Lived experience with chronic mental health issues
  • Lived experience as an autistic person and as part of the neurodivergent community
  • Delivery of educational workshops on Gender Inclusive Healthcare and Nutrition
  • Peer work and support in Eating Disorders and TGD health


booking details:

Please note clients need to be 18 or older to see Max. 

Max is not currently accepting new clients


If you are an existing client and you wish to make a booking with Max, you can contact reception or book online via: 
Phone: (03) 9087 8379
Online booking system: Max's online booking link


Max is available for consultation:

  • Wednesday 10am-5pm
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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