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


During Marina's time at Eat Love Live, she has seen and worked alongside clients with a wide range eating disorder presentations, with varying health complexities. She has a strong focus on providing compassionate, inclusive and holistic care individually suited to each clients needs. 

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that require a team of healthcare professionals to be a part of the recovery process. Marina enjoys collaborating with others and views it as integral in the provision of high quality client care. Marina understands the need to tailor her approach appropriately as she recognises that her clients will bring forth their own unique experiences.  Marina loves learning from her clients and finds it only strengthens her skills as a dietetic practitioner.

Marina is passionate about helping her clients cultivate a healthy relationship with food and their body whilst also improving health outcomes and managing chronic conditions. Diabetes, gut health and PCOS are areas of interest for Marina, particularly because the standard dietary management of these conditions can be restrictive and rigid as well as self-blaming. Marina believes in providing practical nutrition advice that is conducive to flexible eating and allows for pleasurable food experiences.  

Marina’s goal is to help her clients move away from and become resilient to the dangers of diet culture by using the non-diet approach and working within The Health at Every Size paradigm to assist her clients in turning towards their own body’s inner wisdom.  

Dismantling diet culture from a nutrition, mental health, social justice and feminist perspective is a top priority for Marina. She believes we all deserve to feel at peace in our bodies and experience food freedom.  

Qualifications: Professional Memberships: 
  • BNutDiet (Hons) - Monash University  
  • Dietitians Association of Australia 
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders 
Areas of special interest: Professional development:
  • Eating disorders 
  • Disordered eating
  • Working with clients in higher weight bodies 
  • Mental health
  • Size-Inclusive/Health at Every Size
  • Non-diet approach 
  • Eating disorder training  
  • The Non-Diet approach
  • Trauma-informed care 
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Weight inclusive care for Insulin Resistance
  • Weight inclusive care for IBS
  • Weight inclusive care for PCOS
  • Neurodivergence training

Marina engages in regular clinical supervision and self-reflection practices to ensure her clients receive high quality care.  



Marina is currently accepting new clients


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


Marina is available for consultation:

  • Monday 1.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 8.30am - 11.30 am 
  • Wednesday 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Thursday 11.00am – 6.00pm

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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