0468 323 737

ARE YOU DONE WITH DIETING?

 If you are ready to quit dieting for good and want to learn how to trust your body, I offer one-on-one nutrition coaching to support you through the process.

Smiling face of young girl after nutrition coaching session
Plate of waffles topped with fruit - the types of food you can learn to enjoy with nutrition coaching
Writing in journal is a common activity done during nutrition coaching

I can help you

  • Recognise and reject diet culture
  • Reconnect with your body’s internal signals and eat according to hunger, fullness and satiety
  • Let go of unhelpful food rules
  • Find ways to be kind and compassionate towards yourself
  • Enjoy eating
  • Feel calmer around food
  • Nourish your body with a wide range of food
  • Accept your body
  • Live a fulfilling life not dictated by the scale
  • Work out which foods make your body feel good if you have a medical condition like PCOS or IBS

how does it all work?

 

Because I offer personalised information and coaching, one person’s initial nutrition coaching session might look very different to yours. But generally, during our first session, we might chat about your health and medical background, your current eating patterns, your thoughts and beliefs around food and your body, foods you enjoy, your lifestyle and identify any barriers that might stand in the way of achieving your goals. From there we will work out what you most want to get out of working together.

In subsequent sessions we can talk about how things have been going in the ‘real world’, the strategies you have tried, what obstacles you have come across and any revelations you have had. It is the chance to take stock, reflect and re-evaluate and make any adjustments your priorities, goals and plans so that you have exactly what you need to promote health and wellbeing.

In my practice I use Intuitive Eating, Health At Every Size® and Ellyn Satter approaches.

The quickest way to organise an appointment is using the appointment enquiry form below. You will receive an email back within 1-2 business days with information regarding appointment availability and all the necessary paperwork for your first session.

Choose the way of working together that best suits (click each option below to learn more). You can also find answers to my most frequently asked questions further down the page.

face-to-face

Face-to-face appointments are available at 2 Minona Street Hawthorn, on Tuesdays between 3:00pm and 6:00pm and 112 Buckley Street Essendon, on Wednesdays between 9:00am and 1:00pm.

Medicare/Insurance/Fees If you are eligible, your Doctor may issue you with a Chronic Disease Management Plan (aka Care Plan or CDM) or Team Care Arrangement (aka TCA). With a valid Care Plan or TCA, you will be eligible for a rebate from Medicare.  Currently, this rebate is $52.95. Please note that I do not bulk bill and you will incur out of pocket fees. Rebates may be available through your private health fund. The rebate will depend on your level of cover. Please call your private health fund to see what rebate you will be entitled to. Please complete the appointment enquiry form below to learn more about my fees as these may vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Session Length All sessions run for 45-50 minutes.

Referrals  You do not require a referral to work with me in person. Your Doctor may write you a referral to provide me with some of your medical history and medications you are currently taking, however, please note that this type of referral does not enable you to claim a rebate back from Medicare unless it is also a CDM as mentioned above.

Payment Payment is required on the day of your appointment.

Cancellation Policy When you make an appointment, that time is set aside for your exclusive use. Failure to attend your appointment is a loss for yourself and limits availability for other clients. Therefore, a minimum of 24 hours’ notice during business hours is required to cancel or reschedule a session. Please note that cancellations within 24 hours or missed sessions will incur a cancellation fee. This is payable before further appointments can be made and will not be covered by your private health fund or Medicare. You will also be required to pay for your next appointment upfront.

skype

If you are located regionally or interstate, appointments are available over Skype or Zoom. That way it doesn’t matter where you are located, we can still work together. Plus you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in traffic, finding a carpark, or even getting out of your PJs!

Medicare/Insurance/Fees Medicare does not currently allow Dietitians to see clients on Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plans via Skype. Therefore, you will not be eligible for a Medicare rebate if we work together. Rebates may be available through your private health fund. The rebate will depend on your level of cover. Please call your private health fund to see what rebate you will be entitled to. Please complete the appointment enquiry form below to learn more about my fees as these may vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Session Length All sessions run for 45-50 minutes.

Referrals You do not need a referral to work with me via Skype.

Payment Due to the nature of Skype consultations, payment is required upfront.

Cancellation Policy When you make an appointment, that time is set aside for your exclusive use. Failure to attend your appointment is a loss for yourself and limits availability for other clients. Therefore, a minimum of 24 hours’ notice during business hours is required to cancel or reschedule a session. Please note that cancellations within 24 hours or missed sessions will incur a cancellation fee. This is payable before further appointments can be made and will not be covered by your private health fund. You will also be required to pay for your next appointment upfront.

you might be wondering about weight loss…

 

It is reeeeeeally common for people who are looking to step away from dieting to still have a part of themselves that wants to change their body for a whole number of reasons.

So, if you are feeling like you are stuck at this crossroad, please know you are not alone and this is perfectly normal.

But since we know that dieting doesn’t work, what are your options?

As an evidence-based practitioner, it is my role to support you to understand the evidence for and against different approaches and empower you to find ways to stop dieting and take care of yourself without focussing on weight loss.

where is Nina located?

essendon

Location: 112 Buckley St, Essendon VIC 3442 (Junction Health Psychology and Allied Services)

Appointment times: Wednesdays 9:00am-1:00pm

Parking: 1-hour street parking available in surrounding streets

Public transport:

Train: 3-minute walk from Essendon station (please note currently undergoing rail works).

Tram: 5-minute walk from Essendon Station and Napier Street stops (59 tram)

Bus: 465, 468, 477, 501, 503, 510 (stops located near Essendon station)

hawthorn

Location: 2 Minona Street, Hawthorn (Body Positive Australia)

Appointment times: Tuesdays 3:00pm-6:00pm

Parking: 2-hour street parking available in surrounding streets

Public transport: Conveniently located just a short walk from both Glenferrie and Auburn railway stations.

phone

0468 323 737

postal address

PO Box 1027
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032

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frequently asked questions

will you help me lose weight?

As an evidence-based practitioner, it is my role to support you to understand the evidence for and against different approaches and empower you to find ways to stop dieting and take care of yourself without focussing on weight loss. That is not to say if you are looking to lose weight, we can’t work together. Most of my clients want to quit dieting, enjoy eating and look after their body AND want to change their body at the same time.

can I do intuitive eating and want to lose weight at the same time?

I can definitely appreciate that you may want to do intuitive eating and lose weight at the same time. However, intuitive eating is a not a weight loss strategy and working on becoming an intuitive eater AND wanting to lose weight at the same time can complicate things. For our time together, I will just ask that you put your desire for weight loss on the back burner, so that we can focus on more achievable and sustainable goals that will be truly health promoting for you.

do I need a referral?

No, you do not need a referral to work with a Dietitian.

can I claim money back on Medicare?

Face-to-face: If you are eligible, your Doctor may issue you with a Chronic Disease Management Plan (aka Care Plan or CDM) or Team Care Arrangement (aka TCA). With a valid Care Plan or TCA, you will be eligible for a rebate from Medicare.  Currently, this rebate is $52.95. Please note that I do not bulk bill and you will incur out of pocket fees.

Skype: Medicare does not currently allow Dietitians to see clients on Chronic Disease Management plans or Team Care Arrangements via Skype. Therefore, you will not be eligible for a Medicare rebate if we work together.

can I claim money back on my private health insurance?

Rebates may be available through your private health fund. The rebate will depend on your level of cover. Please call your private health fund to see what rebate you will be entitled to.

how many appointments will I need?

Improving your relationship with food and body, or learning to become an intuitive eater, is not a quick fix process. Without knowing more about your medical and diet history, I cannot accurately predict the number of appointments you will need. However, clients looking to achieve these types of goals typically work with non-diet Dietitians for anywhere between 6-18 months.

can I get a meal plan from you?

I value your time and money too much to waste it writing you a meal plan that you are unlikely to follow long term. I much prefer to use our time together working on achievable and sustainable ways to reach your goals that will be truly health promoting for you. This may involve discussing different food options, recipes, meal planning etc that fit within your budget, lifestyle and most importantly, your taste buds!

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