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Progress, not perfection.

Dreaming of a life where you aren’t controlled by your gut symptoms or fear around food?

 

Let us help you put your fears and symptoms at bay so you can get back to enjoying the life you want to live. 

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1:1 Nutrition
Services

I offer flexible, individualised services in our clinic, at your home, or online (via telehealth). Get clear on what you need to do to identify and fix the underlying causes of your gut symptoms. 

 

Conditions I work with:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis)

  • Functional Gut Disorders (dysfunction of the gut-brain axis)

  • Gut Symptoms (inc bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, faecal loading, nausea and abdominal pain)

  • GORD or Reflux

  • Diverticular disease and Diverticulitis 

  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

  • Liver health, fatty liver, metabolic disease

  • Women's Health: Endometriosis, PCOS, & hypothalamic amenorrhoea 

Hypermobility & Co

including hEDS & HSD, POTS, MCAS, and Vascular Compression Syndromes.

 I can also assist in areas such as...

Neurodiversity

Affirming healthcare approaches to working with those with Autism, ADHD, ARFID and more.

NDIS Advocacy

Reports, letters, assessments and more for NDIS.

“Free yourself of the mental toll of dieting and discover your new normal where you aren’t preoccupied with every food choice or the number on the scales.”

A caterpillar climbing a branch. It is used here to help the eating disorder client recognise the impermanent nature of life.

Disordered eating or eating disorder recovery

I understand that each individual is on their own journey to recovery with different needs, experiences, and circumstances to be mindful of. My approach uses the principles of intuitive eating, non-diet nutrition and Health at Every Size (HAES) to help you get it together around food and body image. 

 

I also offer support for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).

 

Our promise: We will foster a safe space, without judgement or shame.

A stencil of a butterfly. It is to recognise the metamorphis of the caterpillar. It is used as an anology for overcoming an eating disorder.
"Brent supported and guided me through a long-standing health problem and I can’t fault him for his dedication, constant check-ins and advice throughout."

Ashleigh

How it works

01.

Book your discovery call (or jump straight to your initial consult)
Simply pick a time that suits your schedule for your free 15-minute discovery call, where we'll get to know each other and go over some of the basics.

02.

Chat with a dietitian 
You’ll have a chat with me where we will talk about your current health concerns, health goals and if I am best suited to help you achieve your goals. Then, we will create a clear step-by-step plan that is unique to you. 

03.

Book your first session 

You’ve made the decision to work with me and I look forward to collaborating with you to better health and wellbeing. Simply pick a time that suits your schedule via our online portal for your initial in-depth 60-minute 1:1 consultation. Alternatively, you can email or call us and we can organise a time best suited to you.

04.

Get a referral (if you want)

While it is not mandatory, you may be eligible for a referral from your healthcare practitioner. If you are not sure where to start, don’t worry. We are here to help you and support you through it all. 

The Consultation Process

Initial

Consultation

60 minutes

The aim of the initial consultation is to conduct a thorough nutrition and lifestyle assessment, where we will discuss your goals, medical history, symptoms, nutrition, training, and lifestyle. This will help us get a better understanding of your situation. From here, we work with you to tailor nutritional advice and programs to your needs, following evidence-based practices to heal and thrive.

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Follow-Up Consultation

30-45 minutes

Our follow-up consultations will provide you with the ongoing support, monitoring and accountability to help you progress towards your health goals.

This includes thorough blood testing reviews, with personalised nutrition, supplements, and lifestyle strategies to achieve positive health outcomes.

Ready to identify and fix the underlying causes of your IBS?

It's time to take back control and live a life free from bloating, pain, diarrhoea, or constipation. 

  • What do dietitians do?
    Dietitians use their expertise in food, nutrition and lifestyle to improve your health and wellbeing. Dietitians are allowed to prescribe medical nutrition therapy for conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, eating disorders, heart disease and gastrointestinal disorders. Dietitians work in a diverse range of settings including; clinics, hospitals, food service, food industry and public health. At Maitri Health we pride ourselves on individualised care, book in for a free 15-minute discovery call to see how we can help.
  • What’s the difference between a nutritionist and dietitian?
    While the definition of a dietitian and nutritionist are similar, there are differences in qualifications and regulations. All dietitians are nutritionists however, not all nutritionists are dietitians. Dietitians are regulated health professionals who have completed a university degree in dietetics and are accredited by Dietitians Australia. It is the highest form of credentialing. Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APD) use their knowledge of food and nutrition to promote health, prevent, manage and treat disease. They are allowed to prescribe medical nutrition therapy for medical conditions such as PCOS, cancer, eating disorders, heart disease, and food allergies. Medicare, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), NDIS and many private health insurers recognise the APD credential. A person who calls themselves a nutritionist may have qualifications in human nutrition or may have no nutrition qualifications at all. As a profession, nutritionists aren’t regulated and can have limited qualifications.
  • Do you accept DVA referrals?
    Yes, DVA Health Cards (Gold & White) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral. All DVA clients are bulk billed.
  • Can I get a rebate on services from either Medicare or Private Health Insurance?​
    Medicare: Your Primary Care Provider (GP) may have referred you under an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC). An Amount of $58 will be covered by Medicare for each appointment under your plan, with the remaining being an out-of-pocket fee paid by you (known as the gap). E.g. $130 initial appointment ($58 paid by Medicare) and the remaining $72 to be paid by you. Private Health Funds: If you have Private Health Insurance, some or all of your appointments may be covered by your Private Health Fund. The extent of your cover will depend on your specific level of care. It is important to check with your Private Health Fund to find out the exact rebate amounts you can claim.
  • Do you accept Eating Disorder Plans (EDP)
    Yes, your EDP will entitle you to 20 rebated sessions (per year) with an Accredited Practicing Dietitian through the Australian Medicare Benefit Scheme. You’ll receive a rebate of $58 on each of the 20 consultations, available from the date your EDP commences. Book a discovery call with one of our credentialed eating disorder clinicians (CEDC) today.
  • Do you accept NDIS referrals?
    Yes, we only accept self-managed or plan-managed NDIS.
  • How do I apply for NDIS funding?
    In your NDIS plan, dietetics services can be claimed under the following groups: Improved health and wellbeing Improved daily living Assistance with daily life These categories can be funded under the capacity building and core support budgets.
  • How can a NDIS dietitian help?
    Our dietitians can offer in-clinic, virtual or at home visits with a focus on supporting people living with intellectual disability, neurological conditions and mental health issues. We provide support for: Assistance with fussy eating or picky eating Assistance with disordered eating or eating disorders Education and guidance with managing feeding regimens for nasogastric (NG) tubes and percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy (PEG). Healthy eating and education for both carer and consumer
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