Areas of special interest:
- Eating Disorders
- Disordered Eating
- Sports Nutrition
- Plant-based Nutrition
Louise is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian; currently working part time as she has three sons and trains competitively in amateur boxing and powerlifting.
Louise has a client centred, holistic approach providing individual counselling; with over 15 years’ experience in private practice. Louise has worked in a diverse range of areas such as eating disorder clinics, corporate health, fitness industry and elite and professional sporting teams.
Louise does much of her private practice work with chronic dieters with whom she frequently uses the non-diet approach with a focus on behaviour change to improve health outcomes. Louise is passionate in supporting people to reconnect with their body’s signals around hunger and satiety, practice mindful eating and trusting their intuition around food. Ultimately, assisting clients with healing their relationship with food and their body’s; and moving away from the toxic effect of diet culture.
Louise understands the complexity of the relationship between food and certain emotions. She provides a non-blaming, non-judgmental and compassionate space to sort through these interactions and employs the Health at Every Size Paradigm in her work.
As a competitive athlete herself, Louise has personal experience in optimising sporting performance through nutrition, as well as over 15 years as a Sports Dietitian. She can assist in all areas of sports nutrition such as training and competition, sports supplements; as well as applying mindful eating strategies in an athlete setting. She has a keen interest in weight category sports and managing these demands in a healthy, safe and effective way.
Louise has a special interest in vegetarian, veganism and whole food plant-based nutrition and associated improved measurable health outcomes. She is focused on ensuring clients following these diets meet their nutritional needs and specific health outcomes without compromising on enjoyment and taste! She is passionate about more sustainable, environmentally conscious food choices and kindness towards the earth.
Louise’s experience is from a range of work settings including
- The Bronte Foundation (Eating Disorder Clinic)
- Australian Swimming Team
- Victorian Institute of Sport
- Western Bulldogs Football Club
- Maribyrnong Sports Academy
Louise values being part of a multidisciplinary team and understands the importance of other experts working together being advantageous to positive outcomes for her clients.
- B Nutrition and Dietetics (Deakin University 2000-2003)
- B Applied Science (Health Science) (Deakin University 2000-2003)
- Certificate 3 Fitness instructor
- Diploma Yoga Teaching 200hrs
Louise has completed professional development in the following areas:
- Counselling Skills
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Sports Nutrition
- Non-diet Approach
- Vegan and Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition
- Dietitians Association of Australia
- Sports Dietitians Australia
Louise is available for consultation on Mondays from 10.00am – 5.00pm. To arrange an appointment please phone 9650 9372 or book online.