Hi, My name is Brigid.
I am a HAES® Dietitian and an Intuitive Eating Counsellor.
Previously I have worked in numerous settings with traditional approaches to weight management working in community based weight management clinics as well as in a specialist surgical bariatric team. I have seen first hand that for many clients restrictive dieting does not lead to long term weight loss but can actually lead to disordered eating and even long term weight gain. This lead me to pursue training in Health at Every Size® (HAES®) and the Intuitive Eating model. This approach focuses on behaviours that impact our health rather than focusing on weight. I assist people to reconnect with their internal cues of hunger and fullness. You can learn more about intuitive eating and HAES® in the frequently asked questions.
I am also a Mum of 3 kids and passionate about helping parents raise children with a healthy relationship with food and the skills required to be intuitive eaters. Often parents feed the kids the way they were raised which unfortunately does not apply in todays world. Telling kids to finish their plate or have 2 more bites can interfere with a childs' ability to regulate their appetite and eat according to their internal cues. Learning the division of responsibility can help parents and children understand their individual roles in feeding to enable them to enjoy family meals together.
Working in public heath in both Australia and the United Kingdom for over 10 years I have broad expertise in clinical nutrition including diabetes management, cardiology, neurology, malnutrition, neurosurgery (including enteral nutrition), womens health (including PCOS) and mental health. I am passionate about working in partnership with my clients to understand what is important to you and how I can best support you in daily life.
I provide warm and compassionate nutrition counselling and I understands how difficult it is to make changes to our habits. My aim is to work with you in a collaborative way to make realistic, relevant goals together to improve your health and quality of life. To make an appointment or to speak to me give me a call today.