What to expect at your consultation

Our initial meeting

Our initial 1 or 2 appointments are generally  spent finding out about you – Why you made the decision to attend, what you hope to achieve and information about your health and history. There are many foundational concepts and discussions which help set up the process of nutrition counselling. We will discuss what we will aim for over the next few sessions. As Nicole practices through a non-diet, intuitively based and weight inclusive approach, you won’t be asked to step on scales, and you won’t be put on a diet or meal plan. For some people, for example with either restrictive or very chaotic eating, a meal plan may be used to normalise your eating or treat malnutrition. You are supported to be curious around your food and eating behaviours, unlearning diet culture and mentality, relearning to connect with your body’s cues, and eating the food which nourishes YOU. Expect to be given plenty of time to talk, and also to be asked some questions to help you reflect on your health and wellbeing goals.

During consultations, we will explore your beliefs, feelings, and concerns about your weight. I work with clients to explore and gently move away from the importance that their weight plays in their lives, and help them move more towards body, fat and weight acceptance.

You will be asked to complete the terms and conditions and personal info forms. These can be printed and completed in advance and brought to your session.  A referral is not required from your doctor, however in most cases having a team of professionals involved in your care is necessary and communication is helpful.

At follow up sessions

We review any goals you may have set and discuss any challenges you may have encountered. We explore non-diet and body led eating concepts and how they relate to your life such as appetite cues, mindfulness, how you relate to our body, your thoughts and feelings around food and eating. Throughout our sessions we may also discuss things such as what nutrition our bodies need, metabolism, how our body uses food and we put strategies  in place until our next appointment. We work in small steps according to how ready you are to make changes. Non restrictive. Non judgemental.

Fees

For information regarding fees, please contact Nicole.

You may be eligible for a rebate from Medicare if your GP has organised a Chronic Disease Management  or Eating Disorder Treatment plan. There will be an out of pocket cost – please speak to us if you have any queries about this. You may also be eligible for private health insurance rebates depending on your level of cover.

Eat in Peace operates part time, therefore to make it fair for our clients and practitioners, 24 hours notice is required if you can’t utilize your session time. The session fee if you can’t utilize the time set aside is 50% of the appointment fee. For non attendance without notification the standard session fee is issued.

Video /phone consultations – These are covered by Medicare plans until March 30th, 2021.

Individual payment arrangements can be discussed to assist you with accessing treatment.

Payment is expected on the day of consultation. Cash (exact amount), direct deposit or credit card payment accepted.

Eat in Peace uses HealthKit which is a cloud based Practice Management System. It is protected by 256-bit bank grade security and encryption. All information is encrypted and stored in a securely protected data centre in Australia with multiple backups in place. When HealthKit integrates with funding bodies (such as Australia’s Medicare and DVA bodies), HealthKit passed security and operational tests across the system.