About the Clinic

A caring team of practitioners dedicated to helping people with eating, weight and food concerns.

When issues around food and eating become dominant in a person’s life, it can prevent them from engaging with loved ones in a meaningful way, enjoying life’s pleasures, fulfilling their true potential, and even completing basic day-to-day tasks and routines.

If this sounds like you or someone you are concerned about, Centre for Integrative Health is here to deliver the specialist support, information and treatment needed to overcome concerns about food, exercise, and physical appearance and achieve health and happiness.

Our practitioners are highly skilled in the assessment and treatment of a range of physical and emotional health conditions that affect people of all ages, genders, sizes, and from all walks of life. Our team has a particular interest and specialised training in those conditions concerning food, eating, exercise, and body-image.

It is our commitment to on-going professional development, practice of evidence-based treatments and our dedication to our clients that empowers individuals to overcome the barriers they are experiencing and live a life that is meaningful to them.

Our tailored treatment plans and services, not only support our clients, but also provide their families with peace of mind and clarity throughout the journey.

If you have any queries about how we can help, or any other aspect of the recovery process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for a free 15-minute phone consultation.

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Whilst in the midst of a restrictive eating disorder, a sunset such as this one would register only cognitively for me. I was devoid of any visceral connection with the experience. I knew factually that the sight in front of me “was beautiful” and that witnessing such occurrences was something that people “should do”. However, my experience was one of checking boxes (“Tick! I did the thing. What’s next on the agenda?”) as opposed to one of connection with nature’s beauty. . . This is what an eating disorder, such as Anorexia Nervosa, does to you. What starts with a disconnection from the body’s hunger cues leads to a total loss of connection with oneself and the surrounding world. As the physical body is starved, so too are the emotional and spiritual selves. . . As we start to refeed ourselves through recovery, not only do we rediscover our appetite for food but also our appetite for life. Life starts to have sharper edges and we begin to experience it more intensely; it is beautiful and painful and overwhelming and... exactly what a full and meaningful life looks like.
Yes, your body might get bigger through recovering from your eating disorder. Your life however, most certainly will.
Congratulations to Danica on being officially accredited as a board-approved supervisor. As well as providing individual supervision to the placement students and early career clinicians at CFIH, Danica is responsible for supporting us all in upholding the latest in evidence-based treatment and continually refining our practise. Danica is an asset to our team and our clients. Congratulations Danica.
Recovery (be it from an eating disorder, an addiction, trauma, or a toxic relationship) rarely feels ”good”. In letting go of old ways of being, we are often faced with pain and discomfort (whether it be PMS or unresolved grief) that we need to work through before we reap the rewards on the other side. Like the caterpillar that must tear down its comfortable cocoon to make room for the wings it needs to fly, you too will be awarded for emerging from the comfort of whatever situation you find yourself cocooned in.
This week Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) hosts our very own Sport & Exercise Psychologist, Ash, for a webinar on 'Eating Disorder Presentations in Sport and Exercise: Considerations and Adaptations for Psychological Treatment'. For more information and to register, refer to the ANZAED website: https://www.anzaed.org.au/webinars-2-2/
We acknowledge that as we go through life, we acquire a crook back or a dodgy knee for no fault of our own. We seek professional help to attend to these ailments without fearing judgement. Our mental health is no different. As we go through life, we encounter stressors, losses, and traumas that cause us emotional injuries for no fault of our own. Just like our physical ailments, emotional injuries also require rehabilitation that is often aided by professional support. We wouldn't attempt to fix a broken arm on our own, why do we think that we should rehabilitate our emotional injuries on our own? Going along to see a mental health practitioner should be as normal as going to see a GP with the flu.

Our Staff

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Dr Nga Tran – Psychiatrist

Dr Nga Tran – Psychiatrist

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Kate Gough (nee Pollard) Senior Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist

Kate Gough (nee Pollard) Senior Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist

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Vera Keatley – Psychologist

Vera Keatley – Psychologist

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Audrey Rafflet – Psychologist

Audrey Rafflet – Psychologist

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Kate Lane – Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Nutritionist

Kate Lane – Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Nutritionist

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Ashleigh Olive – Psychologist

Ashleigh Olive – Psychologist

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Danica Adolfsson – Clinical Psychologist

Danica Adolfsson – Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Kiera Buchanan – Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Kiera Buchanan – Clinical Psychologist

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Emma Reid – Psychologist

Emma Reid – Psychologist

Ashleigh Olive

To be authentic, accepting, and committed to supporting others so that they feel encouraged to share, be heard, and continue to grow in the face of adversity. Read More

Alanah Dobinson

To support people to overcome the barriers preventing them from achieving their full potential. Read More

Kate Pollard

To help others see that appearance does not have to determine their value and worth so that they know that they are not just enough but their uniqueness makes them incredible – just as they are. Read More

Dr Hollie Shannon

To guide and nurture people at their most vulnerable so that they become their intended self sooner and make the most of their life. Read More

Katie Gegg

To offer support to young girls and women to develop their self-worth beyond appearance and to never feel alone in their struggles. Read More

Carly Leverington

To empower and advocate for freedom and healing from diet culture so individuals may come to love and make peace with their true selves. Read More

Dr Andi Alperin

To empower and advocate for freedom and healing from diet culture so individuals may come to love and make peace with their true selves. Read More

Dr Kiera Buchanan

To create a space where people can be understood so that they can become who they want to be. Read More

Our Values

Integrity with every action;
Excellence driven by humility;
To practice what we preach;
To inspire global change;
To recognise that we’re all in it together.

 

Our Vision

A world for everybody.

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Our Mission

To liberate society from eating
and body image concerns.

 

Embark on your journey towards a happier, healthier you.

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