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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And just as we would be ill placed to see the light on the dashboard as the problem and focus our attention on trying to "fix" it, so too is the case with our weight.
During one of our early sessions together, a client of mine admitted (in response to one of my shared observations) that she was trying to control my perception of her and avoid my judgement through who she presented herself to be in session. (I'm sure that we can all relate to attempting to do this at one time or another).  Client: "I act in this way so that you see me as being light-hearted, insightful into my problems, and 'on top of things'. It stops you from seeing me as 'crazy', 'hard work', or 'vulnerable".
Me: "Having that kind of control over how I experience you, perceive you, and whether or not I judge you negatively would take you possessing an intimate understanding of my personal history, my core beliefs, and my biases. Given you have no control over what I bring to any given interaction and, in turn, how I see you, I wonder whether we could give you permission to stop trying to control the uncontrollable?"  While  this might not be as comforting as the promise from another to "never judge" us, it enables us to take back our power. The truth of the matter is that we can't prevent anyone from judging us. And no one can guarantee us such a promise.  We can, however, find comfort and certainty in knowing that we have a choice in how we respond to harmful judgement in any given situation.  And so.. I've stopped reassuring my clients that I won't judge them. Instead, I support them in discerning 1) how they will know I have judged them in a harmful way and  2) how they will respond should they ever find themselves in such an unfortunate situation. (P.S. The short answer is: find a more compassionate and understanding therapist).
Just sayin'...  There are more important things about you than the number on the scales, your fitbit, or that calorie counting app.
I mean, uncomfortable underwear is pretty damn annoying, isn’t it? 😂
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#centreforintegrativehealth #cfih #feminism #fatpositive #socialjustice #eatingdisorderrecovery #healthateverysize #haes #fatactivism #intersectionality
Despite what messages we receive about weight and bodies, and especially about the weight and bodies of folks with eating disorder, believe us when we say that living in a bigger body does not make your eating disorder any less valid. You deserve support. You deserve compassionate, non judgemental, weight inclusive, trauma informed support. 
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When we don't directly challenge the assumptions and misconceptions our wider society has about eating disorders, we continue to make recovery more and more difficult for folks whose bodies may not fit the stereotypical eating disorder mould. 
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Let this be your Monday morning reminder that you are worthy of support.
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#centreforintegrativehealth #cfih #feminism #fatpositive #socialjustice #eatingdisorderrecovery #healthateverysize #haes #fatactivism #intersectionality

Our Staff

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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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Jessica Kerin – Psychologist

Jessica Kerin – Psychologist

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Audrey Rafflet – Psychologist

Audrey Rafflet – Psychologist

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Kate Lane – Accredited Practising Dietitian

Kate Lane – Accredited Practising Dietitian

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Ashleigh Olive – General Psychologist

Ashleigh Olive – General 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

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.

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