Kate Gough (nee Pollard)
Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist
BND (NUT & DIET) (HONS)
Kate takes a compassionate, evidenced based, Health at Every Size® (HAES) informed approach in supporting people with eating, weight, and body-image concerns. Kate has extensive experience supporting individuals through a NonDiet, person-centred approach, collaborating with both with the individual client and their team.
As an Executive Committee Member of Dietitians Association Australia (DAA)’s Eating Disorder Interest Group, Kate is an advocate for improving access and affordability of dietetic treatment, through training dietitians in eating disorders. Kate is particularly passionate about providing a welcoming and inclusive space to support individuals gain intuitive eating skills and a healthy body image.
Kate has specialised training in evidence based approaches, including Intuitive Eating and Non-Diet Approach, Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy-Enhanced (CBT-E), Maudsley Family-Based Therapy (FBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Kate is available for consultations in person at CFIH in Brisbane and via online videoconferencing.
“To help others see that their appearance does not determine their value and worth so that they know they are not just enough, but that their uniqueness makes them incredible, just as they are.”
- Non-Dieting Approach for Dietitians: Fiona Willer
- Essential Counselling Skills for Dietitians: Tara MacGregor
- Client centered approach to weight management: Dr Rick Kausman
- Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Elimination Diet: Anne Swain
- Children’s eating behaviours: Ellyn Satter
- Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) National Conference 2016 (Christchurch)
- CBT-E: Enhanced Cognitive Based Therapy for Eating Disorders: Kim Hurst
- Writing For Eating Disorders Workshop: June Alexander
- Maudlsey Family Based Therapy
- Hollis, J. Williams L. Young, M. Pollard, K. Collins, C. & Morgan P. (2014). Compliance to step count and vegetable serve recommendations mediates weight gain prevention in mid-age, premenopausal women. Findings of the 40-Something RCT. 83: 33-41.
- SARRAH Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
- The International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD)
- Dietitians Association Australia – Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist
- Executive Committee Member – Dietitians Association Australia (DAA)’s Eating Disorder Interest Group
- Mental Health Practitioners Network (MHPN) Brisbane Eating and Weight Management Group – coordinator
- Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED)
- Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
- National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)
- Association of Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)
How are CFIH Dietitians different to traditional Dietitians?
Traditionally, Dietitians are viewed as the food police. In your past experiences, your may not have felt heard or understood when seeing someone regarding your diet.
Many clients describe their previous experiences with Dietitians as frustrating or pointless; simply being told what to do again and not taking into account the client's own knowledge, experiences and valid concerns about making changes to their eating. Many people fear coming to a Dietitian as they're afraid the Dietitian will make them feel guilty about what they do or don't eat.
At CFIH, our Dietitians are different; they are Non-Diet Accredited Practising Dietitians who are passionate about working with you to improve your nutrition and overall health.
The Non-Diet Approach is an evidenced-based approach that involves working collaboratively with you to relearn something you were born with; intuitive eating. Intuitive eating involves rebuilding trust with your body to reduce anxiety and fear associated with when to eat, what to eat and how much to eat. The non-diet approach helps to get you out of the diet cycle and heal your relationship with food and your body.