Eating Disorder Specialists

Why Work With An Eating Disorder Dietitian

Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions. They are not a cry for attention, a diet gone too far, or a lifestyle choice. They do not discriminate and can affect all genders, ages and cultural backgrounds.

The PNW Clinic can provide a safe, warm and welcoming setting to start your recovery. We’re here to listen and understand what’s going on in your world, and build a safe and trusted space for recovery together.

We’ll work with you to heal your relationship with food, exercise, and your body and develop a new story for your life, without ever-present fear or anxiety.

All of our dietitians are Credentialled Eating Disorder Dietitians at the PNW Clinic. We see clients for all forms of eating disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

If you are currently suffering from an active eating disorder please reach out to book your free discovery call with our team. We pride ourselves as being Australia’s leading virtual eating disorder recovery dietitians and are passionate about helping those who struggle with their eating habits and body image

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We help you to

  • Eat from a place of enjoyment (without the guilt)
  • Challenge and reframe anxious thoughts
  • Free yourself from obsessive tracking
  • Stop the overeat/restrict cycle
  • Discover balance with exercise
  • Nourish your body with nutritious food

Eating Disorder Specialists

What is an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders are  serious and complex mental illness. They are characterised by a strong preoccupation with food and eating, exercise, and body shape.

There are a range of biological, psychological and social risk factors for eating disorders.

Biological risk factors include having family members with eating disorders or mental health conditions, a hsistory of dietetic, a negative energy balance (burning off more energy that ingesting) and type 1 diabetes. Psychological risk factors include perfectionism, body image disatisfaction, anxiety disorders and beavioural inflexibility. Social risk factors include weight stigma, teasing or bullying, acculturation, limited social networks and trauma.

There are many misconceptions about the causes of eating disorders. Eating disorders can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or background. Different types of eating disorders include binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED) and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).


Out of all eating disorders, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most common. BED is characterised by frequent episodes of binge eating, which involved eating a large amount of food in a short period of time. This often created strong feelings of shame and guilt. A person with BED may eat alone or be secretive about their eating habits.


Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious mental illness. AN is characterised by restricting food intake, leading to significantly low body weight, accompanied by an intense fear of weight gain and body image concerns. Due to the changes that happen to the brain during starvation, it can be hard for a person to realise they are unwell.


Bulimia nervosa often begins after a period of dieting or weight control. A person with BN may feel a lack of control and eat a large amount of food during a short period of time. This is often combined with a feeling of intense guilt and shame during or after the episode where the person will engage in compensatory behaviours  to prevent weight gain.


Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is characterised by an avoidance and aversion to eating, leading to a restricted food intake.  This is not due to body image disturbances, but as a result of anxiety or phobia of food, increased sensitivity to sensory aspects of food such as texture, taste or smell, or a lack of food interest as a result of low appetite.

Who we are


Senior Dietitian

Kiah Paetz

Kiah is the founder of the PNW Clinic. She works in the areas of eating disorders, disordered eating, gut health and plant based nutrition and is passionate about helping women build a healthy relationship with food and their body. She believes that eating should be easy and enjoyable – not the cause of guilt, stress and anxiety

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all consultations are conducted virtually via Zoom. Please select your timezone upon booking for custom times in your local area. We consult worldwide

Eating Disorder Dietitian

Geordy Henderson

Geordy supports her clients to be able to nourish their bodies, without the overwhelm. She works in the areas of Eating Disorder recovery from children to adults, gestational diabetes, perinatal nutrition (pregnancy and post partum) and infant nutrition.

Team Dietitian

Jade Wrigley

Jade is a passionate dietitian working in the areas of disordered eating, plant-based nutrition and gut health. She combines evidenced-based nutrition science with a holistic approach, working collaboratively with her clients to develop a nutrition plans that is underpinned by simple and sustainable change.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all consultations are conducted virtually via Zoom. Please select your timezone upon booking for custom times in your local area. We consult worldwide

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Let’s get in touch!


Phone: 07 3040 6911
Fax: 07 3036 5824


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