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Hi, I'm Dr Rachelle Opie (PhD, BNutr Diet (Hons), BSc)
Mental Health and Eating Disorder Dietitian

I am committed to providing a nutrition service that is person-centred, trauma-informed, weight-inclusive and evidence-based.

I work collaboratively with clients to help them: 

- Improve their health and well-being 

- Improve their relationship with food, eating and their body 

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Welcome
 
I’m a kind and compassionate Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC), with 18 years’ experience in research and clinical practice. From working in a variety of health-care settings, I have developed specialised expertise and a passion for supporting adults with mental health disorders, eating disorders and disordered eating. 
  

I have advanced training and skills in nutrition counselling, delivering person-centred, trauma-informed care, using a non-judgmental, caring and empathic approach. I use a non-diet, weight-inclusive approach to health management, with the aim of supporting clients improve their relationship with food, eating and their body.

 As a research dietitian, I regularly contribute to the current scientific literature and remain at the forefront of nutrition knowledge. Whilst utilising the most the up-to-date evidence in sessions with clients, I make sure to translate the science into user-friendly, practical strategies to suit your lifestyle. I aim to empower and support my clients engage in health behaviour changes for improved health and well-being.

Areas of Expertise

​- Mental health  

- Eating disorders 

- Disordered eating 

- Gut health and IBS

- Pregnancy and postpartum 

- Cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol

- General nutrition, lifestyle, and well-being

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