Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Accredited Practicing Dietitian
“Something as simple and joyous as food and eating has become so complex, surrounded by high levels of
anxiety and stress. My hope is to help you eat in a way that feels easy and enjoyable, putting trust in your amazing body and letting go of rules and restriction. I love seeing people feel more confident and happy in themselves when I teach them how to eat normally again.” – Grace Russell
Grace has worked in various private practice settings and with community groups, providing services to the elderly and those with disabilities. Grace has a strong interest in nutrition support for those with mental health concerns and has completed further study in the field of counselling to better support these individuals. Grace is adept at working with general nutrition & with specific populations with more complex nutrition concerns; she promotes the importance of integrated, whole-person health care & wellbeing.
Grace is particularly enthusiastic about supporting women of all ages to find their own authentic health. She believes in a personalised approach and treats each patient as an individual with their own experiences, beliefs and values. Grace brings a caring, compassionate nature to her work and believes that kindness towards the self is a crucial agent for change. She is passionate about blending this with practical skills to ensure her patients can approach eating in a realistic, manageable way.
Grace is also a dedicated advocate of the HAES (health at every size) movement, promoting improved body image and self-compassion for all population groups. She is particularly passionate about equipping clients with tools to challenge society’s rigid expectations around body size & shape and to become more resilient on their journey towards total health.
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
University of Newcastle
Diploma of Counselling
Jansen Newman Institute, Sydney
Grace is a Christian and works with patients who wish to see a dietitian with a shared faith and world view.
training & therapy approaches
Grace is experienced in a range of treatment approaches including:
- Non-diet approach to weight management (Healthy At Every Size)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders
- General Nutritional Counselling
REGISTRATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)
- Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)
- HAES Australia Verified Provider
- Registered NDIS provider
Grace is committed to ensuring that her nutritional counselling and advice is grounded in the most up to date research and evidence of what works. She is an avid reader of nutritional journals and works to translate current scientific principles of nutrition into easy to understand and implement practical strategies for daily nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Grace has a strong interest in using a Health At Every Size framework for clients with chronic dieting and disordered eating.
Grace enjoys working with individuals presenting with a range of clinical nutrition concerns:
- Eating Disorders
- Body Image Concerns
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Gastrointestinal Issues (e.g., IBS, constipation, reflux)
- PCOS and hormonal issues
- Women’s health and nutrition
- Digestive Health Issues including Coeliac Disease
- Nutrition for mental health and disability
- General nutritional and lifestyle support