Emma’s passion lies in providing nutrition services to individuals and/or their family who are having difficulties with food and eating or body image concerns. This includes general food concerns, disordered eating behaviours, clinical eating disorders, rigid dieting behaviours, black and white thinking, and other mental health conditions that impact an individual’s ability to nourish their body. As a mental health dietitian Emma understands the relationship between psychology and eating, and the importance of adequate nutrition to reverse the effects of a starved brain to allow meaningful engagement in other therapies. Emma strives to empower her clients to challenge their food and eating behaviours through a gentle and supportive approach, with an end goal to restore confidence and enjoyment around food and bring about sustainable change. Emma’s kind and compassionate nature allows her clients to feel comfortable exploring difficult parts of their journey with food and eating.
Emma enjoys working with both individuals and the families of those effected with eating disorders using an evidence-based approach to achieve the best outcomes for her clients. She delivers both individual treatment and Family Based Therapy (Maudsley Model). Emma works as part of a multidisciplinary team within Myrtle Oak Clinic, which includes experienced psychologist within the eating disorder field, and undertakes regular supervision to ensure that she can provide the most effective intervention to her clients.
Emma believes the idea that how we eat is just as important as what we eat. She works collaboratively with her clients and their health care professionals to overcome obstacles to good health, and empower them to be able to feed themselves an appropriate, adequate, balanced and varied diet that meets their nutritional and emotional needs and requirements.
Emma Allomes is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. Emma graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours) from the University of Newcastle.
In her spare time, you will find Emma playing a team sport, reading a book in the sunshine, or camping with her family that includes two beautiful German Shepherds.