Lifestyle Consultations

Our practice provides a client-centred approach in assisting you to reach your wellbeing goals. With a focus on behaviour change and using tailored lifestyle modification, we can assist you in optimising nutrition, exercise and mental health. All our clinicians have a special interest in eating disorders and have engaged in (and continue to engage in) additional training in this field.

We value creativity, trust, openness, innovation, honesty, connectedness.

All our experienced practitioners at Lifestyle Consultations have completed University level education and training and are accredited with their relevant Australian organisations.

Robyn Dery APD AN – Dietitian & Nutritionist
Currently taking new clients 

Robyn Dery is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist, graduating from Monash University in Melbourne.  She has also completed Bachelor of Applied Science and Certificate of Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics.

Robyn has working in a variety of settings, both internationally and domestically. These include being the paediatric dietitian at North Middlesex Hospital in London, nutritionist in an outpatient Eating Disorder Clinic in Arizona, USA, general acute and outpatient dietitian in a rural hospital, and dietitian to the Eating Disorder Clinic at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Wesley Hospital and Northside West Clinic in Wentworthville.

Robyn works with her clients to navigate evidence based practices and nutrition information to identify health changes that are meaningful and relevant to her clients. 

Robyn is an accredited member of Dietitians Australia.

Maddi Parsons APD AN – Dietitian & Nutritionist
Currently taking new clients

Maddi is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelors in Nutrition Science in 2018 and a post graduate Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2021. 

She is passionate about supporting individuals in a compassionate and non-judgemental way, assisting them to make practical dietary and lifestyle changes to improve their health and wellbeing.

Maddi has a special interest in Eating Disorders management and general dietetics, she will work with you to create a positive relationship around your food, mind and body using a Health At Every Size (HAES ®) approach to practice and her core values as a Dietitian is to offer simple, achievable nutrition support. 

Maddi is an accredited member of Dietitians Australia and a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician.

Elizabeth Stathakis APD AN CEDC – Principal Dietitian & Nutritionist
Currently taking on formal supervision of clinicians only.

Lifestyle Consultations was established in 2011 by Elizabeth Stathakis, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist, Exercise Physiologist and Health Coach. Elizabeth is passionate about nutrition and lifestyle management as an important contributor to the prevention of ill health and for the management of chronic diseases.

Elizabeth completed a Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science at the University of New South Wales and a postgraduate Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics at Sydney University, she has completed additional studies in management, leadership, counselling and behaviour change. Elizabeth has worked with children, adolescents and adults, helping them to achieve their health goals from the management of disordered eating, to injury rehabilitation, and optimising sporting performance. She has focused primarily on eating disorders recovery, type two diabetes management, cardiovascular health management and paediatric rehabilitative care. Elizabeth has provided expert comment and written feature articles for The Village Observer, Men’s Health Magazine and Meat & Livestock Australia. She has appeared as a guest speaker on the Body Matters Podcast and Butterfly Foundation Podcast.

Elizabeth has worked as a Dietitian at the Eating Disorder Units at Wesley Hospital, Northside West Clinic and at the Butterfly Foundation group programs in Sydney. She is currently working in private practice alongside Bechamel the Greyhound, they provide both individual and group treatment for those with complex severe and enduring eating disorders, as well as clinical supervision and education for health professionals. 

Elizabeth is an accredited member of Dietitians Australia.

Béchamel – Fluffy Therapist

Béchamel is our practice dog, she is an extremely gentle rescue greyhound and is always keen for hugs or pats. Do be careful, she can be a little farty.

 

 

William Reeves – Chef Extraordinaire & Support Worker

William began his career as a Chef studying classical French and Italian cuisines at Chef Hatted Restaurants. He has worked in some of Sydney’s most exclusive venues including Merivale’s Ivy and Royal Sydney Golf Club’s Links Room. His current focus is on empowering individuals to take control of the home kitchen to create better food for all. 

Alex – Event Planner

Alex is our wonderful head volunteer event specialist. She has a background in event management, marketing and research. She lends us her time as a volunteer to help create events that sparkle and support in every way.

 

Nikita – Admin & Practice Organiser Guru

Nikita oversees everything admin to ensure our practice runs smoothly. She is bubbly, energetic and organised.