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Book an appointment with Denise
Denise offers support for families with a wide range of mealtime difficulties at premises in Perth, Western Australia, and further afield through phone, FaceTime or Skype consultation.
Do you wonder what information and advice to trust? Have you had limited success with typical strategies? Do you need someone who really listens, considers everything that might be impacting on family mealtimes and helps make SENSE of your and your child’s early feeding and mealtime experiences? Are you looking for a mindful, skilled clinician to support your exploration with the SENSE-ational Mealtimes book?
During a consultation Denise:
● considers your and your child’s early feeding and mealtime experiences, and current concerns ● uses holistic considerations and insight to help families understand how they can develop possible solutions to difficult problems ● provides gentle, individualised guidance to suit your unique child and family situation.
Gillian is unavailable for individual consultations but is available to share our insights at conferences, meetings, workshops and seminars with parents and also with clinicians, practitioners and caregivers who support families with mealtime difficulties. Please go to the Professional Development tab to find out more.
How to schedule an appointment
● Phone Denise’s answering service: +61 (08) 9330 7884 (0800 to 1700 hours Australian WST).● Provide your contact details, the age of your child and a brief description of your mealtime or dietary concerns, and Denise will get in touch with you.
Payment of fees is required at the time of consultation:● 1-hour consultation $200 (AUD) ● 1-hour consultation plus 20-minute phone follow-up within 6 weeks via landline $250 (AUD)
Denise is unable to offer e-mail consultations and advice due to the complex nature of mealtime difficulties. If you need help, please phone for a consultation or read the SENSE-ational Mealtimes book.
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Gillian Griffiths is an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years experience as a senior practitioner, program manager, consultant and facilitator of professional development and caregiver programs.
Gillian has extensive training from the USA and Australia in Sensory Processing; Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders: The Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding; Infant Mental Health; Family Partnerships; Circle of Security; Trauma; The Developmental Individual Difference, Relationship-Based Approach (DIR)/Floortime, Perceive, Recall, Plan Perform; Therapeutic Listening and Infant Massage. Gillian uses her vast experience and a broad range of evidence to make SENSE of complex mealtime difficulties. Gillian is co-director of Engaging Your Senses. She supports teams and professionals across Australia and internationally to provide effective, holistic services for the whole family. Gillian is passionate about enabling families to experience nourishing and harmonious mealtimes.
Dr Denise Stapleton
Dr Denise Stapleton is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist with over 30 years experience in nutrition and research.
Denise passionately supports families with varying mealtime difficulties and therapeutic dietary needs throughout Australia. Denise has training in Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders: The Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding and Making SENSE of the Senses. Denise collaborates nationally and internationally with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds who are supporting families with mealtime difficulties. Denise worked for many years as a paediatric dietitian in a children’s hospital and she contributed significantly to national nutritional care guidelines for children with various conditions. During this time, Denise received numerous awards, grants and a PhD for her initiatives in cystic fibrosis and pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy. When Denise joined with Gillian, they began anticipating new possibilities that their combined expertise would bring to families with mealtime difficulties.