A Happier, Healthier Child
Raising children is certainly challenging at times! Our team includes a dietitian, speech pathologist and psychologist to help you navigate tricky issues whether it is with managing food aversion and fussiness, nutritional challenges or dealing with the psychological hurdles that life creates
Jillian is an accredited practicing dietitian with over 18 years’ experience treating a diverse range of patients and diet-related conditions in both hospital and private health settings. In 2015, Jillian’s specialised interest in children’s nutrition and food allergies inspired the establishment of ‘Bris Kids Nutrition’.
Jillian is a recognised leader in early life nutrition and the comprehensive treatment of food allergies and intolerances. Jillian is a member of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA), Associate Member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and is proud to be affiliated with Compass Immunology Clinic, Brisbane.
Jillian is very personable with an empathetic and informative consulting style. She strives to ensure families receive treatment strategies that are individualised and effective, always applying best practice healthcare guidelines. Cases regularly referred to Jillian include coeliac disease, low fodmap diet trials for Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation and encopresis, faltering growth and fussy eaters.
Jillian is also a skilled group presenter covering topics relevant to early childhood settings, schools and families including: Fussy eating; Managing food allergies in infancy; and Food handling safety.
Speech Pathologist and Lactation Consultant
Jessica completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology at the University of Queensland. She has worked in paediatric Speech Pathology roles supporting newborns, toddlers, children and teens in homes, clinics and hospital settings in Brisbane and in the UK for over 10 years.
Jessica is most passionate about supporting children who are late talkers and children who have difficulty eating and drinking. It was this passion for working in feeding that led Jessica to become certified as an IBCLC. This unique combination of knowledge and experience as a Speech Pathologist and an IBCLC enables Jessica to provide a holistic service to support children of varying ages with complex feeding difficulties.
Jessica enjoys spending time in her garden and planning her next adventure, whether that is a hike nearby, or an overseas trip.
Simone Jempson is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has been awarded a Master of Clinical Psychology with Distinction, and a Bachelor of Psychology (with first class Honours).
Simone has practiced across a range of settings including private clinics, public hospitals, education, and diagnostic assessment services. She is experienced in working with children (and their families) and adults in managing a range of emotional and psychological concerns. She is passionate about the inter-relatedness of physical and mental health. Simone’s clinical interests include food allergy-related anxiety, health anxiety, adjustment difficulties related to chronic disease, trauma, depression, other anxieties, and sleep issues.
Simone has broad experience in health settings and has also previously completed a Bachelor of Medical Science. Furthermore, she has personal experience of managing allergies and anaphylaxis with her own family.
Simone’s therapeutic approach is warm, collaborative and evidence-based. She predominantly utilises interventions based on cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy, to support her patients to reach their therapeutic goals.