Head to toe, inside and out
My work in health is devoted to improving physical, pyschological and emotional wellbeing through our relationship with food, weight and body image.
I work with a broad spectrum of eating issues including, anorexia, orthorexia (extreme clean eating), binge eating, bulimia and obesity, and also support clients without a diagnosis who simply want a less obsessive and more peaceful relationship with food.
I offer guidance and support to parents and carers if I am working with younger adults (18 and over) so that they feel more resourced during their loved one’s recovery and during a time of uncertainty and distress. For U18s, I can offer referrals to other public and private sources of support.
Healthspan, yes you can
Our relationship with food is lifelong and for those that struggle, it may at times seem insurmountable. However, it is entirely possible to recover from disordered and distressed eating. Having experienced eating issues myself, my mission is to educate and equip clients using healthspan an approach that combines nutritional rehabilitation, mindset, self-esteem and skills work.
We look at the relational aspects of our personal and social environments, including the role of partners, family and friends. We make sense of misinformation and social media awash with ‘health’ influencers promoting slimness, sixpacks and ‘their way’ of doing it.
We challenge diet culture mentality and learn how to manage eating setbacks. We learn about appetite and hunger cues, and the importance of sleep and how diet quality affects mood, energy levels and cravings. We will improve meal planning, shopping, cooking and eating routines and gradually increase the variety and quality of food boughts into the home and become wise to clever marketing ploys and false health claims made by the food industry.
It is all encompassing and isn’t just about the weight you lose or gain, it’s about the quality of life you gain in return.