ABOUT ME AND MY WORK
We do not have to compromise on compassion in the name of science. We can do both.
I am an unpicker of threads, an analyst of narratives and story reader for the author who has lost the plot.
I am useful to you, if you’ve lost the plot with food, body image or identity.
Meet your therapist
I am a registered BACP counsellor (MBACP) and registered Associate nutritionist (ANutr) and certified Intuitive Eating Therapist. I offer therapy specialising in eating, food and body image issues. But if you’re here to read something that might help you decide if I’m the ‘right’ therapist for you, let me offer you something a bit more personal.
They (whoever they are) say healers are groomed in the family. I’d say I was undoubtably trained by family life to be useful, compassionate, inquisitive and finely calibrated to injustice. I’ve had to learn through bittersweet experience (and very good training) to cultivate some finesse when it comes to truth telling, but this makes me both a fierce, gentle and incredibly relational therapist. I work from an intersectional feminist perspective and consider myself an LGBTQIA2S+ ally. I draw from psychodynamic, schema therapy and narrative therapy as modalities for practice.
I don’t know how useful it is to know anything personal about me. Some people like to get a sense of where I’m coming from, so: I have a Shih Tsu who sometimes comes to work with me and I use music to narrate my life.
Who are you? I look forward to finding out.
What I do
I’m a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) with the Association for Nutrition, Intuitive Eating Counsellor having trained with Elyse Resche and Evelyn Tribole, and a registered counsellor with the BACP. I specialise in helping people with issues involving food, eating and body image, and also more general concerns that bring someone to therapy, like issues with relationships and anxiety.
I draw from psychodynamic, schema therapy and narrative therapy as modalities for practice.
What to expect
Set up a discovery call so we can have a chat prior to you booking. The most important aspect of working together is that you feel comfortable with me and that you feel I am the right therapist for you.
I work with you virtually through video call. Clients are offered a weekly appointment at the same time, on the same day every week.
Caveats are that I cannot work with you if you are in an acute phase of anorexia nervosa and are seriously underweight. I may be able to recommend someone or a service more suitable so please, get in touch if you need help but don’t know where to go.
Helping you break free from old patterns or ways of thinking and feeling about yourself and the world.
I offer services to help with disordered eating, dietary analysis and health assessment, support for issues such as depression and anxiety and also Intuitive Eating counselling.
Who are you?
You might be someone diagnosed with an eating disorder, who has had therapy before but still feels stuck. You might never have had therapy before, in which case you’ll be feeling probably quite nervous. If you’ve had therapy before, you might be quite jaded.
You might have anxiety or depression and a sense of feeling a bit unsettled or flat about life. You might struggle with sleep, confidence or feeling like you don’t like yourself very much.
You might have dieted on/off for a long time and don’t know how to not diet. You might struggle with constantly ‘eating healthily’ but find that you never feel that your body responds in the ‘right’ way.
You might eat your feelings.
You might find you work/study a lot or strive non-stop to do your best, have incredibly high standards, perfectionism even, but you don’t find time to feel contentment or peace. It’s never enough and you still don’t feel like you’re ‘enough’.
You might know what to do intellectually, but struggle to connect with making actionable changes to your life. You feel like you sabotage things and can’t understand why.
You might have gut issues, auto-immune conditions related to stress or general poor physical wellbeing that you can’t solve and struggle with fatigue, pain and health anxiety.
A space to heal
Counselling is not just a place to be heard. It’s a place you can make sense of how the physical body interacts with the emotional. To have your feelings validated and embody what that feels like. To make sense of past events, how it effects the present and break free of unhelpful ways of being. To find practical ways to get you out of being stuck.
Therapy is different for everyone. Some clients benefit from psycho-education and nutritional guidance whereas others find healing and clarity from experiential sessions. We can talk about the way forward together.
Professional bodies and qualifications
- Registered member – Association for Nutrition
- Member of The Nutrition Society
- Graduate training member – British Psychological Society
- Trainee psychologist on Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
- Intuitive Eating Counsellor trained with Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
- MSc Nutrition and Behaviour
- PG Dip Psychological Therapies
- British Wheel of Yoga Diploma
- Diploma in Personal Training – Team Bath
- ITEC level 4 Sports Massage Diploma
- BSc Psychology