I believe everyone has the power to heal and live a fulfilling life.
Binge eating, yo-yo dieting, purging, chewing and spitting, emotional overeating, extreme food rules, food restriction, compulsive exercise, body hatred ...sound familiar?
Breathe ... it's a safe space here
Please note I am only accepting clients for short term therapy at present (4-8 weeks). If you feel you would benefit from longer term support please explore Food Freedom Coaching
I HAVE DESIGNED DIETETIC THERAPY FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO IMPROVE THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THEMSELVES AND FEEL SAFER, MORE ACCEPTING AND MORE CONNECTED TO THEIR BODY SO THEY CAN TRULY ENJOY LIVING IN IT.
What happens in life is not only stored in the mind but in the body too.
THE PROBLEM IS:
TRADITIONAL EATING DISORDER TREATMENT FOCUS' ON THE MIND AND MEAL PLANS AND NEGLECTS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND BODY.
I work integratively with mind, body and spirit. I draw on different approaches, strategies and practices to meet you where you at.
You are the leader of your journey
Everyone's journey is unique and what you focus on and how long we work together will depend on your personal circumstances.
We may explore psycho-nutrition education, nutritional rehabilitation, meal planning, supplemental requirements, coping skills and practises, embodiment, body image, neuropsychology, hypnotherapy, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, graded exposure, inner child healing, cognitive behavioural therapy, somatic practises and of course focus on building a trusting therapituic relationship.
I USE A THREE STAGE MODEL IN MY PRACTICE;
WE BEGIN WITH STABILISATION, SAFETY AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT
WE MOVE IN DEEP EXPLORATION AND ACCEPTANCE
FINALLY, WE INTEGRATE OR RECONNECT TO THE SELF, OTHERS AND THE WORLD
I generally work in 12 session sets which allows us to reflect and evaluate regularly, these can be weekly, alternate weekly, monthly or ad - hoc whichever suits your own journey best. Not everyone feels the needs to have 12 sessions but we still practices a three stage model.