Why work with me?

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Are you exhausted by worrying about food all the time? Fed up about feeling unhappy in your body? Concerned about how your weight might impact your health?

In my 121 sessions we explore all your concerns and work together to find strategies and coping tools for them that work for you! I will meet you where you are at and honour your individual needs and goals.

I am friendly and approachable and can relate to many everyday issues we all face, whilst acknowledging that I am not the expert of your personal lived experience. If I haven't lived it myself, I won't pretend I know what it's like. But I will be able to apply my knowledge and expertise to my coaching framework so you can adapt it to fit your unique situation.

 

Intuitive eating is a gentle way of getting back in tune with
what you are really hungry for!

I use a weight-inclusive anti-diet approach in all my consultations to promote Intuitive Eating and the Health at Every Size® (HAES) message (read more about it here). This means I will work with you on rejecting diet culture messages, making peace with food and getting to know what your body needs and what makes you feel great, rather than giving you diet rules and food plans. 

I believe that to be engaged you must feel included and valued for who you are, your perspectives and thoughts need to be respected and your lived experience must be honoured. My commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience informs my work and allows you to be YOU.

There is lots more information in my FAQ section. And for anything I haven't answered on this site you can always get in touch with me or check out my social media accounts for regular posts on my views about nutrition, feeding and looking after yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What makes me qualified?

I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, an MSc in Public Health Nutrition, am registered with the Association for Nutrition (ANutr) and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor. 

Having worked in a weight-centric approach for several years I know how harmful weight-loss messages can be, and have witnessed that intentional weight-loss programmes just don't work.

 

In my work I use the principles of Intuitive Eating to guide my clients away from the pitfalls of diet culture and help them make peace with food, reject diet mentality thinking and develop a new understanding of their bodies and needs. To do this work, I took part in training courses with Evelyn Tribole, (who, alongside Elyse Resch, developed the first intuitive eating counselling method  - their book Intuitive Eating is fabulous), as well as Laura Thomas from the London Centre for Intuitive Eating and Christy Harrison, who wrote a must-read book called Anti-Diet on why obsessing about what we eat is actually bad for us! (check my resources page for all the links!)

My work with families is also informed by the intuitive eating framework, with babyled weaning being the first stepping stone in teaching babies (and their parents!) that they can trust their internal signals and that eating should be fun, sociable and satisfying.

 

 

 

 

In my personal life, I like to read, cook, eat, walk my dog and be outside in nature. I am also partial to a good TV series!

I have two children and live with my family in Sevenoaks, Kent. 

I offer online consultations, workshops and group courses.

I can see you for face-to-face sessions at 7Oaks Counselling Rooms in Sevenoaks, or am happy to travel locally for talks and workshops. 

 

If you live outside these areas I might still be able to work with you, please contact me to discuss requirements!

 

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