Nutritional Therapist mBANT, CNHC
I am a registered associate nutritionist (ANutr), Nutritional Therapist (mBANT) and certified Intuitive eating counsellor specialising in eating disorders and disordered eating. I believe that the way we think and feel about food is just as important as what’s on our plates and that all foods can fit in a varied and balanced diet. Food is not just essential for life, but plays a central importance in social connections, traditions, travel and memory making. Helping my clients work towards reclaiming the pleasures of eating and these aspects of life fills me with a deep sense of joy and fulfilment.
My professional training began at The University of Edinburgh where I based my thesis on the rise of the clean eating movement and how it may be used as a mask for restrictive eating and eating disorders. Following this, I completed my masters in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition at University College London, obtaining a distinction. I have gone on to undertake reputable training in body image, intuitive eating, CBT-E and nutritional psychiatry, as well as placements at adolescent eating disorder unit at The Priory Roehampton, as well as Orri and The Recover clinic.
As well as my clinical work, I enjoy staying active in research. My most recent research on the impacts of Eating disorders on caregivers was published in the European Eating Disorders Review in 2020 and I presented these findings at the virtual European eating disorders conference in January 2021. I also sit on the steering board for the current DAISIES trial at Kings College London which is investigating the effectiveness of intensive day patient programmes for eating disorders. Outside of TRC, I am an ambassador for the UK’s leading Eating Disorder charity BEAT and I also partners with schools presenting to students and parents on the importance of fostering a healthy relationship with food and media literacy. I am passionate about raising awareness amongst young people about nutrition misinformation and dieting, especially that spread on social media.
I truly believe that individuals impacted by eating disorders are some of the bravest, strongest and inspiring individuals and it is the greatest privilege to work alongside them during their time at TRC, and as part of a dynamic, compassionate and expert team of clinicians.