In addition to my general practice, I also work with clients who specifically want to improve their body image and their relationship with food.
We live in a society that prizes thinness, categorises food into 'good' and 'bad' and makes assumptions about health based on body size. We may also have grown up with family members who subscribe to these beliefs. It is understandable that many of us end up feeling negatively about our bodies and find eating challenging.
As a result, we may find ourselves seeking out diets, counting calories and developing disordered eating habits to fit into what our society expects. We might succeed in changing our body for a short time, but when those changes are not permanent this often leads to further dissatisfaction and we can begin to blame ourselves.
I subscribe to an anti-diet, weight neutral approach governed by the principles of Intuitive Eating. This means that I do not consider any body shape, size of weight better or healthier than any other and I will never suggest or encourage intentional weight loss. Many of the beliefs society tells us about food and health are outdated and are not backed by research. An anti-diet approach rejects these rules and allows us to attune to our body's natural cues for eating and movement.
My particular passion is working with people who have experienced chronic dieting and are looking to find a more peaceful relationship with food and their body.
If you are feeling anxious and out of control around food, caught in a diet cycle of trying to manage the way your body looks or any other issues regarding chronic dieting or body image, please get in touch to discuss your needs or book an initial session.
Issues you may be struggling with include: chronic dieting, binge eating, emotional eating, poor body image, food anxiety and compensatory behaviours such as over exercising and purging.