The majority of people worry about weight or shape and try to diet at some stage in their lives. However, for some, thoughts and feelings about food and their bodies become overwhelming and have a negative impact on day to day life, interpersonal relationships and self-esteem. These persistent thoughts about size and appearance, and restrictive or chaotic behaviours around food, do not have to be formally recognised as an eating disorder in order to cause misery and prevent you from living a full life.
Working with the psychology of chronic dieting behaviour and body dissatisfaction, my approach helps you to understand your history in order to build a future free from limiting beliefs about food and weight. Offering one-to-one therapy, I work in an integrative way, combining elements from psychoanalytic, humanistic, and cognitive practices to best suit your needs. Based at my dedicated therapy room in Leeds City Centre, I am also able to offer online sessions via Teams or Skype.
For further information about how I work with yo-yo dieting, binge eating disorder, obesity, people who are distressed by their body image and have poor self-esteem, who are considering bariatric surgery or who are post-bariatric surgery, and those who identify as overweight and wish this to be the focus of their therapy, please see my website www.makingsenseofyoureating.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Registered (MBACP) Therapeutic Counsellor and a National Centre for Eating Disorders Master Practitioner (Eating Disorders & Obesity).
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Initial consultation - £90 (75mins)
Individual therapy (50mins) - £60
Lifeline (half-day) - £275
Initial consultations (where possible) and lifeline sessions take place in person. Individual therapy may take place in person or online via Teams or Skype.
Please contact me to discuss your preferences and availability.
It can be hard to take that first step, and an informal chat on the phone about the challenges you are facing can often be reassuring. If you feel that this would be of benefit, you can contact me by telephone or via my website and I will get back to you.