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– psychotherapist specialising in binge eating and body image

About me

I understand the fear, the misery and the obsession that takes you over when you are controlled by food; when your self-worth and sense of well being becomes defined by what you did or didn't eat today. I'm sure you have tried many times to gain control. Sometimes it might feel like you are acting against your own will when it comes to your eating. My stance is a hopeful one, I do believe it is possible to transform your relationship with food.

Finding a therapist that knows how to help can be challenging. I always suggest clients have a look at my YouTube channel first (search The Binge Eating Therapist). This way you will be able to get a sense of me and how I work with emotional, compulsive and binge eating. If my approach resonates, please feel free to get in touch. I offer individual and group therapy as well as a recovery community with free monthly Zoom support meetings.

You are not weak or lacking in willpower, there is nothing wrong with you at the fundamental level. You are human and you are probably feeling confused, stuck and anxious, maybe even hopeless, but you are here, looking for help, which means there must be a part of you that believes you deserve better. I believe that too.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • Eating Disorders Advanced Diploma - National Centre for Eating Disorders
  • Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling
  • CPD training - working with disordered eating, the gut-brain axis
  • Mental Health First Aider - MIND
  • Mental health assessor at Cruse Bereavement Care

Author of the book I Can't Stop Eating: How to Break Free From the Cycle of Bingeing (available on Amazon).

Individual and group therapy available.

Member organisations

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Binge eating
  • Binging & restricting
  • Overeating
  • Diet and body image
  • Eating psychology coaching

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Fees

From £45.00 to £129.00

Additional information

  • Individual online session £129 for 50 minutes
  • Binge eating online therapy group £45 for 90min session
  • Connect and Recovery groups £75 for 3 hours, including free monthly support meetings (concessions available)

When I work

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Daytime/Evening appointments available.

Sandbanks Road, Poole, BH14

Type of session

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Types of client

Adults
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