My Nutrition Practice: Healthy Eating Leeds

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The different approaches to helping clients with nutrition

Nutritionist Advisors, dietitian Leeds and nutritionist Leeds all help their clients in various ways to think about and change their relationship with food. How they achieve this is dependent on qualifications and approach.

How I help clients with nutrition

Nutrition is a term as a qualified nutritional advisor I use to summarise how I work with clients and their psychological relationship with food. When you contact me, you and I would initially identify what type of nutritional counselling or food counselling you could benefit from. If you and I agree during this enquiry phase that the way I work is right for you, an appointment will be arranged where a more detailed assessment of your needs, what you want to achieve and in what time frame, will be carried out.

I provide counselling for food and nutrition and help clients with:

Helping you understand and manage eating disorders, such as:

Anorexia – the most fatalistic of all the eating disorders. Someone in the grip of anorexia is more likely to face serious consequences due to the lack of nutrition and how this deprivation impacts psychologically and physically.

Obesity – Like most eating disorders obesity will cause strain and distress to body and organs. Whilst your GP and medical teams treat your body, I will work with you therapeutically to help you understand and manage your emotional attachments to food and how that can influence thought as well as food and eating choices.

Depending at what stage of an eating disorder you are in, what you want to achieve and what is identified at assessment; you and I will then agree on whether I am the best therapist for you and if so how we will work together.

Other areas of counselling for food and nutrition includes:

Weight gain/Weight loss Leeds - Many people fall outside of the disorders but still have unsatisfying, confusing and a sense of no control when it comes to their relationship with food or their body. Most of my clients fall into this more general but no less frustrating category. As there are many emotions and mixed messages tied up in our bodies and how we use foods, the way I work is to help you develop awareness of your eating patterns, how they developed and from this identify where changes can be made. For instance distinguishing food or hunger needs from emotional needs; e.g. emotional eating due to anxiety, or using food as a substitute for something else. Additional aims include working together to help change your perception and attitude to your body; to help you achieve better body, mind and wellbeing.

Your appointments and how we work together:

Appointments (including assessment) can last from 1 to 2 hours each. Fees per appointment range from £50 to £80. Your initial assessment will enable us to establish your needs and circumstances, therefore the number and frequency of appointments that will work best for you.

Both my main training and experience as a counsellor and Psychotherapist, as well as additional nutritional advisor training and experience enable me to work with different religions, gender, age, culture, weight and other factors relating to food. As my overall approach is therapeutic with an emphasis on your feelings, thoughts and behaviour to food, at times it may be identified that a more medical approach is necessary; in which case a referral to a dietitian Leeds, nutritionist Leeds or to another medical professional will be discussed to ensure your best interests.

If you feel your relationship with food can benefit from nutritionist advice and healthy eating Leeds and weight loss Leeds then please email or call me on 07795 253457.

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