Food & body doesn’t have to be so hard. Let us help.

Nourishing Recovery is a dietitian and therapist team specialising in eating disorders and body image concerns. We practice through a trauma-informed, non-diet, weight-neutral framework.

Book a Free Introductory Call

If you feel we would be a good fit (read more about us if unsure!) , book in a free 20 minute Introductory Call with us using the calendar to the right. This time gives space for you to ask any lingering questions and for us to get a feel for your individual needs. Together we can determine the best package to suit you.

See Packages & Pricing in FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions

That is wonderful! If you already are engaging with therapy for your eating disorders, you may just use Sarah, the dietitian. If you are getting support for an eating disorder, we would still ask for a consent form to be filled out as collaborative care between your providers is essential for your safety and progress.

If you already have a dietitian, you may just use Sarah, the therapist for support. If you are getting support for an eating disorder, we would still ask for a consent form to be filled out as collaborative care between your providers is essential for your safety and progress.

If food is hard- we are here to help! You do not have to be “sick enough” to get care from us. Our dream is for everyone to have peace with food and their body and we will be over the moon to help you. In fact, preventative care and/or early intervention is the most cost-effective form of treatment. See our Intuitive Eating Packages for what support looks like.

If you are seeing me for an eating disorder, you’ll typically see the best progress starting out with weekly appointments. Once consistent progress is made, appointments can be made bi-weekly, monthly, etc.

For disordered eating, bi-weekly sessions are often perfect. If you are moving towards Intuitive Eating, this is a process that requires thought and practice. You’ll appreciate the time between sessions put that work in.

Our initial nutrition counselling session is pure assessment! Often people want a meal plan right away and that will not likely happen. The time is important, though. Here I’ll get to know you as a person, listen to your story, and discuss your goals and expectations. We will do a nutrition assessment- dieting history, food and eating behaviours, typical eating patterns, cooking abilities, general food preferences, thoughts and feelings about food and body, medical/mental history, weight/growth history (when applicable) and your goals. Based on all this information, I will outline the a treatment process plan and recommendations to help you meet your goals.

Follow-up appointments: 

In follow-up appointments, we work on a variety of things to help you logistically meet your nutrition goals, as well as teaching you tools and techniques to help repair your relationship with food, your body, and movement. Often you know generally what you should do, it’s the how, right? We will work on the how. I incorporate a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities in my nutrition counselling work with you, including but not limited to: CBT, FBT, ACT, DBT/RO-DBT, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Intuitive Eating. Ultimately we teach you how to listen to how your body communicates to you through hunger, fullness, cravings, and satisfaction, and more.

We work with clients in both short-term and long-term capacities. Treatment duration is highly variable depending on factors including but not limited to: presenting concerns & co-occurring conditions, duration & severity of presenting concerns. Many clients in eating disorder recovery choose to see us longer-term, with less frequent appointments once in a maintenance phase for relapse prevention and continued healing. 

You will be able to message me with brief questions on our client portal and can expect a reply in 24 business hours. Some questions might require a lengthy answers- those of which we will address at your next session!

Also, I get it’s easy to forget what we talked about in session! After all dietitian sessions, you’ll get a summary of what we talked about including practice points, handouts, and resources to support you.

Nutrition Stabilisation

Renourishing the body through structured eating to repair effects of malnutrition (which can occur at any body size) and eating disorder behaviors; understanding what foods your body needs (and why!).

Restructuring Beliefs & Behaviours

Mastering skills to help change harmful food and body-based beliefs and behaviours, forming more positive ways of relating to yourself during eating experiences (and beyond!).

Restoring Body Trust

We’ll support you in increasing confidence and self-trust with food and your body through attunement, embodiment, and (if appropriate) Intuitive Eating practices.

Our sessions will be tailored to you. Usually we will start by thinking about the previous week and what had stuck with you from our session. We can reflect on challenges from your week or thoughts that you may have noticed. This can be a good place to start, sessions often go in unexpected directions! 

Building a relationship takes time. Especially you have experienced difficult relationships in the past, time can be very important. That’s ok! My role is to support you to recognise when you feel safe. I will not force or insist upon safety but rather encourage you to listen to yourself and recognise what feels ok for you. I won’t ever tell you that you must trust me! But I will encourage you to find a space that feels safe and to trust in the therapeutic process, which will in most cases lead to trust in the long run.

Sarah the dietitian’s job is food. She will work with you to think about your relationship with food and how this plays out day to day. My job is to support you to explore all the other things that may be contributing to where you are now. Often it is a relationship with ourselves or others that impact our relationship with food so, working alongside you, we will explore and identify themes and patterns, whilst giving you tools to manage going forward.

This will vary from person to person. I will review with you every 6-8 sessions to make sure therapy is still meeting your needs and offering something valuable to you. We will reflect on growth and think about further goals if needed. You can stop therapy at any time, it is completely your choice. Typically I work with people for a minimum of 24 sessions in order to explore deeper issues and build a strong therapeutic relationship. If you need more than this, that is totally ok too!

Click here for a list of all of our packages. We would rather you be seen than cost get in the way. Please let us know if you are facing financial difficulty that would make care inaccessible to you. We may be able to adjust pricing for a a time to accommodate.

Not at this time, but we are working on it. Of note- as of this writing, BUPA reimburses the most for eating disorder care and they currently cover only 3 sessions. That is not for nothing, but it does take people by surprise. Be sure to talk to your insurance company about what they will cover so you can plan accordingly. Eating disorder care for SURE takes more than 3 sessions.

We require 48 hours notice for cancelled appointments. A late cancellation or a missed visit leaves a hole in the schedule where we could have been providing another client with care. Also, as a small local business, late cancellations cost practices like ours enormously – up to £20,000 a year!

Late cancellations fees are as follows: 50% of the session fee for the first late cancellation, 75% of the session fee for the second, and full session fee for all subsequent late cancellations.