Ready to transform your relationship to food with expert disordered eating Nutrition Counselling?
Nutrition Counselling with us:
1:1 support is right for you if...
You've tried everything to be healthy, but something just feels off in your brain
You can't remember when you last felt truly comfortable in your body
You have disordered eating or an eating disorder, or think you might have one. And really need help
You can't stop eating when you're stressed out, lonely, or upset
You just wish you could eat normally
You can't stop thinking about food, calories, or what you should eat
You want a space to speak and process your relationship to food, but you want to take action too.
You are struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder - or you think you might be.
You are struggling with binge eating or overeating.
You are stuck in a purging cycle, by vomiting, using laxatives or diuretics, or exercising to make up for food.
You struggle with restriction. You have food fears, trigger foods, or buzz foods that you would like to overcome.
Would like to work with a weight-inclusive, Non-Diet nutritionist or dietitian.
You had a medical condition like PCOS, IBS, or high cholesterol and would like to manage this with a gentle, life-lasting approach.
You want guidance, but you don't want to be given a generic one-size-fits-all plan. You want personalised, person-centred appointments.
You want to work with someone who understands the mental health side of disordered eating.
Want changes to be long-term & sustainable, that last a lifetime.
Who done all they can to feel better with food on their own, now they need 1-1 help
We support all relationships to food. From binge eating, purging, restriction, and recovery from chronic dieting. Our team are all trained in body image, eating disorder and/or disordered eating recovery, Intuitive Eating, and weight-inclusive nutrition therapy.
YOUR LIFE AFTER NUTRITION COUNSELLING:
After working with us, our clients now:
Spend meaningful time with their friends. They can enjoy meals with them, laugh with them, and be there for them.
Don't obsess over the bathroom + kitchen scales. They're no longer stepping on it to berate themselves. How great would it feel to have your day not dictated by your weight or size?
Eat without guilt. You read that right: No guilt. None.They nourish their body with what feels good.
They're full of energy + feel a sense of vitality. That lasts way beyond their newest "healthy eating plan." Even better, that energy has important places to be: their life is filled with what means the most to them.... Imagine what you would do with the brain space currently filled with food rules + body image woes.
Having the brain space to think about your future. How much of your time is spent thinking about food right now? We would guess at least 50% - is that correct? We've worked with clients anywhere from 30% to 99% - nothing surprises us.
Can cope with their emotions without turning to your disordered eating. No more restricting, purging, or binging to deal with emotions. I know it's scary - but you deserve a bigger life.
Some of our clients have started new careers & relationships. They have gained new hobbies, learned a new language, and truly transformed their life.
Do you want this for you?
''This was everything I needed to finally feel less out of control with eating."
- Miss D (a client supported for binge eating + bulimia)
"What do we actually do together?"
Nutrition Counselling is different from working with a normal nutritionist or counsellor.
This approach combines both of these, to bring the best of both worlds.
The reason we take this approach is because disordered eating recovery isn't just about food or emotions - it's about both.
You know we are not about food rules, diet or meal plans, or only talking about food.
So what do we actually do together?
Working with us is fluid - which means we use appointments for whatever is on your mind when we meet. Some of our clients keep a note of what's happening between appointments so we can really focus on what's most important.
Every appointment is unique: we cover what's important for you that day. Your clinician is always keeping in mind what you came to support for. This isn't to dictate what we cover in appointments, but to make sure you get what you need from support.
Some of the topics of appointments that often come up are:
How to stop feeling obsessed with food
Understanding + solving the physical symptoms you're having - e.g. digestive troubles, tiredness, fatigue
Emotional coping skills
How to stop eating when you're full
Coming up with meal + snack ideas
Processing your relationship to exercise, laxatives, purging, or restriction
Dealing with the fear of weight gain + how to feel better about your body
Cope with your cravings + help to stop feel like a food/sugar addict
These are just some examples of what might come up in appointments - we could write a list of 100s of topics.
Out of session support:
Throughout support with us, you also have access to Voxer (similar to WhatsApp) to chat with your clinician between appointments. This means you will have on the spot support + advice Monday to Friday.
Nutrition Counselling support
Support ranges from £189 to £379 per month depending on the level of support you require.
50-minute nutrition counselling appointments - frequency is dependent on your needs/wants.
Unlimited support on Voxer Monday to Friday.
Your own personalised dashboard filled with resources.
We design bespoke support packages based on your needs. Most of our clients opt for weekly support (4 appointments/month) in the beginning then reduce to 2-3 appointments/month as time goes on.
We don't offer one-off appointments or appointments once per month in the beginning of support.
How do I get my recommendation for support?
We have a short complimentary phone call about your needs. On this call, your clinician (usually Shannon takes these calls) will recommend a starter support option. This might be an initial consultation, or getting started with weekly support on a 3-month basis.
What is nutrition counselling?
Nutrition Counselling is an approach that focuses on reframing you as the expert. Traditionally, nutrition support makes the nutritionist the expert. As in, the nutritionists job is to lecture, give information, and tell someone what to do.
As Nutrition Counsellors, we still offer education and guidance. But we do not pretend to be the expert of you - because of course, we're not you. Nutrition Counselling means we are building a relationship based on understanding and trust, and making sure support gives you the greatest benefit. This also makes sure that support gives you long-term impact.
We know 100s of people who have seen traditional nutrition professionals who felt unheard, judged, and like they were being treated like a child.
How does disordered eating nuturition counselling help?
Nutrition Counselling by it's very nature is the perfect approach for disordered eating & eating disorder recovery.
What's the difference between nutrition counselling and regular counselling?
Nutrition Counselling is specific to your relationship to food. Whereas regular counselling can be for a whole range of things, like anxiety, work stress, or relationships. A really important difference is that Nutrition Counselling offers a practical element and since we're nutrition professionals, we also support you with nutrition and lifestyle too.
How long will it take?
The easy answer is: there's no set time. Your relationship to food is a never-ending story, right? It changes depending on what's going on in your life. We believe that you will see some change in your relationship to food after 1-3 months. This doesn't mean you will be ''fully healed'' in this time. But, it means you will have gained perspective and tools.
Our clients tend to work with us for at least 6 months. Depending on the severity of your disordered eating, we might work together for 3 months to 1 year+. We have a 3-month minimum commitment because from experience, this is at least how long a real meaningful change takes.
I've had therapy before... it didn't work. How is this any different?
Counselling - such as with a person centred counselling - which is the most common type of counselling our clients have had in the past tends to "just be talking." Don't get us wrong, talking is wonderful and can be healing.
At Ease Nutrition Therapy, we believe that at some point - you need to take action. Of course, this is at your own pace and when it's right for you. But, to really heal, you need to be moving forward. We are person-centred Nutrition Counsellors, which means we combine counselling and practical nutrition/lifestyle support. We like to say that we give the best of both worlds - a place to be and a place to do.
*Please not: psychotherapy and clinical psychology differ from counselling. Our founder (Shannon) is undergoing psychotherapy training, but at this time is not a qualified psychotherapist.
Do you give me a meal plan?
A meal plan might be needed for some clients. We have clients who need structure and support to meet their nourishment needs.
Some clients may be eating by a meal plan or something similar to a meal plan (e.g. a scheduled feeding pattern) if they are in need of weight restoration.
But a meal plan is not a requirement for working with us. Meal plans are a temporary way of ensuring you're nourished, but we encourage spontaneity and variety as support progresses.
What if I need to weight restore?
We work with some people who need to weight restore. But, only when it's safe to do so. Our clinicians assess your needs when we start working together, and throughout support.
We do not support those who are in need of lots of weight restoring - or those who have high medical needs. If at any time during working with us you need a higher level of care (i.e. impatient support) we will support you in getting this.
How is this support different from my NHS eating disorder treatment?
We will assume your NHS support was CBT therapy for binge eating or bulimia, or impatient/outpatient support - of which there are many different types.
Simply put, we offer a well-rounded approach to heal your relationship to food. We don't just give you a meal plan and leave you to struggle on your own. We help you reach a full recovery. We are also a Non-Diet clinic. Too many people are harmed by weight-centric disordered eating treatment.
How much does nutrition counselling cost?
It's important that we're up front about cost - which is why we display pricing on the website.
Support costs around £379 per month for weekly support. If this isn't accessible, we can chat about other options. Including bimonthly support.
Is nutrition counselling the same as Intuitive Eating coaching?
This is a great question. Intuitive Eating coaching has become very popular. But Intuitive Eating on it's own is not a remedy for disordered eating and eating disorder recovery.
All our clinicians are degree-educated nutritionists or dietitians - which means we can give credible, qualified nutrition advice. An Intuitive Eating coach follows the framework of Intuitive Eating, but cannot provide dietary support or nutrition therapy.
Some of our clinicians (like our founder, Shannon) are also trained in counselling - which means we are uniquely equipped to help you and your relationship to food.
How long do you typically work with people for?
It completely depends. If you want to work with us, it's at least a three month commitment. This is because 3-months is truly the minimum time frame we've worked with people who have benefited from support. Any shorter and the ball really doesn't get rolling. Most people work with us for 6-12 months.
When would sessions be?
Shannon's usual working hours are Tues, Wed, and Thu 1pm to 7pm. These can be flexible depending on your needs + time of the year. Our other team members have varied availability, from 8am to 8pm. Some of our team members offer Saturday appointments.
Do you work weekends?
Shannon doesn't work on weekends. She does offer evening appointments, so we can meet after work hours. Other members of the team can offer Saturday appointments.
I don't think seeing someone over the computer is going to be effective!?
Online support is becoming far more common than in person. There's no travelling to appointments, you can have sessions before or after work, or on your lunch break. Plus the fee for sessions is lower - renting a clinic space really pushes fees up.
Do you offer any reduced rates?
We totally get that not everyone has the budget for 1-1 support. But our prices are not random. They have been set based on our expertise. We do have lower cost ways of working with us, such as webinars, mini-courses, and workshops. If you are looking for someone with similar experience, training, and success stories to me, pricing is very similar across the board/much more expensive.
What if I have a medical condition?
All conditions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. We are experienced in supporting PCOS, endometriosis, IBS, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, GERD, and many other conditions. Unless there's a need for daily medical monitoring, it will likely be totally ok if you have any medical conditions.
What if I don't want to work with you for 3-months?
3-months might sound like a long time. But, you've likely been struggling for much longer. It takes time to heal your relationship to food. No-one has a magic wand, sadly. If you want to heal, it's going to take time. 3-months is really a minimum - it's only 6-12 appointments after all.
Are you qualified nutritionists?
We hear you; there are so many people with 3 day courses claiming to be experts. Everyone who works at Ease Nutrition Therapy has at least a degree in nutrition and/or dietetics. Shannon has a Masters degree in Nutrition, a certificate in counselling + psychotherapy (hence why she's a Nutrition Counsellor), eating disorder and body image training, and a huge list other other trainings.
Just like in counselling or therapy, appointments run fluidly. We spend the first 1-2 appointments to get to know you - this is where we complete our assessment. This means you're helping your clinician build a picture of you, so we can really understand and help you. Often people want one appointment to be a cure all. But unfortunately it doesn't work like that. We spend the session talking, exploring your relationship to food, movement, and your body, completing practical things like activities. Appointments are a place to speak about anything and everything, but also a plan to take action and ''do.''
Why is 1:1 support the best way to work with you?
We love creating resources like eBooks and masterclasses. But, these cannot be personalised to you. These are general support tools. The power of Nutrition Counselling is that you have someone right there with you, supporting you to food + body happiness. That just isn't possible with an eBook or reordered content.
About 1:1 Nutrition Counselling support with us
Interested in 1:1 support?
We're so glad you want to work with us.
Simply let us know what you're looking for support with + Shannon will get back to you as soon as possible.
We don't support everyone who gets in touch with us, as we prioritise spaces for those who are a perfect fit. If it doesn't seem like we're a good fit, Shannon will redirect you to other resources or clinicians.