Hi, I’m Jody. I work primarily with those suffering from Binge Eating Disorder because I used to suffer myself.
As a teenager I developed eating disorders because I thought the only way to be happy and successful was to be a certain size and the only way to achieve this was to simply starve myself or make myself throw up. This eventually led to chronic overeating and subsequent poor health until one day I decided that enough was enough and I started to read about nutrition in order to learn about how to properly nourish my body.
The information was so powerful that I decided to quit my high pressured corporate job and retrain to qualify as a Nutritional Therapist at the world renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition. I worked as a generalist Nutritional Therapist for 2 years before realising my passion was in disordered eating so with my background and first hand understanding of eating disorders I embarked upon the Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity Programme at the National Centre for Eating Disorders.
It was through this training and learning to love myself again (through meeting my wonderful, supportive husband!) that I now find myself happy with my health, living in Kent with my husband, two children, two cats and a dog! Although there will always be a flicker of disordered eating in the back of my mind, knowledge is power and going back to my old ways simply isn’t an option. My newfound respect for my body and what it can achieve through the right diet and lifestyle keeps me strong. It is my heartfelt desire to share this with others who may be suffering the way I had.
Due to the very high stress way we live our lives, I have noticed that there are a lot of women out there who have lost themselves. They’ve forgotten who they are, what they believe in, what they find funny, how to nourish themselves, why they need to bother with self-love. They’re in a job they don’t like, surrounded by toxic people but they don’t know how to get out of it. They provide, provide and provide for everyone else but do nothing for themselves. The one thing that keeps them going on one level, but is their absolute destruction on another, is FOOD.
Is this you?
The difference between seeing a generalist therapist or counsellor to treat your Binge Eating Disorder and seeing me is that I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist as well as having trained at the National Centre for Eating Disorders. Therefore, as well as addressing your binge eating problems, my programme also addresses all the health concerns that come along with it such as nutrient deficiencies, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, thyroid dysfunction and adrenal fatigue. I have also suffered from Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder myself so I have first hand experience of what you are going through.