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1-1 SUPPORT

Work with an Eating Freely Practitioner.

Work with one of are Eating Freely Practitioners, in person or online depending on where you are located. 

We’ve got Eating Freely Practitioners based in Ireland, UK and USA, and most practitioners also work online.

To get started, please use the practitioner directory below to find someone near you, or that you can work with online. Then simply contact them to arrange an initial consultation.

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Ireland

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Louise George

Douglas, Cork

Hi, I’m Louise George, originally from the North of England and living happily in Cork with my husband and our two daughters since 2007. My practice is based in Douglas, Co Cork.

My passion for working with people with food/weight and body image issues came from my own experience of having suffered from anorexia and bulimia as a teenager.

During my time in England I worked for 12 years as a Counsellor in various specialist Eating Disorders services across Merseyside. I also worked for several years as an in-house Counsellor in GP surgeries working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship issues.

Having settled in Cork, I qualified as a yoga teacher and have been teaching group classes, as well as individual yoga therapy sessions since 2010 from my own yoga studio in Douglas, Cork.

I believe that yoga is a very helpful tool for building a stronger and healthier connection between the mind and body, and I have found that yoga can also help many people with food, weight and/or body image issues increase their levels of body satisfaction and gradually reduce some of the symptoms they experience.

When I met Emma I was extremely impressed with her specialist knowledge and approach to addressing disordered eating. I had no hesitation in signing up to become an Eating Freely Therapist and returning to client work. This program is comprehensive, genuine and relatable to anyone struggling with body image or weight issues.  I am thrilled to be part of the team and looking forward to bringing this program to clients in Cork who are struggling with emotional eating, binge eating or bulimia.

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Linn Thorstensson

Claremorris, Mayo

  • Website: www.straightforwardnutrition.com
  • Email: linn@straightforwardnutrition.com
  • Phone: +353 86 246 8822

I truly enjoy being part of the Eating Freely Program as one of the Nutritional Therapists. As someone who has been working with people struggling around food and eating for a number of years now, I see the combination of nutrition support + therapy of utmost importance as people begin their healing journey. 

 Our relationship with food and our bodies are complex and eating disorders are multifaceted, which is why a team approach will yield the best outcome for all involved. Of course the continuing referrals are helpful for my business too. 

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Helen O'Hanlon

North Cork

My name is Helen O’Hanlon and I am based in North Cork. I am a fully qualified coach with a first-class honours masters in personal and management coaching from University College Cork. I work both in person and online.
My background is in education having been involved in educational settings from early years care right up to adult education, I am passionate about assisting others in reaching their potential. 

As a teenager and in my early twenties I struggled with body image issues and not feeling good enough about my appearance. I tried lots of diets and found myself in a perpetual cycle of feeling uncomfortable in my own body, it was only through personal development work that I learned to love my body and appreciate all that it does for me.
I listened to Emma on a podcast and I instantly felt drawn to her work and the Eating Freely program. The Eating Freely program aligns very strongly with my own values and beliefs.

I completed the Eating Freely specialist training whilst I was pregnant with my son and found it to be an informative and nurturing experience during a time that I could possibly have suffered from negative body image issues. I could make sense of my experiences and enjoy a healthy and autonomous relationship with food throughout my pregnancy and post-partum.
I experienced the program to be practical and transformative, providing lifelong skills in the areas of CBT, neuroscience and developing a healthy relationship with food.

If you would like to work with me, contact me via helenohanloncoaching@gmail.com.
My signature coaching style is one of care and compassion, I look forward to hearing from you.

Helen

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Melanie Poussin

Cork City, Cork

Hi, I’m Melanie !

I am originally from France and been loving the life in Cork since I came to Ireland in 2013 for what was originally just going to be a “short work experience”.

I have a background in Food Science and worked as a Sales Rep within that industry for a good few years until I realised that I wasn’t feeling fulfilled, I wasn’t living my life doing something I really loved and wasn’t living in alignment with my own values. 

This is when I decided to take a 180 turn to put my passion for supporting people first and became a qualified and accredited Life Coach with EMMC.

I feel very honoured to be able to work with amazing women all over the globe who feel somewhat stuck in their lives (have inner fears, self limiting beliefs or low self esteem that prevent them from achieving their goals) and see them transform, move forward and rewrite their stories.

What brought me to become an Eating Freely Practitioner?

It is my own experience suffering from Binge Eating Disorder in my teenage years and more recently as a model, and not bing able to find the support I needed. I struggled with body image, I put my body through numerous restrictive diets and never felt like I could ever have a normal relationship with food. But it’s through some deep reflective work, mindset work, and self-compassion practices that I finally freed myself, broke the vicious circle of Emotional Eating and endeavour to help others do the same.

This is what the Eating Freely program is about and what makes it so comprehensive and helpful to a lot of women: Through the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Nutritional Rehabilitation included in the 12 week program, we work together to finally break the cycle and establish mindful habits that will heal your relationship with food and with yourself.

Come on, don’t be shy and let’s have a chat, book a call now.

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Sinead Russell

Little Island, Cork

Hello, My Name is Sinead and I am an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am trained to work with adults and adolescents. My own eating disorder started me out on my journey to becoming a therapist.
 
I truly valued my personal therapy and wanted to be able to help others like I was helped by my truly amazing counsellor.
I have over 5 years’ experience of working with clients of all different ages with numerous presenting issues.
I first worked for organisations such as MyMind, ChildLine and Pieta but then transitioned to working in my own private practice full time in Little Island, Cork.

My passion is to help others who are struggling with their mental wellbeing and self-esteem.
I am truly blessed to be able to help clients achieve their goals and witness the progress they make along the way.
I am a dog lover who lives on a farm, loves the beach and loves to cook.
I find the Eating Freely programme to be very successful and it equips the client with excellent coping techniques to manage any situation or difficulty clients might find themselves in. The tools, the support, information, app and much much more are second to none.
I am looking forward to helping you on your path to eating freely!
My practice address is 42 Eastgate Drive, Little Island, Co. Cork. T45 NY01. 
089 4945097

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Oonagh English

Skibbereen, Cork

Oonagh helps people lead a happy and fulfilling life by teaching them sustainable solutions for stress and anxiety by combining lifestyle coaching, nutritional therapy and meditation principles. Her mission is to empower and support others to live with intention and create the life they want to lead.

Since qualifying with the Dublin Institute of Health Sciences, Oonagh has gained extensive knowledge on how food can affect the body and mind and has helped countless people improve their digestion, heal their relationship with food, anxiety and themselves. When consulting, Oonagh looks at the whole picture, as diet is an essential part of the puzzle, but so are lifestyle choices, mental wellbeing and mindset. Every person is different and often the underlying issues go well beyond the overall symptoms. Oonagh’s purpose is to empower and support you in becoming the happiest version of yourself.”

Qualifications: Certified Nutritional Therapist and Coach, Qualified Eating Freely Practitioner, member of NTOI and the Bien Etre Directory

In person Consultations: Skibbereen Co. Cork

Online Consultations via zoom

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John Sheridan

Sandyford, Dublin

Hi, I’m John

I am from Dublin and I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and I am pre-accredited with the IAHIP – Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy.  I work utilising a “stress model” from a humanistic & relational framework. This promotes self-awareness for clients and empowers them to identify the causes of harmful stressors (triggers), while developing self-care and self-safety practices so as to bring a sense of balance and harmony to their day to day functioning. 

I feel very privileged to be able to work with people from all backgrounds, gender and sexual orientation who feel stuck in their lives and seeing their transformation through the changes they make that help them move forward in life.

What brought me to become an Eating Freely Practitioner?

Following on from my own personal experiences of self-harm/injury and subsequently conducting my MSc degree on the subject; integrating a focus on food and nutrition seemed the logical next step. This was supported by how much the issue came up in the room when working with clients who didn’t necessarily present with this issue. I realised there was a whole other area which I needed to know about. At the time I was supporting clients who were struggling with body image or who were restricting through pop diets who never felt like they could have a normal relationship with food and never got the lasting results they longed for. Through simple but effective tools, some deep work and self-compassion practices I have witnessed them break the vicious circle of Emotional Eating.

This is what the Eating Freely program is about and what makes it so comprehensive and useful: Through the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Nutritional Rehabilitation included in the 12 week program, we work together to finally break the cycle and establish mindful habits that will heal your relationship with food and with yourself.

You don’t have to struggle alone. Get in touch.

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Andrew Morrin

Lucan, Dublin

Hello, My Name is Andrew Morrin. As a Therapist in general practice, I have noted on many occasions an unhappiness and anxiety in many clients around food and body image!

While attending a therapy conference, I met Emma Murphy and first heard about the Eating Freely Program. I was struck by how well structured and integrated the program is. Therapists as well as Nutritional Therapists combine to present a program addressing all the issues that arise from Binge Eating Disorder and Emotional Eating. I love the idea that the program is not about losing weight in the first instance, but more importantly addressing the relationship we have with ourselves around food.

At last, a program which I believe can truly help anyone wishing to finally free themselves from Binge Eating and Emotional Eating for good.

I am based in Newlands Cross in Dublin 22.

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Tom Conlon

Midleton, Cork

I work as a psychoanalyst and (clinical) psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. My work in the area of binge eating and other eating disorders is informed both by psychoanalytic principles and cognitive behavioural techniques. I maintain clinics in Dublin City Centre and in Midleton, Co. Cork. I completed my training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the School of Psychotherapy at UCD and am continuing my ongoing training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) at ICCP College in Dublin. 

My working background has primarily been in the financial and  pharmaceutical sectors. I have a keen interest in the impact of organisations on the mental health of individuals and I work in a number of Employment Assistance Programmes to assist employees. My work in the area of eating disorders has been stimulated by working in a number of multidisciplinary programmes including that of Opal Success.

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Carole Walton

Blanchardstown, Dublin

I have been a practicing Psychotherapist / Counsellor in Dublin since 1998 I am an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). I have a BSc hons degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Post grad in Gestalt, Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming , Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy and I’m a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy specialist.
 
I am an accredited Counselling Supervisor. I supervise a wide range of therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists and student Counsellor’s .
 
I work with individuals in private practice. The areas I specialise in include, depression, anxiety, self esteem, confidence building, bereavement, phobias, relationships issues, sexual abuse, family therapy, I have worked with groups attending Cluain Mhuire Mental Health Services (St John of God Services). I facilitate groups and have a vast knowledge of working in the field of addiction. 
 
I am an integrative therapist, which means I use a variety of approaches to suit the client needs.
 
I have been a member of the Accreditation Committee with the IACP since 2018.

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Niamh Browne

Sandyford, Dublin

I am Niamh Browne, a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist, member of the Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI) and have completed the Eating freely NT training.
I was drawn to working with the Eating Freely Programme as I have seen so many clients suffering with body image issues and disordered eating patterns. I am excited to be a part of the program and to help people break free from this negative cycle, to a place where they can enjoy food again without restriction.

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Louise Gartland

Dun Laoighre, Dublin

Hi my name is Louise Gartland.

I have worked in mental health for over 15 years. I am an Art Psychotherapist and Creative Arts Therapy Supervisor trained in the UK and practicing in Ireland. 

I am Clinical Director & Founder at Artonomy, a therapy organisation in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. Artonomy provides various psychotherapies to clients across the age span. 

At Artonomy I work privately (both online, outdoors and face-to-face) with adults and older adolescents dealing with a variety of issues, some of which include anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide and sexual trauma. I am fully trained and practised in the Eating Freely program. I deliver this in person or online.

I have worked in many settings including educational, clinical, foster care, residential addiction treatment, forensic and international voluntary organisations. 

I believe in people’s innate wisdom and hope to help them explore this in therapy so that they may listen to and trust in their own voices, gaining personal autonomy in their lives.

 louise@artonomy.ie

www.artonomy.ie

083 019 8659

Artonomy, 2A Convent Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 W7C

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Debbie Farrell

Sandyford, Dublin

Hi I am Debbie Farrell, and am a fully qualified and accredited Psychotherapist with the IACP.

I work with individuals on a one to one basis in private practice, dealing with clients who suffer with Anxiety, Stress, Bereavement & Loss, Panic Attacks, Trauma, Relational Issues, Eating Issues. I also have experience with clients suffering with suicidal thoughts and self-harm. My work is all within a psychodynamic framework, bringing in elements of CBT and Mindfulness.

For my clients who present with eating issues, the main focus for them has been on their food, dieting and weight. I wanted to train as an Eating Freely therapist because of the structured approach to changing the mindset around food. By combining Neuroscience,

Mindfulness and CBT we can understand the thoughts and behaviors as to why we do what we do when it comes to eating. Nurturing the self and understanding our thoughts, feelings and behaviors allows for healthy and adaptive change.

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Deirdre Nolan

Sandyford, Dublin

Hi, I’m Deirdre and I am a qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist.

I work in a integrative and person-centered way, creating a supportive and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their emotions and experiences.  This safe space encourages clients to discover their internal strengths and resources.

Having completed my clinical placement training in Sandyford Wellness Centre, I was very drawn to working with Emma and her Eating Freely program, as I encountered food and body image distress regularly with my own clients.  Often a client who comes to a therapist is initially seeking support for anxiety or low mood, but may then share their distress around their relationship with food and their weight/body image.  I feel passionate about helping clients let go of not only their unhelpful behaviours around food, but the shame they experience as a result.

I am also a Speech and Drama Teacher for over 20 years and I bring that experience into my counselling; particularly around building self-confidence and better communication skills.

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Rosaria Chaippone

Sandyford, Dublin

Hi, I’m Rosaria Chiappone, I am a qualified, pre-accredited Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and I work in Sandyford Wellness Centre, Dublin.

I provide a compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental space where clients can feel comfortable to explore their issues and learn new ways of dealing with life challenges. I use an integrative approach which includes: Person-centred, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic and CBT.

I believe in people’s innate ability to heal, grow and overcome blocks and issues from the past, which may be holding them back and; I strongly value the power of the therapeutic relationship as a vital component in growth and healing. I have worked with a range of clients of different ages, ethnicities and genders who have experienced difficulties such as bullying, life-stage changes, stress, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss.

I decided to train as an Eating Freely Therapist as I have met different clients who have a very difficult relationship with food; and who have struggled all their lives to embrace themselves the way they are. I am very passionate about helping my clients not only overcome their struggles with food and body image; but also, to empower them discover their unique strengths and qualities. By learning how to be more loving and compassionate towards themselves they can achieve a meaningful and fulfilling way of life.

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Shane Pearson

Durrow, Laois

Hi, I’m Shane,

I grew up on a busy family farm in the Irish Midlands and was farming full time until my late twenties when something started to change. I felt a growing urge inside me to find out my true calling and to discover what I was here to do. My only problem was I had no idea what that was! 

However, over the next couple of decades I followed my passion in the mind/body connection and this took me on a wandering journey all over the world to train with some of the best teachers in several areas including NLP, Nutritional Therapy and Coaching. 

I am now an accredited Thought Leader in Behavioural Change and an experienced Health and Wellness (H&W) Coach specialising in the area of stress and resilience. I also regularly train and mentor certified H&W coaches for the Institute of Health Sciences and have written several online courses. 

I blend my expertise in physical, mental and emotional health with coaching skills to guide and supporting individuals through the change process as they achieve enhanced levels of health, wellbeing and happiness.

What brought me to become an Eating Freely Practitioner?

My experience working with hundreds of people over many years has taught me that for complex challenges such as Binge or Emotional Eating a holistic and multi-faceted approach is required (as well as time and lots of compassion!). I was thrilled to find that the Eating Freely Program had pulled all the pieces together into a 12 week program.

The combination of the different modalities including CBT, Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Nutritional Rehabilitation perfectly suited my style and Mind/Body approach as well as giving me a beautiful integrated framework and new tools to further help my clients. 

I am now honoured to offer this program both online, as well as in-person in Durrow, Co. Laois. If you would like to know more about me or to see if we might be a good fit for you schedule your free discovery call now. I look forward to connecting with you.

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Rebecca Canning

Dungarvan, Waterford

My name is Rebecca Canning and I am an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the BACP and IACP.  I work in private practice in Dungarvan, County Waterford, and am a single mum with four amazing teenage daughters.  I am originally from the Midlands UK, and living in Ireland for 20 years.

My experience and interest in disordered eating comes firstly from a personal perspective, having journeyed with binge eating since my late teens.  It is something that affected me emotionally & physically for years, and I have only really understood just how much through undertaking the Eating-Freely training. From a professional perspective, there has been a rise in eating disorders during the current pandemic, and as a healthcare professional, I felt the need to access training to support any clients presenting with these issues.

Eating-Freely connected with me because of the content and structure of the program, as well as Emma’s vast knowledge of the subject. The resources and tools are so helpful, and I certainly experienced further clarity on managing an emotional connection to food and eating. The Eating-Freely program also fits well with my approach as a therapist, being client centred, solution focussed, emotionally focussed, psychoeducational and a strong emphasis on self-care using mindfulness and mediation.

Working through this program will encourage you to get to the heart of the matter, and really support you on an emotional, physical and nutritional level.  I recognize from a therapist point of view, just how important and necessary that all round support approach is to grow awareness, make healthy changes and ultimately heal to move forward into a more balanced way of living. 

I am currently working online, whilst this may not suit everybody, it can offer more flexibility to fit sessions in at a time that works for you. If you are ready to make those changes, I would love to work with you and be a part of your personal journey to achieve your goals.

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Aisling Piercy

Dunshaughlin- Ireland

Hello, I’m Aisling. I’m from Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath. My career began in Social Care in 2003 working predominantly in homeless services. Supporting people in crises and life transitions inspired me towards further studies. I qualified as a counselling psychotherapist and went on to open my own private practice, The Healing Harbour, in 2020.

Eating disorders can impact people from all walks of life. I have seen the effects throughout my time working with families in homeless services and within my private practice. 

I’m passionate about normalising concerns of the mind and breaking stigmas surrounding psychological disorders. Everyone has some kind of relationship with food and sometimes this relationship can influence your emotional well-being. This is why I decided to train in the Eating Freely programme. It’s structured, genuine and relatable. With CBT skills, understanding habits, mindfulness, nutritional therapy and more, I can offer solutions in tackling binge or emotional eating in order to support you in recovering your relationship with food and your inner self.

I wake up every day feeling so grateful to be in the job I am. It’s an honour and a privilege to work with people in a therapeutic relationship, which, in itself, can lead to transformational change. I’m working online at the moment, which can offer a lot of flexibility with times with no barrier to location.

I know that the first step can be daunting and can feel exposing but you will be fully supported throughout your journey.

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” – Brené Brown

Aisling Piercy

www.TheHealingHarbour.ie / 086 263 6013

B.A. (hons) in Social Care
Dip in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
B.A. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Roisin Moriarty

Kilkenny

Hello, I’m Roisin Moriarty, a fully trained and accredited psychotherapist with over 10 years’ experience working with people to overcome problems, such as emotional eating, body image, low self-esteem, anxiety and addiction issues.

My passion is working with people with weight and body image issues, to help them develop a healthier relationship with food, breaking free of emotional eating, binge eating and bulimia. By incorporating practical tools, we can work to develop positive strategies for dealing with stressful and uncomfortable emotions, so you do not have to turn to food – which causes a whole other type of stress for you.

My role as an Eating Freely therapist is to help you to understand the core issues causing your emotional eating or binge eating, and to gain a greater insight into why it has continued despite your strong desire to stop.

If food is causing distress in your life or you are consumed with thoughts about weight and body image, then the Eating Freely program can support you. It offers a framework to help you overcome these concerns and develop and maintain a healthier relationship with food.

My aim is to create a safe, confidential space for clients to explore feelings and my approach is Person-Centred, with specialist training in CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. I work to empower people to overcome the obstacles and challenges that they may experience in their lives, developing self-compassion in order to move towards living a more meaningful life. I believe that a supportive and caring environment, free from judgement, is necessary for an individual to move forward and achieve their goals.

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Mary O'Brien

Meath

As a Health & Wellness  Coach and Educator, I‘m passionate about supporting and empowering my clients and community to live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives. In addition to working with individual clients, I educate in schools, support groups, resource centres and Adult Learning Centres delivering courses and workshops in the areas of Empowerment,  Healthy Habits, Optimum Health Naturally and Mindfulness and Meditation. As a continual learner, l am always looking for new and expanded ways to support my clients  and community wherever they are at in their lives.

After looking at the Eating Freely Course Introduction video with Emma, I was instantly drawn to the rich content and the four specific areas covered of CBT, Nutritional Therapy, Neuroscience and Mindfulness & Compassion.  No procrastinating here, I signed up immediately for the next Eating Freely course and enjoyed every aspect of it. This  course offers an in-depth and holistic way of helping clients with eating disorders which really resonated with me, as it enables us to get to the real heart of the issues for our clients. As an Eating Freely Practitioner, I can now reach out and confidently support a wider audience  who are struggling with eating disorders  offering them a comprehensive and sustainable eating freely path. In addition, we have a wide range of  excellent tools and techniques to teach and pass on to our clients to fully support them in  successfully going forward.

I’m really excited about stepping into my new role as an Eating Freely Practitioner and am ready to start making a positive contribution in the lives of others.

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Sinead Gormally

Maynooth Ireland

Hi, I’m Sinead, a Weight Management Consultant with over 12 years’ experience in the role. I am originally from beautiful Donegal but now call Maynooth in Co Kildare my home from home. 

My mission in life has always been to help people see food as wonderful, an absolute blessing. I had my own early struggles and confusion around how I viewed food and am deeply grateful that I found a way to turn that around. Through no fault of our own, we have gotten many mixed messages about food and have developed complex relationships with how we eat. I love helping people to untangle that misinformed idea of what food is and relearn how to honour food as a valuable friend in our lives.  

What attracted me to The Eating Freely Approach:

I have spent most of my career helping people to understand their eating behaviours using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach alongside Motivational Interviewing techniques to achieve weight loss and long-term maintenance. 

However, over the years, I have witnessed many people struggle on a deeper level that requires more understanding and a different approach. These are people who suffer from binge eating and I could see that whilst the approach I was using suited certain individuals, that same approach could be harmful to binge eaters and could cause even more self-doubt, shame, self-criticism and guilt. One size does not fit all. 

I was eager to find a way to assist these individuals (which might surprise you, were around 30% of my presenting clients) so coming across the Eating Freely Programme was a God send. I now see this group as a distinct group who need an approach that incorporates four pillars of intervention: CBT, Nutrition, Neuroscience along with Mindfulness and Self Compassion and I would love to show you how this approach could allow you to create a new relationship with yourself and the way you see food. 

Please don’t hesitate to call so that we can get to know each other, and you might finally see a programme that sounds more appropriate to meet your particular needs. You are understood in this space, I meet you where you are, and you can be real with me from the get-go.  

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Denise Wogan

Louth

Hello, I am Denise Wogan, a Nutritional Therapist and Life Coach. I am on a mission to support people to find joy and confidence in what they eat. I help people with all sorts of complaints but focus mainly on those who struggle with digestive conditions, thyroid dysfunction and emotional eating. 

My passion for working with people and what they eat has much more to do with my passion for supporting humans to feel content about food and themselves. This is what brought me to the Eating Freely Program. Upon meeting the team, I knew in my heart that this is the program I was searching for many years ago when I was vulnerable and struggling with my own eating.

My personal health journey, in which food played such a central role in was long and full of highs and lows. The Eating Freely program allows you to work on the physiological symptoms you are feeling while addressing and managing that change by digging deeper into what’s going on for you emotionally. As a self-proclaimed perfectionist, I thought I alone could support myself to wellness, however once I let go and asked for help, I learned many of the tools this program provides you with. The clever way it is set out allows you to re-learn how to make myself resilient again and to re-connect with your inner strong self. Don’t make my mistake, reach out for support, where you will learn not only WHAT to eat but HOW to eat. You’ll find yourself living a more confident, content and happier life of which food plays the part of nourishing you.

I work from Dr Sunita Ramchandran General Practice Clinic in Blackrock, Co Louth. I am also very comfortable working online which allows us great flexibility to find a time that works for you.

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Joanne Lyons

Wexford

Hi, my name is Joanne and I am an integrative and holistic psychotherapist. I work with compassion, imagination and a sense of humour while also bringing a practical mindset to our work. I was initially drawn to Eating Freely to work on my own relationship with food having finally looked back at my history and realising that dieting is a great way to gain weight! I wanted to try something different and step off the dieting rollercoaster.

The combination of practical skills and working with a therapist to explore your emotional eating triggers, your relationship with food and it’s impact on all aspects of your life is what makes Eating Freely so powerful and different to anything you’ve tried before.

Eating Freely has given me the freedom to stop viewing food as a ‘frenemy’ and to focus on what I really want – to feel healthy, happy and to start to actually truly enjoy the food I am eating.  I would love to share with you all that I have learned in this programme and help you to rediscover what you truly want and what is going to get you there.

I work from two locations. The first is a private, rural setting in Killurin with free parking right outside the door. It is approximately 10 minutes from Wexford town, 15 minutes from Enniscorthy and 25 minutes from New Ross.  The second location is in the Faythe, in Wexford town with free parking in the Londis car park and town bus stops nearby.

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Sue Boad

Wexford

Hi my name is Sue Boad, and I am delighted you are considering the Eating Freely program!

 I came to Eating Freely through working with clients with anxiety and low self esteem, and noticing how often these feelings are connected to body image and emotional eating.  What I wasn’t expecting from completing the ‘Eating Freely’ training was how much my own relationship with food would change for the better!

This made me realize how powerful this program is and how it can help to uncover the unnoticed and unmet needs you are attempting to satisfy with food.  We’ve all heard the ‘Eat less and move more’ philosophy, but we both know there is so much more to your eating, weight and body image than just that.

Your self-worth is so much more than the number on the scales, or on the label in your clothes. I will be your compassionate supporter, helping you to learn new skills and creating a sacred space just for you to explore your relationship with food. I know you can gain the confidence to leave the dieting world behind and move towards a healthier, happier life.

I work from two locations. The first is a private, rural setting in Killurin with free parking right outside the door. It is approximately 10 minutes from Wexford town, 15 minutes from Enniscorthy and 25 minutes from New Ross.  The second location is in the Faythe, in Wexford town with free parking in the Londis car park.

United Kingdom

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Vicky Midwood

London

Hello,  I’m Vicky Midwood, a holistic fitness health & wellness coach who finally achieved food freedom for myself in my forties after decades of helping others improve their health and relationship with their body and food, while still struggling with my own.

I personally understand the frustrations and shame of not being ‘normal’ around food and the health issues that can result after years of fad dieting, purging and using exercise or alcohol just to get through the day which means that I coach you through the steps to being able to eat freely for life with empathy and compassion.

In return I ask you to bring courage, curiosity and commitment to discovering how you can learn to eat freely for life.

To being open to trying a different way, allowing me to be your guide as you step out of the painful familiarity of food obsession and self-sabotage.

You have so much more to experience in life if you can give yourself permission to break through and break free of living every day through constant ‘live stream’ of thoughts of food rules, weight, calories , size, shape.

If you, like me can’t even imagine what that could look and feel like right now, I get it!

But if you also know that you can’t do it anymore, you  are sick, tired and exhausted and are ready for change, I can tell you that with the right coaching and the right tools, in the right order, it isn’t as hard as you think it’s going to be.

And that is exactly why I love The Eating Feely program  – it is the only program I have found that fully addresses nutrition and the gut-brain connection as well as all the other aspects of Bulimia, binge eating and emotional eating through solution based practical and simple steps that work.

If you are truly ready to step into a new chapter of your life and eat freely, I would love to help you.

I am based in London in the UK and work with clients 1:1 online via Zoom or Skype.

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Julie Deuchars

Plymouth

​Hi I’m Julie Deuchars a qualified registered nurse for 32 years, with a diploma in health and social welfare.
I’m also a certified holistic nutritional health coach, I gained my certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition whose school is in New York. And Licensed Freely Eating Therapist.

I was drawn to the Eating Freely Program as an addition to my background in nursing and my training as a holistic coach.

I believe we need to bring attention to eating disorders; particularly emotional eating, binge eating and bulimia. It is something that affects both men and women almost equally. You no longer have to suffer in silence.

I want to bring awareness that your relationship to food isn’t due to having no willpower as many diet plans would have you believe. In fact, there are many multi-faceted reasons that contribute to having an eating disorder. Together, we break these reasons down and allow you to see why you do what you do. You are not broken.

I strongly believe in providing a caring, supportive, and non-judgmental approach to helping you onto your road to recovery. 
I want to help you to finally find the freedom from food and live your best life you are destined for.

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Fergus Ross

Tunbridge Wells

Fergus Ross MBACP, Integrative Therapist, Eating Freely PractitionerCall: + 44 (0) 7976320196 Email: fergus@3stages.co.uk Web: www.3stages.co.uk Clinic Address: Salomons Estate, Broomhill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England TN3 0TG

Food, sex, and death, are all influential in our lives yet we struggle to talk openly and honestly about how they affect us. Food is essential to us and the least talked about, that needs to change. The Eating Freely programme is the best available way to really understand your relationship with food and begin to create a better way for you to enjoy it. The blend of practical insight and relational work really delivers a personal programme for you. So, how could we work together?

To begin working together we need to arrange to meet and discuss your expectations and how we might best meet them. Two things are really important at this stage, that you want to explore changes for you, and that you and I can work together. This initial consultation is free, and from this we can arrange to meet on a regular basis.

Prior to qualifying as a counsellor, I have worked in executive and leadership positions helping me to understand the struggles and stress associated with an ever demanding and insecure workplace. My work is integrative, this means working with a combination of techniques. Those techniques combine to help my clients investigate, learn, and change their situation through working within a defined model. It is all about gaining understanding and relating to enable positive changes.

My core training is as an Integrative Counsellor. My Diploma is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, from the Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, Inter-Psyche Training Institute. I have also worked with West Kent Mind in a voluntary capacity for over 10 years. As an Eating Freely practitioner I have the training, competence, and confidence to really help my clients create a positive relationship with food.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping all I can when you are ready.

My practice also covers stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and abuse, with the associated behaviours, thoughts, and feelings. AXA PPP Healthcare, Aetna Global Benefits, and Vitality Health policy holders are welcome.

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Deirdre Coyne

Northern Ireland

Hello, my name is Deirdre Coyne. I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have many years’ experience in formal counselling and I am passionate about helping people to lose weight and manage their weight through Nutritional Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

My specialism is helping women over forty to help them achieve permanent weight loss.

Why?

Because I spent 35 years struggling to lose weight and yo-yo dieting. My own experience has made me determined to help other women break that cycle and achieve permanent weight loss so that they have the confidence to live life fully and love who they see in the mirror.

How did I do it for myself?

I discovered the power of mindset, mindful eating and nutrition. These three tools freed me from the cycle of dieting and weight gain. I reached my ideal weight and have maintained it ever since.

What I bring to my clients is simple. It’s the ability to take control and not let what they eat and how they feel when they look in the mirror rule their lives. I give them the tools to make the right choices for them and their lifestyle.

Working together we address the root problems of what they eat, why they eat and when they eat. We then create a personalised plan that will allow them to make the changes they want to make happen.

Book a one-to-one conversation so we can have a chat, as I would love to discover how I may be able to help you.

United States

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Rebecca Johnston

Chambersburg Pennsylvania United States

Hello, I am Rebecca Johnston, and I am pleased to make your acquaintance, from the United States of America.  

I am a Board Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with a specialty in Integrative Women’s Health and Functional Nutrition with a B.S. in Psychology and also proud to be an Eating Freely Practitioner.  As long as I can remember, I have been drawn to serving others in the health and wellness space.  I am passionate about the empowerment and healthy lifestyle changes that are a result from the coaching-client relationship when both parties are genuinely committed. 

In brief reflection, I believe this passion began by being an observer of my father’s multitude of diabetic complications and all of my childhood being an active participant in trying to help him maintain daily balance of his blood sugar.  This began my lifelong curiosity in our human relationship to food.  I was also drawn to the study of psychology so chose to major in these studies in my college years.  I was fascinated by how our minds work “behind the scenes” so to speak.  After several years working in the healthcare field and not feeling completely fulfilled, as well as suffering through my own health issues, I discovered the opportunity to pursue a career in health coaching, but not one that simply focuses on counting calories for weight loss as the means to that end, but one that could be so much more powerful for clients as they learn to truly know, accept and love themselves just as they are first. 

Through my studies, serving clients and my own valuable life experience, I have a solid foundation in what it means to be “holistically well” and balanced in life (mind, body and spirit) and am filled with compassion for those who are suffering with feeling “less than whole” and specifically those struggling with finding that peaceful relationship with food, that we all deserve.  I have learned the tenets of functional medicine and coaching, which include positve psychology, mind-body connection and seeking the root cause of illness, including the intregral role of nutrition and the gut-brain connection. 

When I found the Eating Freely program, it was clear that this IS the well-rounded program that also digs deeper and will help others turn their negative relationship with food into a peaceful one.  The structure and combination of the 4 pillars of CBT, Nutritional Therapy, Neuroscience and Mindfulness and Compassion made perfect sense to me, AND more importatinly, spoke to my HEART.  It is now my specific passion to serve those in need of this specific program’s outcomes.  I am honored to be part of the network of Eating Freely Practitioners who can offer this valuable program to those in need. 

 If you are struggling with emotional eating or binge eating to the point it interferes with your sense of peace, balance or sense of control in your life, please reach out.  If you have struggled with yo-yo dieting with no positive and sustainable outcome, please reach out.  If you are tired of feeling vulnerable with food, struggle with negative self thoughts and self-sabotage, and are seeking that trustworthy and knowledagle source to confide in, please reach out.  

It is my mission to create a peaceful, non-judgemental space that you deserve and meet YOU with compassion, empathy, genuine curiosity and understanding.

Let go of fear that holds you back.  Reach out.  I will bring ALL that I have in knowledge, coaching skills and experience to meet you wherever you are now and help you move forward to where you want to be – in a conent, NOURISHING and rewarding relationship with food and a positive outlook for your future. 

I look forward to meeting you on the other side.  

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Lynn Koeneman

Florida United States

I am a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with a background in fitness and a passion for connecting with and helping others.  For decades, I was able to hide my own eating issues, but yo-yo dieting and unhealthy habits undeniably caught up with me and after hitting a low point, I faced the truth about their effect on my brain, weight, emotions and mood. Change is sometimes hard, slow and uncomfortable. Yet it can happen and be sustainable, and the rewards are beyond worth the effort. 
 
With the Eating Freely program and its four pillars of cognitive behavioral therapy, gut rehabilitation, neuroscience and self-care/self-acceptance, you will become empowered and encouraged as I walk alongside you on your journey toward the lifestyle you envision for yourself.  It is not my vision or society’s vision… it is your vision. As a coach, I believe in your ability to self-heal and offer you empathy, active listening, no judgment, encouragement, confidentiality, and accountability.  
 
In addition to coaching, I spend time working with female inmates in a nearby jail, supporting them to make wiser and healthier choices, and counseling on our National Crisis Text Line. Fun for me includes playing Pickleball and Mahjong, dancing forever, and walking my quirky Westie.

My husband, dog and I live half the year on a beach in FL and the other half in the midwest.  I discovered that meeting virtually is easy, efficient, and time saving and hope to connect with you.  I am reachable by email at lkoeneman@att.net.

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Brooke Kollmann

Grand Junction, Co

Hello, my name is Brooke.
 
I am a National Board Certified Health and Wellness coach and Nutritionist based in Colorado, USA. I am originally from Minnesota, but the Rocky Mountains called to me. As a result, I have been living in Colorado since 2015. I enjoy camping and outdoor recreation in my free time. 
 
My practice is in an integrative health care setting at The Integrative Medicine Center of Western Colorado. I received my bachelor’s of science in Integrative Health and minored in Wellness Coaching. I chose to pursue integrative health care due to a life altering illness as a teenager. I sought out all forms of health care, and it made me realize that mental/emotional, physical, spiritual, and social wellbeing are the foundations of health (and should be the foundation for health care, too). 
 
I chose to become an Eating Freely Practitioner because I work with a lot of weight-loss patients at my clinic. With some patients, we would hit a wall with the progress, and I needed more tools in my toolbox. My goal is always to support patients to the very best of my ability, so I am always learning as a practitioner. I hope to have the chance to support you in your journey to wellbeing with the Eating Freely Programme, which utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) tools, neuroscience, mindfulness practices and nutritional rehabilitation. 
 
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