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Ireland

Louise George

Offers online counselling: Yes​

Douglas, Cork - Ireland

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.

Aisling Young 

Offers online counselling: No​

Glenageary, Co Dublin - IRELAND

Hi, I’m Aisling Young, an Integrative Psychotherapist working at Sandyford Wellness Centre and Killiney.
I spent over 25 years in the world of business and management before moving into counselling and psychotherapy and I’ve always been passionate about the subject of storytelling. Why? Because we are the authors of our own stories/lives and two things have become clear to me over the years:
1. It’s genuinely not what happens to us in work or life but rather the meaning we give to it that makes the difference.
2. It’s not so much how we look but how we feel about ourselves that really matters
You may have written a particular story about your life and whilst we cannot change our past, we can explore and reconsider the meaning we’ve given to past events. We can also choose what future story we want to write for ourselves.
I work with individuals dealing with Stress, Anxiety and Depression and I decided to train with Emma Murphy to help clients tackle the challenge Disordered or Emotional Eating; recognising the all or nothing/black or white thinking model that can trap us in these destructive habits. I loved Emma’s liberating four-pronged approach combining CBT, psychological education, nutritional rehabilitation and self-compassion and have seen and experienced its great results first hand.
Having spent more than half my lifetime watching people be tough on themselves, I’m passionate about working closely and confidentially to help my clients free themselves from the tyranny of destructive thought and behaviour patterns to write the story they want going forward.

Andrew Morrin

Offers online counselling: No

Lucan, Dublin 22 - Ireland

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.

Debbie Farrell

Offers online counselling: Yes

Sandyford, Dublin 18 - Ireland

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

Deirdre Nolan

Currently only Online

Dublin 18 - Ireland

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.

Rosaria Chiappone

Offers online counselling: Yes
Italian Speaker​

Sandyford, Dublin 18 - Ireland

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.

Roseleen Flaherty

Offers online counselling: Yes​

Dublin 2 - IRELAND

“I was amazed how well this programme worked for these clients. Neither men had a pre-existing condition and therefore came to this voluntarily to deal with their unhappiness around their relationship with food.

I found that having the structure of the course helps both clients and I engage in the sessions from the beginning. Both men engaged with homework. For me, the discussions around homework gave access and opportunity for discussion of eating rituals meanings of food history and culture also the uncovering of habits.

There is a significant amount of input/information in the first 3 sessions but it builds confidence in the clients ability to see ways to make changes. And the addition of the nutritional therapy consultation adds to all this new information to deal with the problem of weight. Both men reported that by the 3rd session they were eating better had implemented some changes and had fewer periods of remorse due to bingeing.

The shift happens when there is less focus on food and more on their thoughts, behaviour and feelings. But most interesting by the 3rd session the language of feelings has been subtly introduced. This then helps the integration of body sensation in response to the feelings… It was wonderful to weave in an integrative approach from a structured program.

The therapist client relationship deepens after the third session with much more focus on coming to know themselves and uncover some of the un-grieved losses of their past. Both men acknowledged that they had not realised that there had been such an emotional base to their disordered eating. Learning the language to express their feelings and basically come out of their head into their bodies.”

Linn Thorstensson

Offers online counselling: Yes​

Cork - IRELAND

“I truly enjoy being part of the Eating Freely Programme 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. “

Roisin Moriarty

Offers online counselling: Yes

Kilkenny - Ireland

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.

Denise Wogan

Offers online counselling: Yes

Louth - Ireland

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.

Joanne Lyons

Offers online counselling: Yes

Wexford - Ireland

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.

Sue Boad

Offers online counselling: Yes

Wexford - Ireland

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.

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Vicky Midwood

Offers online counselling: Yes

London - United Kingdom

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.

Julie Deuchars

Offers online counselling: Yes

Plymouth - United Kingdom

​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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