Hi there and welcome to the Eating Freely Institute!

Eating Freely is the world's leading network of Emotional Eating, Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia specialists. We are dedicated to helping our clients recover from years of dysfunctional eating, and find true freedom around food forever. Our programs are evidence based, are endorsed with CPD points and were developed by Emma Murphy, Psychotherapist and Disordered Eating Specialist for over ten years.

Our story

Emma Murphy
MIACP

Hi, I’m Emma Murphy, the Founder and Clinical Director of Eating Freely.

Eating Freely is a comprehensive program that I have developed over 10 years of working with women and men who struggle with food, weight and their body image.

So many of my clients were caught in a cycle of Diet / Crash / Binge / Guilt / Diet – which never achieved the permanent results they so desperately wanted – to feel comfortable in their own skin.

For 10 years I worked in private practice with clients on all parts of the disordered eating spectrum – from a 5.5 stone client with anorexia who refused to go to inpatient treatment to a morbidly obese client who had two-thirds of her stomach removed before she came to counselling, and everything in between.

Out of this experience I developed Eating Freely, a program specifically for emotional and binge eating - which is by far the most common form of disordered eating. Did you know that up to 30% of adults seeking weight loss solutions are actually struggling with Binge Eating Disorder? to fully resolve a long standing struggle with food and weight, you need to get to the heart of the problem and that is not food, it is feelings.