Disordered eating support
Disordered eating can take many forms, whether it's food restrictions, food phobias, binge-eating, purging or avoiding food altogether, but it is best supported from the first signs of concerns.
Support can be hard to find, but over the last 20 years in clinic, I've helped many individuals on this journey. It is important that you know you are not alone in this journey. Help and support are available.
You'll find helpful links on this page to support resources.
Empathic support for individuals struggling with their eating
It might sound counter-intuitive for someone with disordered eating to see a nutritionist, but nutritional support is a key part of the support jigsaw. Whether it's ensuring you get the right nutrients, or helping you find meals or snacks that work for you. Together, we can find a path back to enjoyable eating.
Part of the support I offer includes meal planning together to develop healthy dietary structures. We do not demonise any foods, and I'll help you build confidence in your own choices.
Supporting a positive relationship with food
If you do not have a diagnosed eating disorder but are concerned about your relationship with food there are many researched strategies for supporting this.
I work with my clients to support their knowledge of what our bodies need, and how to identify this from the minefield of conflicting messages they may have come across.
I offer both in-clinic and online support.
GP & medical professional referrals post-diagnosis
If you have a diagnosed eating disorder and have been referred to me by a medical professional or are concerned about your relationship with food, please book a complimentary call to discuss your next steps.
We need to have a chat to see if working with a Nutritional Therapist at this stage is appropriate, alternatively I would signpost you to the safest next step.
A multi-disciplinary approach to working with disordered eating
Due to the complex nature of eating disorders, it is not appropriate for Nutritional Therapists to work alone, or outside of their scope. If you suspect you have an eating disorder the first step is to speak to your GP who can refer you for assessment and support.
I only work as part of a multidisciplinary team where the appropriate people are responsible for diagnostics and support. These teams usually include psychiatrists, GPs, psychologists, talking therapists, registered dietitians and, where appropriate, nutritional therapists trained in this complex area.
Yvonne has been the most wonderful support to me throughout my recovery from anorexia.
I met Yvonne after over a decade of disordered eating when I was fearful that my relationship with food was beyond repair. Yvonne’s compassion and kindness have always made me feel it was possible to move forward.
She has taught me how to nourish myself both physically and emotionally and has never made me feel judged when things have been difficult. She has helped me to live a much fuller life, and I am truly grateful.
Booking an appointment with our nutritionist is as easy as 1, 2, 3...
Schedule a convenient time using the link below. You'll receive a detailed questionnaire to fill out before your session.
Have a 1-1 session with Yvonne in-clinic or over Zoom to discuss your nutrition and map out a plan for the future.
You'll receive a tailored plan and together we'll agree follow up sessions & build a support plan that suits you.
It's important to know that there is help out there for you. Contact your GP or the BEAT charity for details of how to access the right help and support.
New Forest Nutritionist
Visit Yvonne at our nutrition clinic in the centre of Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest. Free parking is available on site.
Yvonne is offering virtual consultations for those seeking online nutritional advice or who are outside the local area.
Since the pandemic, changes to working patterns mean that I now see my Harley Street clients online. Our Beaulieu clinic is fully open for face-to-face appointments - see our COVID-19 advice for all visitors
Beaulieu Nutrition & Natural Health Clinic, The Old Queensmead Dairy, Beaulieu, SO42 7YA