Hi! My I'm Mel
I’m a proper nutritionist; a registered one. Not just someone who calls themselves a nutritionist after reading a few books and doing a £15 online course.
Because I spent a big chunk of my life hating my body and being afraid to eat. Over the years I've avoided food, couldn't give a toss about it and loved it. It was my best friend and my worst enemy. It had so much power over me at times, usually when I tried to control it most. And that wasn't healthy. Also that's quite hard to admit when the assumption exists that nutritionists have it all sussed. We don't!
I am telling you this because (a) I am human and (b) not perfect
You can read MY STORY where I share some of my experiences around food and eating.
Now I specialise in disordered eating and eating disorder recovery and body image healing, using non diet nutrition and counseling. I help folk who find food difficult and stressful; who feel guilt and shame after eating; who feel all consumed by the idea of eating and intrusive thoughts.
My work is online and I support clients on a 1-1 basis and occasionally run small group programmes. I also provide professional supervision for other practicing nutritionists and therapists.
I have a strong sense of social justice. And I am not afraid to speak up or have a rant. It's not unusual for me to be calling out the diet industry, snake oil sellers, unsolicited advice and weight stigma. Inclusion is one of my core values and is key when supporting folk on their health journeys.