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We have a team of trained eating disorder nutritionists to support you.

Let us help you in your recovery and to have a healthier relationship with yourself, and with food.

Eating disorders and disordered eating

 

Here at Urban Wellness, we provide nutritional support for eating disorders and disordered eating.  We take a functional medicine approach to all our clients, looking at the possible physiological factors that may be affecting your relationship with food, as well as the lifestyle and mindset factors.

 

We work with arrange of clients from teenagers to adults, including those who may have a history of an eating disorder but now face other health challenges such as gut issues, autoimmune conditions, and menopause.

Anorexia | Bulimia | Binge Eating | Comfort Eating | ARFID

We are also experienced in working with clients with diagnosed or suspected neurodiversity, who may also be struggling with their food intake, relationship with food or have an eating disorder diagnosis.

 

Any relationship with food is very individual, despite any diagnosis, and at Urban Wellness we make sure our approach is individual and tailored to you.  It may be the first time that you are reaching out for help, or maybe you’ve tried other therapies before. 

 

You may also be in active recovery working with a psychotherapist or psychiatrist.  We work alongside many other therapists and are happy to work collaboratively for you.

 

We are experienced in working with a wide range of mental health challenges, from teenagers through to late adulthood.  We will look at potential underlying factors that could be contributing to your poor mental health, including gut health, nutrients deficiencies, genetics, and hormones.

 

We will work closely with you, and make sure that we create a programme that suits what you need, and at a pace that is right for you.

Eating disorders

Gut health | Gastroparesis | PANS/PANDAS | Autoimmune | Fibromyalgia | Hypermobility

 

Your physical health may also be a key factor in driving your relationship with food.  At Urban Wellness, we have worked with many clients where their poor gut health or a diagnosed autoimmune condition is affecting their ability to eat.  This may then cause digestive pain or create fear around food, which then fuels disordered eating.

 

We will take this all into account and address the system or systems that are affected physiologically, alongside your relationship with food.  We’ll also support you closely in overcoming any fear around foods, so that you can feel more confident and get back to a better relationship both in your body and with food.

Anxiety | Depression | OCD | Panic Attacks | Self harm

 

It is common for other mental health issues to be present alongside an eating disorder or disordered eating.  You may be on medication to support your mental health or feel that your relationship with food changed because of your anxiety or depression.

 

There is never just one thing that causes an eating disorder or disordered eating.  It is often multi-layered but can be accentuated by physiological factors such as nutrient deficiencies, gut dysbiosis, hormones or inflammation. 

 

Our approach is about meeting you where you are at, assessing all the factors that may be affecting your relationship with food, including your physiological health and nutrient status, and creating a tailored plan that works for you.

 

Please note:

We are not trained medical practitioners, and we may recommend that you seek additional psychological support alongside your work with us.  We have experienced psychotherapists that we can recommend, or we are happy to join your existing support team.

How we work

1

Book a free discovery call

Book a free call with one of the team below. It’s an opportunity to discuss more about how we work and how we can help. You can ask us any questions and get to know us first too before making any commitments.

2

Initial 60-90 assessment

Then we’ll get you booked in for an in-depth assessment where we discuss in more about your eating disorder and your health. We then start to map out the first steps to recovery.  We may also recommend some functional testing and supplements.

3

Weekly sessions

We then see clients on a weekly basis for 45 minutes, for a minimum of 12-weeks. Each week we reassess how your week has been and what the focus is for the following week. Step-by-step moving you forward with personalised support.

Eating Disorder Nutritionist

All of our eating disorder nutritionists have trained with the National Centre For Eating Disorders and are a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders & Obesity, which is approved by The British Psychological Society.

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Nicola Shubrook

NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST - CERTIFIED FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONER - EATING DISORDER SPECIALIST

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