Health At Every Size® Informed Therapy

Helping People Find freedom And Joy In Your Life Free From Shame

I believe that a weight-loss mindset is damaging to your physical, emotional, mental (and spiritual) health. ‘Diets’ just also don’t work long term. I also believe that being better informed about nourishment, self-care, movement and re-learning to trust the body’s intuition are practical steps towards good health, self-acceptance and vitality.

Many people find coping with challenges around body size, weight issues and eating impossible to deal with most people who start the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) approach feel stuck, repeating the same painful patterns.

Perhaps you can relate?

Unhelpful eating patterns I work with: Binge eating, Emotional Eating, Stress Eating, Disordered Eating.

Do You Feel Ashamed, Guilty, Self Conscious?

  • You find your body and eating a burden and long for relief from constant diets.
  • You are struggling with a negative body image.
  • You feel like you lack motivation to do anything.
  • You lost the joyful feelings that you used to have in life.
  • You wake up every morning feeling overwhelmed and depressed.
  • You know that sadness isn’t helpful but getting out of it alone isn’t possible.

If any of these sound true for you, I want you to know that in our society there is an incredible amount of shaming larger body sizes. Knowing that there are many people who share your circumstances and that reaching out for help can provide you with the support and encouragement you need. You don’t need to keep putting off reaching out for support and sharing your story and challenges. You deserve to take good care of yourself and the support of an empathetic informed professional dedicated to these issues.

“To be free we must change the way we see, not the way we look.”

-Anita Johnston

Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Informed Therapy Can Help You Fulfill Your Potential By Improving Your Relationship With Your Body

It’s possible to feel better. Imagine a life where you could…

  • Create a meaningful life based on your vision for fulfillment.
  • Let go of unhelpful self-beliefs and habits which limit your potential for a healthier lifestyle.
  • Find acceptance and make peace with your body.
  • Build confidence in who you are and your unique potential.
  • Learn how to nourish yourself well with care and consistency.

Build The Loving Relationship With Food And Your Body You’ve Always Wanted

Health At Every Size® (HAES®) informed therapy helps you rise above your challenges and start moving towards your ideal life with less confusion and more confidence.

You will be offered an array of practical actions you need to change your behaviours and beliefs gradually and finally find answers and get the help you need. Even if you are not sure how a therapist could help you, the Health at Every Size® (HAES®) approach may be able to help.

HAES Principles are summarised here, and you can read more about this informed approach on the Association for Size Diversity And Health Website:

  • Weight inclusivity
  • Health Enhancement
  • Eating for Well-Being

I’ve helped people struggling with their weight and body issues learn how to take better care of their needs and resolve unhelpful beliefs and habits holding them back. Through informed sustainable steps, my clients find they move into a new more nourishing relationship with their physical, emotional, mental (and spiritual) bodies. I walk the walk – I am a psychotherapist with lived and trained experience of body size and weight issues who is here to help you.

How Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Informed Therapy Works

Our sessions together consist of 50-minute, one-on-one sessions that help you work through your concerns. In addition to listening, I will ask questions, facilitate behaviour change and pull from the latest research and wisdom in the field of weight stability and psychological wellbeing, I play an active role.

Here's how it will work step-by-step:

Together we can be curious about the root issues as well as introduce some practical skills and tools to re-establish a new relationship to food, behaviours, and your body.

I’ll get a sense of your body story your food scripts and your best hopes for therapy.

I pull on a broad range of practical therapeutic and coaching approaches, from behavioural to holistic. As such, I can work on strategies to change habits as well as more creatively with symbols, guided visualisations, myth, metaphor, archetypal patterns and a holistic awareness of our embodied nature and potential blockages.

I can offer some well researched nutritional principles for your consideration and can refer you to suitable nutritional professionals for tailored dietary guidance and testing.

As an online therapy, you can also work with me from diverse locations in the UK and across the globe in the comfort of your own home.

How Can It Help You?

As we engage in the work together, we’ll create space for increased awareness of inner conflict, triggers and rituals.

I will support you to establish coping strategies and to build greater emotional resilience, self-compassion, and internal integrations. You will be empowered to grow a more balanced and informed relationship with your body and its signals to you. A broader awareness of your environmental digestion and opportunities for greater discernment and general lifestyle decision making.

Working with me is for those of you seeking a deep holistic but also practical and lasting approach to reconnecting and transforming your relationships with your authentic self, your body and food.

“Making peace with food requires that you transition from a place of fear to a place of love”

-Anita Johnson

Let’s Get Started Today

Ready to start feeling better? If you feel stuck repeating the same painful patterns, the Health at Every Size® (HAES®) informed approach could help. Start now and find freedom and joy in your life free from shame. During your free phone consultation, we can start getting to know each other and discover how I can be of service. Email me for your free phone consultation today.