Food & Body Peace Clinic

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Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8
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About us

We are a small team of ED specialist's providing an evidenced based personalised service to support you in your recovery from food and body image concerns. We are here to help you to build a peaceful relationship with food and feel at home in your body.

Most of us struggle with our relationship with food and our body image from time to time. However, if this is dominating your life and causing you on going distress it may be time to get some support.

We offer a multidisciplinary approach to recovery, which is tailored to you, your stage of recovery and your personal circumstances. Some clients choose one service, while others may choose a combination. As part of your discovery call we can recommend which services we feel will best suit you. This is a collaborative process, with you choosing your own route forward.

Our team consists of experienced, compassionate therapists who are dedicated to supporting you, and your loved ones, with your recovery. Most team members also have lived experience of EDs and body image concerns. So we truly understand what it's like to struggle with an ED and what you may experience when working towards recovery. We also know that although recovery can be a difficult journey it's definitely worth it!

Training, qualifications & experience

Rachel Loba, Founder, Nutrition Counselling & Body Image Therapist

Rachel is a registered Nutritionist and an Eating Disorder and Body Image Specialist. She is also a certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and ACT therapist. She has trained with the National Centre for Eating Disorders and the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at the University of Oxford, two leading institutes in this field. Rachel uses a combination of Nutritional Therapy, CBT, ACT, NLP, body image therapy and Intuitive Eating. This enables her to provide a specialist and personalised approach, which combines nutritional, behavioural and psychological interventions.

In addition to being a Registered Nutritionist, Rachel has completed a range of qualifications and trainings as follows;

National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED), all of which are approved by the British Psychological Society;

  • NCFED: Master Practitioner Eating Disorders and Obesity
  • NCFED: Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders
  • NCFED: Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders (Psychological Approach for Eating Behaviour and Weight Management)
  • NCFED: Practitioner Skills in Obesity Management
  • The Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at University of Oxford: Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E)*

*CBT-E has been shown to be effective in the treatment of all forms of eating disorder. It is strongly endorsed by the NICE guidelines.

Additional qualifications and professional development:

  • ACT Therapist (approved by the BPS)
  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor (Original Intuitive Eating Pros)
  • Certified Bio-Individual Nutrition Practitioner (Bio-Individual Nutrition Institute)
  • Nutritional Counselling for Eating Disorders
  • Nutritional Coaching
  • Body Image Healing
  • Certified NLP Practitioner
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMPC)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Advanced Practice Module (APM)
    Detox (APM)
  • Cardiometabolic (APM)
  • Immune (APM)
  • Energy (APM)
  • Hormone (APM)

I regularly attend seminars and conferences to ensure I stay up to date with the latest research and developments in nutritional therapy.

Member organisations *

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including massage, aromatherapy and nutrition.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists.

There are different BANT membership classes, including Full Member, Fellow Member and Student Member.

All BANT practitioners must have met the required standards of training, be fully insured and adhere to the BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Nutrition topics

Information about health conditions (*)

Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.

Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8

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Food & Body Peace Clinic
Food & Body Peace Clinic