Joanna Oates

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BSc (Hons), rNT, Adv Dip Psyche Mastre pract. NCFED
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Chiswick W3 & London W4
Available for new clients
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About me

I provide therapy sessions to support clients with recovery from eating distress and disordered eating. I also offer support sessions for relatives/carers.

I also offer support for clients contemplating, undergoing or recovering from bariatric surgery. In some cases I may need to work alongside your GP or other medical professionals to ensure you are receiving the most effective safe support.

I draw on my training and experience as nutritional therapist & psychotherapist with specialist training in in this area, tailoring therapy to meet your individual needs and aims.

I am a solution focussed therapist and my ultimate aim is to help you resolve and manage issues with food, weight and body image so that you can enjoy life and realise your true potential. 

Therapy is an active process in which we work in collaboration to discover and develop your inner resources to empower you to cope with life’s challenges. I endeavour to work at your pace, providing you with a compassionate space for exploration of your feelings. 

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy & Health Sciences

Master Practitioner in eating Disorders and Obesity

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy

certificate in NLP

PG CERT Teaching & Learning

CPD training in neuro-diversity with eating disorders, bariatric surgery

I have over 16 years varied experience as Nutritional therapist,  and have worked as a trained psychotherapist since 2020. For the past 5 years my practice has focussed solely on supporting clients with eating disorders. 

I have over 30 years experience as a teacher. I currently teach nutrition and train nutritional therapists at university level.

Member organisations

British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.


£85.00 - £450.00

Additional information

Initial Eating disorder assessment £200 (2 hours) 
Using a lifeline and other techniques we will explore your life story to discover what has contributed to your current situation, your resources & therapy goals.  
Eating disorder therapy session £100 (1 hour) 
Individual therapy session tailored to meet your needs 
Eating disorder support session for families £100 (1 hour) 
I understand how distressing it can be to discover that someone you care about has an eating disorder, and how challenging and exhausting it can be to provide day to day care. I offer practical tips for carers as well as emotional support. 
Bariatric surgery support 
Information and support for all stages: pre & post surgery £100 (1 hour) 
Breakthrough session (including report) £350 (3 hours) 
A more in-depth assessment which can breakthrough stuck thinking or ways of being, to motivate you for your therapy journey. Breakthrough sessions can bring about understanding of what needs to change as well as starting the process of recovery.  
Letters/reports £30 
Assessment (2 hours) & package of 5 follow up sessions (5 hours) £600 
Package of 6 consultations (6 hours) £500 
Therapy: face to face (in Chiswick), Zoom & Skype, 
N.B. Fees may vary according to venue.

Please ask about concessionary rates.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My availability varies, from week to week, so best to call to book an appt. 

Further information

I understand the challenges involved in supporting a loved one with an eating distress, so provided the client gives permission, I am happy to include relatives and carers in the therapy process. This can enable more effective therapy and a speedier recovery.

I have additional training in neuro-diversity and eating distress. As an experienced university lecturer I am experienced in supporting people with different needs 

Acton, Chiswick, W3

Rooms For Therapists (Chiswick) Ltd, 1A Belmont Road, London, Greater London, W4 5UL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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I practise face to face at Chiswick therapy rooms in Chiswick, next to Belmont School and the large Sainsburies in Chiswick. These therapy rooms are suitable for wheelchair access on the ground floor.

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