Sarah Idakwo

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Exeter, Devon, EX2
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About me

Hi, I’m Sarah, a registered dietitian and eating disorder specialist. 

I am deeply passionate about empowering individuals and families to overcome the challenges of eating disorders and disordered eating. I specialize in supporting families and individuals with a history of trauma, including domestic abuse, and helping children and teenagers navigate the complexities of eating disorders, particularly those stemming from adverse childhood experiences.

Having personally experienced the struggles of an eating disorder, I intimately understand the isolating, confusing, overwhelming, and frightening nature of these conditions. However, I also firmly believe in the transformative power of recovery.

My career is dedicated to guiding individuals and families toward eating disorder recovery. I primarily work with busy moms, young children, and teenagers, crafting personalized treatment interventions that address the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of eating disorders. My approach is rooted in the Intuitive Eating framework, body image healing, and weight-inclusive, trauma-informed care.

I actively engage with primary and secondary schools to implement prevention programs that educate on eating disorders, raise awareness of warning signs, and empower educators to support their students effectively.

I also have a specialist interest and training in ARFID. 

At the heart of my practice lies a commitment to creating a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients. I encourage achievable, accessible health behaviours and genuine self-care, shifting the focus away from numbers on the scale and toward holistic well-being.

My unwavering belief is that recovery is within reach for everyone, and I am committed to walking alongside you on your journey to healing and empowerment. Together, we can reclaim the power of food and embrace a life of nourishment, self-acceptance, and joy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Dietitian
  • First class honours degree in Dietetics (BSc Hons Dietetics, University of Plymouth)
  • British Dietetic Association (BDA) Masters in Paediatrics – Module 1
  • British Dietetic Association (BDA) Advanced Dietetics in Eating Disorders Course
  • Nutrition Counselling for Eating Disorders 3.0 – Marci Evans Food and Body Image Training
  • Body Image Training the Missing Piece of Whole Body Healing – Marci Evans Food and Body Image Training
  • Intuitive Eating Fundamentals by Christy Harrison
  • Intuitive Eating PRO Skills Training with Evelyn Tribole – Intuitive Eating Counsellor Training Ongoing
  • The Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma – National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine
  • ARFID Training by the University of Winchester


  • Lead Paediatric Eating disorder dietitian (NHS, May 2023- Present)
  • Adult eating disorder dietitian (NHS, September 2022-Present)
  • Paediatric community dietitian (NHS, August 2021- March 2023)

Member organisations

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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.


£40.00 - £120.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

Initial 60-Minute Assessment - £120 This comprehensive assessment includes a thorough evaluation of you/ your young person’s needs, history, goals, and initial counselling or guidance. During this session, we delve into you or your young person’s individual concerns, past experiences, and the development of a personalized plan tailored to you/your young persons specific requirements.

Follow-Up Reviews:

45-Minute Review - £90 This extended follow-up session allows for an in-depth progress review, adjustments to you or your young person’s plan, counselling on any challenges faced, and further guidance towards your goals.
30-Minute Follow-Up - £60 A concise but comprehensive review focusing on tracking you or your young person’s progress, making necessary adaptations, and providing guidance on your continued journey towards recovery and health.
15-Minute Catch-Up - £20 A brief check-in session designed for quick discussions, addressing minor concerns, or clarifying queries that may arise between regular appointments.
Please note that each session is tailored to suit your individual needs, offering a safe, compassionate, and supportive space to navigate you or your young person’s relationship with food, healing from trauma, and establish a balanced and *healthy lifestyle.

*Healthy here means what is healthy for you as an individual in recovery.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Exeter, Devon, EX2

Type of session

In person