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Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating Registered Nutritionist

About me

To make sure we're a perfect fit, I offer a free discovery call before you have to sign up to anything. You can learn more by getting in touch with me. It's a really big step to think about reaching out for support, so thank you for coming to my page to take a read. I hope my profile might inspire you to reach or to me or another eating disorder/disordered eating nutritionist.

Hey, I'm Shannon. I'm so glad you found me. I help people with a difficult relationship to food recover.

My approach

I love working with people just like you. My number one hope is to offer you a compassionate space to speak about your relationship to food. Then my number one role is to empower you to make decisions about your health & offer you recommendations. I help people recover their relationship to food through a collaborative approach, which means I value you and what you feel ready for. I hope to never push you beyond anything you're comfortable with, and I hope you feel supportive and safe when working with me.

Recovering from an eating disorder or disordered eating is not a quick fix. And I think you already know that.

We will work together to not only help you recover, but help you develop your own relationship to food. One that fits your values, your own personal philosophy, and ultimately transforms how you feel/think/act with food into something beyond your wildest dreams!

You are the expert of your own health - whilst I am the nutritionist with knowledge and experience in helping people with recovery, you are in the driving seat. You might be thinking "but I need you to tell me what to do!" and sometimes, that might be true. Some sessions I might be driving the car more, but ultimately you're the one with the map. You have the inner wisdom in you to heal- it's my job to help pull that out.

Do you read any of these and thinks "that's me!"?

  • I wish I could just be healthy.
  • I'm addicted to processed foods.
  • I've tried to recover on my own, it just doesn't work. I need 1-1 support.
  • I'm fed up of being on this restrict then binge cycle.
  • I wish I could cope better without controlling food.
  • I start off the day really well, then by the end I feel so obsessed with food.
  • I have a long list of foods I avoid, but I don't even know if I actually need to.
  • I can't remember a time I've felt comfortable in my body - I've been in a losing battle with my body and food for a long time.
  • I don't know what I need, but I know I need something - I can't keep living like this.

What support with me looks like

I help a whole range of people:

  • Eating disorder recovery, including binge eating disorder, bulimi nervosa or purging disorders, OSFED, UFED, and anorexianervosa.
  • Disordered eating support including restriction, fear foods, emotional eating, binge eating, over-exercise, poor body image, body dislike.
  • Ditch dieting using the principles of Intuitive Eating. Learn to eat with intention, make peace with all foods, relearn how to eat, and feel connected to your body. You will learn to connect with hunger and fullness signals, take care of your body and mind, and ultimately find a sustainable approach to eating that doesn't drive you wild.

I offer one to one support, as often as you would like/we decide together you need. Most of my clients I meet with 1-3 times per month, for at least 4-12 months depending on your needs.

How to reach me

I would love to connect with you, and hear what support I could offer. My website provides more information on my services - www.easenutritiontherapy.com.

Please do reach out via the enquiry button on this website, or you can head to my website and book a complimentary 20-minute call. The complimentary call is for you to ask me any questions, hear about my services and approach, and receive a breakdown on investment and my availability.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Shannon.

Training, qualifications & experience

My core trainings include:

  • MSc Human Nutrition, University of Aberdeen
  • BSc (Hons) Biology, University of Stirling
  • Nutrition Counselling for Eating Disorders
  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor (in progress)
  • Binge Eating Disorder Treatment and Management for Dietitians
  • Body Image Healing for Clinicians
  • Intuitive Eating and Non-Diet Approaches by the London Centre for Intuitive Eating
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Motivational Interviewing in Healthcare
  • Managing Gut Conditions in Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating
  • Weight-Inclusive Nutrition Management for PCOS, IBS, high cholesterol, NAFLD, hypothalamic amenorrhea, pregnancy, high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, and fertility
  • Experience in helping people with chronic fatigue syndrome, GERD, PMDD, and endometriosis

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.

Fees

From £20.00 to £85.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Fees

My standard rate for support is £85 per 1-1 appointment. I can offer reduced rates to people who need it.

I also offer 20-minute appointments for £40. These are for people who are in need of a check in, but are much less in depth than regular sessions. I only recommend these to people who are financially struggling but need support. 

Most people who two appointments as an introduction to working with me and an "assessment." Then we figure out together how often they want to have appointments after that. This might be weekly or bimonthly.

How often will we meet?

Most of my clients meet with me once per week. Then we reduce this over time. For eating disorder recovery or "severe" disordered eating, I would not recommend any less than 3 appointments per month to begin with. 

Concessionary rates

Everyone deserves access to support, so I can offer limited concessionary rates for students, those on low-incomes, and those in marginalised groups.

When I work

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I will do my best to fit you into my diary.

Working with me is flexible, you can fit sessions around your own schedule with my self-booking system. 

I can be flexible with appointment times.

Further information

I only work with those with eating disorder, disordered eating, and those looking for Intuitive Eating support. I do not work with people looking for general nutrition advice, unless that comes up in our work together during healing their relationship to food. If you inquire about general nutrition I am unlikely to have availability to support you.

Please note: The support I offer is personalised and longer term than you might be looking for. I don't tend to work with people for less than 3 months, I am no magic maker! 

I'm active on social media! @ease_nutritiontherapy is where you will me on Instagram.

Reading, Berkshire, RG1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Organisations

Online platforms

Whatsapp
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Shannon Western

Shannon Western