About me

The Eating Mindset Approach

Eating Mindset helps people understand how their ideas and attitudes about food shape the way they eat and enables them to embrace food as a positive, enjoyable and nourishing part of their lives whatever their nutritional needs and circumstances.

Specialist expertise

I have particular expertise in brain health, mental health, eating disorders including extreme picky eating in young people and adults (sometimes diagnosed as Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder or ARFID), the gut/brain connection and helping people achieve and maintain a healthier weight. 

Individual and family consultations

I offer a totally personalised service. Before your consultation I will assess your mindset around food, current food and drink intake, lifestyle, medical history, medications and supplements and your specific nutritional challenges. I do this using food diaries and simple questionnaires. By the time we meet we can focus on your goals and develop customised strategies together to tackle your specific issues. After your consultation you will receive a personal report and plan with plenty of practical resources to help you achieve success with less stress. If you need follow up I can offer fast response coaching online alongside longer appointments to help you breakthrough your challenges,

I offer virtual consultations and home visits for local clients.  Don't worry if you struggle with technology. I will help you get up and running and ensure everything goes smoothly.

Help for those who are struggling to access NHS services

I am a fierce lobbyist for fair access to expert nutritional support. My online events and support communities have helped individuals and families who have struggled to access NHS help. These low cost services empower individuals and families with the tools that help open doors to the right NHS support whilst giving them expert support to make high impact changes fast whilst they wait. 

Programmes for schools and youth organisations

My “fresh thinking” programmes for schools and youth organisations help communities develop a positive nutrition culture that promotes sustainability and healthy eating whilst helping prevent eating disorders and respecting those who are already struggling with their relationship with food. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree (BSc) in Nutrition with First Class Honours and a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics from Kings College, London University. As a Dietitian my work is regulated under UK law by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC.) To stay registered with the HCPC I have to demonstrate that I continue to meet the high standards they set throughout my career.

I use the title Dr because I have a PhD. This means that I have demonstrated expertise in assessing the quality and value of other people’s research and in designing, conducting and presenting my own research. I use these skills to make sense of the science behind the nutrition headlines and bust myths about diet and health. This is crucial in a popular field like nutrition where sensational claims are made almost every week.

I have learnt a vast amount from over 20 years' experience in my profession and from parenting 2 children with additional needs that make it hard for them to eat healthily. It’s a pleasure to support other parents in their labour of love to help their children meet their nutritional needs.

All this means that you can be assured that I maintain expertise about how our bodies and minds work in relation to the food and drink we consume and that I can apply this knowledge to the practical challenges you face.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 14 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

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Fees

£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

I recognise that people often need support over a period of time and so I put together bespoke packages to give the best value for money. Please contact me for further information.

If you have private health insurance please contact me to discuss pre-authorisation for your treatment.

If you are concerned that your budget might not stretch to an individual or family programme please get in touch about my online group events and support communities.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Consultations available office hours and early evenings Monday-Friday

Further information

Testimonials

Arabella Nock

'Working with Dr Steph has actually truly changed not only my 'eating mindset' but my life - now sitting comfortably in the 'healthy' weight range, (after being borderline obese for years) with a massively improved level of understanding of food, cooking, nutrition and confidence in keeping it that way, I'm actually no longer afraid or ashamed each time I go near the food cupboard or the fridge. For the first time, I'm looking forward to Christmas as well, with plans for fun, yummy and HEALTHY recipes that will keep me on plan throughout.' 'I can honestly say I have not been hungry on this diet/plan/programme which is truly amazing for me!'

Devorah Albert

"Stephanie provided a great consultation which included a pre consultation questionnaire, detailed discussion and assessment of my lifestyle and requirements. She was able to tailor make some great suggestions which have changed my food mindset and have enabled me to lose a bit of weight without feeling like I am on a diet. This has been great as it has enabled me to change my lifestyle in an ongoing and sustainable way without getting involved in faddy diet plans which have never worked. Overall I feel a lot healthier and have also increased my exercise regime”

Barry Barnett

"Dr. Stephanie Fade's diet diagnosis and advice has really helped me to eat healthier and maintain my weight loss! Her approach is sympathetic, friendly and professional. Stephanie was clear in explaining my challenges to me. The practical changes she put in place with me were easy to follow . And the new foods she recommended were tasty as well as nutritious. Stephanie is an intelligent, encouraging dietitian. I heartily recommend her programme."

Veronica O'Grady

"If you are looking to lose weight, then you can do no better than looking to Dr. Fade for her professional advice & support.

When I first approached her in April 2017, I had already lost 10kgs on my own, but I was slowly gaining weight. Since my first appointment in May till today (Jan 2018), I have lost 17.3kgs. I have found Dr Fade to be knowledgeable, approachable & easy to talk to. Our partnership has reaped all the benefits I had hoped for and I look forward to reaching goal weight and maintaining it with her very able guidance."

Watford
Hertfordshire
WD18

Watford
Hertfordshire
WD19

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Nutritionist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Nutritionist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Most sessions are currently online and I will support you with the technology. I am also offering home visits for very local clients. Please enquire about additional costs to cover travel.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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