07758 100727 info@srdnutrition.co.uk SRD Nutrition, Ballyholme, Bangor

Disordered Eating

I offer nutrition counselling to support recovery from Anorexia, Orthorexia, Bulimia, Overeating, Binge Eating and food anxiety.

It is estimated that 360 adults and 190 children in Northern Ireland are referred to specialist community ED services each year for eating disorders, but the statistics don’t often tell the full story. Eating Disorders Association NI say the statistics we hear are only the tip of the iceberg of what is a large scale problem in Northern Ireland. Unfortunately, the treatment options for Eating Disorders in Northern Ireland are minimal. Thousands of people across NI are suffering in silence and not receiving the help they both need and want.

It has became my mission to provide kind and compassionate nutrition counselling to all clients struggling with food and/or weight issues. I work closely with Debbie Howard and Elaine Henderson who are Eating Disorder Therapists based in Belfast, as well as providing support to local eating disorders charity FightED.

Each of my clients is unique with their own struggles. I cater to each client’s individual needs by creating unique nutrition plans and goals. I believe in meeting each client where they are, while also pushing them to challenge their eating disorder beliefs. My goal is to help clients become natural and confident eaters, and to lose the fear and anxiety with food.

As well as the ‘traditional’ one-to-one appointments, I also offer innovative ways of support, for example, text and email contact; I encourage taking photos of food to text to me in the moment or show me in session; we can hold our appointments in a cafe or restaurant; if a client has a particular fear food, I invite them to bring it into session and we eat it together.

I am happy to do sessions via phone or FaceTime with clients who live faraway.

 

What my clients say:

“Your help is great Sarah and I honestly know I couldn’t do this without you! Thank you. I just needed someone to talk to, get my anxieties out and wouldn’t judge me”

 

“It was 7 weeks yesterday since I last used laxatives, and over the past week I have seen a massive improvement in bloating and swelling. I am also not craving foods that I don’t want to eat, and I am not thinking much about food as much unless I am hungry and I really feel able to just eat as much as I want and stop.”

 

“I am feeling a lot less stressed around food and feeling a lot more in control, which feels ironic when so much of my restricting was about control. I just cant believe it, I feel like I am eating proper food”