RACHEL ANNE HOBBS RD. MBDA. PgDIP. CHyp.
Dietetic therapy has been designed for anyone who would like to improve their relationship with food and feel safer, more accepting and more connected to their body so they can start to truly enjoy living it. Whether you are currently experiencing chronic yo-yo dieting, dietary restriction, binge eating, purging, chew and spitting, compulsive exercise, hypothalamic amenorrhea or body image concerns; we work together using a compassion centred approach to support you to build trust in yourself and your body.
As I Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Therapist, I am clinically trained and work holistically with mind, body, heart and soul; because our relationship with food, eating and our bodies are so much deeper than we often recognise. (If you are not sure what the difference is between a dietitian and other nutrition professionals please click here)
Everyone's journey is unique and what we focus on and how long we work together will depend on your personal circumstances. We draw on a varieties of theories, practises and strategies including psycho-nutrition education, nutritional rehabilitation, meal planning, supplemental requirements, coping skills and practises, body connection, body image, neuroscience, hypnotherapy, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, exposure work, reframing unhelpful beliefs, inner child healing, CBT, ACT, somatic interventions, inner child healing and of course building a trusting therapeutic relationship. You will always be the leader of your journey and I will always hold you in unconditional positive regard.
I use a three stage model in my practice which involves sets of 12 weekly sessions; three for exploration, six for deeper work and three for integration before evaluating and either commencing another set of sessions, taking a therapeutic break for integration or ending dietetic therapy.
FOOD IS MORE THAN JUST NUTRITION. IT IS COMFORT, LOVE, SUPPORT AND MEMORIES; IT IS A WAY TO BRING ABOUT DEEPER CONNECTION TO SELF, COMMUNITY AND NATURE.
I am not an anti-diet practitioner, nor am I pro-diet; so if you would like to pursue making changes to your physical body, for example pursuing fat loss, this is something that we can explored. If your goal is to recovery from a diagnosed eating disorder, disordered eating or improve your relationship with food, eating and/or your body then any weight or fat loss goals may need to be put on pause, which I understand can be difficult if you have been trying to lose weight for a long period of time.
It is important to recognise that any form of therapy involves vulnerability; which can feel uncomfortable and painful at times; however we prioritise in building ways for you to feel safe and secure through tools, interventions and practises.
After all sessions you will be provided with a full session round up as well as any discussed resources such as E-books, worksheets, tools, meditations, podcasts and goal setting.
The investment for Dietetic Therapy is;
- Initial consultation (75 minutes) - £145
- Subsequent sessions (50 minutes) - £80
*Although I use a three stage model and sessions are most beneficial weekly to begin with, we can space sessions out and tailor dietetic therapy to your personal needs. I am also able to offer one off initial consultations if you require specific nutrition planning and guidance without ongoing support.
I work closely with a referral network of practitioners, so if I feel that you would benefit from working with a psychologist, psychiatrist or other health professional we will discuss this and if you permit me, I will refer you on.
I offer three levels of support to try to offer something that can meet everyone's needs and circumstances; online courses, group coaching and individual dietetic therapy. I also offer free resources and tips on my social media page , you can connect with me at @RachelAnneHobbsRD
*Please note, I am only able to work with individuals with a BMI of over 17.5 due to the need to medical monitoring with a BMI below this.
**Prices are in line with the national recommendations from the Freelance Dietitians Interest Group of the British Dietetics Association.