What is Disordered Eating?

Disordered eating means an unhealthy relationship with food, eating, and experience body hate or distress.  This might date back to childhood.

I coach women age 30+ who overeat – this could be Binge Eating, Compulsive Eating, Emotional Eating.  Or it could be chaotic, unbalanced, eating from  years of yo-yo dieting.

Do you feel guilty and shameful about your eating?

Are you out of control around food?

Have you been on or off diets for decades (yo-yo) yet never reach your dream weight?

Is your life dominated by thoughts of your size, eating, weight, exercise?

Is your eating chaotic with no proper eating pattern?

Do you like alcohol too much?

Are you stuck in a cycle of binging and restricting?

And have you had enough of this, having battled for many years?

Anyone who does not have a natural relationship with food and can’t listen to their body, could be described as a Disordered Eater.  It is though that is approximately at least 70% of people in this country.  A LOT of people, and it affects more women than men.


Many women know their relationship with food is not quite right, that it takes up too much headspace and they feel obsessed.

This questionnaire is designed to help you work out how much food / eating / body weight are taking over your life.

Your Relationship With Food

The image that springs to mind for most of an Eating Disorders sufferer is a teenage girl suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, and statistically this is the most life-threatening type.

However, the most commen profile of someone with a diagnosed eating disorder is a women aged 30 to 40 who suffers from Binge Eating Disorder.  And these diagnosed cases are the tip of the iceberg of women who feel too embarrassed and ‘should know better at their age’.

I also believe Orthorexia is a growing problem, particularly in women, of any age.

Weight loss coaching is usually possible once these have been achieved, though not through dieting.  For more on my approach to weight loss please read HERE.

As well as an Eating Disorder Practitioner, I am a Licensed Practitioner for Julia Buckroyd’s Programme ‘Understanding Your Eating‘.  You can read about this  HERE.

Disordered Eating

Working Together

I coach online, via Zoom.  These sessions are specific to the client’s individual requirements.

Sessions will combine improving nutrition, and changing habits and the mindset.  We work together to calm eating patterns, as well as understand why this is happening, why a client is stuck, and how to change this.  We aim to get back in tune with the body  for hunger and fullness, for example using Intuitive Eating or yoga.

Sessions can be quite practical – everyday meal planning , recipes, planning, cooking – whatever is needed to help you build new habits and skills.

Coaching is also about everything going on in a client’s life – we want food to be a smaller part of life, and life itself to be bigger.

Disordered Eating




Initial 30 minute conversation free and without obligation



1.5 hours assessment – £95



Choose between:
6 x 1 hour sessions –  £295 (£50 per session)
12 x 1 hour sessions – £550

If paying for all sessions in one go is a problem, please get in touch.  Concessions available. 

Unsure or have questions?
Why not get in touch for a quick chat?  Or contact me by email me on [email protected] or telephone 07972 374150

Client Testimonials

“This is very much coaching tailored to the individual. I am so grateful to Cathy for all that I now understand about my unhelpful behaviours and what I can do about them. I have never felt any shame talking about my eating habits with Cathy. She always and authentically provides a safe space for me and a learning environment which enables me to flourish.”

“Bringing her wealth of training and experience to my disordered eating, Cathy is very focused on noticing and guiding the individual to interpret what is going on for them and how to very gently examine it at an appropriate pace for that person. This is not one size fits all.”

“Cathy is dedicated, and helps guide you to make the improvements to eating that you wish to achieve, by providing realistic and achievable strategies that really do make a difference.”

National Centre for Eating Disorders
Healthy Minds Club
UK Health Coaches
Aspire Coaching Group
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