Why Work With Me?
Before you and I work together, we’ll schedule a chat to clarify what coaching is, my process, where you’re at, what you’re hoping for and whether you and I are a good fit. You see, it’s important that the two of us connect and trust each other if coaching is going to be successful. I need to know that you’re committed, and you need to know that I can help you. With decades of experience as a coach and social worker, my toolbox is full of knowledge, techniques, tips and training to offer you. I offer therapeutic, trauma informed coaching that dips into your past when it is getting in the way of you moving forward and becoming who you want to be. More importantly, I’ve been on my own journey finding peace with food and my body. I understand firsthand what it takes to change years of disordered eating and a dysfunctional relationship with your body. I can hold the space for you to do the same and keep you accountable for your progress. Although I live in British Columbia, I provide virtual coaching via zoom, skype or telephone.
Empowerment is a word that comes to mind when I think of coaching. The focus is on where you’re at in your life right now, where you want to go and who you want to become. The process is a forward-looking approach that dips into the past or traumatic events only when they’re getting in the way of your healing your relationship with food and your body.
If I think counselling or therapy might be more suitable for you and your wellbeing, I will discuss this option with you. It’s important to receive the right kind of support and help as you navigate challenges with food, your body and your mental health.
Who do I Work With?
I primarily work with women 35+ years of age who struggle with emotional eating and any kind of disordered relationship with food and their bodies, such as binge eating, food and dieting addiction/obsession, orthorexia, body dissatisfaction. I do not diagnose or treat eating disorders or mental illnesses.
What’s the difference between “eating disorder” and “disordered eating”?
An “eating disorder” is a professionally diagnosed condition by a licensed professional based upon specific criteria outlined in the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders), requiring counselling or therapy.
“Disordered eating” refers to a relationship with food and your body that isn’t normal or mentally, physically or emotionally healthy.
For more information: Eating Disorders vs. Disordered Eating: What's the Difference?
Your logo is so unique. What is the story behind it?
The moon is a powerful force in our lives. Thanks to Connie Jensen fro
m Trifolium Jewellry (and my cousin), for the honour of using her moon pendant as my logo. The design is based on the phases of the moon, which also represent the three stages in a woman’s life. The Triple Goddess – the virgin, the matron and the crone. You’ll see in her design the waxing and waning moon mounted on the full moon, with the moonstone in between. The moon is also a talisman of the inner journey and reflects our intuition, wisdom and inner knowing as women.