Hi I’m Rachel, Emotional Eating coach and possibly your fairy godmother! 😉
The truth is that there is no magic pill, no one size fits all, no ultimate solution to what you’re going through, it is completely your journey.
Your relationship with food and your relationship with your body is not about reaching a destination, it is a journey through your very essence of being. It is an ongoing journey of self discovery, of self acceptance and of self love.
Everyone’s results are different just as everyone’s goals are different. Your results are fully dependent on your circumstances, your challenges and your willingness to fully experience this journey.
Most recently I have become fully ‘client centred’. None of this is about me, it is all about you, my purpose and my goal is to reflect back to you how amazingly wonderful you already are and allow you to find your answers by getting to know yourself.
If you’re looking for someone to tell you what and when to eat, then that’s not me. If you’re ready to take your experience of the world up a notch, to go beyond your self imposed barriers and to fully feel what is going on in your life in order to break free of the emotional eating bonds, then read on:
Why work with me?
- Because I’ve been where you are now and I want to show you that it doesn’t have to be that way.
- Because I will challenge anyone who says that you have to be skinny to be healthy, attractive or happy.
- Because I want you to succeed!
My journey with emotional eating started at the age of 20 after a particularly traumatic event which left me lacking confidence, scared of my own shadow and unable to leave the house on my own.
With a boyfriend who worked nights, I relied on my flatmate for support. We’d go to the supermarket and buy comfort food and alcohol so that I could eat away the awful emotions that I was feeling at the time.
I’m not sure how I came out of that time, it seems like such a blur now but the one thing that never went away was my desire to eat every time things got difficult or stressful. And an extra couple of stone that I just couldn’t shift permanently, no matter how many diets I tried.
You see, over the next 15 years as I battled with my weight, yo-yoing up and down, even qualifying as a consultant for one of the big UK slimming companies, I never associated my eating with my emotions.
I tried everything, from the Hip & Thigh diet to slimming pills, shakes and Aloe Vera gel to off the shelf hypnotherapy products.
It wasn’t until I hit rock bottom emotionally that I realised that my feelings and my eating were tied together and if I could get a handle on coping with my emotions I could get a handle on my eating habits too.
The last 7 years have been a journey of personal and professional development. Using my teaching skills (yes, I used to teach 5 year olds) and new hypnotherapy skills, I set up in business helping women like you to understand the connections between their emotions and their relationship with themselves and their eating habits.
I have continued to add more therapies and learning to my practice but the underlying key is holding space for you to discover how to create a fulfilled life on your terms and the tools and skills to cope with it without using food.
I’ve helped some women lose weight but I’ve helped more women to feel empowered about their abilities to cope with whatever life throws at them and to know that their value is not tied up in their weight or their jeans size.
I’ve been featured in Families Magazine, the Yorkshire Evening Post and on BBC Radio.
There are many different ways to work with me to suit any budget, you can find out more by clicking the ‘work with me’ drop down at the top of the page.
Rachel is powered by coffee up to lunchtime, Redbush tea in the afternoons and usually Prosecco at the weekends. A true romantic, and a bit of a spiritual hippy, she spends much of her free time with her family (3 teenage girls, 2 cats 1 dog and her partner of 19 years.)