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About me

Growing up in the country alongside a working farm, I have a great appreciation for the labour and love that goes into what ends up on our plate.  This understanding beautifully merges with what I do now: help people change the way they think and feel about food and their body.

I started my training in 2006, completing a BSc in Psychology, an MA in Addiction studies, an MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and I am currently a PhD candidate in Psychoanalysis. I am fascinated by how our mind works and have been helping people change their lives and most importantly, their relationships with themselves for over ten years. 

I suppose the Artful Eating journey began when I first set up my private psychotherapy practice in 2010. I was struck by the fact that almost everyone who came to see me, at some point would inevitably begin talking about a dissatisfaction with their body and their relationship with food. Old, young, little, large, each client seemed to have their own unique struggle with their image.

Fascinated and sad at the same time, I felt compelled to do something about it. That is how the seeds of Artful eating began, and over the past three years I developed the Artful Eating approach. In that time I have helped so many wonderful people feel freedom around food and their body. Weight loss had been a joyous consequence!

The concept grew from my therapy room to an online course, a bespoke coaching program and now a bestselling book. I have been featured in numerous magazines including as Cosmopolitan, Red, Image, YOU Mag, news papers including The Irish Independent, The Irish Examiner, The Sunday Independent and on BBC Radio London, Newstalk, Q102, LMFM and Ireland AM.

 

 

 
Before joining Artful Eating, I’d moved country and started a new full time job and found that my eating habits were all over the place. I wasn’t feeling very motivated by healthy eating and exercise and was finding myself feeling sluggish and indulging in heavier, processed based meals and snacks and eating on the go a lot. I now know it’s really is all in the mind!! Once I went through the lessons, it all made complete sense. I’ve always focused on calories and exercise but I never considered the psychological aspects of my relationship with food and my body. I think the biggest thing for me was learning to listen to my body and to not always feel like I have to finish my plate. I feel so motivated, something has really shifted in my mindset and I know I will not go back to my old ways of thinking and eating. I know I can always go back to the lessons, or listen to the Cognitive Hypnosis Audios, which I absolutely love, whenever I feel like it.
— Lorna, Dublin, Ireland

My aim is to help you overcome your weight struggle so that you never have to feel controlled around food again. You can feel freedom around food. You can eat what you want and have a body you enjoy. 

If you would like to work with me directly then request a call to explore how I can help you best.