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Talia Cecchele, Founder & Lead Dietitian 

Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist (BNutrDiet)
Specialty area/s: eating disorders, adults

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A passionate foodie and globe trotter, Talia packed up her bags and moved from Australia to the UK in 2018. Now calling London home, she is the founder of Talia Cecchele Nutrition and works part-time in London's leading private mental health hospital on a specialist eating disorders unit. ​Talia has spent 10 years supporting people to improve their health and it was by chance that she fell into the specialist area of eating disorders. She has worked with hundreds of women and men to help them reverse the negative influence diet culture, nutrition misconceptions and fad diets have had on their relationship with food.  ​Talia offers a compassionate, empathetic and realistic approach to nutrition. She doesn't believe in restrictive diets (all the peanut butter please) and lives life by the mantra that change doesn't happen in your comfort zone! Give this big dreamer a bowl of porridge and an oat latte and she'll be ready to take on the world (or maybe just the latest influencer promoting a detox diet).  ​Qualification & Further Training: Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics Digestive Disorders & Eating Disorders (Marci RD) Body Image Training - in progress (Marci RD) Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity (NCFED) Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder Masterclass (MCCAED) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) Family Based Therapy (FBT) for Anorexia Nervosa Motivational Interviewing Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics (RCH, Melbourne) The Non-Diet Approach & Advanced Counselling Skills

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Emma Townsin, Specialist Dietitian

Registered Dietitian
Specialty area/s: eating disorders, intuitive eating, adults,

Emma is passionate that every one of us deserves to experience pleasure, happiness and connection through food. Originally from Australia and relocated to the UK in 2015, Emma has worked in hospitals across both Australia and the UK as well as in private practice over the past 9 years. Noticing rising nutrition misinformation and increasing referrals for patients experiencing a poor relationship with food and body is what first inspired Emma to specialise in intuitive eating and eating disorders. Emma has a calm and empathetic personality and practices from a Health-at-Every-Size lens. She combines her extensive clinical knowledge with a person-centred approach that ensures you are listened to and supported in a confidential and judgement-free environment. In her free time Emma enjoys spending time in green spaces from London parks to the distant mountains. She enjoys connecting with others over food whether it be a nice meal or a picnic by the canal. ​Qualification & Further Training: Digestive Disorders & Eating Disorders - in progress (Marci RD) Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (Original Intuitive Eating Pros) The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians Supervision Essentials Online Course

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Zoe Light, Specialist Dietitian

Registered Dietitian BSc
Specialty area/s: eating disorders, intuitive eating, young people & adults

Zoe is a dietitian on a mission to help her clients rediscover food as nourishment to the body and the soul. Zoe works collaboratively with clients on the road to becoming an intuitive eater and overcoming disordered eating. She takes a person-centred, holistic and compassionate approach to nutrition counselling, and will push her clients to challenge food rules, nutrition misinformation and limiting beliefs that are holding them back from a healthier relationship with food. Zoe is a firm believer in the saying "If nothing changes, nothing changes." ​Zoe decided to specialise in eating disorders and intuitive eating because she is fascinated by the marrying of psychology and nutrition. Having struggled with her own relationship with food as a teenager, and now being a 30-year-old intuitive eater, she is passionate to support her clients to find the same food freedom and is empathetic towards their struggle. Zoe graduated from King's College London with a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2019. Since then, she has worked in the NHS and private healthcare with adults and children, in acute (hospital) and community clinic settings. ​Outside of work, you can find Zoe planning her next city break, listening to podcasts, singing in the shower and dog spotting in one of London's wonderful parks with an overpriced latte (predictable?). Zoe loves her community, family and friends dearly and finds significant joy in connecting with people around her. ​Qualification & Further Training: Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor - in progress (Original Intuitive Eating Pros) Applying Intuitive Eating in Practice (London Centre for Intuitive Eating) Nutrition Counselling for Eating Disorders (Marci RD) Motivational Interviewing Training

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Elle Kelly, Specialist Dietitian

Registered Dietitian
Specialty area/s: eating disorders, sports nutrition, young people & adults,

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Elle is specialist eating disorder dietitian and sports dietitian with a deep passion for supporting young people and adults in their recovery from eating disorders and disordered eating. By combining her specialties in eating disorders and sports nutrition, Elle helps athletes who may be struggling with the performance and physical pressures associated with their sports. Elle believes that improving performance doesn’t have to compromise health or damage relationships with food, and wants the ‘health and fitness’ industry to acknowledge that leanness and aesthetics do not determine health or performance! Elle encompasses a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to helping clients heal their relationship with food and themselves and live a life free from restrictions. It is extremely important to Elle that she educates her clients about nutrition to help them navigate through the misinformation and learn to trust their own bodies again. Elle has experience as the sole dietitian in an inpatient eating disorder unit and was involved in the care and treatment of acutely ill patients. She has experience working with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. In her spare time, Elle can be found hopping on a plane home to visit family, planning a road trip (with coffee shop stops and snack breaks of course!) or at the gym.  ​Qualification & Further Training: UKAD clean sports advisor ISAK Level 1 Accredited Anthropometrist Eating Disorders and Exercise CPD Building body confidence, self-esteem and resilience workshop (ED Conference 2022) Conducted a systematic review on the prevalence of ED’s in athletes

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Dimitra Theodoraki, Specialist Dietitian

Registered Dietitian (BSc)
Specialty area/s: eating disorders, young people & adults

Dimitra is led by the idea that life is worth living well, with no food or body preoccupation, and full of joy in eating and moving. She uses a blend of her clinical experience in private practice and the NHS, as well as her expertise in nutrition, cognition, and physical activity. Dimitra has a fun, compassionate, and collaborative style and makes her clients’ needs the priority in their therapy. She uses Motivational Interviewing to firstly bring insight into the roots of their reasoning. She then uses her Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills to help them break through the trap of dichotomous ‘black and white’ thinking, whilst resetting any unhelpful thinking patterns in disordered eating, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Dimitra gained experience in eating disorders through working at a CAMHS inpatient unit. Previously, she worked in mental health, medical and surgical wards. She has also worked at the UK’s leading Catering company, where she lectured at King’s College London, and created menus for patients and restaurants. When she is not busy with her profession, you can find Dimitra dancing in her living room, camping on a deserted beach, watching a theatrical play, or laughing and crying with her beloved ones. ​Qualification & Further Training: Maudsley Model for Anorexia Nervosa Therapy Training (King's College London) Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in Eating Disorders (EDRD Pro) Applying Intuitive Eating in Practice (London Centre of Intuitive Eating) Body Image Training (Marcy Evans) Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome & Eating Disorders (EDRD Pro) Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Treatment in Eating Disorder Therapy (EDRD Pro) Sports Nutrition and Eating Disorders (EDRD Pro) Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine)

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ON A SIDE NOTE...

We're serious about the quality of support we offer. All our Dietitian's are HCPC Registered and undergo continuing professional development in their specialist area (eating disorders). In addition all clinic dietitians receive regular supervision with founder, Talia Cecchele so you can be reassured that their approach to treatment and advice aligns with Talia's approach and the clinic ethos. 

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