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Talia Cecchele, Founder

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

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). 

Additional Professional Development:

  • Digestive Disorders & Eating Disorders - in progress (Marci RD Nutrition approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

  • Body Image Training - in progress (Marci RD Nutrition approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

  • Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity (NCFED approved by the British Psychological Society)

  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder Masterclass (MCCAED)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Eating Disorders

  • Family Based Therapy (FBT) for Anorexia Nervosa

  • Motivational Interviewing (Tara MacGregor)

  • Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics (Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne)

  • ​The Non-Diet Approach & Advanced Counselling Skills (Fiona Sutherland & Fiona Willer)

 
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Cliona Brennan, Clinic Dietitian

Registered Dietitian (BSc, MSc, PhD candidate)
Specialty area/s: children and adolescents

Cliona is passionate about supporting young people and adults with recovery from eating disorders and improving their relationship with food, predominantly working with young people and their families in her clinical role.

Coming from Ireland, she loves the outdoors and can usually be found rollerblading or exploring new walking trails with friends. Cliona advocates a non-diet approach to eating and supports clients with intuitive individualised eating and nutrition practices.

Cliona is actively involved in conducting research and is currently completing her PhD research investigating physical risk and hospital admissions in young people with eating disorders. She enjoys delivering training to health professionals and providing lecturing to London dietetic students.

Additional Professional Development:

  • Family Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa (FTAN, Maudsley Hospital)

  • Digestive Disorders & Eating Disorders (Marci RD Nutrition approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

  • Meal support training (Maudsley Hospital)

  • Low FODMAP diet (Kings College Hospital)

  • Nutrition in eating disorders (GOSH, speaker and attendee)

  • Advancing dietetic practice in diabetes (British Dietetic Association)

  • National Training Programme for child and adolescent eating disorder services (Maudsley Hospital)

 
 
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Emma Townsin, Clinic Dietitian

Registered Dietitian
Specialty area/s: adults, intuitive eating

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.

Additional Professional Development:

  • Digestive Disorders & Eating Disorders - in progress (Marci RD Nutrition approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (Original Intuitive Eating Pros)

  • The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians (Fiona Willer)

  • Supervision Essentials Online Course (Fiona Sutherland)

 
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Zoe Light, Clinic Dietitian

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

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.

Additional Professional Development:

  • 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 Nutrition approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

  • Motivational Interviewing Training

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Elle Kelly, Clinic Dietitian

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

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.

 

I’m 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. 

Additional Professional Development:

  • 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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Jas Saurai, Clinic Dietitian

Registered Dietitian
Specialty area/s: young people & adults, gut health

Jas is a registered dietitian who believes in providing compassionate and non-judgmental care to clients. She uses a person-centered approach where everyone is met with empathy, acceptance, and authenticity and supports clients to learn to trust their body’s innate wisdom, and move towards finding peace with food and their body.

Jas understands that changing patterns and habits is hard work, and it requires patience, self-compassion, kindness, and support. She is honoured to witness the transformation that occurs for clients during this healing process.

Jas provides nutrition coaching and lifestyle interventions, helping clients to understand the importance of different foods and how they help your body to function. She can provide guidance on how to take back control of eating, working to overcome anxiety about the changes that are needed to recovery and/or improve digestive issues. 

Jas have been working in the nutrition field since 2011 in a variety of roles – academia, clinical dietetics (mainly digestive illnesses) and more extensively within specialist services for eating disorders in all settings (inpatient, community, and private online intensive day care). Working with a range of clients has provided Jas with invaluable insight and experience.

In her free time, Jas enjoys trying new restaurants, listening, and dancing to music, bike rides and taking long naps!

Additional Professional Development:

  • Eating Disorders Short Course for Dietitians (Leeds Beckett University)

  • Low FODMAP diet for IBS (Kings College University)

  • Motivational Interviewing 

  • CBT-E (Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford (CREDO)

  • Eating Disorders course accredited by the University of Brighton (Priory Hospital Group)

 

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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