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Eating Disorder Treatment Specialist
Eating Disorder Therapist


A Warm Welcome


Hi, My name is Marissa and if you're reading this, I want you to know that you are not alone and that full recovery from an eating disorder is truly is possible for you or a loved one.

No matter how long you may have suffered.

After spending several years in and out of hospital and clinically intimidating therapy rooms when suffering from Anorexia Nervosa
, I felt that there must be something more tailored and holistic for individuals in recovery from an eating disorder.

For me, the real transformation happened outside of rigid meal plans, weighing scales and white-washed walls. Although clinical intervention can often have its place along the recovery journey, for me there was so many additional and vital avenues to explore

As a qualified mental health practitioner and published author in the field of eating disorders, I created Nourishing Routes to enable individuals to access support in a way where they feel truly seen, heard and understood.

 

Although eating disorders can act like a mask to diminish a person's ability to express themselves authentically, Nourishing Routes aims to empower individuals to rekindle their real personality, interests and passions.

 

Ultimately, Nourishing Routes strives to enable individuals to break free from disordered eating while also reclaiming their vitality and seeking ways to reach their full potential 



 

Nourishing Routes Book
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Through my own journey to full recovery, I became intrigued to learn everything I possibly could about Psychology, Mental Health, Nutrition, Counselling and Holistic Wellbeing.

Aside from formal training and education, I reclaimed my own life and personality through practicing yoga, practically challenging all of my fear foods, expressing creativity and re-connecting with both my friends and wider community.

Ultimately, I created Nourishing Routes to help empower others to find their own tailored paths to recovery

 

I believe that each person's recovery should be as unique and diverse as themselves.
 

Why Coaching for Eating Disorder Recovery?

Coaching can be life changing, as it involves collaborating with someone who is an expert by experience in their own recovery.

Coaching harnesses your own goals and values, while placing the autonomy and power back within your own hands.

Unlike traditional therapy, Coaching empowers you to take action outside clinical settings, and brings recovery into the real world.

While also incorporating evidence-based therapies, my style of Coaching additionally takes a more practical approach to equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge your fears.

My goal is to also reconnect you with your life purpose in a way that enables you to rekindle freedom, creativity, meaning and a zest for life.
Nourishing Routes

 "My mission is to help empower individuals to lead a more Compassionate Lifestyle while also unlocking their ability to create life-long positive relationships with food and their body"

By Working Together, I can Support you to:

Identify and challenge Fear Foods as and when you feel ready

Develop a compassionate relationship with food and body

Understand the mechanisms and functions of your eating disorder / disordered eating

Break free from rigidly counting Calories or other nutrients

Find new ways to move your body that don't involve compulsive exercise
Be able to eat meals and snacks out with others in your own time

Gain confidence to re-engage with your education or find a new or existing career path.

Explore positive ways to understand and manage your feelings

Find meaning and purpose beyond an eating disorder identity.

Rekindle hobbies, creativity and engage in enjoyable activities
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