About Sophie

I am a Registered Dietitian specialising in Eating Disorders and Veganism

As a teenager I struggled with my body image and relationship with food.

Age 17, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease which changed my relationship with food and with my body. I had surgery, spent months in hospital and my outlook on life changed. After being ill for so long, when I finally started getting better I realised the damage I was doing to by body by trying to change it. I gained appreciation for the things my body allowed me to do like to dance and laugh with my friends. To be able to enjoy and digest tasty food.

During this time I worked with a dietitian who supported me to make dietary and lifestyle changes, which improved my symptoms and inspired me to pursue a career in dietetics.

For me, specialising in eating disorders was a no-brainer. Seeing people change their lives by overcoming their eating difficulties brings me so much joy. As a dietitian, I can be a support and guide during this process. I draw on my own experiences as I seek to understand my clients, but I also recognise that everyone who experiences an eating disorder has a completly individual experience.

As a job, it can be challenging at times, but I wouldn’t want to do anything else.

2016-2020 University of Nottingham Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics. Where I trained to be a dietitian and gained experience in clinical settings around the UK on placements.

May 2020- January 2021 Community NHS dietitian. In this role I worked in the community seeing a range of clinical conditions and supported on Covid wards during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

January 2021- October 2021 NHS CAMHS dietitian

In this role I supported an NHS team to develop an eating disorder pathway and started to develop my skills as an Eating Disorder Dietitian.

July 2021- Joined the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Mental health group commitee.

Joining this commitee meant being part of a group of highly specialised mental health dietitians who lead the profession in this area.

October 2021- Full time Specialist Eating Disorder Dietitian at a private hospital

In this role I worked with Inpatients and Outpatients, supporting patients from the start to end of their recovery journey.

April 2022- Founded ‘Dietitian Sophie’ and started taking on clients.

I founded this business to allow me to work with the client group that I love supporting, in a way that is flexible and sustainable for me. I have taken my business on trips around the world and it gives me time to keep up to date with the latest evidence and attend trainings to constantly improve.

May 2022- Completed training in Guided self help

Guided self help is a behaviour change intervention, similar to CBT, that can be helpful for certain people who wish to recover from Bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder.

August 2023– Joined a specialist ARFID service

Alongside Dietitian Sophie, I support an ARFID service, honing my skills in this area of emerging evidence.

October 2023– Completed Training in Body Image Counselling

2024 and onwards – Continuing Professional Development 

As a health professional it is vital to stay up to date with the latest evidence and constantly improve. I attend trainings weekly and have clinical supervision every month with a dietitian or psychologist with experience that extends beyond mine to ensure my practice is safe and helpful for my clients.