Three years after qualifying, Carol was invited by St George’s Hospital, London, to take part in a research project examining hypothalamic change with dietary manipulation on a series of obese women before and after losing weight. This project initiated her interest in treating people who have a difficult relationship with food within a multidisciplinary setting. Over the next decade, Carol worked with patients undergoing radical treatment to help them lose weight. Her work included input to the Eating Disorders Service run by the late Professor Arthur Crisp. During the twelve years she worked with him, she developed the clinical dietetic service for the unit and extended her own dietetic training with both individual counselling skills and group training.
In 1993, Carol joined a very limited Eating Disorder service at the Priory Hospital, Roehampton, and together with a dedicated multidisciplinary team, was instrumental in fully developing the service to provide comprehensive treatment for inpatients, day patients and outpatients.
The challenge of nutritional change as someone gradually recovers from an eating disorder can be extremely daunting, but with regular individual contact, in the consulting room or at the meal table, Carol supports each patient referred to her to work towards achieving this change. Carol also invites support from families and friends.
In 2007 Carol completed an MA entitled Working with People with Eating Disorders at the Tavistock Clinic, London. This enabled her to consider both the feeding process and her role as a dietician in re-feeding her patients from a psychoanalytical perspective.
For the last six years, Carol has been working solely with outpatients as a partner in the Chelsea and Harley Street Eating Disorder Service and now at the Orchard Clinic. Recovery from an eating disorder is only achieved when there is both nutritional and emotional change and, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Carol offers a compassionate and comprehensive service to our patients to help them achieve these changes.
- Eating disorders
- Initial consultation: £225
- Follow up: £160 (60 mins) £85 (30 mins)