Feedback from our existing customers
On Tuesday I had my first session with Laura! When I arrived she made me feel so welcome and began to explain how the aim of our sessions will be to work on my confidence, something that I’ve really struggled with.
Before my session she asked me to fill out a questionnaire so that she could personalise my session! I felt like a new woman coming out of my session and can’t wait to go back next week!!
I have worked with Laura over the last few weeks and I have never felt better in my life ! Her sessions are based purely on your mental and physical well being, with a special emphasise on feeling good in yourself, which women of every age often overshadow and focus mainly on losing weight. In order to feel better in yourself you need to feel healthy and well, which Laura can pride her self in teaching you through her sessions.
I had been under the NHS services for many years suffering with Anorexia. I was being passed around hospitals which left a lack of sustainability and commitment from those I were seeing. I knew this relationship with the services wasn’t helping my recovery the best it could. Due to its effects upon my recovery my private nutritionist recommended Laura’s services to me. From learning more about how Laura approached sessions and her deep understanding towards emotions/ situations I was experiencing made me reach out to her. From our first consultation it was clear that Laura was going to be able to provide help and care when I needed it most. I can find it hard to open up which causes anxiety. However, Laura always made me feel comfortable, making it easier to share how I was feeling. I knew conversations towards body image, food and anxiety was to occur so the anxiety towards addressing the anxiety was tricky. However, its an experience I knew I had to address to help me move that one step further.
Laura is such an empowering woman, she encourages you to be who you are and to thrive for what you stand for. Her strength alone has brushed off on me immensely to keep going and know that I can be more than my disorder.
I have made in learning more about how I treat myself compared to others. Learning that self care/ me time isn’t a bad thing to do and is actually necessary for my own well being. I have learnt that food isn’t the enemy and to take things at my own pace, as long as I am trying, quietening my thoughts around food, that it is one more step closer to recovery. Most importantly she has taught me that my disorder is not my friend, it prevents me from living and fulfilling my dreams. By putting this into the forefront of my thoughts has allowed me to reach a level of recovery I thought was unreachable.
It’s so important for people to know that they know they are not alone, and that it is possible to develop a relationship with food, mind and body that is not based on feelings of guilt, hatred or fear. Laura helped me to understand that I can be unapologetically myself.
Laura is a very energetic and enthusiastic teacher. I can feel her passion and energy. I love how she views wellness from a positive point of view – looking after yourself, having a more confident outlook and focusing on mental well-being
Feeling so energised after my session today and I had so much fun. Laura is an amazing support and makes you feel so good when your working with her, both inside and out xx
After 9 years of suffering with an eating disorder I had plucked up the courage to get help and spoke to my GP. After a year of “assessments” that went no where I was told I could have CBT. This also soon turned out to be a huge disappointment. Through social media I was introduced to Nutritionist Rhainnon Lambert. After explaining my journey that far Rhiannon recommended Laura. She described her as this uplifting positive person which instantly gave me relief and hope.
I still wondered if anything/anyone could help me. If I had the strength / energy to do it. The cost. What it meant to get better – whether I would be able to cope with the changes that would happen. What would be involved. The consultation was so easy, from the moment I saw Laura’s face I felt at ease with her. She understood my background/ my history/ and what it feels like more than I even did. The best thing I got from working with Laura was Meeting her. Getting to know and love her outlook on life, and what life could be like for me in time.
I have a more relaxed approach with food and exercise than I used to. Im able to eat things that I like without punishing myself for it or loosing control. I can shop in the supermarket without it leading me down the wrong path. Ive learnt ways to fuel my body with good food thats also tasty and balances my sugar levels. I have developed ways of coping with stressful situations where I would have turned to my disorder deal with it. We have found my triggers, and put in place coping mechanisms to stop me in my tracks when this happens. Feeling more comfortable in my body and less stressed about it not being good enough and wanting to change it.
I had worked with the other Laura two years prior and had success on a food plan. Mum became ill and died, life went downhill from here. I saw Laura Phelan and thought it was my dietitian, I said take me back Laura (funny moment). It made me realise I needed help and I need a different help than what I had from Laura. I needed to sort my head out and I hadn’t told other Laura or anyone about my bulimia.
Laura took me back to a long ago place in childhood and brought back memories I had attempted to resurrect. The questions she asked me enabled me to answer. First person I had ever told about my bulimia. This took the burden off once I admitted this and I was able to start dealing with this. What really worked was when Laura told me purging does not work and will not make me lose weight. This liberated me and allowed me to move on from 50 years back and get over what I wanted to change and wished were different. Why should this affect me?
I now feel so much more peaceful, I feel I have thrown weight away and I feel liberated. I feel I am in a good place to carry on. I don’t believe in paying people and ignoring advice. Everything Laura has done with me has worked. Using these combination of tools, I will increase my health. I feel I can move forward with a lighter step.
Dear me I’m on the way.