Food freedom brings life freedom
As a Registered Dietitian I believe in the power of food for pleasure, connection and comfort as well as the nutrition it provides.
A positive relationship with food and body is an important part of healthy eating. My mission is for all women to feel empowered and confident in their body so they have the energy and clarity to follow their passions in life.
To learn more about working with me, book a free 30-minute consultation.Apply to work with me
Hi! I'm Emma
I'm Emma Townsin, a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor. I'm on a mission to free women from food obsession and reclaim their confidence so they can live life to the fullest.
I'm a registered healthcare provider in the UK so you know you're in safe hands. And I'm truly passionate about empowering women to find life freedom.
I'm a registered healthcare provider
Intuitive Eating Counsellor
Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and Health at Every Size (HAES) aligned. I am held accountable to providing non-diet and inclusive health care to people in all bodies.
UK Registered Dietitian
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Registered Healthcare Provider and held accountable to evidenced-based high quality practice and training.
Graduated from Deakin University, Australia in 2012 with a Master of Dietetics degree, an honours research thesis and undergraduate in psychology and nutrition.
I started my career working in hospitals in a range of clinical areas such as stroke, oncology and rehab. I developed and ran a clinic in a London based HIV department and worked in outpatient chronic disease clinics. During these experiences I felt a large focus on weight rather than health. In fact, the focus on weight across the healthcare team often came at a cost to the health of my clients, rather than a benefit.
This lead me to question the current approach to health and I found there is a wide body of research to support what I was seeing. A focus on weight is not only taking away a focus on well-being but is more likely to harm than benefit. This is not what I wanted when choosing a career in healthcare.
I felt strongly this is not how I wanted to serve my clients. Everyone deserves to be able to enjoy food without guilt, to work with their bodies from a place of respect and have the confidence to show up in life as their true, confident selves.
Over the next year I completed extensive training in Intuitive Eating to become a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and have the skills to help those affected by our cultural obsession with weight and perfectionist eating.
I now work with women who find food stressful and experience a disconnect with their bodies. This is stopping them from showing up confidently in this world and having the headspace to focus on the important things in life. Through working on their relationship with food and learning to trust their body's innate eating cues they are able to feel present in relationships and family life, have more focus for meaningful careers and confidently say yes to the exciting opportunities in life.
Here's what I am fighting for
A world without weight stigma
A form of prejudice and stereotyping against those in larger bodies. Weight stigma is shown to lead to high blood pressure, increased stress markers, increased blood sugar and increased overall mortality irrespective of actual body weight.
In fact, many illnesses blamed on weight are more often the result of weight discrimination.
I am fighting for a world free of weight stigma, where weight discrimination is not a leading cause of disease.
A world in which women feel empowered
For women to have equality, we need to be free of unrealistic societal ideals. We need to have trust in our innate abilities and respect our bodies. Otherwise our mental energy will be focused on the constant internal fight between body and mind.
How can we expect to lead organisations, inspire movements or connect deeply in our relationships when we are constantly worried about what our body looks like or what food we should be eating?
A world where food brings pleasure, not stress
Obtaining pleasure from eating is a basic human need, but one which is often stolen by the diet culture in which we are immersed.
Getting pleasure from eating reduces binge eating, leads to a wider variety of foods being eaten and greater life satisfaction.
On the contrary, the stress felt from eating a forbidden food is certaintly worse for your health than the food itself.
Do I sound like a good fit?
Join me in creating a world where women are free from obsessive food and body thoughts so we can make a difference in this world.
To learn more and speak with me, book a free 30-minute consultation.Apply to work with me