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Meet Sophie our Eating Disorder and Sport Dietitian at The Calming Suite Psychology

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Meet Sophie Ball

Eating Disorder Dietitian

“What I believe in as a dietitian.”

A quote made popular by Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food”. Food should nourish, heal and empower every part of us, physically, mentally and emotionally. Food should not cause us confusion, distress or pain, and it is a part of our journey together to set you free of that.

Sophie's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (BNutDiet)
  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)

Fun Facts About Sophie

  • Favourite Hobbies: Sewing, fitness, socialising.
  • Favourite TV shows: The Simpsons, Bobs Burgers
  • Favourite Food: Pizza
  • Favourite Downtime/Self-care: Spending time in nature, doing something creative or watching movies.
  • Favourite Travel Destinations: Lucerne, Switzerland and Florence, Italy.

Sophie's Specialises in

  • Eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, ARFID and other/unspecified feeding or eating disorders.
  • Intuitive eating and restoring hunger cues.
  • Anxiety around food and eating, fears of eating and weight concerns around food.
  • Gastrointestinal issues with food and eating, including promotion of balanced gut microbiome and gut health.
  • Sports performance enhancement and sports nutrition
  • Healthy habits, weight management and sustainable health promotion.
  • Special diets, intolerances and allergies.
  • Health at every size (HAES)

Sophie's Therapeutic Approach

Welcome to a space where your journey to a healthier relationship with food and overall wellbeing is not just guided, but understood on a personal level.

As a young and empathetic dietitian, I bring a unique perspective to my practice. Having overcome my own battle with an eating disorder, I not only possess professional expertise but also a profound understanding of the emotional and physical challenges that come with such journeys. My youthfulness adds a layer of relatability to my younger clients, which allows me to build genuine relationships, fostering a connection that goes beyond traditional client-practitioner dynamics.

I am a firm believer in client-centred care, tailoring my approach to deliver specific individualised dietary needs, whilst following evidence-based nutrition and dietetic outcomes and creating balance- whatever that looks like for you, in all aspects of your life. I actively work towards removing stress from each client’s nutritional journey, ensuring a smoother path towards their health and wellness goals.

In today’s world, young minds face numerous challenges affecting their relationship with food – whether it be the influence of social media, pressures related to athletic performance, or unrealistic societal standards. My practice, in partnership with other health practitioners, addresses these issues by acknowledging the external factors that impact nutritional choices and overall wellbeing.

Working with me goes beyond nutritional guidance; it’s about empowerment and improved health in all aspects. My clients can expect to embark on a journey that leaves them not just informed, but feeling in control of their choices and on the path to holistic wellbeing.

I am passionate about a client centred approach, in which I work alongside you to set and accomplish realistic, achievable and empowering goals through the nutrition care process- whilst also being clincially safe and evidence based. By educating and empowering clients with the knowledge, tools and supports available to them, it allows them to achieve healthy habits for life and a healthy relationship with food and nutrition.

My goal is to create a safe and trusting environment where clients feel heard and understood, where we can remove the distress, pressure and judgement around food and nutrition