Licensed Clinical nutritional Therapist

I am a qualified Clinical Nutritional Therapist in Cape Town, South Africa. My practice is fully remote/virtual.

The reason I studied nutrition first is that I believe that “food” is a major part of Disordered Eating/Eating Disorder therapy and together with psychology form a balanced and holistic approach to Outpatient Treatment.

I believe that the mind, body and spirit are all as important as each other and that every client is an individual who needs an individualised treatment program. Therefore, my practice incorporates elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Additionally, I use a Health at Every Size informed approach to treatment as well as Intuitive Eating.

I do this work because I’ve been there. Everyone’s struggle is unique; however, I remember how it felt to be consumed by an eating disorder. I believe that Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders are one and the same things, interchanging between what is socially acceptable and what is not.

You do not need to have an eating disorder in order to work on your relationship with food!

I LOVE what I do, it is the purpose and I look forward to helping you.

With love

Lauren Helen

Professional Credentials

Licenses & Certifications

I graduated with a Masters in Nutritional Therapy from The College of Naturopathic Medicine in Ireland.

I hold certificates in CBT, DBT, Intuitive Eating Coaching, Herbal medicine, substance abuse and meditation therapy.


education background

I furthered my studies in counselling Psychologic via Red River College in Canada and further to that specialise in Eating Disorder Treatment with modalities like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Talk Therapy, Dialectical behaviour therapy and at times Family-based Therapy.

Professional Experience

I specialise in working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders including, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, disordered eating (dieting) body image issues, as well as anxiety, depression, self-injury and exercise compulsion.