Hi my name is Louise and I’m the founder of BodyMatterz Ltd. Like many of you, food and watching what I eat is as much a part of my life as going shopping, going to work and looking after my family. During my studies I based my research on disordered eating and although I was surprised by many of the facts I found, what stood out the most, was the lack of reliable information, guidance and professional support there is available for people to access.
I realised that being told what to eat is only helpful over the short term. Whilst you follow ‘THE RULES’ you will lose weight. At some point, lack of motivation and/or stress gets in the way and ‘KNOWING WHAT TO EAT’ just doesn’t cut it. Does this sound familiar? It’s not just knowing what foods to eat, it’s about being able to manage your thoughts and feelings with respect to food, that will help you overcome this.
During my research I met Dr Kate Scruby and Anneka Kornhauser and we agreed on many things, in particular, we acknowledged how hard it is for people to get reliable information, receive guidance and learn how to manage their relationship with food. It’s with this in mind, that we began to create and write our programme. We understand how different we all are and how our relationship with food differs from others, what may work for one person, may not necessarily work for another. This is why our sole purpose is to provide you with the knowledge, support and guidance you need to make the necessary changes.
Studied Business and Enterprise Management at LSBU University and is an MCIM member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. With over 10 years in marketing management, working at strategic level, she currently lectures in Marketing and Business Management at university level.
DR Kate Scruby
is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). She worked for the NHS for 10 years and now lectures others to become Counselling Psychologists. She is also training to become an accredited Schema Therapist which sees an integrative approach to treatment by combining the best aspects of cognitive-behavioural, experiential, interpersonal and psychoanalytic therapies into one unified model.
Specialises in chronic diseases, weight management meal planning and neurological conditions. Currently works for St Bartholomew’s Hospital as a Cardiac and ITU Dietitian. She is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and is a member of The British Dietetic Association.