Emma Townsin: BDA-Registered Freelance Dietitian, London, UK

Private Practice Dietitian: London

Master of Dietetics (MSc); Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor

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A healthy relationship with food is the most important part of healthy eating. I’m a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and Registered Dietitian, I support women experiencing food stress or constant food thoughts, binge eating, emotional eating and those ready to ditch dieting and find a peaceful relationship with food and body.


I use a specialised and evidence-based framework called intuitive eating, a self-care eating framework which supports you to connect with your body to learn how to eat rather than telling you what to eat. You will learn to work with your biological and psychological drives rather than feeling in a fight with yourself.


Intuitive eating is shown to improve both your physical and mental health as well as lead to improved life satisfaction. Learn how intuitive eating improves your health and creates a peaceful relationship with food and body here.

My qualifications

University Qualifications:

  • Master of dietetics degree
  • First class honours for my research in food science and nutrition
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in nutrition and psychology

Additionally, I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor. This qualification has provided me the skills to support women in reclaiming their confidence around food and body.


My experience

  • I started my career in 2012 working in hospitals in Australia and the UK in a range of specialty areas including oncology, stroke and rehab. I developed and ran an outpatient HIV service in a major London hospital and worked in several community and outpatient clinics with chronic disease.
  • I noticed many people found food stressful and had a disconnect from their bodies which was negatively affecting their health and quality of life. I completed extensive training to become a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor to specialise in supporting people to improve their health through a positive relationship with food.
  • I have since worked in NHS eating disorder inpatient services and undertake frequent ongoing training in eating disorders, disordered eating and intuitive eating.
  • I opened Food Life Freedom with a mission to support women to feel empowered and confident in their bodies so they have the energy and clarity to follow their passions in life.

Get to know me better here.


Empowered Women Academy

The Empowered Women Academy is my signature 12-week Intuitive Eating program to take you from feeling stress over food and body to feeling empowered in your food decisions and living the life you want.

Learn more and apply here!


Intuitive eating and nutrition coaching

  1. In-depth 1.5 hour single consultation with follow on activities: £150
  2. 3x one-hour consultations with follow up activities: £299
  3. 6x one-hour consultations with follow up activities: £499

Learn more and book here.


Other services

  • FREE masterclass: From Food Stress to Food Freedom. Register here!
  • Overcoming Emotional Eating self-paced course. Learn more
  • Done With Dieting: Mini-course to finally stop dieting. Learn more

Or view all my services here.


Am I the right fit for you?

I practice from an intuitive eating framework and am Health at Every Size (HAES) aligned. This means I acknowledge body diversity and the complex nature of weight and health and will offer you support to get to the deeper issues for women of all sizes.

Do any of these sound like you?

  • You are tired of constantly obsessing about food
  • You want to live your life without calorie counting and measuring your portions
  • You have been stuck in the same binge-restrict cycle and are ready to let this go
  • You are done with losing and gaining the same weight over and over
  • You want to be able to look in the mirror without feeling hurt and shame
  • You’ve decided to stop dieting but don’t know how to eat without rules
  • You want food to support (not control) you in living your life to the fullest
  • You are ready to truly let go of dieting without losing control
  • You want to break the dieting cycle so the next generation of women can feel empowered in their bodies

If this is you, you can and deserve to have a peaceful relationship with food, I can help get you there.

Learn more and get in touch with me here.


Business Details:

Food Life Freedom

My mission is for all women to feel empowered and confident in their bodies so they have the energy and clarity to follow their passions in life.

I'm a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and Registered Dietitian. My unique and highly specialised intuitive eating approach to nutrition counselling is the answer to why food rules just aren't working and how you can find peace with food and your body.

Private Practice

Services offered:

Online Consultations

A healthy relationship with food is the most important part of healthy eating. I'm a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and Registered Dietitian, I support women experiencing food stress or constant food thoughts, binge eating, emotional eating and those ready to ditch dieting and find a peaceful relationship with food and body.

Details of Dietetic Services Provided

Industry Services

  • Articles
  • Corporate Health
  • Workplace Education Sessions

Clinical Expertise

  • Eating Disorders
  • Healthy Eating / Lifestyle / Behaviour / Wellness
  • body image
  • cardiovascular disease
  • coaching
  • complementary/alternative
  • counselling
  • depression
  • heart health
  • mental health
  • metabolic syndrome
  • vegetarian diet
  • weight management
  • women's health

Geographical Areas Covered

  • East Anglia
  • East Midlands
  • Europe
  • Greater London
  • Home Counties
  • International
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Wight
  • North East
  • North Wales
  • North West
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • South East
  • South Wales
  • South West
  • UK
  • West Midlands

Products by Emma Townsin

Intuitive eating dietitian masterclass
FREE masterclass: From Food Stress to Food Freedom
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Mini-course: Done With Dieting
Courses / Programmes / Workshops
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Emotional Eating online course by Emma Townsin, Food Life Freedom
Overcoming Emotional Eating: Self-paced course
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Intuitive Eating Food Life Freedom
The Empowered Women Academy
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Recent Posts from Emma Townsin's Blog

You don't need to try lose weight to help your type 2 diabetes!

11 September 2020

Diabetes is a complex metabolic syndrome where blood sugar levels, also known as blood glucose increase to above the normal range. This is known as “hyperglycemia”- literally high blood glucose. It’s normal for blood sugar to rise following a meal but if it remains high for prolonged periods it can cause some damage in the…

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How to stop emotional eating

26 August 2020

What is Emotional Eating?Imagine this: your boss has been annoying you at work, your partner isn’t listening to you vent about it, your friends are busy and the next thing you know you’ve just eaten a family-sized bar of chocolate. As you’re about to dig into the third slice of cheesecake despite feeling full- you…

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Self-isolation: You don't owe the world weight loss

30 May 2020

,Unless you’ve been a ,media ninja, avoiding the messages preying on your insecurities during this lockdown (and hats off to you!), you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the ,harms, of weight gain during COVID. Perhaps these messages have made you a little worried. Or perhaps they have worsened anxiety and stress during this…

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More than a calorie

12 May 2020

There’s a whole lot of activity going on behind the scenes within our bodies. Iron carries oxygen through our bloodstream, potassium maintains salt balance in our cells, phosphate turns molecules into energy, calcium moves our muscles while magnesium keeps our hearts beating. Meanwhile, the organs and tissues these compounds are supplying are built from protein,…

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Is your weight loss diet is about health?

12 May 2020

,Why are you dieting? ,As if drilled into us by a cultural idea of “healthy” most of us believe the driving motivation for a diet is “for my health”. Giving up a diet can feel like an insult on society, as if we are letting it down by not adhering to its rules. This is…

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Food for Coronavirus: Take the stress out of eating

29 March 2020

With the Coronavirus pandemic taking over the headlines, social media is taken over by ‘immune-boosting’ detoxes, celery juices and magic pills to fight off COVID-19. Let’s face it, things are strange at the moment with heightened anxiety and stress for many. Of course, we want to do everything we can to look after ourselves and…

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Make peace with food- The first 3 steps

26 February 2020

How would you describe your relationship with food? Relaxed, enjoyable and Flexible? Or does it feel more like stress, shame and guilt? If it feels like the latter, it may be time to explore what’s really going on. A poor relationship with food can affect many aspects of your life from your social life and…

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Can you ditch dieting while wanting to lose weight?

14 December 2019

It’s likely you found this blog because you are wanting to lose weight? The main concern I hear from interested clients is that I do not promise weight loss. People come to me because they are over dieting, over the food rules and restrictions but not wanting to let go of weight loss goals. They…

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Next time you have a craving- try this!

12 November 2019

You’re not broken. Your cravings, no matter how overwhelming, are a biological reaction to cope. Tuning in and listening to what your body is trying to tell you in this moment will make a big difference. The out-of-control feeling around cravings is related to an acute stress response called the flight or fight response. This…

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Why is healthy eating so confusing?

12 November 2019

Does healthy eating seem totally and utterly confusing? I get it. It is a confusing wellness world out there but thankfully, it really doesn’t need to be. Where does food confusion come from?Let’s explore why the wellness industry is lined with confusion and how you can filter the messages to work best for you. The…

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Dieting is making your food cravings worse

09 November 2019

Cravings give food power over us. Isn’t it strange that a cookie can cause such emotional distress. I mean, it’s just a cookie! In actual fact, it’s not about the cookie at all! Dieting aims to limit the amount you eat, but how often do you find yourself gorging on the exact foods you are…

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Is your weight really the problem?

02 October 2019

Weight Stigma Awareness Week Sep 23-27 We live in a world where ‘fat’ has become a dirty word. We are surrounded by messages every day, both explicit and subliminal, that emphasise a thin body being more worthy than a larger body. This begins in childhood where we are thrown into a world of weight watchers,…

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How dieting impacts your productivity

02 October 2019

Focus, concentration and a cluttered mind affect our productivity. Your diet could be to blame. Dieting is a focus on external rules to control our food intake, our activity or our body size. We are not born with a set of societal rules telling us how to eat, or what body shape to desire. These…

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Why weight? 10 health promoting factors you can actually change

23 September 2019

Do you feel surrounded by messages telling you to lose weight? That your happiness, healthiness and self-worth are attributed to your body size? Have you ever wondered why obtaining health is glorified as weight loss and how useful it is to strive to shed your body of kilograms? It is not true that being a…

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A bug's future: Entomophagy

17 July 2019

At some point in the future you may be presented with some new choices when visiting the meat aisle of your local supermarket. Beef, chicken, pork, fish, beetle, grasshopper … wait, what? Insects could be the food of the future. Let me explain. Our most popular protein sources such as beef, lamb and chicken take…

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Are Vegetables for Vegetarians?

26 February 2019

Does a vegetarian diet mean eating more veggies? A healthy vegetarian and a healthy meat eater should both be eating their veggies. So why do we so often associate these nutrient dense colourful powerhouses exclusively with a vegetarian diet? Despite one containing the majority of the word ‘vegetable’, the defining factor separating these two dietary…

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Is raw really more?

24 February 2019

Is a raw food diet more nutritious than cooked food? Before cooking existed, humans altered foods in many ways. For example, chewing food breaks down fibres, therefore improving the digestibility. Saliva breaks down plant enzymes, altering the absorption of nutrients. While simply exposing the food to oxygen or sunlight alters the nutrient profile. When humans…

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Is mindful eating a healthier approach than dieting?

16 January 2019

We know, for the majority of us, ,dieting simply does not work,. Food restrictions may, in the short-term, lead to weight loss. However, the restrictive nature of dieting often causes long term harm. Ignoring our body’s internal eating cues leads to cravings, while labeling foods as “good” and “bad” can cause feelings of guilt and…

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