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Accelerate Your Recovery
Get to the root cause of your weight issues

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This bespoke weight loss programme is designed for your body,
based on your blood results, current health status and the food you like.

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Emergency assessment and treatment of your weight-related condition
We provided co-ordinated medical, dietetic and psychological support

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WeightMatters was so much more than just weight loss. It was about motivation and education - it made me accountable. They are professional, easy going and completely discreet and confidential.
Gary Barlow - Singer & Songwriter - Take That
I am 40 years old and I have had an eating disorder for 32 of these years. I met The WeightMatters Practice in Jan 2011 weighing approx 7 stones having lost 12 stones via a gastric band op. I was terrified to eat and could only manage 1 meal per day.
Kirsty Payne 40 - Mum of 4
WeightMatters saved my life. They are the most compassionate, understanding and caring people I have ever met and I owe so much to them.
Zoe 27
When I first went to see The WeightMatters Practice I had been bulimic for over half of my life and couldn't see a way out of it. My self esteem was very low and I didn't think very much of myself.
Vicky 29
Prior to visiting The WeightMatters Practice I’d been battling with an eating disorder for over 10 years and seen numerous counselling services to help eliminate the source of the problem - all unsuccessful.
Claire 32
Working with WeightMatters not only helped me lose weight, but it also helped me in a lot of other areas of my life. They asked me to list up all my goals, even things that did not relate to weight loss.
Helene Freuland - Denmark


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We specialise in the psychological,
medical and nutritional treatment
of eating behaviour, to help you
build a new relationship with food,
eating, weight and your body.

Please get in touch so
we can explain how our
services can work for you.

James Lamper
Eating & Behavioural Therapist

James Lamper

Eating & Behavioural Therapist

I am the founder of The WeightMatters Practice and have 20 years experience of working with clients and their health, weight, eating and body image issues.

  • I will show you how nutrition changes the chemistry in your body that results in weight loss or weight gain.
  • Obsessive thoughts about food and eating all day long? I will show you how to reduce the noise!
  • Your food script was written in your childhood, but limits you as an adult. We can explore and untangle what is holding you back from change.
  • Emotional fluency will help you make contact with other people, and relieve the need for food to soothe you.
  • Eating disorders, obesity, disordered eating and body image distress are areas I specialise in.

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Deborah Fields

Eating & Behavioural Therapist

I'm an eating and behavioural therapist and work with the symptoms of eating disorders and the causes behind those symptoms.

  • I am experienced at working with all sorts of people with a variety of eating disorders. Nutritionally, behaviourally & psychotherapeutically. This enables short term gain with long term understanding.
  • I have experience in working with many other issues that some eating disorders may create or be as a result of, this list is extensive, so please ask.
  • I am experienced at creating the relationship to enable you to resolve your situation. Eating disorders CAN be resolved with psychological & nutritional intervention.
  • Some people may prefer to work with a woman - I can work with you & the team here to make the changes you want.

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Helen West


I have 16 years experience of working as a clinical dietician, and I am passionate about helping people change the way they eat. These are the areas I can help you with.

  • Using the FOD MAPs system, 75% of my clients have seen amazing, symptom free improvements in IBS.
  • Long lasting success is achieved with behavior change and diet manipulation. My expertise, knowledge and support will ensure you get the weight loss reduction that you are looking for.
  • Eating disorders can be resolved with psychological and nutritional intervention. I, you & our team can take on the challenge together and make it happen.
  • If control of diabetes is your ultimate aim, I have the know-how and experience to make nutrition and lifestyle choices really count.

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Sarah Wilson

Nutritional Therapist & Metabolic Balance® Coach

I am enthusiastic about the benefits of food, a passionate cook and advocate of good nutrition. Delivering regular Educational and Corporate workshops and working as a clinical nutritional therapist.

  • I can help you stay on the right track with your healthy eating. Plus I can show you the foods and eating habits which work from your blood chemistry. This in turn can help you lose weight or prövide help with your symptoms.
  • I work with you to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health.
  • Nutritional therapy means personalised nutrition, not a “one size fits all” approach.
  • I work alongside other medical professionals to deliver an effective protocol.

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Lyn Breakwell

Body Therapist

I have 11 years of experience in bodywork therapy and enjoy helping assist change the disruptive holding patterns in the body and mind through my work and intention. Here are a few ways how it can help you.

  • Overtime sub-optimal food choices, lack of optimal rest and activity and emotional stress can contribute to a build up of metabolic waste through your bodies superficial fascia. Myofacial release massage works on releasing this.
  • Studies have shown that massage has positive effects on anorexia nervousa. Lowering stress, anxiety cortisol hormone levels and decrease in body dissatisfaction. Also showed was an increase in dopamine and norepinephrine levels.
  • Massage and touch helps boost body self esteem, body image and body awareness.

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Ben Pianese

Body Therapist

I have been a therapist for 11 years and take so much pleasure from seeing the positive results massage offers. I believe that with the appropriate treatment, I can help you restore balance in the following areas.

  • Weight issues vary from person to person. Massage can help increase the body’s capability to control or lose weight.
  • Creating a balance in mind can be achieved using alternative therapies such as Reiki. I have worked with many people using these therapies to balance the mind and spirit.
  • Many use conventional means to treat muscle pain. With regular, safe massage the long term results can change lives.
  • The most common cause of many ailments is stress and anxiety. How can we function if we are feeling these effects? Massage is a proven way of lowering the negative effects stress and anxiety can cause.

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Mandy Atkinson

Eating & Behavioural Therapist

Hello, I'm Mandy and I am an Eating and Behavioural Therapist.

  • My focus is on building a good relationship with my clients, work gently to explore the issues they have around eating and food.
  • Let’s consider together how your emotions and your eating are connected.
  • We can demystify your relationship with food and eating and how it affects you in your life.
  • I’ll offer support for you as you make changes in how you eat, feel and behave.
  • Let’s work together to make the most of being in the here and now and consider aspects of your past which impact upon how you are today.

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Learning How To Cope With Emotions
Saturday 3rd May – Deborah Fields

Ravages Of Time / Brain Health
Monday 12th May – Helen West

Breaking The Cycle Of Bulimia
Saturday 31st May – James Lamper

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