Marie has 13 years experience working in the specialist field of eating disorders. Marie started her dietetic career working in the eating disorder unit at the prestigious Priory Hospital in Glasgow. During her time there, Marie worked alongside patients who required admission to aid their recovery. Following her 4 years at the Priory, Marie joined the eating disorder service at Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen. Marie has extensive experience working with clients with all types of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and ednos (eating disorder not otherwise specified).
BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition
BSc (Hons )Nutrition & Dietetics
Counselling Skills (Cosca certified)
EEATS Supervisor (Eating Disorder Education and Training Scotland)
Other training includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion focused therapy and family based therapy.
Marie is also a certified personal trainer although is not currently practicing in this role.
"I came to Marie struggling with binge eating. I felt completely hopeless, out of control and very distressed at the impact binge eating was having on me both mentally and physically. Marie encouraged me to look at my diet and lifestyle and consider whether there was factors which made me more vulnerable to binge eating. Having established that restrictive dieting was having a big impact on my susceptibility to binge, we worked together to look at changes I could make to ensure I was eating a nutritional diet that satisfied me. Marie was constantly professional and provided scientific, fact-based advice related to weight and nutrition. I felt immediately at ease speaking with Marie. She created a safe, non-judgemental space for me to discuss my issues with food and always responded thoughtfully and with kindness.
For the first time in my life I have a healthy relationship with food. This is something that has felt out of reach for me almost my entire life. Marie has been invaluable in helping me reach this point. She comprehensively provided me with the tools and support that I needed to be able to develop a healthy and realistic diet that I can maintain for the rest of my life. I can’t thank her enough for the positive changes she has helped me to make and I now feel confident that I can one day be completely free from binge eating."
M***, Blackburn, Aberdeenshire, November 2016