About Me

I am a Senior Specialist Dietitian. I currently work in an 18 bedded child and adolescent eating disorder unit alongside my private outpatient case load. I have worked in a mental health setting for over 14 years and I pride myself in my empathetic and client centred approach to my work.

My specialist areas are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge eating disorders and disordered eating patterns as well as IBS (FODMAP) and weight management.

I have worked in several eating disorder units over my career, both NHS and private. I have excellent experience in adult and child and adolescent eating disorders in an inpatient and outpatient setting.

Previous to my current role I held Gastroenterology and weight management posts in the NHS.

I also have a passion for education about diet practices and disordered eating and have given many talks at conferences, schools and medics as well as writing pieces for the press.

When I am not working, I am busy at university completing my MSc in High intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, walking my dog and being a mummy to a wonderful little lady.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Dietetics- University of Plymouth
  • Undertaken additional training Maudsley MANTRA for eating disorders

What I treat

  • Eating disorders including- Anorexia, Bulimia, binge eating disorder, ARFID.
  • Disordered eating
  • Weight management
  • IBS including the FODMAP approach

I do have experience in other areas so please contact me if you feel I am the dietitian you would like to see.

An initial appointment will be around an hour. In this appointment a history of your eating and weight will be taken. I ask you to bring a short food diary with you, between 3-5 days.
As well as this we will plan goals of treatment and start thinking about how to move towards them.

During the initial and follow up appointments we will look at beliefs around food and think about the evidence behind them; consider support or supervision needed, and I will provide psychoeducation around your eating. We will also problem solve things that have come up since the last appointment and review progress and goals.

After appointments I will send an email summary of our appointment and any meal plans or resources discussed.

The frequency of follow up appointments is a collaborative decision, this could be weekly, fortnightly or monthly if required.

SKYPE appointments are also available.

Professional Accreditation

  • Health Care Professional Council DT25880
  • Member of British Dietetic Association 16367
  • Member of Mental Health Dietitians Group of BDA
  • Member of BDA Freelance Dietitians Group
  • Student member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists

Health Insurance Companies

I am registered with all the main health insurance providers:

Bupa: 30044779
AVIVA: 600097829
Cigna: 205526
WPA: 920799494
AXAPPP: AD03957

Fees

£110 per hour for initial consultation.
£55 for 30 min follow up

On requesting an appointment via our online booking system, the practitioner may well call you to confirm details before you meet. This initial telephone discussion of up to 10 minutes is free of charge and is designed to confirm that it is indeed appropriate to proceed to a full consultation and is not designed to replace a consultation.

Payment

Where possible I will invoice an insurance company directly. If this is not the case, payment is via direct bank transfer or cash at or prior to appointment. As soon as payment a received a receipt will be issued via email.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel a booked appointment, then please give 48 hours’ notice. Less than this will incur a charge.

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITH THIS PRACTITIONER

Email: adempsey@HealthcareOnDemand.org.uk

Telephone: 01483 33 88 50